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  • 20 months ago · Quote · #881

    RomyGer

    See www.marblesthebrainstore.com for this set, price 250 dollar !

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #882

    lax1234

    i think that wobble chess  would be annoying after 5min and that 5million $ chess-set looks like pure photoshop/3d programm

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #883

    Winnie_Pooh

    Caissa - goddess of chess !

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #884

    j-pax

    HAA thanks Winnie.... finaly a classic beauty again :)

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #885

    j-pax

    this is how i finished Emanueal Lasker drawing.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #886

    varun0501

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #887

    RomyGer

    Thanks, j-pax, you are a great artist, to be able to express the essence of his nature, see my comment in post nr 815/816, eight weeks ago !

    Some time ago I informed  somebody at the ( German ) Lasker Gesellschaft about your drawing, but did not get a reply yet.   Normally they are highly interested in activities like this on chess.com, so wait and see...

    Than @ varun 0501 : what kind of puzzle do you mean ?   Did you choose the wrong forum ?  You better replace it where it belongs, although not many people will be interested to see this silly game.

    1.e3 is the Van  't Kruys Opening, and Blackburne-Nimzowitsch, St Petersburg 1914, started e3 d6 / f4 e5 / fxe5 dxe5 / Nc3 Bd6.                 Your e5 is good, but I don't understand h6 and the rest.

    @ Winnie_Pooh : nice !  I will try to find more info on this painting ...

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #888

    ClavierCavalier

    How wonderful for someone to add a puzzle to this page!!!  It's a great puzzle, too.  It starts with 20 possible first moves, and then surprises us with the inferior 1. e3 over 1. e4.  Brilliant checkmate, though.  I NEVER saw that one before...

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #889

    ClavierCavalier

    Oh, and I love those terrible moves by black!  In puzzles one should expect the best moves, and a6 and h6 clearly are superior to any other choice.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #890

    j-pax

    if i was a great contempary artist i could explain why this puzzle is a good work of art LOL.

    i am curious what's Varun's idea.

    i'll try and think of something :)

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #891

    RomyGer

    The painting of Caissa or Caïssa could be by  Domenico Maria Fratto, 1669-1763, but other sources give 1800 as date of painting... ( by whom ? still to find out ! )...

    Exactly in that year  1763  Sir William Jones  published his long poem called " Caïssa or the Game of Chess ", about a waternymph, Caïssa, from which poem I quote some lines :

    O'er hills and valleys was her beauty fam'd, and fair Caïssa was the damsel nam'd; Mars saw the maid; with deep surprize he gaz'd, admir'd her shape, and every gesture prais'd.

    Caïssa rejects the love  of Mars (!) and Mars gets the advice : Canst thou no play, no soothing game device, to make thee lovely in the damsel's eyes ?

    The god of sports, Euphron, helps : from him the British nymphs receiv'd the game, and play each morn' beneath the crystal Thame.

    In this forum we pass over in silence what happened, who won or lost the game betwee Mars and Caïssa,  but : Caïssa was promoted by the gods to the godess of Chess, (instead of being that waternymph of lower order.)

    This is a nice quote as well : No mortal hand the wond'rous sport contriv'd, by gods invented, and from gods deriv'd...


  • 20 months ago · Quote · #892

    Winnie_Pooh

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #893

    RomyGer

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #894

    RomyGer

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #895

    RomyGer

    Thanks, Winnie_Pooh, for post nr 892, fine information !

    In posts 893 and 894 I copied pages I found of Philidor's book of 1805, in which the poem is included, with that introduction...

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #896

    RomyGer

    Without words, for now.   Who makes the best title ?

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #897

    j-pax

    blondes have more fun

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #899

    bandii

    amazing. I mean, amazing. whow! thank you. It will take me a while to go through this. whow! whow! did I say that? whow!

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #900

    j-pax

    yo computoJon....that's a great piece of work !!! i'll remember it for future reference ... THANKS:)


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