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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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What Makes The Game of Chess So Universally Popular?

The game of chess is more widely played today than it has ever been, with more than 150,000 international players recognised by the World Chess Federation and 800 million people playing chess on a regular basis. But what is it...

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Isle of Lewis Themed Chess Sets to Buy

As you might know, there are lots of forms of wooden chess sets. Wooden chess sets have been in use for decades and they're still quite popular and popular today. For those who use wooden chess sets, a lot of...

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Looking for Elegant Chess Pieces to buy in the UK ?

The chess pieces are generally black and white, with white making the very first move in the traditional startup. There are pieces in so many distinct materials available with intricate design patterns, all which will alter the costs of the...

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