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Chess Pains is the 18th episode of Season 3 on NBC series Frasier.

Synopsis

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY – After acquiring a valuable chess set, Frasier can't wait to play, but the only opponent available to him is Martin. After reluctantly agreeing to play, Martin easily wins – thus beginning many father-son matches. Meanwhile, Daphne encourages Niles to take his mind off of Maris by adopting a dog. Niles does so, however the dog he chooses is white, skinny, demanding and shows him no affection.