Heath Ledger was a chess buff

January 27th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin  


Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Late Heath Ledger was a big fan of chess and played the game for enjoyment even though he lost some of his chessboard battles.

Earl Biggs, who was a spectator at Ledger’s early-morning games, revealed that the Brokeback Mountain actor found joy by screaming the occasional ‘checkmate!

“I saw him a few times, mostly last summer. He seemed like a nice guy. He’d usually lose. We played for a couple of dollars and he’d lose a few dollars. He just had fun, he loved it,” People quoted Biggs, as saying.

Biggs said: “We’d talk trash talk at the chess table … Oh, you don’t want to know what we’d say!” “We’d say things to him like, ‘How can you make that move! How can you make a move like that!!!’ And he’d just laugh.”

He added that park visitors didn’t notice the Oscar-nominated Brokeback Mountain star.

“Heath would just come around and jump into a game. People walking by didn’t bother him. We didn’t talk about anything personal except, hey, you owe me five dollars!” Biggs added. (ANI)

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