Although Enochian Chess was most certainly employed for magical purposes, it was nevertheless also employed as a game. Israel Regardie s not always a reliable source on GD information. That he does mention that Enochian Chess went almost extinct following the decline of the original GD is just one example, numerous groups and individuals continued the game, my Grandparents taught me the game in the 1960's. Traditional Chess has been and always will be my favorite game. My kids are becoming quite adept at both games.
My question was with regard to Crowley's game strategy and style, which Geomantic was his favorite? You can learn alot about someone by understanding how they play, this applies to Enochian Chess as well as to the Traditional game. IMHO Crowley's innate magical ability far surpassed that of his mentor Mathers, a fact which Mathers himself realized early-on. Joe