24 September 2010

Calgary's "Winner"

As a followup to Chess and the Polish Underground, here is the second post in what could turn out to be a series on chess playing statues.

Little Statue in Calgary © Flickr user Jasmine Streisel under Creative Commons.

According to Marching off to Battle in Calgary

It is called "The Winner" by J. Seward Johnson Jr. and was made in 1988. I tried to figure out the position on the board that the subject is staring at but unfortunately the piece has suffered vandalism over the years and many of the chess pieces are missing.

On Chess.com, a Calgary resident attempted to reconstruct the full position: Calgary Chess Statue... Odd Position. Then came Batgirl to the rescue!

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