Re: Chess and the asymetric universe
Steve Norquist <>
2/27/2013 7:26 PM
Vladimir Nabokov Forum <>

Chess has several quirks, including the "castling short" (K-side) vs. "castling long" (Q-side) rules, and the "en passant rule" of capturing an opponent's pawn which has made its first advance of two squares to land on one of the adjacent squares next to your pawn, just as if the opposing pawn had only advanced one square, if done immediately on your next move.  As much as the intricacies of the game itself, it is often the history of the game, and the greatness of past players, luring lifelong chessplayers into their fascination with chess. In this I see similarities with literature lovers.
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