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An unusual chess set

Post by sje » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:27 am

An advertisement for an unusual, meta-stable chess set which is new to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VczLeRYtqMw

Perhaps if one drinks enough pre-game alcohol, the pieces will appear to stand still.

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Re: An unusual chess set

Post by Kyodai » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:37 am

A piece collection - several Stauntons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8PyGDMdTmM

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Re: An unusual chess set

Post by reflectionofpower » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:24 pm

sje wrote:An advertisement for an unusual, meta-stable chess set which is new to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VczLeRYtqMw

Perhaps if one drinks enough pre-game alcohol, the pieces will appear to stand still.
totally unacceptable for playing chess in my opinion

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Re: An unusual chess set

Post by IanO » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:01 pm

Kyodai wrote:A piece collection - several Stauntons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8PyGDMdTmM
I wonder where the style for accents of the opposing color on some of the pieces came from?

I'm fortunate to have the Maryhill Museum of Art nearby. They have an excellent chess set collection displayed in their basement level.

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Re: An unusual chess set

Post by reflectionofpower » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:22 pm

IanO wrote:
Kyodai wrote:A piece collection - several Stauntons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8PyGDMdTmM
I wonder where the style for accents of the opposing color on some of the pieces came from?

I'm fortunate to have the Maryhill Museum of Art nearby. They have an excellent chess set collection displayed in their basement level.
http://is.gd/Qy9Bto

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Re: An unusual chess set

Post by Cubeman » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:28 am

sje wrote:An advertisement for an unusual, meta-stable chess set which is new to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VczLeRYtqMw

Perhaps if one drinks enough pre-game alcohol, the pieces will appear to stand still.
At least if you a winning, your opponent cant knock the table and cause the position to scramble.

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Re: An unusual chess set

Post by sje » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:25 am

Cubeman wrote:
sje wrote:An advertisement for an unusual, meta-stable chess set which is new to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VczLeRYtqMw

Perhaps if one drinks enough pre-game alcohol, the pieces will appear to stand still.
At least if you a winning, your opponent cant knock the table and cause the position to scramble.
On the other hand, the above set is forbidden to me as my four cats would surely see it as 32 irresistible kitty toys.

But I do congratulate its designer. It is an original approach and not something I myself would have considered.

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Re: An unusual chess set

Post by sje » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:54 am

reflectionofpower wrote:I'm fortunate to have the Maryhill Museum of Art nearby. They have an excellent chess set collection displayed in their basement level. http://is.gd/Qy9Bto
I am amazed at the quality and detail of the sculpting and painting seen in some of those sets. The artisans who made these must have had a level of skill and patience far, far advanced compared to what I could claim.

Where are such artisans today? Saying that such chess sets would be too expensive to make in these New Days, well, they were surely just as expensive in the Old Days.

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Re: I am looking for this since years ...

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:16 am

Hi there,

that's great for the particular conditions in our marital bed.

Good!!

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Frank
I like computer chess!

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