New Visual Puzzle — 2016-01-20

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these…

 

Here’s the question – is anybody able to identify the chess player on the right?

pic-01(He’s rather well known round these parts.)

[ Some hints follow, or you can jump straight to the solution: Solution to Visual Puzzle 2016-01-21 ]

Before I get to the older man’s picture, which might be more of a give-away, here’s a more obscure hint:

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Supposedly, from this vantage spot, you can see where the man in question once lived. I’m not so sure I can, but that’s what the text describing the above photograph claims.

 

And here is a photograph of the chess set used by our mystery player.

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Well, I can’t help myself – here’s an extra, penultimate hint. It’s quite topical, and happily coincides with my recent kick of <CG> avatars (i.e. toads, frogs and turtles). An Indian research, SD Biju has recently discovered a species of tree frog thought to have been extinct for some 150 years, since 1870.

I first became aware of the discovery via this very recent BBC article:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-35368928
New species of tree frog - SD Biju(Newly rediscovered tree frog)

Looks like I need a new avatar!

As concerns our unidentified chess player, it’s just an accident, but this newly found species offers a hint, as part of the answer can be found in this more detailed news article (with lush photographs):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3408929/Scientists-ID-new-genus-tree-frogs-long-thought-extinct.html

Those who enjoy a challenge should stop here. There’s enough hints in the above to solve the puzzle, without aid of the last hint which follows.


(Spoiler alert)

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(I wonder who?)

This last hint is a dead give away.

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