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DesperateKingWalk

Powderdigit

Good song, and knowing your penchant for black pieces, I can appreciate that many of my sets make you feel a tad green … 🤢🤮 …I’ve got a few black sets but a number are a bit too large to easily take to the pub (with a bigger board) but I’ll try to get more out and about in future.

ungewichtet

I like the song, too, it's about funerals and new borns. Jagger referred to it as 'Turkish'. Erkin Koray's 1966 'Bir Eylül Aksami' is given as a reference in a wiki. That song bears a few similarities, alright, but the artist is interesting by himself. Nice sound, great carrying over of the traditional Turkish folk song into forms of those days. Now, desperate may say he could not play chess to this, Vienna coffeehouse or diner happy.png But I just love it, so:

The song adresses Cemal, who fled his home town on horseback, as people there want to kill him; singing to him, the singer supports him.

What I like about chess is the call 'check', which, in poor style, we have dropped from the international rules. Ín German, check is 'Schach', which is a form of shah. So whenever we say check we are greeting the opposing shah happy.png

ungewichtet

A public library, museum, with musical happenings, and a garden with toys and table tennis: Before it poured, we took the board from down on the grass inside, where this old Russian chess set landed like a unique foreign oldie, in stark contrast to the plastic lampshades and flower pots, and turquoise sofas that let you sit straight. Shakhmaty!

Powderdigit
A lovely location and set. I hope you enjoyed the game 👍.
ungewichtet

The Schlussbild, the final position, is beautiful.. the last couple of moves were Bb5-e8#, Kg5-h5, Rf8-g8+, c2-c4? I am playing a friend who learns to play, giving odds of several pieces. He told me how counterintuitive it seemed to him that he could not take the knight f5 with either his king or his queen after the rook check. And it's true, why can't we leave or put our king en prise if we could take the opposing king as well if our king were taken? I offered, the king is the piece that stands in for all other pieces and no king is going down in no game of chess happy.png Arguably, it is going down in a checkmate. But checkmate is also the well balanced moment of 'close enough for a final greeting yet untakeable because it's no longer anybody's turn'.