Summerville-New England Chessboards

Summerville-New England Chessboards

Summerville-New England Chessboards are engineering based, premium grade solid-hardwood chess boards. Driven by the singular goal of producing the very finest chess products, the boards are completely hand fabricated in New England with remarkable precision and...
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...
New DGT Electronic FIDE World Championship Chess Pieces

New DGT Electronic FIDE World Championship Chess Pieces

DGT adds the Official FIDE Chess Set to its range of electronic chess pieces suitable for all DGT e-Boards and Revelation II. The Official FIDE Chess Set was first used on DGT boards at the World Championship Match in 2013 in Chennai India when Magnus Carlsen played...

How to Read and Write Algebraic Chess Notation

In a few minutes you will understand how to read and write chess moves, called “chess notation”. Being procient at this will help you read and play through games of great players to learn and improve your own chess game! There is a wealth of materials both...
Chess Genius Exclusive Wood Chess Computer

Chess Genius Exclusive Wood Chess Computer

The Exclusive handmade, elegant wooden sensor chess board brings luxury electronic chess home in style. New in April 2017 and built with new technology, you will enjoy a beautiful chess set with intuitive play built in. Every move played is ultra-clear with the 81-LED...
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....
Queen of Katwe Disney Chess Movie on DVD

Queen of Katwe Disney Chess Movie on DVD

I recently had the pleasure of spending some time with the people behind the Queen of Katwe story. Coach Robert Katende, Phiona Mutesi, and Benjamin attended Chess4Life’s annual party hosted by Elliott Neff. During this visit I learned that coach Robert took...
Travel Chess Set for Camping or Hiking

Travel Chess Set for Camping or Hiking

With a suitable travel chess set we packed light and enjoyed some chess on our camping trip. It was Evan’s first camping trip to Deer Park in the Olympic range of Washington. A mile above sea level, it has breathtaking views in all directions including the...
Raphael Design Chess Pieces

Raphael Design Chess Pieces

Here’s a first look at the Raphael Design chess pieces that are radically un-Staunton yet irresistible to the child inside of us. While they may not appeal to the chess purist, I love the simplicity of a mere block of wood that has beauty and significance on the...
World Chess Championship 2016

World Chess Championship 2016

A generational shift is happening in the world of chess with two millennials who have come of age in the computer era now vying for the world’s title in November’s 2016 world chess championship. The 2016 chess world champion is being decided this November...