When I came across a chocolate chess set today I knew I had to write this post. My interest in chess has been rekindled by, believe it or not, a television show. Endgame was a “blink and you missed it” show about a Russian chess master, Arkady Balagan, who is unable to leave his Vancouver hotel room after witnessing the death of his fiance. To pay the bills he solves people's problems. Most of the time those problems involve a crime of some sort. Arkady uses the people around him to go out and get information. He then puts the pieces of the puzzle together.