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My chess set: Green and White full sized set

August 1, 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 U1

My most used set, always set up in the lounge (if ever our house was on “Through the Keyhole” even the least observant viewer would suspect someone in the house is interested in chess).

Jane bought me this for my fortieth birthday. It is beautiful; and has aged extremely well (better than me). The board is just the right size, and the pieces lovely to hold, heavy, reliable.

Chess U2

Whenever I wish to play through a game over the board, or for instance when one of my daily chess puzzles has stumped me, this is the set I use for analysis.

Rating

10/10: my favourite set

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