A friendly match

We were invited to play a friendly match at Seaton.  Two of the games survive whole, one in part:

  • Board 1.
  • Board 2.
  • Board 3.
  • Board 4.  This was over so fast I didn't really have time to see what happened.  But that probably means that someone was playing a bit too quickly, and not too carefully.
  • Chess Quotes

    "'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
    Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
    Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
    And one by one back in the Closet lays.
    Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
    Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, First Edition
    "Impotent Pieces of the Game He plays
    Upon this Chequer-board of Nights and Days;
    — Fifth edition, http://www.nmaa.si.edu/vedder/slide37p.html

     There are other editions, and other translations, but none, I think, on the Web.