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Chess board look alike.

The Oxford game. 1845.

Bodleian Library

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Hartwig berichtet von einem Turnier im Harz # # schach-goettingen.de/cms/2020/08/11…
Seminarturnier Harz in Wernigerode
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The book of S. Kidd is out! on Greek play from an original, philosophic, point of view: bit.ly/2DS7frp
More soon in Pallas 114, 2020, issue Bons ou mauvais jeux? And visit our enlarged open bibliography: locusludi.ch/bibliography/ # # # #

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Games of the Orient: Korea, China, Japan. (Culin, 1895)

Plates 18 & 19, Korean chess playing, from this classic book



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🦁 10 августа Международный день льва. #

Кувшин рукомойный в виде льва.
Германия, Аугсбург, 1650-1654
Вагнер Иоганн Каспар (Мастер)
Серебро; литье, чеканка, пуансон, золочение
Высота: 40 см, вес свыше 2,5 кг

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Alll right, a great Sunday start with this excerpt of the Chess Player, a silent 1927 movie about von Kempelen's The Turk

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: metmuseum.org/metmedia/video…

@metmuseum
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Painter: Frank Stone ; engraver: W.H. Simmons.
London 1848

"A young couple in 18th century dress on a terrace, playing chess; the woman on the right, about to move a bishop, watched with admiration by the man who leans with his elbow on the table"

Precious!

British Museum

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OK, here the full story. First foreplay, then...

1848, Frank Stone; engraved by W.H. Simmons, London

British Museum



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For # one of the finest archaeological treasures of our collection: A marvelous lion head carved in mammoth ivory ~40.000 years ago. Small-sized (H. 2.3 cm) but superbly detailed. Found at the Vogelherd Cave (SW Germany)

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Painter: Frank Stone ; engraver: W.H. Simmons.
London 1848

"A young couple in 18th century dress on a terrace, playing chess; the woman on the right, about to move a bishop, watched with admiration by the man who leans with his elbow on the table"

Precious!

British Museum

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@YorkshireMuseum CHECK. MATE.

Our # has to be our Lewis chess piece Queen who sums up how lockdown feels.

We can’t wait 'til you can come and visit the full crew... nms.ac.uk/explore-our-co… #



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This afternoon, our cultural and historical specialist @CuseKicks gave a talk about historical game reconstruction to Project Kheliya, another group of game researchers at @InstucenT in Mumbai. Check it out!

facebook.com/instucen.trust…

An Open lecture on 'Games and Artificial Intelligence: Reconstructions and Playing Ancient Games' by Dr. Walter Crist...

Gepostet von Instucen Trust am Samstag, 8. August 2020

Facebook: 'Games and Artificial Intelligence: Reconstructions and Playing Ancient Games' by Dr. Walter Crist (Instucen)

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@DavidParlett Here is a magnificient 11th century Queen made of ivory from Italy.

Bibliothèque National de France, Cabinet des médailles



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Interesting article on # in Norwegian. But the stock photo of a replicated game is a rather unfortunate choice since the shapes of the gaming pieces are pure phantasy vaguely inspired by the #:
forskning.no/arkeologi-hist…
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Falls euch keine andere Begründung einfällt: nach kühlhäusern sind museen häufig der wohltemperierteste ort überhaupt!
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Machine learning is about to revolutionize the study of ancient games technologyreview.com/2019/06/20/833… #
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Heute vor pfeilgrad 112 Jahren, am 7. August 1908, wurde bei Bauarbeiten zur Donauuferbahn die »Venus von Willendorf« gefunden.

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This chess piece is a Rook, c. 14th century from Scandinavia, made of walrus ivory and bone.

In medieval Scandinavia, the chess rook was a watchman with his back to a fence. It is blowing his horn, holds a sword, and two soldiers go along on each side.

The Walters Art Museum





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Chess box and board dated c. 15th century from France or Germany. Made of ivory and wood.

At the end of the game, the King and the pawn go back to this superb box!

The Walters Art Museum

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The Bishop piece was introduced to the European chess in the 12th century, replacing the elephant of Islamic tradition.

This particular piece is of Scandinavian origin, circa 1150–1200, carved from whale ivory; collection of @metmuseum.

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It appears that my server where my # ingram-braun.net is hosted runs smoothly again after a week of severe failures including downtimes for hours. These were caused by the hoster. I had no chance to fix it myself.
#blog
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This chess piece is a Queen, dated c 12th century, made of walrus ivory and bone. The close-fitting hood with headband is typical of Spanish royal garments.

Sitting in her throne/castle, still with circular decorative motifs of old abstrac arabic pieces.

The Walters Art Museum

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Just received photos of Sursok museum :/ #







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Even the players wore masks.

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Here's what sports looked like during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. sports.yahoo.com/amphtml/corona…

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Many early soviet era chess sets were made with forced labor by prisoners, like the "Latvian" (left) and "Valdayski" (right) sets.

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Auch für #­vereine und -veranstalter interessant: Ein Strömungsexperte über # und richtiges #: rnd.de/gesundheit/aer…
CO₂-Detektoren gibt es ab ca. 25 €.
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Goddesses or toys?
It does matter how you take a photo.
Some of the Cucuteni figurines from Poduri/Romania. Institute of Archaeology Iasi, 2003.
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Today I made a video about Henrik Kasparian's chess puzzle database which includes 30 thousand chess puzzles! In the precomputer era Kasparian used index cards to select everything in one place, and it took him decades to complete!
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And Queens go all the way!

From "El dilettevole, e giudiziosi giuoco de scacchi" 18th century, Italy.

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Turn for the Knights

From "El dilettevole, e giudiziosi giuoco de scacchi" 18th century, Italy.

Magnificent jumps!!

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Domed antler # piece from the covering layer of the mead-hall's hearth. # #



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Gerade in einer Verschenkekiste am Straßenrand entdeckt: Ein Stück #, 1989 von einem Fürther Spieleverlag herausgebracht. # # #

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European etymological map for "beer". Source: buff.ly/3gfs4eU

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And that's how rooks move!

From "El dilettevole, e giudiziosi giuoco de scacchi" 18th century, Italy.

Simply wonderful

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We have just released a new update v1.0.1 of the Ludii general game system, with minor fixes since last week's 1.0.0 release. Download from: ludii.games/download.php. Please continue giving us useful feedback on our forums as well! :) #
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the lions appear in the Iraqi civilization always, it is refers to the force of the kings,
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Anderssen vs. Morphy in Paris

I love the classic motifs that surround the scene

Cleveland Public Library

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