The problem with chess & ads
What is wrong here?
Stanislav Cherchesov (b.1963) is something of a god in Russia. His team made it to the quarter-finals at the 2018 World Cup, and since then he is untouchable.
But the real question is whether Stanislav is a chess player? Some Russian chessplayers have noticed some ‘un-chess‘ moments in this lovely video.
For instance, at one point (image above) Stanislav is seen capturing his own piece! Definitely against the rules…
But none of this takes away from the really classy nature of this ad I definitely like it! (And they did set up the board correctly) You can find this video (posted the day before yesterday), and the one immediately below, over on Albione’s YouTube channel.