Checkmate

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The Nashville Public Library currently has a number of chess sets on display courtesy of William Brammeier, of rural Oakdale. There are nine boards with pieces being displayed, including one where the pieces were molded by Brammeier himself. There is also a board on display that was made by Clifford Brammeier, William’s son. Brammeier said that while some of the sets were purchased, most were gifts from his grandsons. Along with this Napoleonic War set, there is a Roman set, a Cats and Dogs set, and a Revolutionary War set (the King and Queen are George and Martha Washington). Brammeier enjoys playing chess as well as collecting the boards and says that he is willing to teach anyone who would like to learn how to play. He can be reached at (618) 472-4755.