The Chess Wanderer

"Les pions sont l´âme du jeu" Francois-André Philidor, 1749

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Peg Analysis Board

Does anyone have recomendations for a good peg analysis board? I want to have one by my side as I'm analyzing openings, and endings, or just to take around with me. Seems they are hard to find. Thanks.

6 Comments:

At 1/12/2005 3:21 AM, Blogger Don Q. said...

I prefer the magnetic ones that fit in your pocket. I had an old Dreuke peg board set that I was pretty fond of though. You're right. They are hard to find.

 
At 1/12/2005 8:33 AM, Blogger Pawnsensei said...

Hey Don, which magnetic board is your favorite? I seen a couple 5X5 wood boards with wood pieces, or the small plastic ones with flat pieces. Do you like the magnetic ones better than your peg board? How come?

 
At 1/13/2005 3:39 AM, Blogger Don Q. said...

I like magnetic boards with the flat pieces. This way I can read a book and follow along while in bed. (Yes, I'm a freakin' wild man.) The only magnetic set I've seen that looks close to the one I've got is sold by the London Chess Center. I need to replace mine but have not yet been able to swallow the bitter pill of international shipping.

I never use the peg set anymore. It's only benefit was that you could leave a position and it wouldn't get messed up. The same is true of a magnetic set, and it takes up less space.

 
At 1/13/2005 8:28 AM, Blogger Pawnsensei said...

Thanks for the tip Don. That site also had some nice peg boards as well. Which is the set you were looking at? Was it chtr001?

I have a magnetic set like that but the pieces rattle around when I put it in my bag, it can't fit in my pocket, and I can't close up the board without messing up my position. Basically I use it with my roll-out board to hold certain positions while I try different lines from that position. I posted earlier about that board, currently it is being held together with electric tape.

 
At 1/28/2005 10:23 AM, Blogger Rakshasas said...

The magnetic travel sets at http://www.magnategames.com/frontpage.asp are really good. I have several and recommend them highly.

 
At 4/16/2005 3:18 AM, Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Great: thanks for planting the idea of using a magnetic board in bed Don. This is going to destroy my marriage!

 

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