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My chess sets: my safari set

July 15, 2015

This is an occasional series of postings inspired by a brief discussion on the flight home from Turkey this summer. The flight attendant saw I was reading a chess book (quelle surprise) and, just making polite small talk, said she also liked playing chess, saying that depending on whether other crew members played, she would play on stopovers. Later in the flight she asked me if I had a chess set at home…and that set me thinking. How many chess sets do I have? And since then number is, well, shall we say, quite high, I thought I would blog about them especially those which ‘mean something to me’.

Chess I2

In 2008 we went on a long holiday travelling round South Africa, including, at the end, going on various safaris. We flew to the safari region, and in the departure lounge  was this travelling set (and a similar backgammon set). They roll up neatly, and are great for travel. It tends to be first on my list for taking with me on holiday.

Chess I1

It is easy to use: the pieces move around quickly, no pegs to insert, or magnetism; and the discs are nice to hold.


10/10: one of my favourite sets


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