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The boards are very nice! Thanks for the pics!!!!!!
my father is from curitiba, Brazil — and we would play together on this beautiful butterfly wing chess board he brought to canada in the 1960's. a couple years ago, as i was writing a chess app for OSX (pChess — available here on chess.com) — i had the idea of photographing his chess board, and using it as the background for an iPad app — the chess meister — with parallax to simulate the optical qualities of the butterfly wings — is now available for the iPad — check it out:
Chess Meister for iPad:
I hope all those butterflies get disability. :)
The butterfly board is gorgeous and pleases both butterfly collectors and chess players but, why are the posts 5 years old?
Five years old because that is when I posted it on the forum.
@ johnrpenner = i had the idea background
The background looks great. Good job.
Well it's great to see them! and even better I thought someone was doing a tribute to you and you were no longer with us!
Denver, really great and glad you're still here!
There was a heated post about this chess board originaly.
Here is the link:
Sadly, mine has degraded a bit. Probably due to the rapid changes in humidity and temperature we see out here in the Piedmont of North Carolina. The wings have started lacking their brilliant shine.
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