Michelle Ress

Michelle Ress

Posted on 01/26/2014


Photo taken on January 26, 2014


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smothered mate

smothered mate
Miniature wooden chess set. Drawers slide out to hold the pieces. The position shown is a smothered mate; black is in check and cannot move. Checkmate.

The white bishop is fluff, it isn't needed here. Actually while sleeping after taking this photo I realized the bishop was necessary as it was supporting the queen sacrifice on b8 forcing black to retake with the rook pinning the king in the corner. Without the bishop the black king could have simply captured the white queen but because of the bishop protecting the queen black had to capture the white queen with its rook.

Those of you who don't play chess, give it a try. gameknot.com is one of the best places to play.
Chess is a very easy game to learn but a very difficult game to master.

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13 comments - The latest ones
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
you lost me back at smothered... I though perhaps you were on the wrong site! Cool shot though...
3 years ago.
Michelle Ress
Michelle Ress
what makes the grass fat, we drain our washing machine out to this part of the yard, the rest of the yard is barely making it but this area as you see is enriched by the wash water.
Thanks all for the comments.
3 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
:o) great little wooden chess!!:-)

Admired in The Sunday Challenge - where we are all in the same boat
3 years ago.
Penny
Penny
Lovely chess set...Ive got no idea how to play chess!
3 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Penny
shame on you :-)
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon has replied to Penny
me either...
3 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
good wood michelle!
3 years ago.
+Pattycake+
+Pattycake+
It's a very nice board Michelle...... I like the grass around the board too. Well shot! Lovely wood!
3 years ago.
charlie b
charlie b
Nice composition Michelle. Lovely photo
3 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
that's a nice little set, look great nestled in the grass
3 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Great idea for the challenge!!
3 years ago.
Carole LaBauve
Carole LaBauve
The inlaid wood is lovely.
Good idea for the challenge
3 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
Lovely travelling chess game. Nicely captured
3 years ago.