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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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2015-06-11
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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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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.

Read The Full Article here@ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lubomir-kavalek/can-america-return-to-che_b_7463728.html
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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.

For More Details Follow The Below Link:
http://www.officialstaunton.com/collections/chess-pieces/products/1849-reproduction-staunton-chessmen
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@StauntonChess are now proud stockists of The Official @PlayMagnus#chess set.
http://www.officialstaunton.com/products/the-play-magnus-chess-set
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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

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Maya Plisetskaya playing chess with her brothers. Russia, 1950.
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