Grandmaster laughs at Ace’s chess skills


IN the period where his political strategy exploded in his face, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s inept skills in a game of chess have been exposed. 

And the assessment has come from a high authority in world chess. 

Chess grandmaster, Gary Kasparov, from Russia has described Magashule’s move in a game of chess – trying to move a pawn that has no legal opening –  as a “photo opening”, and attached a laughing emoji.

Magashule move in the game, widely described as “illegal” or “fraudulent” was referred to Kasparov on Twitter and he provided the final word.

The Twitterati then went on to have fun with Magashule’s chess skills, linking them to his political strategy and the latest development in the ANC. The picture of Magashule playing chess in Soweto has been shared more than 3000 times.

Social media analysts said Magashule pondered his next move after being suspended by the ANC and kicked out of the national executive committee meeting, he might want to polish his chess skills or even take basic lessons.

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Some suggested that he may want to take some lessons from fellow chess player and political ally, ex president Jacob Zuma.

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