By Tyler Durden
One day after Julian Assange was granted Ecuadorian citizenship, the Wikileaks founder tweeted a cryptic picture of a famous 1918 chess match in which Cuban chess master José Raúl Capablanca defeats U.S. champion Frank Marshall using a pawn.
— Julian Assange ⌛ (@JulianAssange) January 13, 2018
The move which Assange tweets can be seen below at approximately 7:14, in which the narrator says “And the white king is finally feeling safe.”
Checkmate via pawn. https://t.co/CLblc4nCmY
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) January 13, 2018
Theories naturally began to swirl in various corners of the internet, with some suggesting Assange’s tweet is a message to his followers that he, “the White King” is safe. Others took the “white king” to mean President Trump – who is well protected while a pawn is used to win the match.
Black’s queen has been marginalized to an ineffective slot behind white’s still-standing and strongly-defended king-knight pawn. Capablanca is able to finally develop the resources patiently waiting on the queen side. Although not as flashy as Marshall’s full assault in the opening, Capablanca’s pawn attack comes at a better time and is much more devastating. A slow-motion invasion of black’s …read more