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Remi-Fursy Descarsin (1747-1793) Portrait of Dr du C playing chess with death

Remi-Fursy Descarsin (1747-1793) Portrait of Dr du C playing chess with death

Louis Leopold Boilly - "Café de la Regence" - 1792 (Se supone que el jugador de la izquierda es Philidor, famoso musico y ajedrecista)

Louis Leopold Boilly - "Café de la Regence" - 1792 (Se supone que el jugador de la izquierda es Philidor, famoso musico y ajedrecista)

Les toilettes échiquier in Seven Hotel Paris

Les toilettes échiquier in Seven Hotel Paris

bertrand russell playing chess with his son john conrad | UCLA, los angeles, 1940

bertrand russell playing chess with his son john conrad | UCLA, los angeles, 1940

joseph-walter-west-the-chess-players

joseph-walter-west-the-chess-players

Border of a chessboard depicting courtly life, 1415 (ivory), French School, (15th century) / Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, Italy / The Bridgeman Art Library

Border of a chessboard depicting courtly life, 1415 (ivory), French School, (15th century) / Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, Italy / The Bridgeman Art Library

David Oistrakh and Sergei Prokofiev in a game, with 18-year-old violinist Elizabeta   Gilels, daughter of piano great Emil Gilels, watching the game. Judging from Prokofiev's   attire, he was on his way to a concert... (thanks to R. Krishnan, Kuala Lumpur for   identifying the young lady)

David Oistrakh and Sergei Prokofiev in a game, with 18-year-old violinist Elizabeta Gilels, daughter of piano great Emil Gilels, watching the game. Judging from Prokofiev's attire, he was on his way to a concert... (thanks to R. Krishnan, Kuala Lumpur for identifying the young lady)

Chess Piece, Rook ~ 8th-10th century ~ Western Islamic Lands ~ Ivory ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ The dot-in-circle motif recalls designs presumed to be of magical significance, most likely an abstract eye to ward off the evil-eye, which serves an apotropaic function. Easily reproduced with a tool and visible in many cultures and times, this symbol may have lost its meaning, and become simply a decorative pattern, or may have one that we have not yet discovered.

Chess Piece, Rook ~ 8th-10th century ~ Western Islamic Lands ~ Ivory ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ The dot-in-circle motif recalls designs presumed to be of magical significance, most likely an abstract eye to ward off the evil-eye, which serves an apotropaic function. Easily reproduced with a tool and visible in many cultures and times, this symbol may have lost its meaning, and become simply a decorative pattern, or may have one that we have not yet discovered.

On the set of "To Have and Have Not" she talked about how they fell in love with her watching him play chess and them slowly breaking the touch barrier ...

On the set of "To Have and Have Not" she talked about how they fell in love with her watching him play chess and them slowly breaking the touch barrier ...

Hermitage Museum Medieval Ivory Artifacts. Detail of an ivory box showing women playing chess.

Hermitage Museum Medieval Ivory Artifacts. Detail of an ivory box showing women playing chess.