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My chess sets: wooden portable magnetic set, with tray

July 23, 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 W3

A set I’ve had for a while; I think bought at my favourite shop in London, the Chess & Bridge store, in Baker Street. Since retiring from Deloitte last Xmas, so far this year I haven’t been to London, not having sufficient work reason to do so; I wish a client would have the need to consult Counsel in conference or give me some other reason to travel: my bag on the return to Euston would be heavier than on the way down.

Chess W2

This is a nice set, well made, a good heavy feel to the set, pieces the right size: small enough for travelling purposes, large enough not to be fiddly.


6/10: I am not strongly attached to this set, it doesn’t bring back memories, but it is a very nice portable set.


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