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  1. 23 Sep '14 16:00
    I've just bought a painting that appears to be a copy of this one:
    http://www.thenewyearsdaysale.co.uk/german-oil-on-canvas-of-three-gentleman-playing-chess-in-tavern-signed-buttner/

    My picture is slightly less wide and has been painted on board rather than canvas. It's also signed by a completely different person. I intend to hang it on the wall of my office as soon as I get round to it.

    Anyway, what I want to know is - what is that weird green ball above the fire?
  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    23 Sep '14 19:01
    I see 2 different versions with the same title. 😕

    http://www.thenewyearsdaysale.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/German-Oil-on-Canvas-of-Three-Gentleman-Playing-Chess-in-Tavern-Signed-B%C3%BCttner.jpg

    http://www.thenewyearsdaysale.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/lexy1.jpg
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    23 Sep '14 19:29
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    Anyway, what I want to know is - what is that weird green ball above the fire?
    Looks like a rather large and anachronistic piece of Kryptonite.
    (Kryptonite didn't reach the Earth until the 1930s)
  4. 23 Sep '14 22:09 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    I see 2 different versions with the same title. 😕

    http://www.thenewyearsdaysale.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/German-Oil-on-Canvas-of-Three-Gentleman-Playing-Chess-in-Tavern-Signed-B%C3%BCttner.jpg

    http://www.thenewyearsdaysale.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/lexy1.jpg
    The second picture you listed has got a different title:
    http://www.thenewyearsdaysale.co.uk/german-oil-on-canvas-of-gentleman-in-tavern-signed-lexy/

    Here is my copy of the "Three Gentlemen...":
    http://s19.photobucket.com/user/gallicrow/media/chess/Three_Gentlemen.jpg.html
  5. 23 Sep '14 22:36
    That green blob is the top my head - a big greenpawn.
    I appear somewhere in all famous paintings.

    Can you make out the position on the board.
  6. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    23 Sep '14 23:09
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    That green blob is the top my head - a big greenpawn.
    I appear somewhere in all famous paintings.

    Can you make out the position on the board.
    e4
  7. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    24 Sep '14 00:13
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    That green blob is the top my head - a big greenpawn.
    I appear somewhere in all famous paintings.

    Can you make out the position on the board.
    White has two bishops on light squares and a1 is a white square.
  8. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Sep '14 08:12
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    I've just bought a painting that appears to be a copy of this one:
    http://www.thenewyearsdaysale.co.uk/german-oil-on-canvas-of-three-gentleman-playing-chess-in-tavern-signed-buttner/

    My picture is slightly less wide and has been painted on board rather than canvas. It's also signed by a completely different person. I intend to hang it on the wall of my ...[text shortened]... t round to it.

    Anyway, what I want to know is - what is that weird green ball above the fire?
    They could be extremely small people and the ball is a golf ball, they have those dimples....
  9. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    24 Sep '14 19:37
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    I've just bought a painting that appears to be a copy of this one:
    http://www.thenewyearsdaysale.co.uk/german-oil-on-canvas-of-three-gentleman-playing-chess-in-tavern-signed-buttner/

    My picture is slightly less wide and has been painted on board rather than canvas. It's also signed by a completely different person. I intend to hang it on the wall of my ...[text shortened]... t round to it.

    Anyway, what I want to know is - what is that weird green ball above the fire?
    It's a green bowling ball for a giant with many many fingers.
  10. 24 Sep '14 23:17
    The picture is very old...it's mould.
  11. 25 Sep '14 09:29
    I get the feeling that not everyone is treating this with the gravitas it merits.
  12. 25 Sep '14 14:52
    I can't imagine what would have happened had it been a painting with the title "Nude ladies playing chess...".
  13. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    26 Sep '14 21:46
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    I can't imagine what would have happened had it been a painting with the title "Nude ladies playing chess...".
    It's why I am a positional player.
  14. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    26 Sep '14 23:37
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    It's why I am a positional player.
    So you discovered a new position?
  15. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    29 Sep '14 07:21 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So you discovered a new position?
    Spread-eagled across a giant green golf-ball.

    God only knows where he got the idea from ........................