Would the 2023 World Chess Championship have ended in “Armageddon”?

Three weeks ago, I brought up the 2023 World Chess Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan, a 14 round chess match between Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi and China’s Ding Liren. What stands out about this chess match is that Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, who has won the last five World Chess Championships, decided for some reason not to defend his title. This reminds of Bobby Fischer and 1975, which made the chess match in 1972 special. Consequently, the 2023 match was played by someone from Russia and someone from China – the two nations of the prophesied kings of the east. At the time, I also noticed that ever since 2014, the World Chess Championship has had a rule that should a match be tied after the classical, rapid and blitz phases, it would be decided by a single game, where white is given more time but black wins after a draw. The chess world calls this time control and format “Armageddon”. I then wondered, how fitting it would be if this thing ended in Armageddon?

Since then, officials at FIDE or at least the organisers in Astana have changed the rules (ref. 1) so that unlike the last four World Chess Championships, the ultimate tiebreaker this year would not involve what is called Armageddon. This change happened after the first game. I suppose, a demon that was afraid that an Armageddon tiebreaker would eventuate made the change.

The odds of an Armageddon tiebreaker were such that it would have been seen as nothing less than a miracle.

I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

Isaiah 42:8-9

The role of China and Russia in these last days has always been in the Bible (e.g. Job 39:18-30, Nahum 3:8, Revelation 9:16, Jeremiah 51:11, etc), only hidden and sealed.

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

Proverbs 25:2

Believe it or not, I am the one who was given the task of unsealing certain things.

… O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased [the internet].

Daniel 12:4

Still, many preachers today confuse good and evil (ref. Isaiah 5:20), and refuse to believe me.

Woe to the idol [as in spiritual idolatry] shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened [spiritual blindness and the trope of Lucifer’s one all seeing eye].

Zechariah 11:17

These sorts, treacherous to Christ (ref. Isaiah 24:16), prefer the USA and the west, over China and Russia.

Yet Isaiah 59:18-20 is clear that “the west” is against the LORD in these last days.

According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompense to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense. So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west [Freemasons and other Satanists control the west], and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 59:18-20

In time, who is right and who is wrong, and who is light and who is darkness, will be clear to all.

Now, returning to the World Chess Championship, it turned out that the 14 round match did conclude in a draw, 7 points to 7 points. So, the match could in theory have proceeded to an Armageddon. But since there was no longer an Armageddon tiebreaker, I suppose, the match ended the way it did.

During the rapid section of the tiebreaker, after the first 3 games resulted in draws, Ding Liren of China won the 4th, thereby winning the title of World Chess Champion (ref. 2).

The game appropriately ended with an unstoppable pawn promotion – the metaphor of a Christian being born again and becoming a part of the bride of Christ., Ding Liren wins the tiebreaker

Now, in game 1, apparently, Ding said that his mind was overwhelmed by other things, and that he could not concentrate on chess (ref. 3).

FIDE press conference, Ding Liren after game 1

This suggests some kind of Jedi mind trick (ref. 4), which by the way both demons and angels can do. In the analogy of Star Wars, as I have explained, Jedis are equivalent to witches, and Siths and Inquisitors wielding red light sabres are equivalent to saints. After all, in many a Hollywood movie, evil is good and good is evil.

Scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey learns Jedi mind trick

A spirit messing with someone’s mind is also reimagined in Frank Herbert’s Dune (ref. 5).

Scene from Dune (2021), Using the Voice

All of that to say, the first game of the 2023 World Chess Championship involved the supernatural.

Then, during game 8, Ding’s prep was discovered at by spectators (ref. 6). How the ideas of Ding’s prep were put online is not clear. But without the element of surprise, all of the work of the prep was wasted.

So, by now, at least two things had occurred to the advantage of Nepomniachtchi.

Then came game 12. Ding played the Colle System. This happens to be my favourite chess opening as white. So, it struck me that there must be something to this chess match. During this pivotal game, according to a computer chess engine and GM commentators, both players made blunders. In the end, Nepomniachtchi made one too many.

In one clip of the match, Nepomniachtchi, in his pink shirt, which he has worn several times by now, can be seen on camera talking angrily either to himself or to an invisible being nearby (ref. 7)., Nepo talking to himself?

At one FIDE press conference, reporters even asked him about that pink shirt and being “superstitious”. The question upset him.

FIDE conference, Nepomniachtchi, the pink shirt and “superstition”

Now, what is a blunder, if not another Jedi mind trick. Remember, both sides can do these sorts of mind tricks. For the game of chess, a player might see a move, and think and convince himself that it is a good move, not realising that it is actually a mistake.

As it happens, game 12 equalised the match for Ding.

After 14 games at classical time control, the chess match ended in a draw, 7 to 7, thereby in effect making the statement of Armageddon re the kings of the east. But then, during the tiebreaker, Ding went on to defeat Nepomniachtchi.

I think, Ding was the better player.

For Ding, games 4, 12 and 14 were positionally risky at times. In chess, usually, when one GM is playing for the win, he will play a complex line, and try to provoke his opponent to make a mistake. In short, to win at this level of chess, one must take risks.

Furthermore, in game 6 with the London, an opening never before played in a World Championship, Ding found a tactically brilliant 7 move forced checkmate., Ding’s force checkmate in Game 6

Of course, some things that Ding tried did not work out. In game 7, for example, Ding played the questionable French Defence, something that has not been seen at a World Championship since 1978. In that game, Nepomniachtchi playing white got the win.

Another thing to be said is that Nepomniachtchi, despite being Russian, has taken a stance against Putin over the Ukraine war – something I did not know three weeks ago. To this point, notice Nepomniachtchi did not play the chess match under Russia’s flag. This and the pink shirt mean Ding deserves the win.

So, a 7 all score, a 7 move force checkmate in one game, and the unexpected French opening in game 7.

Keep in mind also that in these last days, there will be 7 seals, and 7 trumpets and vials.

The 1924 Olympics was another occasion when God intervened in a sports event, to say something when the eyes of the world were watching.

The Christian sprinter Eric Liddell, born in China to Scottish missionary parents, was slated to win the 100 metres event. However, because of a scheduling matter involving a Sunday, he decided not to run the 100 metres event. Out of the blue, another sprinter on the British team, Harold Abrahams, a Jew, was able to win the 100 metres. But then, rather than not run at all, Liddell decided to compete in the 400 metres. The 400 metres race is all about sprinting and not becoming weary.

He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young me shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:29-31

Against the odds, Liddell won that race. And so, a Christian and a Jew won gold medals for Britain in 1924. Why 1924? Well, in 1917, exactly 7 years earlier, the British liberated Jerusalem from the hands of Islamists. Once again, the number 7.


1. Wikipedia, “World Chess Championship 2023”,

2. Aimee Lewis (30 April 2023), “Ding Liren becomes world chess champion after beating Ian Nepomniachtchi in enthralling finale”,

3. “Ding Liren is struggling with the emotional pressure of the match”,

4. “Rey learns Jedi Mind Trick – Star Wars VII The Force Awakens”,

5. “Lady Jessica uses the Voice on Harkonnen soldiers”,

6. LudwigDeLarge (20 April 2023), “[INVESTIGATION] Might have found Ding and Rapport’s secret accounts on Lichess with preps…”,

7. “Nepo Talking to Himself, Almost Crying?”,