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Chess-themed deck: Black Pieces
Just for fun

Main Deck

32 cards

Castle Sengir
16  Swamp

18 lands

Black Knight
Coffin Queen
Lord of the Undead
Pawn of Ulamog
Priest of Gix

14 creatures

Chess-themed deck: White Pieces
Just for fun

Main Deck

32 cards

16  Plains

16 lands

Eager Cadet
Jhovall Queen
King Suleiman
White Knight

14 creatures


2 other spells

It is one of the world's oldest games, and even the people behind Magic: The Gathering, like Richard Garfield, have been impacted by it. The game? Chess, of course! Daily Decks pays homage to the legendary creation with two mini-decks reimagining it through the Magic lens. For black you have a front row filled with Pawns (of Ulamog), two Castles Sengir appearing as rooks, (Black) Knights, and Priest of Gix serving as bishop (in time the Priest will be bishop, right?). Of course, Coffin Queen and Lord of the Undead are serving as queen and king, respectively.

Now on to the white half of the chess set! While white in Magic doesn't have pawns, per se, Eager Cadets will no doubt be happy to en passant themselves to grand position. Castle is, of course, a solid stand in for rooks, the bishop is represented by Preacher, and you have your (White) Knight. King Suleiman and Jhovall Queen represent, well, that should be obvious. So, agree? Disagree? Share how YOU would have built these decks in the forums, or even try them out in the real world!

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