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 Author: George William Duke. Chess Morality XVII: Turning Rhyme. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2008-10-24 UTC
There are seven Occidental Chess pieces, Rook, Knight, Bishop, Falcon, King, Queen, Pawn. Only happenstance had invention and implementation of Bishop some centuries before Falcon. None of Oriental Cannon, old Centaur(BN), or Champion(RN) can or ever will be compatible with the seven, even on further enlarged 10x10 boards. The fabric of Chess extends from mathematical analyses of Knight Tours, placement of maximum number of Queens unattacked on upwardly-mobile sizes, and modern computer languages and interfaces for compatibility in play. The subject matter of Chess has its equal half in side of the arts by design of every oddball CV even unimaginative minds can think up, and by literature including poetry, like mediaeval Chess Moralities, the genre now having been updated. Here the usual suspects, RNBFKQP, are returning to the Milky Way from who knows where. The ladies find themselves with time on their hands. What do we all have, but all the time in the world? That phrase is from short story ''A Quiet Game of Chess'' before everything goes Nova. So, they play the rhyming game, Rhymie Stymie. To rhyme each and every syllable in metre over ten is not easy keeping sense: ''The avatar Horus' all-seeing Eye / We have a Star-chorus rallying cry.'' Notice ''the'' matches ''we,'' ''av-'' matches ''have'', and so on for all ten. Certain early Arab literature uses many triple rhymes deliberately, but so many has never been tried over history of spoken word from Homer to Tu Fu to Shakespeare. Probably because it is so idle a pastime. The Queen as Alcyone, one of the Pleiades, puts forth the proposition that ''modern computers all still fail to reach the pattern recognition it requires'' in lines 34-35. The seven stanzas are always 42 lines, after significant ''42'' in 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'. We omit for now the use of ciphers and cryptology embedded. Deliberatively overly-controlled mathematical verse occasioning Chessic advocacy unemotionally.

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