Sunday, August 05, 2012

Why the English Language Needs the Word "Egregious"

I happened to see this glass chess set for sale recently. I am willing to imagine that the clear glass squares could be considered as the light squares, so that we are indeed looking "up the board" (i.e., we are behind the "White" pieces) and the queens are indeed on their proper color squares.

But how could someone have properly placed three bishops and three knights on the correct squares, yet put White's king bishop on g1 and king knight on f1??

I guess the photographer didn't talk to Gary Lane, the author of the accompanying book. I heard that guy knows something about chess.

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