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My chess sets: pound store set

July 24, 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 R1

A very cheap set; I can’t remember how it was acquired. My recollection is that my son Tom bought it before a school trip. Plastic pieces, with a cloth board, which doesn’t easily fold flat.

Rating

0/10: nice to have as a design, but not one I would ever want to use.

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