Chess Used As a Political Tool : Nigeria Vs Hungary (Chess Match)

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Introduction

Since the time chess was designed nearly 2000 years prior by the Indians, it has not lost its heritage for being the most intricate and scholarly game. That is the reason in the advanced world, chess has been a significant piece of a country's political condition either globally or locally.
History shows that some extremist states have depended on chess to assist them with boosting their global standing and to support their jingoistic opinions which are fundamental for their chiefs to keep up with power. The Soviet Union was one of the nations that had a long history of utilizing chess as a political weapon. For instance, Mikhail Botvinnik who is known as one the best chess players in history had been utilized by the Soviet Union to assist with boosting the authenticity of Communist predominance.

Russia today actually benefits from it's prevalence in this field over assist with boosting Russian patriotism however it has lost it's undisputed incomparability to an Indian named Anand Viswanathan. Russian patriotism actually has been a vital procedure for the decision elites of that nation to keep up with power.

Anyway not all systems underscore on the significance of chess as a political weapon and some have smothered them. For instance when the Taliban, an exceptionally nationalistic and unbending Pashtun based Islamic development headed Mullah Omar came to control in Afghanistan in 1996, chess sets were prohibited. The justification for this as per their chief was that valid and reliable Muslims ought to live in the conditions where Muhammad, their prophet lived. All things considered, in that friendly investigation films, satellite dishes, Western writing, music and others were prohibited.

As I would like to think the justifications for why chess was restricted and the other harsh social controls set up were in all honesty to unify power over the whole political, social and social design of Afghanistan and make it circle around the new religious government set up by the Taliban. Also was to obliterate any clashing thoughts that could upset or even eliminate them as the leaders of that country. Thirdly, it was to help the battle for the annihilation of the educated people in Afghanistan. The Intellectual class of any country with an authoritarian religious government set up is intrinsically viewed as an adversary of the decision elites and in this manner must be stifled or utilized to the most extreme. So the most common way of prohibiting chess sets is just purging the nation of scholarly class and roots.

Things have changed in the recent decade and Unity through chess is welcomed and now it's on the door step of my country Nigeria.

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I am a Nigerian and today am so proud to share this.Marking collaborations in sports and strengthening of bilateral ties between the two nations,Team Nigeria will be playing an online chess match against Team Hungary.

This event taking place at 4pm CET is organized by the Hungarian Embassy In Nigeria and The Nigeria Chess Federation.

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The event is sponsored by high profiles names such as H.E Dr Sandor Beer( Hungary's Ambassador-Designate to Nigeria.), Honourable Sunday Dare(Minister of youth and sports development, Nigeria,
IGP Usman Akali Baba (Inspector General Of Police, Nigeria)

This above names mentioned are expected to make remarks and speeches before and after the event.

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Written by @Samostically

My name is Oluwadare Samuel Aka Samostically And I love to play and talk about chess but when I'm not playing I love to write about my thoughts and help improve my relationship with others.

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Wishing team Nigeria a good outing. I used to play chess myself but I haven't had much time for it in a long while. I never knew there was a bubbly chess community in uniben I would have been a pro player by now

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Thanks for stopping by.

And for being a pro player : Ehm the odds are low, Uniben pro players are all medicine students and I can't see a doctor on your profile!🤪

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Ehm the odds are low, Uniben pro players are all medicine students and I can't see a doctor on your profile!

lol no, be that one. I knew I was good at some point. My friend used to train with Bunmi (an IM), and we used to drag at that point before I stopped playing

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You should have used the sportstalk tag as now I cannot add it for extra curation.

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I will do a report shortly about the event and how it went and include a link to this post. (If that will be okay)

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Yes. Just in future always add a source to the photo or item you are using if it is not your own photo. Add sportstalk as a tag or even use the peakd front end using the sportstalk community directly and then add the other tags.

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Thanks for your feedback.I really appreciate.
I just complied a report of the event.

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