Chess Tip: Unique Knight Characteristics

Recently, I have been working on writing and rewriting (along with several of our team of experienced coaches) several more chess lessons and topics to include in the Chess4Life curriculum. While doing so, it seemed appropriate to include a couple interesting elements...

Luxury Chessboard: Monk in Rock Maple

The Summerville-New England chessboards are hand made in the USA and considered by many to be the finest. They are completely hand fabricated in New England with remarkable precision and attention to detail. From the scrutinizing selection of lumber through final hand...

Girl plays giant chess set

A friend’s adorable young girl captivated by the chess pieces towering around her. While she didn’t score checkmate, she did win on cuteness. The 25″ giant chess pieces are perfect for both private backyards and public gatherings. The set has been so...

Guide: Choosing a Travel Chess Set

Playing chess while you travel means your game can be interrupted at any moment. If you need to close the game quickly sometimes it’s helpful to use a chess board that saves the position rather than shuffling the pieces into a compartment and trying to remember...

Chess for Parents: Going Easy

If you find that you can easily win every game against your child, then I would strongly recommend doing the following. First, DO NOT play easy and make intentional mistakes – that frequently results in frustration in many situations. Instead, change the...

an ultra portable full size chess set

The Silicon board folds compact and paired with a Quality Club Special set of pieces fits inside a backpack or the like – no need for an extra carrying case. The Silicon board is a full size 20″ board with 2 1/4″ squares. You’ll notice the...

The Lewis Chess Set

The Isle of Lewis chessmen is a reproduction of the original collection of 12th century ancient Norse chess pieces that were discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. They are one of the few surviving medieval chess sets in the world....

Chess Set Redesigned for World Chess Championships

World Chess is well on its way to return chess to 1970s fame. With a bold, fresh vision, entrepreneur Andrew Paulson ushers in a new identity and re-engineered playing environments, complete with a new chess set design debuted at the 2013 World Chess Championships....