Sydney’s Painted Chess Set at Kentuck Museum

Sydney’s Painted Chess Set at Kentuck Museum

If you've ever wanted a painted chess set, completely one-of-a-kind, Sydney Gruber may just be the person you're seeking! Sydney's work is growing in popularity and she has a number of favorite chess sets at Chess House on which to ply her unique alchemy style. On...

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Kindergartners Paint Chess Sets for School Auction

Kindergartners Paint Chess Sets for School Auction

Kindergartners Paint Chess Sets and here's the result. "Paul, I am so happy to report that our two beautiful chess sets were sold at our school auction last month. We made more than $2000 on classroom art projects alone, and more than $38,000 from the entire auction...

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Inspiration Chess Pieces

Inspiration Chess Pieces

Last week, I had the pleasure of playing 7 speed chess games on the new triple weight Inspiration Chess Pieces. They're a youthful, refreshing Staunton design ideal for blitz, casual, or club games. The knight has well defined lines and an elegant modern style. When...

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Houdini 5 Chess Computer Software

Houdini 5 Chess Computer Software

The Houdini 5 chess computer software brings a rejuvenated and reinvigorated engine to the board. Its release took some time, with it now being almost three years since the appearance of its predecessor – but the wait has certainly been worth it!

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Idea for a wall mounted chess board

Idea for a wall mounted chess board

A couple of chess enthusiasts and creative woodworking professionals in Hungary began making a unique wall mounted chess board to solve something they encountered while playing chess. The challenge of keeping the figures in place while playing chess over multiple days...

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Where is Chess Master Paul Morphy’s Pocket Watch

Where is Chess Master Paul Morphy’s Pocket Watch

In May 1859, American Chess Master Paul Morphy was presented with a pocket watch from the Testimonial Committee of the New York Chess Club as a tribute to his genius and worth. Morphy had recently returned from Europe where his dominant play gave rise to a hero’s...

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How women have made chess more beautiful

How women have made chess more beautiful

Women have made chess more beautiful and are making a difference in the world. #HappyWomensDay Whether crafty moves that win championships or handicrafts that capture imaginations, these women have made chess their art. 1. The Polgar Sisters are known for mastering...

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