Chess Mate

“Every Pawn is a potential Queen”
— James Mason (1849 – 1905)

Chess is the quintessential mindgame played out on the ultimate freemasonic design of the black and white checkerboard. The exact origin of chess is unknown but it is believed to originate from Eastern India (280 AD) and spreading along the Silk Road thereafter. The modern game was invented in Europe about 1200’s onward and initially referred to as “Queen’s Chess” or “Mad Queen Chess”. In the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance, chess became of  ‘noble culture’ and used as a basis of sermons on morality Continue reading Chess Mate