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Choosing The Best Travel Chess Set

Selecting the ideal travel chess set that fits all of your requirements and tenders to your needs can be difficult, so we have written this short blog to help identify the key factors to make note of when purchasing a travel chess set.Travel chess sets vary in price, the price typically ranges from £30 to £150 and the price influx depends solely on the design, weight and functionality of the set.  Things To Remember When On The Hunt For A Travel Chess SetThe Strength Of The Magnet. When it comes to magnetic chess sets, the strength of the magnet inside...

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Tournament Style & Traditional Chess Sets

The Ultimate Chess Set Guide Chess is a battle of the mind, it requires strategy and tactics in order to prevail. Even people who don’t play the game of chess regularly, and are unwise to the rules, will often show off a beautiful ornate wooden chess set in their home. Though the standard of chess set for competition internationally has stayed the same for at least one and a half centuries. The Staunton design isn’t the only traditional style of chess pieces and many other styles were used prior to Staunton becoming the standard piece in tournaments, including The Isle...

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The History of The Isle of Lewis Chessmen

The Lewis Chessmen are one of, if not the most important and significant archaeological finds ever to be made in Scotland. These chessmen date back to the 12th century and are currently on display at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

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25 Interesting Chess Facts

Today we wanted to explore a different style of blog, something a little unusual, but fun at the same time! We won’t be discussing strategy, tactics, endgames, middle games, psychology and any other political chess related topics, no! We will be enjoying some thrilling facts about chess history that not many people may be aware of. From chess history to the longest game of chess. This fun and informative blog should help you to improve your knowledge of the game and it’s origin. Let’s commence the opening sequence of 25 interesting chess facts:Number One:The number of unique chess games is...

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The Queen's Gambit - So Now You Are Interested In Chess?

n the astounding Netflix release, The Queen’s Gambit, Beth Harmon (a fictional female chess prodigy) offers a stunning performance as one of the world's first female chess leads. The depiction of an every-single game of chess played in this series, is nothing other than impressively accurate. 

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