Chess Game

walnutboardtwo minds engaging
a clash of minds plans and wills
move and counter-move
poised on sword-edge tension mounts
breath-holding suspense until…

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The photograph above shows the chessboard which my father made for me. It has inlaid leather squares and a solid walnut frame. It also has a solid piece of leather underneath to protect the tabletop.

4 comments

  1. Thank you Sarah. My father only made one other board like that one. He made it for the plant manager where we both worked. It had a maple frame and dark red and blue for the squares.

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  2. Thank you. When I took this board to a chess tournament I had people tell me “I hope I get to play you because I want to play on that board.”

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