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  1. 13 Jun '11 23:50
    i think it is 1. f3. would like to see a full game record...

    YouTube


    guess, chess never gets away from politics. creates mixed feelings and pushes to think, at least...
  2. 14 Jun '11 14:10
    Qaddafi thought he was playing checkers, and the chess federation guy didn't dare correct him. That's why you could hear Qaddafi saying, in Arabic, "King me!"
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Jun '11 14:13
    Originally posted by tharkesh
    i think it is 1. f3. would like to see a full game record...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GrqjauIiI8


    guess, chess never gets away from politics. creates mixed feelings and pushes to think, at least...
    Isn't that Kirsan Nikolayevich Ilyumzhinov, the president of Fide?
  4. 14 Jun '11 15:11
    yes, he is...
  5. 14 Jun '11 16:56
    The politician's version of chess:

    A tiny, decorative set...A few perfunctory moves...Agree to a draw...Shake hands and smile for the cameras. 😞
  6. Subscriber PureRWandB
    CCC Club Leader
    14 Jun '11 22:36
    Yeah, why can't WE have a leader who plays chess?

    Our current leader seams like he would play Croquet ...
    Our previous leader would probably play cards or checkers...

    and the leader before him... would most definitely play Strip Poker... 😉
  7. 15 Jun '11 15:16
    another peculiar thing i just stumbled across (german lesson # 357).

    there is an exhibition now in germany, the theme is 'toys in the 3rd reich'... of course, a proper chess-set can not be missed:
    http://www.sueddeutsche.de/bayern/ausstellung-spielzeug-im-dritten-reich-hitler-im-sandkasten-1.1108757-8

    sorry in case you find this not related to chess enough or maybe even offensive. thought it might interest some of you...
  8. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    15 Jun '11 15:21
    you probably have seen that this is a chess variant:

    German lesson #358): http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wehrschach
  9. 15 Jun '11 15:33
    Anybody remember when they thought they had found
    a picture of Hitler playing Lenin at Chess?

    I had loads of fun with that.

    http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=360
  10. 15 Jun '11 15:45
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    you probably have seen that this is a chess variant:

    German lesson #358): http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wehrschach
    thanks. actually i didnt look close enough to see, it is an 11x11 field...
  11. 17 Jun '11 15:37
    Originally posted by PureRWandB
    Yeah, why can't WE have a leader who plays chess?
    Because all the other tin pot representatives voted for Ilyumzhinov, and will continue to do so 🙁

    Richard
  12. 18 Jun '11 04:18
    This was the actual sequence of moves:

    1. Na3 g5
    2. e3 f6
    3. Qg4 and then they called it a draw......








    😀
  13. 18 Jun '11 04:53
    Even better, I managed to get my hands on the video transcript:

    [transcript begins]
    MQ : May the fleas of a thousand camels.....take that! {tentative f3}
    KNI : Seriously dude - who the **** playes 1.f3? Here, put that back. No-one plays the Barnes any more (under breath : unless you are a dolt). Here, try e4. Much better....and I will match you with e5. {1. e4 e5}
    MQ : Ok ok I think I am getting this now. Take that! {2. Nb1c4???}
    KNI : Ok. Interesting move. The horsey moves one square sideways or forwards and then another square diagnonally away from it's starting position. See? Like.....
    MQ : WTF dude!? You touched my piece!
    KNI : ....yes but....
    MQ : That is really bad form. I don't touch your piece and you don't touch mine ok?
    KNI : ....yes but....
    MQ : Who's the boss? Who's the man around here?
    KNI : (sheepishly) You are.
    MQ : Do you see F-O-O-L on my forehead? Do you? Do you!? (reaches under his robe)
    KNI : No no we're cool. We're cool. I just forgot that rule.
    MQ : Yeah b***h I'm the man around here. My move....ahhhh....{3. Nc4xa8???}...King Me!
    [awkward silence]
    MQ : That was a joke. Get it? Get it??
    KNI : Um?
    MQ : You better get it. Start laughing b***h.
    KNI : Ha ha ha. Yes very good sir.
    MQ : King!
    KNI : Yes yes very good King.
    MQ : [Raucous laughter] Had you going there didn't I? Didn't I? And on two levels! This is a dictatorship, not a monarchy and you thought I didn't know how to play chess! Ahahaha! You shoulda seen the look on your face when I reached under my robe. I was only having a scratch, and you thought I was going for a gun! Ahaha! Oh man, did we get that on tape? (turns to Mustafa) Did we?
    Mustafa : Yes sir.
    MQ : Ahaha - wait till I load this on YouTube. Dude, you are so pwned!!
    [transcript ends]