Large coffee-house style chess set

Large coffee-house style chess set

Large coffee-house style chess set
A large and rather crude 20th-century set based on the style of the Austrian coffee-houses in which the talents of Schlechter and Steinitz were honed.

Chess Quotes

Good positions don't win games, good moves do.
[Gerald ABRAHAMS]

I've wasted a Black.
[ABRAHAMS, after drawing a game with the Black pieces]

You can retreat pieces... but not pawns. So always think twice about pawn moves.
[Michael STEAN, in Simple Chess]

Open files can be used by both players. The chess player, not being an unselfish advocate of equal opportunity, naturally prefers a one-way system.
[Michael STEAN, in Simple Chess, on half-open files]

— -- all from Peter BALLARD