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I had a flaw... (2.14)

Chuck: You know, I was, for a time, supposed to become a Grandmaster. Chess. 14 years old, and leapfrogging up the standings. Put me in a practice game, and I'd be a young Boris Spassky in his prime. By all rights, I should've dominated live competition, but I had a flaw. If I decided that my opponent didn't respect the game, or me, or if I didn't like the way he carried himself. If I decided for whatever reason that he wasn't worthy, a dark rage would come over me. And this rage became the driver. All the strategy, patience, and practice would vanish, and I would begin obsessing about total destruction. Some kid could fail to look me in the eye while shaking my hand at a tournament in the fall, and I would carry it until facing him again in the spring. But then, while I was trying to destroy him [laughs] I'd forget to win. I would play bold moves designed to intimidate, show him that he wasn't as smart as me or as brave. Leave voids in my defense. That's not how you win at chess. I knew better, but, uh but I couldn't do better. And then, at the end of the game, my opponent's arm would be raised in victory while I sat, humiliated and alone, bathed in anger and defeat. [sighs heavily] Here I am again, beaten.

Boris Vasilievich Spassky (born January 30, 1937) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was the tenth World Chess Champion, holding the title from 1969 to 1972. Spassky played three world championship matches: he lost to Tigran Petrosian in 1966; defeated Petrosian in 1969 to become world champion; then lost to Bobby Fischer in a famous match in 1972.

Spassky won the Soviet Chess Championship twice outright (1961, 1973), and twice lost in playoffs (1956, 1963), after tying for first place during the event proper. He was a World Chess Championship candidate on seven occasions (1956, 1965, 1968, 1974, 1977, 1980, and 1985). In addition to his candidates wins in 1965 and 1968, he reached the semi-final stage in 1974 and 1977.

Spassky emigrated to France in 1976, becoming a French citizen in 1978. He continued to compete in tournaments but was no longer a major contender for the world title. He lost an unofficial rematch against Fischer in 1992. In 2012 he left France and returned to Russia. He is the oldest living former world champion.

kids would hashtag that 100… (12.00)

Chuck: Now the Attorney General thinks it best that my office drop its pursuit of Axe Capital. And you tried to argue with her, but she was insistent.

Adam DeGuilio: Kids would hashtag that 💯.

100 emoji: the number one-hundred, written in red, underlined twice for emphasis.

Originating from the number 100 written on a school exam or paper to indicate a perfect score of 100 out of 100.  Teachers in Japan may also use a stamp in addition to the 100 mark, to indicate that a student has performed very well.

This 100 emoji is commonly used as a shorthand for 100%, with the usage meaning “keep it real” or a similar sentiment. A 100 emoji can be used to express pride or general acceptance of an idea.

This isn’t from Ikea, is it?... (27.53)

Connerty: [Pats sofa] This isn’t from Ikea, is it?

Sacker: No. But it works the same way.

IKEA is a Swedish-founded multinational group that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories, among other useful goods and occasionally home services. It has been the world's largest furniture retailer since at least 2008. It was founded in Sweden in 1943 by 17-year-old carpenter, Ingvar Kamprad, who was listed by Forbes in 2015 as one of the ten richest people in the world, worth more than $40 billion.

I’m meeting Perry and Richie at Luger’s later... (29.03)

Charles Snr: I’m meeting Perry and Richie at Luger’s later.

Peter Luger Steak House is a steakhouse located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York City, with a second location in Great Neck, New York, on Long Island. Peter Luger Steak House has been named the best steakhouse in New York City by Zagat Survey for 30 years in a row. The Brooklyn location is known for its long wooden bar, and the "dining rooms have a Teutonic air, with exposed wooden beams, burnished oak wainscoting, brass chandeliers and weathered beer-hall tables”. In 2002, it was named to the James Beard Foundation's list of "America's Classics". Peter Luger Steak House is the third oldest operating steakhouse in New York City after Keens and Old Homestead Steakhouse.