Bone 'Barleycorn' Chess Set

Bone 'Barleycorn' Chess Set

Bone 'Barleycorn' Chess Set

The replacement King is not a match, but it is a fit, easily ignored in play.

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The box is an old entomological specimen case, unexpectedly free after an attack of museum beetle. It is an irony that the greatest threat to the survival of a collection of insects is another insect.

Chess Quotes

Here are some of the questions and answers to an examination paper in chess that was given some time ago by Dr. TARRASCH. (...)
"Q: What is the object of playing a gambit opening?
A: To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game.

  Q: Account briefly for the popularity of the Queen Pawn Opening in matches of a serious nature.
A: Laziness.

  Q: What is the duty of an umpire where a player wilfully upsets the board?
A: Remove the bottle.

Chess Review, 1935.