Photographs can be very interesting don`t you think?
Discovered this photo a few days ago. It was taken in 1982 and it features a man called Michelle Sindona.
The picture was taken in prison, and it look very like Sindona is sending a message to his former colleagues, that he is willing to play "the Cyanide Gambit," in order to escape from his predicament.
"The Cyanide Gambit," is unlike other gambits were you are willing to sacrifice a pawn or a piece.
To play "the Cyanide Gambit" you have to be willing to sacrifice all the pawns, and all the pieces in order to win!
Naturally this would lead to quite a spectacle, and would need superhuman powers of calculation for it to work successfully.
In 1986, Sindona`s game went this way. He made the astounding threat to his former colleagues, that if he was not immediately released from prison, he would publicly reveal the secret financial links between the Mafia and the Vatican.
The gambit did not go the way Sindona expected, a few days after making the threat, he was given a cup of coffee containing cyanide, and it was game, set, and match in the favour of the Vatican and the Mafia.
No one has ever tried to play "the Cyanide Gambit" ever since!
Maybe Gary Kasparov will attempt to play it someday against Vladimir Putin?
If only Michelle Sindona had been able to sharpen his calculating skills a bit more, he may have won?