German Staunton Chess Set in Rosewood & Boxwood – 3.25″ King

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German Staunton Chess Set in Rosewood & Boxwood – 3.25″ King

German Staunton Chess Set in Rosewood & Boxwood - 3.25

  • King Height: 3.25″, King Base Diameter: 1.25″
  • King Weight: 2 oz., Total Chess Set Weight: 32 oz.
  • Green Billiard Cloth Pads
  • Includes 2 spare queens for pawn promotion.
  • Recommended Chess Board Size: 1.75″ Squares (not included)

Sometimes simple is best and that’s true of our German Knight Staunton chess set with its simple but attractive design. Unencumbered by fine detail, the pieces will stand up to the rigor of everyday play and it’s an especially good chess set for blitz. Pieces have green billiard cloth pads for a soft feel on the chess board and are weighted for stability. The rosewood and boxwood are hand polished to a beautiful sheen. More chess games have been played with a German Knight than any other chess set in the world and it continues to be our most popular chess set.

List Price: $ 59.95

Price: $ 59.95

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Analysis 12″ Chess Board – Black*

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Chess Boards | 0 comments

Analysis 12″ Chess Board – Black*

Analysis 12

  • 12″ x 12″ chess board
  • 1 3/8″ x 1 3/8″ squares
  • Ideal size for quick analysis or classroom desks
  • Quality screen-printed vinyl

These Analysis-Size Chess Boards go perfectly with our Analysis-Size chess pieces and are ideal for a quick viewing of your game with friends on the tournament hall floor, or work great for smaller desks at schools.

Each chess board is made of quality vinyl and has algebraic notation around the board. The squares are 1 3/8″ x 1 3/8″ and the entire board is 12″ x 12″.
*12″ x 12″ chess board
*1 3/8″ x 1 3/8″ squares
*Ideal size for quick analysis or classroom desks
*Quality screen-printed vinyl

Please remember that this board is designed for our 2.5″ Analysis pieces and is too small for our 3.75″ Standard Pieces.

List Price: $ 9.99

Price: $ 7.49

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Chess Openings: Danish Gambit

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Chess Tactics Videos | 22 comments

The Danish Gambit is one of the most aggressive openings you can play and it focuses on sacrificing material for rapid development and a huge spacial advantage. Here we discuss the key concepts to know when playing this opening. Make sure to check out more great chess content at: www.thechesswebsite.com Chess Software used in the video can be found at http and www.chessok.com

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I would like to see a different variation of CHESS with optional preferred positions.?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Chess Openings FAQ | 4 comments

Question by Danilo C: I would like to see a different variation of CHESS with optional preferred positions.?
The game of Chess has become almost predictable and played with standard moves and countermoves by the game masters. I would like to see a variant of this boardgame where both players choose the arrangement of their officials while the pawns still keep the usual front squares. The arrangement shall be discrete until the players face each during the game.

Best answer:

Answer by civilization
there is something like that. “game of Chess has become almost predictable and played with standard moves ” lots of games will end up in a weird sidelines. and for that variation is also predictable: control center and develop.

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Chess for Children: How to Play the World’s Most Popular Board Game

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Books About Chess | 3 comments

Chess for Children: How to Play the World’s Most Popular Board Game

Chess for Children:  How to Play the World's Most Popular Board Game

With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess – the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess.

Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Although chess can be regarded as a rather complex and mysterious game, the rules themselves are straightforward. It doesn’t take long to learn how the pieces move, and even children as young as five can enjoy exciting games. They will also thoroughly enjoy outwitting friends and relatives!

List Price: $ 16.95

Price: $ 8.59

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Can I teach myself how to play chess without using the computer?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Chess Openings FAQ | 8 comments

Question by : Can I teach myself how to play chess without using the computer?
I’ve always been interested in the game of chess. I dad was going to teach me how to play but I was killed in Afghanistan 2 years ago. The only people I know who play chess now are my cousins but they live far away. It it seems I might have to teach myself. Can I teach myself how to p;ay chess and how?

Best answer:

Answer by sugarbearrayray9
I think the computer helps a lot better than teaching yourself.

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Bobby Fischer Against the World

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Chess DVD Video | 3 comments

Bobby Fischer Against the World

Bobby Fischer Against the World

Product Description

In 1972, America was chess-obsessed. The Soviet Union used chess to demonstrate its intellectual superiority to the West, but along came a young, lone American, who demolished the Russian masters of the sport. At the height of his career, Bobby Fischer was better known than any other man in the world. Relentless press attention, political pressure and a monomaniacal focus on chess ultimately led to his undoing.

Filmmaker Liz Garbus uses the narrative tension of the 1972 match between Fischer and the defending World Champion, the Russian Boris Spassky, to explore not only the politically charged period of the early 1970s but also the nature of genius, madness and the game of chess itself.

Special Features

  • A History of Chess
  • The Fight for Fischer s Estate

List Price: $ 29.95

Price: $ 18.66

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17 Staunton Gold Chess Pieces for Chess Set Reviews

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Plastic Chess Pieces | 0 comments

17 Staunton Gold Chess Pieces for Chess Set

17 Staunton Gold Chess Pieces for Chess Set

  • Half set with 17 chess pieces (extra queen included)
  • Felt paper base
  • Meet all tournament standards
  • King Height: 3 3/4″

These plastic chess pieces are the same size, style and weight as our Standard Tournament Chess Pieces only in a variety of fun colors. These chess pieces meet all chess tournament standards and regulations. They are a standard staunton design and have a 3 3/4″ tall King with a 1 1/2 ” base. They are just like our Triple Weight Tournament Chess Pieces but without the extra weight and cost.

*Half set with 17 chess pieces (extra queen included)
*Felt paper base
*Meet all tournament standards

These pieces are sold with 17 pieces of the same color. Also available in Black, White, Silver, Gold, Blue, Yellow, Red, Green, Pink and Purple please see my other offers!!!

*King Height: 3 3/4″
*King Base: 1 1/2″
*King Weight: 27 grams
*Set Weight: 15 oz
*Piece Material: Plastic
*Extra Queens: Yes

List Price: $ 11.00

Price: $ 12.99

Master Series Plastic Chess Set in Black & Ivory – 3.75″ King

Master Series Plastic Chess Set in Black & Ivory - 3.75

  • King Height: 3.75″
  • King Base: 1.5″
  • Chess Set Weight: 18 oz.
  • 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
  • Green Felt Pads

Our new Master Series Plastic Chess Set is the best looking and lowest priced club chess set available. Its new design is both elegant and funtional with pieces that are amazingly well balanced and stable on the chess board. The knight has a traditional Staunton design with attractive features and fine detail that all players will enjoy. Pieces are made from solid plastic with a matte finish and are virtually indestructible. Our new Master Series Plastic Chess Set is an unbeatable choice for schools, clubs, and tournaments looking for the very best value in a plastic chess set.

Recommended Chess Board Size: 2″ – 2.25″ Squares (not included)

List Price: $ 4.95

Price: $ 4.95

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