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 By George William Duke. Chess Morality XII: Piece-Makers. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2013-09-25 UTC
What was happening 10 years ago? This Morality Number 12 ''Piece-makers'' appears ten years ago next week.  The unifying concepts always are that Chess itself is at the three-way interface of Reality, Abstraction, and Potentiality, driving motivation and human morality, and secondly that there are, or ought to have been, all these centuries not six but seven mathematically correct Chess pieces.

The mathematical basis for there being four fundamentals R, N, B, and F rests both on mutually exclusive arrival squares from centre of a 5x5 or 7x7 block of squares and differing unique modes of movement. Line pieces Rook and Bishop differ one from the other in that two Bishops are required to fill any space.  Since Rook and Bishop can continue outside a 5x5 and 7x7, or even 9x9, 11x11, there come to be derivative King and Queen, having the exact same eight-way directionality.

Knight and Falcon, correct oblique counterparts to Rook and Bishop, all four and all four only being fundamental, result in space-fillage with no square unreachable in one move by one or another of the four.  Now only Falcon in unique multi-path modality, neither B-R line-slider nor N leaper, has obvious characteristic of each of other three, among the four themselves.  The same cannot be said for Rook, nor for Bishop, nor for Knight; that is for example Bishop has not within herself an inherent or implicate Rook or Knight to be seen or derived.  So among the four basic units, Falcon is as first among equals.

Finally, Pawns -- interestingly alone potentially variable from a mathematical standpoint -- complete the 7-fold splittage within each poetic morality I to XX. Hence there are seven speakers brought to life each Poem, as it were seven buddhic manifestations or appearances, though all are one, or to become the one Chess and proper way of living.