Throughout its long history, Chess has been a metaphor for everything including politics, battles, relationships, and even global thermonuclear war.
It is the year 2016. The US has lost large amounts of its international power due to its debts, and is in a cold war with China. Russia has obtained lucrative deals on its resources from both sides to fuel their arming, and it to is on the rise back into the international limelight.
Enter 10 players, in the 2016 FIDE World Chess Championship. In this round robin tournament, three from the US, three from Russia, three from China, and one from the UK. This is more than just a game, for deep political veins throb between the harmless exterior. To the watchers of the world, this is the first confrontation between the powers. Only time and skill will tell who emerges the victor.
1. Have fun.
2. You don't have to actually be good at chess, though it helps. If you want to decide OOC who wins without pushing a single pawn, that's fine. We're about the story here.
3. That said, if you DO decide to play a real game, don't use computers to help. That'd just be pathetic.
I will be playing the reigning champion, Axel Williams, an American.
Last edited by Ender Wiggin; 04-29-2012 at 12:29 AM.
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