Two Isle of Lewis Chess Sets

Two Isle of Lewis Chess Sets

Two Isle of Lewis Chess Sets

The most famous set of all? I have two versions, the larger is quite authentic but whoever designed the smaller decided that the pawns were two boring and substituted a piece based on the 'berserker' shield-biting Rook, and used for the Rooks a tower based on York Minster. Chacun a son gout.

Chess Quotes

"...only the player with the initiative has the right to attack"
— Wilhelm STEINITZ
"no one ever won a game by resigning"
(Unfortunately origin unknown)
"A good sacrifice is one that is not necessarily sound but leaves your opponent dazed and confused"