I hope that nuke is aimed at the Kremlin
I really really hope that there’s never another nuclear even on Earth. Hope isn’t a very powerful force, though…
Afghanistan was another country which Russia tried to take over, unsuccessfully. Things are going much worse, much quicker for them in Ukraine though. It should be much less than 11 years before Russia has to abandon another takeover.
*Remember to restock the fallout shelter
Who said chess wasn’t a combat sport!
And that’s Putin it mildly . . . .
(The other player stands up and pulls out a sledge hammer from under the table)…. "And here comes the NATO COUNTERMEASURE nuclear rsponse move (KABLAM!!!).
Sunflowers… nice touch. Maybe put some seeds in Carl’s pocket…
And now, after the Russian Gambit opening, a long, grinding game.
It’s hard to imagine a worse outcome.
Russian generals had a chance to launch nuclear missiles twice during the Cold War; 1962 & 1983. I’m willing to bet they won’t launch one now even if dumb8ss orders them. But would they launch a limited one on the Ukraine? Maybe. I’d like to think one would kill dumb8ss first before doing so. But that’s just me being cynically hopeful.
Slava Ukraini “Glory to Ukraine!”
Well, that’s the end of THAT game. That opening would tend to ruin your whole day …
Von Goom’s Gambit rediscovered? (Short science fiction story by Victor Contoski. Good luck finding it; it might be on the Internet Archives.)
I wonder if one nut would be allowed to destroy the world, or would someone around him just bump him off when he gave the order. What good would it do to follow the order? You’re just as dead.
If Putin is insane enough to go nuclear, and if we respond in kind, we can stop worrying about the potential planet killer that is predicted to hit some time in the future. There won’t be a future.
What I’m finding hard to understand is that the “Rock n’ Roll” generation is NOT making a huge campaign for peace in Ukraine. We have seen all sorts of concerts for world hunger, farmers support, and what-ever. If the music industry would reach out and share the desire for peace in Ukraine that music will speak to the younger generations of Russians that love western culture. Through music the truth of Putin’s corrupt dictatorship can be exposed and change the mindset of the populace.
Carl’s “game” is enabled by his super-rich pawns.
Sunflower oil is scarce because Ukraine is a major source as is wheat. People all over the world will starve because of this war.
I like the sunflowers in the foreground
Cheer up everybody! Look at the bright side of things. If we get into a nuclear war, it will be followed by several months of nuclear winter. Global warming will be corrected in one fell swoop.
So will overpopulation.
For those who are wondering, there are reports out of Russia — unconfirmed but there are a lot of them — that Vladimir Putin is in the late stages of bowel cancer. He may also be suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.
As for why he is doing this, he wants his legacy to be that he restored Russia to World Leader status.
The chessboard has now been denazified.
I’m sorry, but I can’t laugh at this.
Always go with the chinese maneuver …. give them huge loans, they can never repay.
And then, BANG you got ’em where you want ’em.
Oh, and always buy the politicians’ souls, they’re cheap, 30 pieces of silver.
Okay, I’m laughing on the outside, but I know who was the first and, so far, last country to use a nuclear bomb on a civilian population. Twice! Russians would do well to remember that as well.
Truly mind boggling that nuclear weapons are considered necessary to keep the peace, doesn’t computer.
We did not do so much better in Afghanistan!!!!
We made a pact with Ukraine for them to give up their nuclear weapons. The least we can do is supply them with conventional weapons to protect themselves. Russia didn’t keep their word, which really isn’t a surprise.
The white pieces made him do it. He obviously had no choice.
BTW, on Russia and chess:
The counter gambit is the MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) move. In that case, both sides lose.
Ra’s Al Ghul likes chess,which is why I never touch it.
Lets go Ukraine!
Too close to our fears, but the sunflowers are magnificent.
Time to recycle all those old Cold War gags. They’re topical again.
Hmmm. Is that the strong or weak nuclear force?
“A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.” -Joshua
Don’t worry about Russian nukes. Half of them won’t even launch properly, and the rest are probably duds.
Russian Gambit… Lose your generals, your tanks, your personnel carriers and your conscripts, and then,,, and then… and then…. declare victory!!! Wa La Russian Gambit….
The sunflowers are a nice touch
Next to be invaded will be Lower Slobovia, Potsilvania, and finally Oosbeckythatcherstan.
That used to be known as how you Ended a game of Chess when you were Losing.
Just have a Tantrum and kick the board over.
I take it Carl is the one on the right because it blew up in his face, AKA the Russian Gambit. Attack before you’re prepared, suffer debilitating return fire, slink back home, rinse, repeat every 5 – 10 years…
February 16, 2022