King's Court PicturesThis is the fourth set in a series of pictures of chess variant sets. The theme of the series is that all the sets are finalists in the 1999 Large Variant Contest. There are also some pictures of some of these sets on the web pages of Fergus Duniho, but I wanted to get some pictures under more optimal lighting conditions.
The pictures below are of Sidney LeVasseur's King's Court. The board pictured is composed of tiles created by David Howe. The tiles were created by cutting up a rubber-backed, cloth chess board into various sized mats. The pieces are from one of Fergus Duniho's chess sets, supplimented with four wooden figurines that represent the two Chancellors and two Jesters. The 24 pawns are from two smaller sets of Fergus'.
The exagerated oblong style of the board does indeed suggest a court, and is quite pleasing to the eye.
The pictures for the previous set (Quang Trung Chess) are here. The pictures for the next set are not ready yet, but stay tuned!
Pictures taken by David Howe.
Chess boards based on Fergus Duniho's Chess Construction Set.
WWW page created: November 6, 1999.