How to select the right size chessboard for pieces

Generally, the King piece base diameter of a Staunton design chess piece should be about 3/4 of the chessboard’s square size. Yes, it’s really that simple! For non-regulation chess play you can of course deviate from this as you wish, yet the guideline is...

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...

How to Use Electronic Chess Set Novag Obsidian

This video shows the benefits of electronic chess even while software and handheld screens are the rage. Using real chess pieces helps combine motor skills and lessens dependence on our already overloaded eyes and it’s accompanying isolated brain dependence. ...

How to Set Garde Digital Chess Clock, 30/90, SD60, D5

Let’s say you want to use the clock for USCF tournament with 1st time control 30 moves in 90 minutes, 2nd time control, Game in 60 minute, all with a 5 second delay. Setting time controls that work for USCF tournaments is a bit tricky on the Garde clock, until...