Trump vs Clinton – The Chess Game

Trump vs Clinton – The Chess Game


What’s up guys I’m here to bring you a recap of the legendary chess match played between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton from their presidential match of last year. Now before I show you the match, I’ll give you a quick overview of the players and their playing styles. First we have Donald Trump with the white pieces. Trump shocked the chess world as an unheard-of player who not only beat 16 of his Republican opponents simultaneously, But beat them in an absolutely unpredictable aggressive like way. His most spectacular win of course came against Jeb Bush, who me check mated with four nights in the middle of the board. Quite brutal. Before the match many spectators and fellow players thought that Trump’s style of play wasn’t up to standard with the general experience and theory of someone like Hillary Clinton, However will soon see how that unfolded. Hillary Clinton on the other hand was the outright favorite. She became the first female chess player to reach the U.S. Presidential Championship match However, she was also quite a controversial player. Her style of play could change drastically, one moment She would use the Dutch defense religiously and the next she would say it’s the worst defense. Along the way She’s getting many supporters and enemies for her personality on and off the board. Before the match started there was speculation that Clinton was using a chess engine on a private server. However on July 5th she was cleared and able to play in the match. Nonetheless, she’d been coached from some of the best in the business, and has been playing from young age. Now with all that in mind, let me go to the match that was played between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton July 21st Trump with the white pieces. Starts off with e4 Clinton replies with e5 on July 28th instead of the usual Kings gambit by Trump He opts instead for Nf3 and after Nc6, Bb5, Nf6 we have the Berlin defense A line with tons of theory that if Trump goes into Would result in a long, piece maneouvering grind one which without theory would result in a definite loss for Trump So what’s to keep the game on his own terms He plays d3 after Bc5, 0-0, Huma Abedin on August 29th Hillary’s advisor for the match decides to divorce her husband Anthony Weiner after it was alleged he was sexting a fifteen-year-old girl This affected the campaign and probably under duress Clinton played the odd move Qe7 two days later on August 31st Trump meets with the President of Mexico And plays c3. He’s on the right track preparing d4 and punishing Clinton’s last move after a6, Ba4, b5, Bc2, d6, Trump plays h3 He’s playing a lot more conservative than he used to however, some are saying that he could have continued with his old-style play d4 straight away nonetheless It’s clear that Trump has changed his style of play to a more patient less aggressive manner Here however, on September 9th Clinton calls Trump supporters deplorables, and plays h6 This move seems fairly harmless to much of the chess community and analysts however will soon see how this would be one of the factors to Trump’s victory and Clinton’s demise Trump continues his plan he plays d4 Clinton faints at the September 11th memorial service and retreats back to b6 slightly less accurate than a7 Trump pushes d5 and the knight goes back to b8 on September 21st and Clinton questions why she isn’t 50 points ahead Off the board Clinton’s health is being questioned with many saying that she’s not fit enough to play in the match However, Clinton insists that she’s fine, and she believes that she has the better position It looks like Trump is doing better than expected so far Here he continues his straightforward play with a4 Showing his ability to play on all areas of the board as you’ll see Trump will use his theme of traveling across the country More throughout this match whereas Clinton who currently has her pieces in a rather passive and insignificant position will not travel as much as her opponent the first debate is held on September 26th and After Bd7 many people believe that Clinton is doing just fine Here Trump could have potentially won the debate with axb5 the reason this is good is because you can’t take with the pawn because it’s pinned, you have to take with the bishop and after Re1 Black has some problems for example if you castle in comes Na3 the bishop has to go back to a rather passive square because you’re threatening c4 if a move like Nd7 and instead of castles if straightaway Nd7 then Na3 actually wins the bishop because of the pin and threatening c4 but Trump didn’t go for this and Clinton remained solid A few days later on October 4th the vice presidential debate happened with many picking Pence as the winner However, while things seem to be going okay for Trump and his team on October 7th They were hit with a table released by The Washington Post Showing Trump remarking about grabbing women by the pussy and recalling an account he had with another woman This off the board incident caused major distress and uproar against Trump who ended up playing Be3 Clinton exchanged Bishop’s left Trump with doubled pawns a permanent weakness for the rest of the match and Trump also had to deal with the outside pressure affecting his gameplay What went under the radar however is that things are as bad as they seem for Trump While the media is reporting on Trump’s double pawns and loss of advantage what they’re not reporting on are the newly released Podesta emails as shown as this half open f-file which can be used to Trump’s advantage if used properly Clinton now takes on a4 and on October 9th two days later Trump confronts his worst position at the second debate Trump plays Nbd2 developing his last minor piece protecting e4 and hoping to get back into the game with Bishop takes a4 In an intense debate after 0-0, Bxa4, Bxa4, Qxa4 Many spectators and analysts are divided Trump is not backing down and admitting any sort of concession in his position Clinton develops her Knight to d7 ready to land on the beautiful square c5 Trump plays b4 and says ‘because you’d be in jail’ gaining both wild jubilation and condemnation from the chess world Trump’s position isn’t looking too bad anymore In the days following to the debate Clinton plays Nb6 Trump retreats back to d1 once again showing his ability to traverse across all areas of the board and with a plan in mind Trump, probably wants to play Queen e2 threaten the a6 pawn twice where a defense seems quite awkward to come up with Here Clinton plays Qd7 protecting the pawn if so be and probably preparing to play c6 the next move Now we come to the third debate on October 19th Trump had perhaps a chance to regain his advantage with a move like Nh4 threatening to plant the knight on f5 and using the Podesta emails to help with this however Trump did not use the revelation of the Podesta emails effectively and instead continued with his plan on the Queen side and played the rather dynamic Ra5 After the debate many people were still divided Trump’s position seems to be holding strong and Clinton is still preparing for her breakthrough in the centre center The next day comes on October 20th the Alfred E Smith dinner What began as light-hearted self-deprecating jokes for Trump ended up in an all-out assault on Clinton Leaving some faces in the crowd stunned at his boldness Trump is adamant that he’s not going down without a fight Here Clinton should have continued with c6 or Rfc8 However following Trump’s provocative, unwavering attitude, Clinton got impatient and played Nxe4 She hoped to end Trump’s chances of winning by eliminating most of the pieces of the board with an incredibly deep continuation Nxe4 and Nc4 winning the exchange That is unless Qa4 is played in that case we’d have Qxa4, Rxa4 and f5 and white’s pawns start to fall While this looks to be risky and is objectively worse for Clinton she figured that the match was coming to a close and the longer it went on the more defeated and finally fatigued Trump, and his supporters would become However she overestimated her position and Trump instead went for something different he played Qe1 After Nxa5 pawn takes a5, Qa4, Clinton is threatening both the Knight and the pawn In a way justifying her sacrifice However now Trump takes one last trip across the country now shifting his focus to the Kingside It’s at this point on October 28th that the FBI opens a new email program into Clinton With information supposedly coming from a computer belonging to Anthony Weiner yes him Clinton’s lead drops heavily And she grows into a deep think Over a week later on November 6th the FBI state that she’s in clear and she decides she can take the pawn on a5 It’s finally come to election day Clinton and most of the chess world are confident that she can win she can sit back watch the a-pawn and run down the board However what she and most others don’t know is that with the comment of deplorables on h6 with the Podesta emails on the half open f-file and with the new email probe and Clinton taking the pawn on a5 with all this in mind, the people went out to vote And actually right now. It is a forced win for Trump People just don’t know it yet The voters went out, and they played the incredible the amazing Nf6+ if Clinton takes then Qxh6 and there is no way to stop checkmate via the Knight coming and delivering checkmate on g7 along with the Queen Clinton would have to give up her Queen and would still lose So she has to go to h8 Now comes the next strike of lightning with Ng5, winning Ohio Clinton’s whole Kingside is completely paralyzed Absolutely no piece can move without instant checkmate. It’s at this point Clinton and her team start worrying They played the only move to get back into the game, Qxc3 however they don’t realize it’s already over Trump begins his final assault and plays the precise Qe4, winning North Carolina He’s going in for the kill with two different checkmates The only way to stop it, g6 and now comes the move that shocks the country to its core Ne6, winning Florida He wants, Iowa if the Knight’s taken then Trump takes Iowa and after Rxf6, Qxf6+, Kh7, Qf7+, Kh8 Trump takes Wisconsin And there’s no way to stop the pawn Trump wins Clinton doesn’t want to be embarrassed by this and she activates her Rook But it’s a little too late Trump ends up taking Iowa anyway with a remarkable Ne8!! Just amazing it’s just an avalanche of terror for Clinton the point is, is that the f7 pawn is more valuable than the Knight itself If Clinton takes the Knight, then Rxf7, if Rxe6 after dxe6 There’s no way to stop the pawn for example Rg8, e7, Qb3 Rf8, Qe6, Rxg8 if Clinton takes with the Queen then the accurate Qc6 wins and if Clinton takes with the king then Trump takes one last trip to a8 and checks and wins After Rxf7 if Rg8 then the accurate Qh4 wins probably even more brutally for example Qxe3, Kh2 and trump wins So Clinton tried one last shot she wins Nevada, and she plays Rb3 However she misses the point Trump finishes off in style you can pause the video if you like…ready? Trump plays the amazing Qxg6, winning Wisconsin Here Clinton had enough and she called Trump and resigned However, here’s how it would have ended Qxe3+ for example Kh1 and after the Queen is taken Rf8+ the Podesta emails come in and after Kh7 then Nf6# the voters win with checkmate amazing A game of imbalances a solid Clinton self-capitulates into a stunning loss and Trump out of nowhere recovers and with the help of his opponent fights back and finishes the match in style On Election Day Trump left it up to the voters who initiated the final attack with resignation being forced on the day of the election And with the help of all of his resources Clinton on the other hand was left stranded, relying only on her queen On one side of the board and what she thought was a safe Kingside perhaps if she hadn’t overestimated her position or been so careless in giving away her advantage or had been self critical enough In her mistakes, then things might have gone differently Regardless, Trump wins after Qxg6, winning Wisconsin one of the more spectacular and unpredictable chess matches in a long time Bye for now and good luck with your chess