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My chess sets: red and white faux ivory set

July 19, 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 ZZ5

A most unusual design, the set comes with a red and black squared paper board.

Chess ZZ4

A friend who was down-sizing game the set to me.

Chess ZZ2

Chess ZZ1

I can’t date it, nor (in my ignorance) can I explain its design; but quaint.


4/10:an unusual combination of faux ivory, ornate pieces, and paper board.


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