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  • #181
    bananamoon wrote:

    Hi Salvap, those sets are very nice. I really like that bohemian set.

    When I study chess, and especially endgames, I prefer the bigger sets:

    (white to play and checkmates black in 3 moves)

     

    Thx. I use bigger sets for playing or quiet games replay. btw Rd1 Kf8 Rg1 Ke8 Rg8++

  • #182
    AKovyazin wrote:

    Nice sets Salvap, especially the 3" wooden Spanish Indajesa set. Now I think I need one for the collection...

    Thx Akovyazin, Not an easy task finding one of this sets, if I remeber well you may find one in http://www.todocoleccion.net/app/buscador?from=top&bu=ajedrez.

     

  • #183
    bananamoon wrote:

    Hi Salvap, those sets are very nice. I really like that bohemian set.

    When I study chess, and especially endgames, I prefer the bigger sets:

    (white to play and checkmates black in 3 moves)

     

    Rc1 or Rg1.

  • #184

    Surely any rook move works for the 1st move?

  • #185

    white: Ke6 Re1

    black: Ke8

    white checkmates black in 3 moves:

    1. Re2, Re3, Re4 or Re5 - Kd8 or Kf8

    2. Rook to the c-file  (if 1. ... - Kd8) or rook to the g-file (if 1. ... - Kf8) - Ke8

    3. mate on c8 or g8

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  • #186

    1. Rc1, Kd8; 2.Rc2, Ke8; 3. Rc8 mate. Similar technique for any R move along the first rank, as Matt suggests. Or any R move along the E file. So, R-anywhere mates in three. 

  • #187
    cgrau wrote:

    1. Rc1, Kd8; 2.Rc2, Ke8; 3. Rc8 mate. Similar technique for any R move along the first rank, as Matt suggests. Or any R move along the E file. So, R-anywhere mates in three. 

    ok ok :-) ... R-anywhere mates in three.  Thx 4 the lesson!

    I'm considering buying this beauty:

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  • #188

    It's cool Bananamoon, but what would you use it for? 

    I just use my normal set for analysis. But I still wanted to join in with this thread so I've posted a picture of my bookends instead - look upon them and praise them!

     

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  • #189

    nullMy new analysis set, can you spot the tactic? 

     

     

  • #190

    I can. Where is that board from? Nice little setup, I like small boards with no border. 

  • #191

    Rsava it's from chesscentral.com . 1.6" squares total size 13x13"

  • #192
    cgrau wrote:

    Here's what I'm using to work my way through William Lombardy's Understanding Chess: a 3.0" Lardy on a French roll-up wooden board.  What sets are you using for analysis, and what are you analyzing?

     

    Here's my analysis board.  Standard, public domain set; reviewing another (interesting) lost game with some help by Stockfish.

     

    Below it is my old analysis board.  I don't use it anymore; it is a lonely chess board and its chessmen never see the light of day.

     

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  • #193

    WIEN, DU STADT MEINER TRÄUME

    (Vienna, city of my dreams)

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    Now it's time for some coffee and pastry.

  • #194

    Schoene Schachfiguren, Chessreader156 wink.png

  • #195

    Chessreader156, with a name like yours, can I assume that you have read Stefan Zweig's "Die Welt von Gestern"? My German is not good enough, so I read the English translation "The World of Yesterday," and it made me homesick for pre-WWI Vienna. 

    Wien, Wien, nur du allein...

  • #196
    cgrau wrote:
    EinMal wrote:

    It might seem off topic.

    As some of you know I have been looking to buy a new piece box and board combination.

    Since there are already dozens and dozens of sets in my storage building, it seemed wasteful to buy another set .

    Anyway, at work one of my friends showed me pictures of a mountain bike he is considering buying.

    He is thinking of buying a bicycle that cost $6700.00 dollars and the damn thing doesn't even have a little bell on the handle bars!

    Now I feel like an idiot for not pulling the trigger on the less than $200 chess set.

    No need to feel like an idiot. It's just a lesson learned. 

    My wife taught me the fundamental verities about such purchases. The most important truth is inscribed on a little easel perched on her dresser:

     

    Of course this truth applies to chess sets as well as to shoes.

    A second verity she has taught me is that when you find deals, however small, buy as much as you can. The more you buy, they more you save. It's not the definition of economies of scale I learned studying economics, but the logic is irrefutable.

    So the next time you're confronted with the quandary, to buy that set, or not to buy, remember my wife's lessons.

    Objection as to relevance overruled.

     

    Lol, the famous board! Love it!

  • #197
    Thanks, NM Impractical and JonThePawn, I have very little German but with the use of google translate and a dictionary I can make my through German chess books. Though I don't read much fiction these days, Jon, I just ordered Pushkin Press edition of Zweig collected stories.
  • #198
    Chessreader156 wrote:

    WIEN, DU STADT MEINER TRÄUME

    (Vienna, city of my dreams)

     

    Very nice, Chessreader156.

  • #199

    thats an awesome set!!!

  • #200

    What an amazing thread!  Seeing all of these smaller analysis sets put a smile on my face.

    I won't lie, I always dismissed smaller sets (smaller than 3.5-3.75" Kings) simply because I didn't know what one would use them for...Now I'm scouring the interwebz for a setup of my own happy.png

    Thanks to all who posted pics.

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