Daniel and Ike love to play chess. They especially love to play chess against me because I am a guaranteed win. Personally I don't think they should gloat winning against a person with such an obvious chess handicap. When ever we go down and visit my sister, Regina, they really like to play on her set because it is so different. How different do you ask? Well it is about $345 dollars worth of different. Regina did not know this at the time. In fact none of us did. Especially her kids who took great pride in decapitating several pieces. When I told Regina about our research in looking for a matching chess set, I could actually hear her crying from 800 miles away as I read her text, "WHAT THE @$^*!!"
Daniel has been looking for this chess set for over a year. Each time we would get WAY out bid on Ebay. (For all I know Regina could have been the other bidder.) Then we finally found one that was left un-noticed. It had 5 hours left and no bids. The wood was chipped on one side and a few of the pieces needed the heads glued back on. No biggie. We won! The behemoth weighs 17 lbs. It cost more to ship than what we paid for it.