As we move closer to opening Human Combat Chess on June 12th, our series of artist profiles moves up the chain of command to the Kings of this year's championship contenders. First up is the King of the Templars, Rachel Bigelow!
Templars - King
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WEAPON? WHY?
It is hard to pick just one. I enjoy small sword, it is graceful yet deadly. I also like the versatility of rapier and dagger. My favorite fight I have done so far was a rapier and dagger fight.
IF YOU COULD HAVE A FIGHT WITH ANYONE LIVING OR DEAD, REAL OR FICTIONAL, WHO WOULD IT BE AGAINST, AND WITH WHAT WEAPON? WHY?
Nerf gun fight with Nathan Fillion...enough said!
WHAT HAS CHESS TAUGHT YOU? WHAT HAS HUMAN COMBAT CHESS TAUGHT YOU?
Chess has taught me patience. Human Combat Chess has taught me much about flexibility, thinking on your feet, and dedication. It has also given me the opportunity to meet many wonderful people and to learn a plethora of awesome fighting styles!
INTRODUCE US TO YOUR CHARACTER:
My character is also named Rachel Bigelow. She was first introduced to the world in 2009 as Rachel Piersdorf. She married Jon Bigelow, another combatant (in real life and in game), in 2012, hence the name change. She is often used as the tiny yet powerful piece. Her background in gymnastics has lent itself well to the sport as she is proficient in many styles. She is absolutely deadly with a small sword. A strategist and very patient she is not overtly flashy like some other characters but is great fun to watch in a fight!
ANY PARTING WORDS OF WISDOM?
Chess has been such an amazing experience! It has been a pleasure to be involved for so many years. I know everyone who attends will have a tremendous amount of fun! Oh, and wear black and gold!