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

"The great master places a Knight at e5; mate follows by itself."

  "Some Knights don't leap - they limp."

  "A chess game is divided into three stages: the first, when you hope you have the advantage, the second when you believe you have an advantage, and the third... when you know you're going to lose!"

— Savielly Tartakower