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christian freeling
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Long-lost Lewis Chessman found in Edinburgh family's drawer
One of the five that were missing actually. Return of the Lost Bishop.
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Great story. I'm just going to have a quick look in my loft, you never know...
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christianF wrote:
Long-lost Lewis Chessman found in Edinburgh family's drawer
One of the five that were missing actually. Return of the Lost Bishop.


I thought it was a Rook?

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The newly-discovered piece is a warder, a man with helmet, shield and sword and the equivalent of a rook on a modern chess board, which "has immense character and power".
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jcfiala wrote:
christianF wrote:
Long-lost Lewis Chessman found in Edinburgh family's drawer
One of the five that were missing actually. Return of the Lost Bishop.


I thought it was a Rook?

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The newly-discovered piece is a warder, a man with helmet, shield and sword and the equivalent of a rook on a modern chess board, which "has immense character and power".

Yes it is, my bad. I happen to see bishops as inherently lost, maybe that caused a slip of the keyboard
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christianF wrote:
I happen to see bishops as inherently lost

I suspect the feeling is mutual!

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Eric Brosius wrote:
christianF wrote:
I happen to see bishops as inherently lost

I suspect the feeling is mutual!


I have no doubt about it
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Barry Kendall
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Exciting re-discovery. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. That Sotheby's guy must have almost dropped from shock, not to mention the owner.
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This sounds like an episode of Lovejoy.
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There's hope yet for all our missing stones, cubes and counters
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It was the right move, though at the time no one saw it.
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I'm a fan of the Lewis chessmen . . .
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200 years!?!?!?

I've dropped some pieces during my playing days but this is ridiculous!!!
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