For The Love Of Chess
Ah chess,...... for me baby food was checkers and chess was like starting the first day of school.
Yes, I grew up sitting at a backyard picnic table beside a rose trellis with my grandfather as my chess tutor. If I close my eyes I could remember a moment with my grandmother standing quietly nearby wringing her apron as I faced my granddad who was beside himself smiling, anxiously anticipating my next move ... and a rousing delightful reaction from both to a successful move taking down the king. Perhaps a bit nerdy - but I was often told that life is an endless game of chess and how true is that?
It is actually a very ancient game and who knew it could later be interpreted into such a poetic fairytale as well?
Last week I finished reading Scachs d'Amor, a poem written with the rules of chess. This manuscript sent me on a daydream adventure into medieval history trying to figure out the houses, who exactly the bishops were, the pawn crusaders, and of course the brave knights! I fabulously enjoyed every word and am so glad I discovered it.
Therefore, I think everyone should be familiar with the discipline of chess and build their own adventures with these crafty diys from expert makers
About making pieces for your board - there are no rules, only creative imagination.