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  1. 11 Jul '08 19:32
    Taken from the perfect Chess board thread:


    Originally Posted by nfms
    I'd say pieces that look like star wars characters or maybe famous chess players.

    Originally Posted by Najdork
    I like the famous chess players idea. This could start another thread by asking who would you choose for each piece.
    This is a cool idea for a thread.

    So let's hear it - who should be in a famous players set?

    Modern vs historical players? (I'm thinking Kasparov and Lasker as the kings, due to their long reigns as world champions, but Morphy would have to be a top figure on the historical side, too)
    World Champions vs their rivals?
    Soviets (Russians?) vs everyone else? (Kasparov and Fischer as kings? After all, Fischer's the epitome of anti-Soviet )
    Players with K names vs other Russians?
    Classical vs FIDE World Champions (with Anand on both sides!!!)

    I think it's safe to assume that Judit Polgar would be a queen in any set that includes modern players. Unless it was a male vs female set, in which case, she might be the king on the female side instead!

    I've got another one - Players with openings named after them! Najdorf would be the a7 pawn, Ruy Lopez as the f1 bishop...

    --Fromper

    Original thread found at http://www.chessforums.org/general-chess-discussion/2467-famous-chess-players-set.html

    Just wanted to see what your thought of this idea
  2. 13 Jul '08 03:37
    Originally posted by nfms
    Taken from the perfect Chess board thread:


    Originally Posted by nfms
    I'd say pieces that look like star wars characters or maybe famous chess players.

    Originally Posted by Najdork
    I like the famous chess players idea. This could start another thread by asking who would you choose for each piece.
    This is a cool idea for a thread.

    So let's hear ...[text shortened]... on/2467-famous-chess-players-set.html

    Just wanted to see what your thought of this idea
    Once I finally receive the last pieces from my 1984 order of the Civil War Chess Set offered by the Franklin Mint / National Historical Society ...
  3. 13 Jul '08 20:10
    I like the idea of naming pawns after players who are associated with them.

    (I believe Caxton's The Game and Play of Chess named the pawns.

    The Miller's Pawn, The Blacksmith's Pawn etc.)

    How about this...

    White
    a-pawn = ??
    b-pawn = Larsen
    c-pawn = Stanton
    d-pawn = ??
    e-pawn = Fischer (Best by Test)
    f-pawn = Bird
    g-pawn = Grob
    h-pawn = ??

    Black
    a-pawn = Miles (1...a6 v Karpov)
    b-pawn = Owen
    c-pawn = Khan/Caro
    d-pawn = Pirc
    e-pawn = Morphy
    f-pawn = Greco (old name for Latvian Gambit)
    g-pawn = Basman
    h-pawn = beginners (beginners often play ...h6)

    Anybody fill in the gaps or come up with better names.

    We could invent our own RHP annotations.

    I had doubled Staunton's his Morphy was isolated but I
    was worried about the passed Grob. The I noticed a
    backward Owen on an open file.
  4. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    13 Jul '08 20:19
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I like the idea of naming pawns after players who are associated with them.

    (I believe Caxton's [b] The Game and Play of Chess
    named the pawns.

    The Miller's Pawn, The Blacksmith's Pawn etc.)

    How about this...

    White
    a-pawn = ??
    b-pawn = Larsen
    c-pawn = Stanton
    d-pawn = ??
    e-pawn = Fischer (Best by Test)
    f-pawn = Bird
    g-pawn = Grob ...[text shortened]... ut I
    was worried about the passed Grob. The I noticed a
    backward Owen on an open file.[/i][/b]
    a pawn could be Anderssen as 1.a3 opening is called in his name
  5. 13 Jul '08 21:02
    Yes - that's it. I was getting bugged about that.

    He played it against Morphy.

    When we have finished with the pawns we can start naming
    the ranks and files...

    ...hang on here comes nursey with my medication.
  6. 19 Jul '08 01:43
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_Attack

    Whites D pawn could be stonewall.
  7. 19 Jul '08 03:30 / 1 edit
    Could the king's bishop be Fischer because he considered it to be the best minor piece? i.e he preferred it over his queen's bishop and knights.