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The Nathaniel Cooke Chessmen

The Nathaniel Cooke sublime chess pieces. Turned and hand carved from high grade woods, balanced with metal core weights, billiard cloth felting, the king 3.5 inches with a 1.65 base diameter complete with extra queens for pawn promotion. Perfect balance, a fine set of early styled chessmen. A beautiful set of hand carved and finished staunton design chessmen. For the connoisseur, statesman of budding grandmaster.

Only Available at http://www.officialstaunton.com/collections/chess-pieces/products/the-nathaniel-cooke-chessmen
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Can America Return to Chess Glory?

The United States chess team may embark on a journey reminiscent of the golden past. Three extraordinary grandmasters -- Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So -- are rated in the World's Top Ten. They are young, hungry and very good. And they will be eligible to play in next year's chess olympiad in Baku. Can they recreate the glory of the U.S. teams from the 1930s?

The Great Depression produced strong U.S. teams. They dominated the chess olympiads, winning gold medals in Prague 1931, Folkestone 1933, Warsaw 1935 and Stockholm 1937. Frank Marshall played on all four teams: he was the ultimate golden warrior.

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Milan makes its move: “Food for the Mind” at the Expo 2015
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Food for every taste, specialties coming from all over the world and more. On June 20-28 the biggest world nutrition exposition will offer the chance to taste some “food for the mind” thanks to “Expo Milan 2015 Chess Move”, a unique chess event. It is simply unique not only because it takes ...
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Our branded 1865 Official Staunton Chessmen are now available to order @ www.officialstaunton.com/collections/chess-pieces/products/1865-official-staunton-chessmen
Beautifully hand carved and turned using the finest grade boxwood. A full sized tournament chess set ideal for match-play. Perfectly balanced pieces, ease of movement with sufficient heft. The finishing to these mid range chess pieces is something you would expect to see in a higher priced set with a luxury tag!  As with all the Official Collection, expect nothing but quality at an affordable price point!  The Kings have the Official Staunton eng...
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Maya Plisetskaya playing chess with her brothers. Russia, 1950.
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Chess whizz aged 12 who stumped a Russian grandmaster: Home-schooled prodigy takes experienced player to the wire

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Chess prodigy Jonah Willow, aged 12, played Russian grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev for two hours before the champion offered the youngster a well-deserved draw.
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The below shots are from the preparation of the Hübner match. In the top picture we see Boris Spassky, who seconded the German grandmaster; Robert Hübner; the arbiter and director of the German Chess Federation Horst Metzing; and the 22-year-old World Championship challenger Garry Kasparov. On the right in the bottom picture is Werner Harenberg, a senior editor of Der Spiegel, who organised the entire action. Harenberg was a great mentor to me and sadly passed away last year.
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Proudly Introducing our 1849 Reproduction Staunton Chessmen:

Marvels of grace, balance, beauty and simplicity... This is the classic set that established a world-wide standard used since the mid-19th C. Study the King's crown and Queen's coronet, details of bishops and rooks, knights modelled after marble stallion heads from the Parthenon, on down to the diminutive pawn. Admire the simple, yet elegant contours. Well-weighted. Shaped to hold, to touch, and to admire...

Our production is a detailed replica of an original set manufactured by the British 'Jaques' company, circa 1850. English chess master, Howard Saunton, promoted this set at the first international chess tournament in 1851. Its clearly distinguishable pieces soon became the competition standard known as the 'Staunton' set.

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@StauntonChess are now proud stockists of The Official @PlayMagnus#chess set.
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How to Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit -- Part 1
www.chess.com/video/player/how-to-crush-your-opponent-in-the-kings-gambit----part-1
chess.com has a copy of the article Bobby Fischer wrote on the King's Gambit - and yes, it recommended 3....d6. (To be fair, Fischer played 3...g5, and in his article ...g5 is needed on move five.) http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/a-bust-to-the-kings-gambit-bobby-fischer ...
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Interesting article about French Chess Pieces;
French are known throughout the world for their fragrances and their romance. It is said that Paris is the capital of romance. However, romance and fragrance is not the only reason why the French taste is known among rest of the world, French have their own taste in almost everything, included the chess pieces. If you are looking for wooden chessboard, you might want to get some vintage French chess pieces for your chessboard. The French chess pieces look great on a wooden chessboard or on a marble chessboard. They are carved delicately, out of wood and stone. The details on the French chess pieces, are the main reason why they look so different than the chess pieces of other European countries.

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The Executive Palisander Chess Set by Official Staunton
A superb match featuring the very popular executive design chess pieces. Hand carved and polished with 3.00 inch king. Core weighted and felted chessmen matching the sublime Italian prestige Palisander chess board.  The beautiful wood is complete with the same meticulous and classic intarsia inlay design that has defined the Sorrento company for over a century. This wood canvas is the perfect battliefield for the noble knight or the all-important...
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Official Staunton are World leaders in design and production of innovative collectible Staunton Chess Sets. We continually strive to push the boundaries of excellence whilst maintaining the integrity of the craft. We trust you will enjoy your chess set and that it brings you many pleasurable hours of game play. We are also very pleased and excited to announce the addition of the fabulous Official Staunton range of limited edition chess sets, to our catalogue.

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