All the King's Men

All the King's Men

All the King's Men

Having accidentally invented the great game Take the Brain [UK, aka SMESS (USA), Schlaukopf (Ger) ], Parker produced this more grown-up version, but the pieces are a little too similar for my comfort - the game awaits its Jaques/Staunton collaboration.

If you play it, allow Archers to promote to Knights on the back rank.

Chess Quotes

Chess and life
"Luzhin, preparing an attack for which it was first necessary to explore a maze of variations, where his every step aroused a perilous echo, begain a long meditation: he needed, it seemed, to make one last prodigious effort and whe would find the secret move leading to victory. Suddenly, something occurred outside his being, a scorching pain - and he let out a loud cry, shaking his hand stung by the flame of a match, which he had lit and forgotten to apply to his cigarette.
— Vladimir NABOKOV, The Defence.