A Minimalist Chess Set !
by Mark R – on September 3rd, 2010
”This is the Modern Chess Set, and, as you can see in this illustration, this Chess set is able to fit very compactly in this tiny box.
You will notice the pawns are these little cubes that fit together well. The rooks are a little larger and do the same thing. The bishops and knights have some sort of symmetry, to create a rectangular solid, I like how the king and queen dovetail together, as it is rather poetic, in a Freudian way.
I am assuming that the chess board is not there, but it looks like it would fold up and fit inside this box. In fact, I just checked my Source, and there is no board included. I’m sure you have probably seen this on the photo, but the pieces are made of maple or cherry wood. Remember that white goes first.
You should be able to get it at the MoMA store for about $65. I suppose that is a big price to pay for a chess set. Not only that, it doesn’t look these pieces are made of valuable metals or stones.
Yeah, this pure wooden minimalism. I suppose that if you were cross Jenga with chess, this is what you would get.”
Speaking of cool stuff that can fit neatly into tiny spaces, check out this :
I bet you are jealous already!
It is not often that chess gets reported in the media these days, so we should really be grateful for any media coverage! Even when it shows the
TRUE less flattering side of our little game…here is a cute little story that would never make Susan Polgar’s blog! Chess Game Leads To Fight At Indian River County JailDeputies Say Inmate Punched Another Inmate After Interjecting During Chess Game
( September 2, 2010)http://www.wpbf.com/r/24859198/detail.html
Chris O’Neil. A simple misunderstanding
VERO BEACH, Fla. — A chess game led to an altercation between inmates at the Indian River County Jail.
Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Christopher Brown was playing chess with another inmate in the cell block Wednesday when Christopher O’Neal interjected on the other inmate’s behalf.
Brown said he told O’Neal to leave them alone, but O’Neal ignored him and began yelling at him. Brown said he left the table and walked back to his cell when O’Neal followed him.
Deputies said other inmates witnessed O’Neal punch Brown several times. It took several detention deputies to break up the fight. According to the incident report, O’Neal told deputies it was simply “a misunderstanding between them.”
O’Neal was arrested on charges of battery on a detained person and resisting arrest without violence.
DOES YOUR MATH SUCK TOO?
Chess players are thought to be good at math, but this is not an iron-clad rule. Apparently, Anatoli Karpov can not calculate accurately when math greater than the number of toes and fingers on his body parts is involved.
Karpov’s number theory?
On the incumbent FIDE president’s campaign site (http://www.onefide.com/
) more than 90 countries are listed as confirmed votes for the upcoming re-election of Ilyumzhinov. As I have reported here several times, the unofficial count is actually more than 120 confirmed votes. In total there are 170 votes to be had.
Yesterday, in Angola during an interview with journalists, Karpov talked of the amount of support he has achieved so far, and of how much Ilyumzhinov has. Karpov is quoted as saying that he has 45 firm votes and that Ilyumzhinov has only 25 or 26 votes!
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