The Game of Chess — La partida de ajedrez

Francisco Martínez
2 min readJun 28, 2023

The Game of Chess

Al-Mansur advanced White’s right bishop to challenge Alexios I Conmeno’s black knight. It was a timeless game that took place in the center of the Universe. The two men had followed each other through time, though only in the singularity of the collision of two space-time structures had allowed them to meet face to face. Al-mansur had learned of the existence of Alexios I in his travels in the future, and challenged the Byzantine emperor to rewrite history, so that if Al-Mansur defeated him, the first crusade would not take place, thus choosing one of the infinitely many. different futures for history. Alexios I Conmeno, sure of his triumph, did not hesitate to accept that matchless challenge.

La partida de ajedrez

Almanzor avanzó el alfil derecho blanco para desafiar al caballo negro de Alejo I Conmeno. Era una partida atemporal que tenía lugar en el centro del Universo. Los dos hombres se habían perseguido a través del tiempo, aunque solo en la singularidad de la colisión de dos estructuras espacio-tiempo permitió que se vieran cara a cara. Almanzor había sabido de la existencia de Alejo I en sus viajes por el futuro, y desafió al emperador bizantino a reescribir la historia, de manera que, si Almanzor le vencía, no tendría lugar la primera cruzada, eligiendo así uno de los infinitos futuros diferentes para la historia. Alejo I Conmeno, seguro de su triunfo, no dudó en aceptar aquel reto sin igual.

Originally published at https://minutorelatos.blogspot.com.

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Francisco Martínez

Telecom engineer. International Relations, Translations.