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Theme Chess Sets

There are many different types and styles of chess sets. As a result it can be difficult to decide upon a particular set. But it’s relatively easy to filter your choices down to a particular category. Here we can take a look at the major categories that are available everywhere.  Of course most of these styles of chess are available on pour site. Theme Chess Sets These types of chess sets usually depict characters, traditional designs, events or national traits. There are entire categories of character chess sets that depict armies and historical figures. There are also sets based on […]

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A Chess Set for many years of enjoyment

When you’re ready to purchase a chess set, you should make sure that you get one with which you will be happy. A chess set is a very special kind of purchase. It may not always be best to go cheap. Having a chess set that you are proud of and that you feel good about will increase your enjoyment as you play. It really makes you feel a connection with all the great traditions of the wonderful game of chess. When you are ready to buy your chess sets, then here are a few ideas to think about.. Looks […]

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Chess Games – All About Strategy And Tactics

Chess Games Chess is a game of strategy and tactics. Each player commands an army of 16 chess pieces. At the start of the chess games, players line up their forces to prepare for combat. Players manoeuvre their pieces to carry out attacks and counterattacks on the opposing army. At the end of the game there are fewer pawns and pieces left on the board. This is when it’s safer for the king to emerge and take part in the battle. It’s a game of strategy – so here are a few tips to improve your chances of winning. 1.Planning. […]

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The Chess Game – What are the basics ?

The fascinating chess game is a board game that was invented thousands of years ago. Throughout its  history, it has earned constant acclaim and is regularly thought of as the ‘king’ of board games. There have been several famous personalities who were reputed to have great chess skills. Charlie Chaplin, Napoleon, Einstein and Nikola Tesla were among them. Chess can give the players many hours of pleasure, as well as stimulating the brain. As  it is generally accepted that the game  improves analytical thinking and stimulates creativity and judgment. In the past chess was mainly played by courtiers. Now everyone […]

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Fun question – How many squares are there on a chess boards ?

How many squares on a  Chess Board The first, and most common response to this question is 64. There are 8 squares in each direction (8 in the rank and 8 in the file – to give them their correct notation) so 8 x 8 is 64. The full answer however is a little more complex. There are in fact also squares of size 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, 6×6, 7×7 and one large one of 8×8. So how many of each are there ? Well starting with the largest – 8×8 – of course there is only 1 With the […]

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