Cops swooped in and issued summonses to seven men playing chess in an Upper Manhattan park recently. They were using the public chess boards in Inwood Hill Park, but this particular set of tables is located within Emerson Playground, which is off limits to adults not accompanied by children, even when none are around. Local parents were reportedly outraged by the actions of the 34th Precinct and say they bring their kids to learn chess from the men, who have become mentors to them.