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What is Chess?
The strategic board game chess has been around for thousands of years and is played all over the world. Today, partly due to the hit series the Queen’s Gambit, it is still immensely popular among young and old. Besides being a fun game, the game of chess helps in the development of children and keeps the brains of the elderly active.
Research shows that children who play chess perform better at school. First of all when it comes to thinking logically, solving problems, math skills, spatial awareness and concentration. In old age, playing chess regularly keeps you mentally fit. Research shows that chess has a preventive effect on dementia.
How to win chess?
In chess, you play two against each other. The object of the game is to “checkmate” the opponent. You do this by securing the opponent’s king in such a way that it can no longer move on the board. The king can use the other different chess pieces in his defense to prevent this.
This defense consists of; Pawns (8), Rooks (2), Knights (2), Bishops (2) and a Queen (1). Each of these chess pieces has unique properties that come in handy during the game. By applying different strategies to the game, you can bend the game to your advantage and come out as the winner.
The best chess boards and sets!
Wooden classic chess set
Take on friends or family in a 1 on 1 battle in this timeless classic for young and old.
Terracotta Warriors Chess Set
Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set
Each piece is a detailed miniature recreation of the Wizard Chess Set as seen in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
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Travel Chess board
This tournament-size chess set is the greatest bargain, and it fits the World Chess Federation’s (FIDE) height, weight, and dimensions specifications for tournament play. Because of the inexpensive cost, it is suitable for chess clubs, classrooms, and schools that are incorporating chess into the curriculum. Staunton type chess pieces in black and cream plastic are the gold standard in tournament chess. Offering the ideal mix of beauty, durability, and low cost. Each set of chessmen is manufactured of high-quality plastic and has superb design and craftsmanship. The set has 34 chessmen (two extra queens, one of each color).
3D Roman Chess board
Metal Roman Chess Set