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The Trumpovsky Gambit

Ivor Annetts has just contacted me with the following story from the Trump – Clinton battle for the Presidency. As there’s insufficient time to get it in any of the usual printed magazine outlets before the election takes place, I thought it would be appropiate to post it here before the moment is missed.

Ivor writes as follows:-

I have just heard that FIDE, the World Chess Federation, has banned all American chess players – most of them liberal elitists from the East and West Coasts – from using the Trumpowsky opening (1.d4 Nf6 2. Bg5) until after November 8th. FIDE claims that the ban is essential to prevent outbreaks of violence in American tournament halls.

An instant poll by CNN showed that Hillary Clinton’s approval rating sank to -62 on the news. A later Fox Newspoll put the figure at -97.4.

A secretly recorded tape then surfaced which appears to show Donald Trump claiming to be the grandson of the one-time Brazilian Chess Champion, Octavio Trumpowsky. Trump later denied that it was him after John Podesta, the Clinton Campaign Chair, suggested, in a CNN interview, that it was now quite clear that Trump was not actually an American citizen.

The Clinton campaign team have blamed the whole brouhaha on Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the Russian President of FIDE, and accuses him of ‘manufacturing a cheap publicity stunt and of outrageous interference in the American democratic process’.

It may all seem bizarre, but then everything in the campaign so far has been pretty weird.

NB: Please address all comments to Ivor.

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