The first residences of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania were powerful castles. Strong walls protected the owner during the onslaught of detractors, testified to the power of power, symbolized its stability in the troubled world of the Middle Ages. Over time, the idea of masonry defense softened through the desire of the ruling circles for beauty: castles began to give way to elegant palaces. Near the island castle of Algerd in Trakai there was a gothic palace of Vytautas with frescoes and stained-glass windows. At the initiative of Stepan Batura, Hrodna Castle was rebuilt into a palace with carved ceilings and tapestries. And in the time of Sigismund Augustus, the main palace of the Grand Duchy, the center of Renaissance culture in our lands, flourished under Gediminas Mountain in Vilnius.
Decisive decisions were made in the Vilnius Palace, the Diet was convened here, ambassadors and diplomats were received, operas were staged, masquerades were held, book collections and cultural values were preserved.
On the Belarusian-Lithuanian chessboard the palace is embodied by a hill in the center of the field. In the middle of the palace is the throne (e5). Only having got on this cage and having lasted one bezrokashovy move, the prince or the little prince can celebrate a victory. Moreover, the prince claims one of the permission of his father: he must stand no further than two cells from the center - to be in the palace.
Raising the figure to the center of the board, you need to say: "Throne!". Having won - to define: "My throne!". Nobody, except the prince and the prince, has the right to become the central cell of a chess player. If e5 is a broken field, it is also impossible to stand on it.