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JA has sent out quite a few strange tweets. This one ranks right up there. It is the picture he posted chess position and nothing more. There as been a lot of buzz about it.

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Chess aficionados quickly recognized the position from a 1918 game between Capablanca and Marshall, black to move. It is a variation of the Spanish Opening by what is now called The Marshall Attack. Frank Marshall had developed this attack and saved it for the right moment for 10 years. Capablanca is playing white and just barely survived this blistering attack and even went on to a win.

Go to 7:12 of this YouTube. The commentary: "And the white king is finally feeling safe."