Message lost on me: BBC #chess

The message I get is: If the BBC is going to use chess as a metaphor for Putin’s annexation of Crimea, they should at least know how to set up the board. Otherwise, the ping pong table in the background would have been a better option.


What do normal people see? The BBC using chess as an illustration of the annexation of Crimea and the uncertainty in the Ukraine. Tim Harford tweeted this, saying it was a good exposition, but:

What do I see? Chess board set up incorrectly, with white’s right hand corner being black: it should be, has to be, can only be white. As a result, the message from the clip was lost on me.

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