Chess and Politics

Discussion in 'Politics & The Economy' started by Sonic67, Mar 9, 2017.

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  1. Sonic67

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    Ukip are doing chess boxing? Maybe should stick just with the noble art of boxing but this is mildly interesting.

    "Jonathan Arnott is taking on a LibDem Remain supporter in a Chessboxing match (combining ye ancient sports of Boxynge and the Chesse - win by Knockout or Checkmate, whichever comes first) in Bethnal Green, London on April Fool's Day. Click to buy a ticket."

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    "Proceeds go to the Ally Cadence Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. In October 2016, Jonathan's friends Lizzie and Wayne Harling tragically lost their baby daughter Sophie to this terrible condition, and the charity helped them through it all."

    Jonathan Arnott took on Tim Farron in a warm up. A test of planning, strategy and foresight...

    UKIP Jonathon Arnott MEP Easily DESTROYS Tim...


    Tim lasted 36 seconds.

    a1 is the bottom left square, b1 to the right of that, top right is h8.

    Arnott plays white and opens with e2-e4. Farron replies with b7-b5?

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    Arnott responds with Bf1xb5 and takes his pawn.

    Farron - 2. a7-a6.

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    Arnott - 3. Bb5-c4.
    Tim - 3. Nb8-c6
    Arnott - 4. Ng1-f3 (Knight comes out and a view to castling)

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    Farron - 4. Nc6-b4?
    Arnott - 5 Nf3-e5
    Farron - 5. Ra8-a7?
    Arnott - 6. Bc4xf7 Mate.

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    Looks like Arnott was opening with the queen's gambit and Farron immediately lost the plot.

    Maybe Farron plays very little chess.
     
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    So can you win by KOing your opponent when you're in check?
     
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    What's Tim Farron doing. He needs to learn how to Fianchetto his bishops, defend the centre from afar.....
     
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    I had a look at some chessboxing vids on youtube. A fascinating and bizarre sport.
     
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    A lot of people who don't take chess seriously but play occasionally make the fundamental, but understandable mistake of thinking it's game of knowing how the pieces move and then try to devise a strategy or play as the game progresses.

    That is fine if both players are doing exactly the same thing, that being creating their own strategy and responses to moves.

    ...... but as anyone that really knows chess, for every opening move there is an optimum counter, for every optimum counter there is an optimum response ... as well as an optimum response to a poor or sub optimum counter .... all have which have been played out, analysed and tested over millions of games. Learnt, memorised and replayed by serious players.

    I made the same mistakes when I was young and played with my father .... until I read a book on it ;)
     
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    Spent many yrs playing chess with my dad, could never beat him, also spent many hrs wandering round sports centres whilst he played in comps, he had numerous computers analysing his postal chess competitors moves, sometimes spending weeks on a single move.. Woe betide anyone encroaching the chess boards..
    There were plenty of books featuring, Fischer, Spassky, Karpov and the rest... When the girls are a little older I will pass on my now dulled knowledge of chess, personally I was always a big fan of the Kings Indian Defence, never liked being white either...
     

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