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The Diverse History Of the Royal Chess Game

Interestingly, chess seems to be becoming more diverse with time. Chess has become more than simply a game. Just as chess is a tough game, its origin is a tricky puzzle. It doesn't mean that chess was a new phenomenon...

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How Chess Got into Europe

Based on the reliable historical information we know for certain that already in the early days of Islam Arabs practised Chess in Baghdad, spreading the game throughout all the geographical areas in which their political and cultural expansion was taking...

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Do Real Chess Pieces make a Difference?

Do Real Chess Pieces make a Difference?

Just the other day, I had a talk with a young man who is just 10 years old.  He started telling me that he plays online with either a phone or a tablet especially in the last 6 months or...

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Chess Set Recommendations

There has been some discussion among my friends and I as to what true chess set needs are. Understand that we are talking about what the Chess Player would need. The collector is a different story.So, just what are the...

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The use of the name Staunton in Chess Set Companies

Back in the 1990's, Frank Camaratta started The House of Staunton. Frank was a serious collector of antique Chess sets. He also was aware that the Staunton design is the only one allowed in tournament play both in the US...

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5 Tips on Becoming a Better Chess Player

If you’re someone who owns a chess set and you really like the sound of playing on a regular basis, but you’ve only just started out, there’s a good chance that you haven’t really got to grips with the ins and...

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