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Watch: Jack White and Jimmy Fallon End “Tonight Show” Sketch in (Fake) Fisticuffs

Also includes the strangest game of chess ever played

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Jack White ponders the intricacies of grape chess.
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By Tobias Carroll / September 27, 2019 9:36 am

Jack White: he’s known for his music, for occasional forays into acting and for running a successful record label, but is it time for him to add one more talent to an already stacked resume? “Jack White, pugilist” does have a nice ring to it, after all — as does “Jack White, chessmaster.” 

Last night on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, a sketch demonstrated White’s penchant for chess as well as his underrated fighting skills

The sketch depicted White and Fallon facing off in a game of chess. Each was clad in a vintage suit, and the room that hosted their game was an elegant space; you just know there was a bottle of aged single malt somewhere in there.

As the match intensified, White opted for an unorthodox method of finishing off his opponent — namely, reaching across the board and decking Fallon.

That wasn’t the only unexpected element of the game: the chessboard on which the two men played wasn’t populated with an elegant and hand-carved chess set, but instead featured a number of grapes set on the squares.

As absurdist comedic sketches featuring grapes are concerned, it wasn’t quite up to the level of Key & Peele’s “Continental Breakfast” — but then, what is? 

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