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Painting of Courier Game. A painting of a Courier Chess game by the famous Dutch painter Lucas van Leyden, from 1510.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Ayer wrote on Thu, Oct 29, 2009 05:05 PM UTC:
The man seems to me to be dismayed, and the woman confident. The game has been analyzed. The woman is checking, and can force checkmate in about three moves.

Simon Spalding wrote on Fri, May 9, 2003 08:46 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
Nice image of the painting... which like so many of the era, tells a story. Looking at the poses and expressions of the human figures, I feel that the male player is confident of winning, and the female player is in the process of making a fatal move. I play Courier Chess a little, but have not yet managed to analyze the pieces on the board. Has anyone else analyzed their game? ([email protected])

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