06 January 2017

How Not to Set Up a Chess Board

When is a chess game not a chess game?...

The Elector Johann Friedrich of Saxony Playing Chess with a Spanish Gentleman (Anthonis Mor version) © Flickr user the lost gallery under Creative Commons.

...When it's a checkers game played with chess pieces. For more about the painting, which has a checkered story, see Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen: The Chess Players (updateslive.blogspot.com; includes a close-up of the board). On this blog, see: Why Y'All Playing Checkers with a Chess Set? (December 2007), and Matisse Was a Checker Player (October 2008).

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