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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (1281)4/1/2020 12:49:29 PM
From: Graystone  Respond to of 1302
The Covidian
Opening moves

I enjoy playing chess and I know that humans no longer dominate that playing field, it is a computer playground and today an inexpensive chess program has no trouble beating a human grandmaster and hasn't for a long time now, I still enjoy chess problems and I understand and accept my solutions are not optimal and that I will never win if I set the difficulty too high in the beginning.
The crisis we are encountering now has just started to develop, it is perhaps well into the early game and the Covidian has an advantage that cannot be denied, how it got that advantage may be clear in retrospect but the game is so far from over that trying to decide the ultimate course now is futile. So what strategy should I use?
I am going for an early castle on the King side here, nothing fancy, straight defense from the opening move. I hope my viral safety practices are getting better. I am pretty sure that everyone is just going to do what they want to do and that will result in the Covidian winning almost every game and almost every match. The Covidian invasion into the daily breadline on this planet is a brilliant opening move, circuses (sports) first, bread (employment) second, striking right at the heart of our humanity. The announcement yesterday by the CDC regarding people that are infected and asymptomatic explains the speed of the advance. Serology will determine the timeline later but right now it appears that the COVID19 advance is being assisted by an invisible army.

Damn the creature whatever it was. It’s arrival spawned a slaying hellwind, invisible warriors emanated from the black heart of the Covidian’s cloaking shadow, the howl of destruction as they passed drowned all other sounds. As darkness approached the man in gray roared, “ALL GLORY ASIDE, protect yourselves you fools”.