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Is there Chess after Death???!!

Is there Chess after Death???!!

kboyer309
Aug 12, 2014, 12:43 PM 20

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Probably should have waited to release this blog

on Halloween (because it's kind of spooky)...

 

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Rod Sterling would have loved it…

 

 

 

Victor Korchnoi (1931 - )

 

vs. Maróczy Géza (1870 – 1951)

 

 

 

Given the overlap of dates above…

 

at first glance...

 

chess between the two

 

would appear to have been

 

a normal occurrence…

 

 

 

EXCEPT THIS GAME BEGAN

             IN

 

                   1985!!!!!

 

 

 

Yep…Geza had been in the grave 34 years…

 

But he was still up for a chess game?

 

hmmmm.

 

 

 

I’m skeptical…but

 

 

 

Here’s how it supposedly went down…

 

(or maybe up (?), as the case may be!)

 

 

 

The match was arranged by a Swiss doctor whose studies had included psychic mediums.

 

 

 

Doc then chose an “automatic-writing”

 

trance medium

 

from Germany who

 

claimed he did not even

 

know

 

how to play chess

 

and was also willing to participate

 

without remuneration.

 

 

 

Doc then gave the trance medium a list of dead

 

grandmasters and was asked to communicate with

 

them (the dead) to see if anybody wanted to play!

 

 

 

Ooooooooooooo

 

 

 

There was an answer…it was the spirit of Maróczy Geza!!

 

 

 

So the game began…

 

 

 

The trance writer waited for “a tingling in his arm”...

 

the spirit of Geza made the first move...

 

and the game was on!

 (full game is displayed above)

 

 

 

Because Korchnoi was frequently traveling and

 

competing, the game went slowly on for years.

 

 

 

Geza’s ghost finally gave up the ghost

and resigned in 1993...

 

7 years and 8 months later…

 

after 47 moves.

 

 

 

Strangely, the medium died

 

three weeks after the completion of the game!!

 

 

 

 

 

The living

 

 

 

 

vs. 

 

The Dead

 

 

 

And the Living Won!!!

 

Big surprise, huh???

 

 

 

 



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