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

 

"...In some places words have been replaced by symbols which, like amulets from a witch's bag, have the power to consume the living spirit of chess. The notorious "!!" can never approximate the human emotions which accompany an "excellent move" or a "great idea".

 ...Oh, those exclamation points! How they erode the innocent soul of the amateur, removing all hope of allowing him to examine another player's ideas critically!"

— Tigran PETROSIAN