Originally posted by Maxwell Smart
Not how I would have expected the game to go...more along the following lines:
1. Obama would open with 1e4 because it tends to be more dynamic and flashy.
2. McCain would reply with a Caro-Kann (or as my friend Badwater said, a Caro-Cain) because it is solid and boring, but reliable.
3. Obama would continue to make exciting, flashy looking mo s a 1 termer due to the fact that the US and World economy are headed into the toilet anyway.
Different subject, but I've always wanted to pair opening style with historic generals or leaders.
1. Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell commanded untrained volunteers in the first battle of bull run. He expected to overwhelm P.G.T. Beauregard's inferior army of lesser men, but reinforcements were rushed to the site by train to equalize the forces. So, let's place this battle on the chessboard. McDowell is playing the white pieces. He moved directly to his target at Manassas, so he would have played 1. e4 But his actions are too slow. He is manipulating his pieces much like you expect from a player in 1861. His mentor is Adolf Anderssen. Beauregard, on the other hand, has studied the game of Paul Morphy. He understands the importance of piece development. It would have been a Spanish Opening.
2. Winfield Scott would have played 1. d4 because of his Anaconda Plan.
3. Nathan Bedford Forrest would have played the Sicilian Najdorf, but preferred the white pieces as demonstrated by his actions at Fort Pillow.