Not a chess game that really happened, but a virtual chess game with the highest stakes ever:
Stalin’s pieces include “Eastern Bloc,” and “Berlin Blockade.” Trumans pieces include a knight, “Air Lift,” and a piece looking a lot like Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, “Atlantic Alliance.”
I found this image at a site covering the Berlin Airlift, set up by John Lemza, a Ph.D. candidate in history at George Mason University. I gather it was his response for a final assignment in a class — but it’s a great site to cover Berlin in the Cold War, and especially the Berlin Airlift: “Berlin Airlift: Relief for a city held hostage.”
- Chess games of the rich and famous: William Windom (timpanogos.wordpress.com)
- Chess games of the rich and famous: Civil War, in Col McMahon’s camp (timpanogos.wordpress.com)
- Photo Of The Day: Checkmate (gadling.com)
- Update: Spraggett on Chess took note of the cartoon
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Great story from the Berlin Airlift, the Candy Bomber: