19 September 2014

Life is like...

Even when I like an image, it doesn't necessarily mean I 'get it'.

Life is like playing chess over the belly of a crazy elephant © Flickr user Fernando Guillen under Creative Commons.

Elephants were once an integral part of chess.

The bishop's predecessor in shatranj (medieval chess) was the alfil, meaning elephant, which could leap two squares along any diagonal, and could jump over an intervening piece. • Bishop (chess) [Wikipedia]

As for 'crazy elephant', it turns out that it's also a chess variant: Crazy Elephant (chess variant).

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