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The worst chess book
check out the hilarious description from the chessedinburgh site. Chandler's Corner declares Chess and How It Is Played to be the worst. Here's an example quote.
"A complete set of chessmen consists of thirty-two pieces, sixteen of which are
of one colour, generally white, and sixteen of another colour, generally black.
We say that they are generally white and black, because these are the two usual
colours, but sets do exist which are white and red, red and black, and sometimes
the white is more yellow than white.
What ever the colour, each player takes a complete set of sixteen men, alike in
colour, and plays with them.
Now, if a player takes his sixteen men and sets them out on a table, he will notice
that eight of the pieces are exactly alike. These are the Pawns.
They are probably shorter that the other pieces and consist of a central stem
ornamented with several concentric rings, the top being a ball." Brilliant! No confusion here.
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Yes, that is hilarious...
but I think there was already a thread about this book.