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...
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