‘Marshall attack’: Assange sends Twitter into frenzy of speculation over chessboard
The chessboard tweeted by Assange, unaccompanied by any text, shows a move from the Capablanca vs Marshall chess game of 1918 – considered one of the greatest defensive games of all time.
The story goes that then-reigning US champion Frank Marshall spent years planninga surprise attack against Cuban rival José Raúl Capablanca, even avoiding playing the move in earlier matches so that he could spring it suddenly on his opponent at the right moment.
Nevertheless, Capablanca (represented on the board by…
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