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...
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...
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...
Kovalyk Silver Chess Art

Kovalyk Silver Chess Art

Silver is the basis of inspiration for Andriy Kovalyk’s designs. As one of Ukraine’s most respected makers of jewelry and gifts, he first started in 1999 with interior design ornaments and today offers gift books, silverware, clocks, board games, jewelry, toys, silver...

Star Trek Chess Set by Franklin Mint

This chess set, from the Franklin Mint, is being released in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek TV series. The release is also timed in conjunction with the anticipated film Star Trek Beyond, the 13th film in the 50 year Star Trek franchise, being released...