Is the world chess champion a Donald Trump fan?
It sure looked that way Friday afternoon in New York City when defending world champion Magnus Carlsen opened his title match against Sergey Karjakin with a series of moves that may have been a nod to President-elect Trump.
Carlsen surprised attendees by using the Trompowsky Attack, which left his bishop attacking Karjakin's knight after two moves.
That opening series isn't that commonly used, so it took several minutes for onlookers to identify what the Norwegian grandmaster was up to. The Trompowsky is a way to avoid a series of other openings that are heavily analyzed, echoing Trump's own refusal to play by the conventional political rule book.