My laptop trackpad has noped - I think it’s telling me that’s enough for one day? Anyway, I managed to finish this bit, and really it’s the most important part!

So yes, this is what Chess looks like as a Wishgranter. His blue eyes became gold, and he pretends he lost an eye so he has an excuse to wear his eyepatch - in reality, he just thinks it looks cool.

I drew this as if it was just after Chess managed to piss off Shu yet again, so he’s probably thinking ‘Hahaha I fucked up.’

Anyways, have a Chess!

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.

At 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.

-Jimmy Purcell.

As I am not a chess player I just had a very enlightening discussion with my fiance breaking down the strategies that Bull and Solas take in their game (played in the banters). If you’re unfamiliar-

It’s the Immortal Game.

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 legend Jodit Polgar just owned her sexist haters

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.”

The only problem? A woman, Jodit Polgar, has dominated that game for 20 years — and her full quote reveals the truth the boys don’t want to hear.

Acrylic Chess Set by Jonathan Adler

I feel that this would be the kind of chess set that some super arch nemesis bad guy would be playing in his hidden lair built in the middle of a skull shaped volcanic island. Looks freakin awesome!



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