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What chess set is MR. WILSON (from Dennis the Menace) playing with


  • 6 months ago · Quote · #1

    dave_at_madison

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #2

    Ironator44

    i.....

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #3

    Ironator44

    drumroll drumroll

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #4

    Ironator44

    don't know

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #5

    IpswichMatt

    Very odd looking position on the board too.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #6

    BigLew

    An anoyingly tall  overly ornate high contrast set probably spcificaly designed to stand out and be noticed in the days of black and white T.V.  Another words, I think, just a guess though, that the set is just a prop rather than a set designed for regular use.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #7

    dave_at_madison

    Thanks.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #8

    N2UHC

    Yes, it looks like they glued bases onto the pieces.  I think it would have worked fine if it didn't have the unnecessarily tall bases on each piece.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #9

    dave_at_madison

    And again, thank you for your responses.  Now, I tend to agree a little about the glue-ing the bases on a fairly standard Stanton set- BUT, the ridges on the King made me think at first that this was a fully original set.  Alas, though, you are probably right about the glue-ing.  Many thanks, DAVE

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #10

    varelse1

    I would cast Boris Gelfand to play Mr Wilson.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #11

    Zigwurst

    The set isn't legal since the pieces have to be the same colour throughout...lol

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #12

    RoryNemo

    Zigwurst wrote:

    The set isn't legal since the pieces have to be the same colour throughout...lol

    And it's damned ugly too.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #13

    andy277

    RonaldJosephCote wrote:

                         The dimensions of the king height don't match. … Maybe the director was a pre-Madonna.

    What's wrong with them? They look the same to me. And what does Madonna have to do with it?

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #14

    N2UHC

    I think you mean "prima donna."  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prima_donna

    It looks like they just put the pieces somewhat haphazardly onto the board, too, making it look like an actual chess game to non-chess players, but doesn't look like an actual game position.  Of course if the camera were raised a bit it would be easier to see it, but I'm guessing they just put the pieces in random places on the board.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #15

    johnmusacha

    I thought Mr. Wilson was played by the same guy that played Sadaam Hussein in Hot Shots: Part Deux (1993)?

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #16

    Metal-Gerd

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