Great news summons aficionados: those outlaw chess players who were ticketed this fall will likely have all their charges dismissed! Seven chess players were given tickets for playing on chess boards in a children's play area in Inwood, which caused much controversy amongst parents in the area whose children had learned to play from the men. Yesterday morning, three of the men were given "adjournments in contemplation of dismissals," meaning the charges will be dropped if they stay out of trouble for six months.

One of the men didn't show up to court, and two others turned down the deal out of principle, and plan to fight in court. One of those men, Yacahudah Harrison, claims that a park ranger had explicitly given him permission to play at the tables, and wants the charges to be dismissed outright. Checkmate.