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Finding the Right Chess Boards and Chess Pieces

To enjoy a classic game of chess where you feel like you’ve had it in your hand from the beginning is truly a remarkable dream for any chess player. This starts by the vigor, winning attitude and competitive demeanor to...

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How to find the Perfect Chess Set

Chess has been known for its strategic pleasure and enlightened game play for centuries and is played by millions, including amateurs to seasonal professionals. This enthralling game is the epitome of intellectual curiosity and is absolute, devoured by chess aficionados....

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What is a Staunton Chess Set and its history?

Chess sets are of various types and styles and have been around for centuries. However, the patterns vary, out of which the Staunton Pattern is very well known. These chess pieces are distinguished by their appearance and unyielding material and...

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A Royal Leader, the King of the Chessboard

Throughout the history of chess, which is believed to have started in 6th century India as a game called chaturanga, the game has always been about the well being of the king. Purpose of the game is to capture the enemy king....

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The Queen of the Chess Board

Since chess is a “royal” game, it seems only logical that king and queen start out a chess game side by side, right in the center of their army. But where the king will hide in a corner, at least...

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The Bishop, his Majesty's Spiritual Advisory

The place of the bishops at the beginning of the game is immediate to the left and to the right of King and Queen. This is no coincidence; the role of the bishop has always been that of an advisor...

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The Steadfast Rook, masters of their Ranks

In many ways, the game of chess reminds us of medieval times of Kings, Queens and Knights. The rook is no exception. Just looking at it brings up images of old castles. In fact, there is one special move in...

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The Intrepid Soldier of Chess, the Pawn

No army is complete without soldiers. However far back in time, we go to study the history of chess, there have always been foot soldiers as intrinsic part of the game, as there are in the history of both ancient...

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