Mexican Pulpit Chess Set

Mexican Pulpit Chess Set

Mexican Pulpit Chess Set
The history of this type of set is poorly understood. This is a nice big example in cow bone that has had a bit of a rough time over the years, as has the box it came in.

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.