Originally posted by amolv06
I agree with your advice, however 95% of the chess I play nowdays is on my computer. When I lived in a dorm there were a few people I used to play on an actual board with all the time, but nowdays virtually everything is computer. There are a few guys here who meet up on Tuesdays, but I only recently found out about them, and still only get ma ...[text shortened]... t times.
Thanks for the link! I'll see if I can get it to work when I get home.
You think that's rough. I haven't played another chessplayer over the board in at least 4 years.
I don't think I've gone a day without setting up a board though.
I have many many sets but my main board is showing definite signs of battle.
My board is the Polish Ambassador board. It's brown and kind of cream, I guess. The squares are 2 1/4. The latches on it are long broken. There are nicks all over and a scratch from when I took it to school in my backpack years agon and scraped it with a notebook. The storage compartment underneath is still in tact although I keep my pieces in a candy box from Neiman Marcus.
My set is a nice Rosewood set from the U.S. Chess Federation. It originally came in a nice leather snap box. It is long gone. All four rooks are super glued from droppage. One white pawn is mended the same way. The king is 3 3/4 inches high.
I have seen the Polish Ambassador board/set online but for the life of me can not find this Rosewood set. The bishops are quite unique.
After over 10 years of use, they still hold up incredibly well.