If you don’t already know, the first ever Been Better book “a Poop to be Proud of” has been published and is available to purchase on Amazon!
It’s being published through A3 Publishing. You should go check out that facebook page and like it. Don’t have facebook? We’ll have the site up eventually.
WonderCon, my buddy AJ asked this question (as seen in the comic) and I
can’t remember what I told him, but I thoroughly enjoy the “Joker Scar”
tactic of handling that question. Every month you’ll have a new comic
with a new explanation as to why, we at A3, came up with the name.
The Immortal Game was a chess game played by Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky on 21 June 1851 in London, during a break of the first international tournament. The bold sacrifices made by Anderssen to secure victory have made it one of the most famous chess games of all time. Anderssen gave up both rooks and a bishop, then his queen, checkmating his opponent with his three remaining minor pieces. The game has been called an achievement “perhaps unparalleled in chess literature”.
This game is acclaimed as an excellent demonstration of the romantic style of chess play in the 19th century, where rapid development and attack were considered the most effective way to win, where many gambits and counter-gambits were offered (and not accepting them would be considered slightly ungentlemanly), and where material was often held in contempt.
In this game, Anderssen wins despite sacrificing a bishop (on move 11), both rooks (starting on move 18), and the queen (on move 22) to produce checkmate against Kieseritzky who only lost three pawns. He offered both rooks to show that two active pieces are worth a dozen inactive pieces.
Essentially, Solas plays a very aggressive high-risk game, offering a number of pieces up as sacrifices in order to bait Bull into disregarding the “mage” he set up towards the start of the game. The number of losses he takes are immaterial as he is able to win in the end.
Chess master Nigel Short thinks we should simply accept that men’s brains may be wired better for chess than women’s. As he told New in Chess magazine, “Rather than fretting about inequality, perhaps we should just gracefully accept it as a fact.”