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Deciding which Chess Set is best and how to buy
My first choice is just not really one, but it truly is the most impulsive, and satisfying: this is a "coup de coeur" passionnel. It is "The" chess established that I should completely buy. (of program, I'm mindful that it's just a feeling on the minute ;) ) The 2nd option, more reasonable, is for the great thing about the chess items, frequently for the knights, nicely ended, that pleases the eye... and if the price looks justified: I will not hesitate. The next alternative is the super cost, the chess set extremely cheap and not bad looking ... (In this particular case, I buy it) But if we all ask ourselves the question by what direct or motivates our choice to "purchase or not to buy" (S... ;) Might not it seem sensible to discuss money. More...

A Buyers Consideration on choosing a Chess Set
When I choose a chess set I look for two things mainly. The first one is the playability. For me, this is a very important aspect, because I like to eventually play with any set of my own. I don't have a way to show them, but taking them to the club from time to time and play with friends. Staunton, Dubrovnik or Russian sets are a must. I usually avoid figurative chess sets. More...

Chess For Children
It's been shown that playing chess is an unbelievable studying boost and support development for young folks, particularly for several ages. All games including strategies, man-oeuvres comprehension rules and may be educational and help keep up the capabilities of the brain. Playing this game helps children using their social skills and the best way to talk to others, a vital part in life that is everyday. It's a popular game which is really being used within school programs that are educational everywhere throughout the planet now-a-days as its various and extremely successful in improving memory abilities. School chess sets are offered to be bought online in a worth affordable by everybody. A chess set includes a chess board, 32 chess pieces along with two things. The chess board could be created out of different stuff going from fundamental cardboard to metal, glass as well as brilliant hardwoods. Faithful online chess retailer to take the exact finest chess sets in the precise finest costs to UK net customers, Chess Maze International is several eCommerce and online marketing specialists that are dedicated to presenting the most effective net order encounter. More...

What to consider when buying a chess set
A customers perspective on buying a chess set.... There are a number of details that I look for in Chess Equipment, which includes Chess pieces, boards and storage boxes. The first thing I look at are the Chess pieces. Of course I do keep in mind the size of the board when deciding on the Chess pieces, but only for proportional sizing of the complete setup. When deciding on Chess pieces there is definitely a set of aspects I want to see in a set that I consider buying. The first aspect of a set of Chess pieces that I look for is the general design. The Staunton style has been the standard in Western Europe and the United States for many years. So the majority of sets that I consider are of the general Staunton design. More...

Interlink Express 1 hour Delivery Slot
Interlink Express is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to our industry-leading Predict service, we provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by SMS and email, so they don't have to wait in all day. What's more, our revolutionary Follow My Parcel service enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute timeslot. More...

Chess enthusiasts gear up for the 1st Colwyn Bay Chess Congress
Chess enthusiasts gear up for the 1st Colwyn Bay Chess Congress 7th July 2014 Chess lovers everywhere will be excited to hear about the 1st Colwyn Bay Chess Congress which is set to take place this July. The planned event which will feature a Grandmaster Simultaneous match by Grandmaster Keith Arkell; will kick off at 7pm on Friday 4th July and will run until Sunday 6th July at 6:45pm. Online retailer Chessmaze International are thrilled to be sponsoring the event. Carmelo Miceli, Director at Chessmaze International said: ‘we're committed to promoting chess, particularly to juniors, as its proven to be effective in aiding intellectual development - that's why we're delighted to be sponsoring the first Colwyn Bay Chess Congress’. As part of the sponsorship, Chessmaze International will provide a selection of unique chess boards to several schools. They will also offer expertise in the form of ongoing support to the schools. If you love chess and fancy coming along to test out your skills make your way down to the Ferguson Centre, Rydal Penrhos School, Combermere Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7BT. The event is open to all chess players, including adults and juniors. -Ends- For further information, please contact: Carmelo Miceli Director Chessmaze International cm1@chessmazeinternational.co.uk 07921450040 To find out more about the event please email: northwaleschess@aol.com Notes to editors: More...

Public Sector Accounts
School and Clubs we offer a 30 day nett payment facility. We welcome all public sector orders from schools, colleges, universities, local authorities, emergency services, NHS trusts and the Ministry Of Defence. More...

Guide for Buying The Right Chess Set
Guide For Buying The Right Chess Set Chessmaze International is the leading UK online chess retailer, providing a wide selection of chess boards, chess pieces and chess sets to enthusiasts from all over the world. If you fancy trying your hand at some other games, you can also find an assortment of other options at Chessmaze International, including backgammon, mahjong and dominoes. There are so many different types of chess boards to choose from that you may not know where to start. This guide should help you select the one which is right for your own needs. Contents: Types of chess sets Chess sets for schools Types of chess pieces Chess boards Chess computers and software More...

Magnus Carlsen announces the launch of exciting new chess app!
Magnus Carlsen announces the launch of exciting new chess app Chess is becoming an increasingly popular sport and with many exquisite types and styles of sets to choose from, it is easy to understand why. If you are not a fan of the traditional chess playing and prefer to use technology to play the intriguing game; you’ll be delighted to hear the news that World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen has announced a brand new app. In an effort to promote the sport to players of all ages and levels, Magnus has developed an app which is based on his past games and takes you through his different playing styles as he has developed throughout his career. The 23 year old Norwegian is the second youngest world champion in the game and as such, is in the perfect position to be able to help chess enthusiasts through the launch of this exciting app. You can discover more about the star’s playing style and how he has managed to get where he is today. It is aimed at people at all ages and offers a great way to develop your skills and experience as you progress throughout the levels. Chess is not just a fun game to play with friends, family or as part of a club; it also offers a range of benefits which are particularly important for children developing through to adulthood. Chess can help improve memory, reactions and the ability to develop strategies and forward planning. More...

What to Look For In Your Chess Set
What to Look For In Your Chess Set When it comes to chess, we are spoiled with choice due to the array of chess sets available to us. There are all sorts of styles and designs to choose from and the choice you make will depend on your needs or that of the lucky recipient of the chess board. Whether you are buying for yourself or a loved one, there are several aspects to look out for when selecting the perfect chess set. Budget Without making any other considerations, the first thing you will need to consider is how much you can realistically afford to spend on the chess set. There are chess boards available in a range of prices and if you are working with a lower budget, you can still find sets which will cater for your needs. There are basic chess sets and those which act as a travel companion, and these are lower in price. However, if you are looking to splash out on your chess board, you will find luxury and designer chess sets at a higher price but with a more lavish look and feel. Eco-Friendly As we are all more aware of the environment these days, it may be within your interests to choose a chess set which is eco-friendly. A chess board which is constructed using a solid and stable MDF core will offer an option for those who wish to play their part in protecting the environment. They may be environmentally friendly, but this doesn’t mean they are any less attractive or durable than other types. More...

Prepare for the Christmas Holidays with Luxury Chess Boards
With Christmas on the horizon, it’s time for us to start preparing for the day and this inevitably means conjuring up different ways to keep ourselves amused over the festive period, especially when entertaining guests. At a time when the weather is usually far from perfect and we have more of it on our hands, most of us love nothing more than wrapping up warm and staying indoors with our family and enjoying some quality time together. Although we have lots of different forms of technology at our fingertips these days, including games consoles and of course the television, these can often mean we switch off to those around us and don’t communicate with each other in the way we should. This is especially true on Christmas day as it is the one time of the year when we get the chance to spend quality time together after a hectic year. One way to ensure the lines of communication are open and that we have fun over the festive period with those around us is to purchase some board games. These are ideal for the winter weather, when we are warm and cosy in the confines of our home. More...

Start Learning Early with Chess Sets for School
A game of chess offers many benefits, including the opportunity to learn about different strategies and a way to get to know other players as you share the experience together. It can also open up healthy competition, as you strive to constantly improve on your last game. In order to become a great chess player, you need to practice regularly and what better time to start than at school, when you are more open to learning and can absorb new information quickly and easily. With chess sets for school you can set up tournaments in the class room and enjoy a new form of learning, whether as part of your curriculum or for during your breaks. It is also the perfect opportunity to get to know class mates and learn more about them, with the inevitable target of making sure you win! At Chess Maze UK you will find a wide range of chess boards for schools, in a variety of designs including the roll up chess board which is ideal for putting up and taking down quickly when you are in a hurry to get back to work. More...

Why Study Chess?
Why Study Chess? It's the best kept secret on how to improve a child's mind academically Articles Chess for Kids - the world's best kept secret "Chess is perhaps the world's best kept secret in terms of how to improve a kid academically and provide a lifelong pursuit." More...

Staunton Chess Set
The Staunton Chess Set Even if you aren't an avid chess player, you are certainly familiar with the Staunton style of chessmen. They are the very image that comes to the minds of most people of what a chess piece looks like and they have become synonymous with the game. They are the standard by which all chessmen are designed and they are the design stipulated in the rules of chess for tournament play, officially designated as such by the World Chess Federation in 1924. What makes this particular design the classic example of chessmen the world over and where did the design originate? Here is a short history of the House of Staunton and it's association with the 'Royal Game.' Why the Need for a Design Overhaul? The game of chess has been around for centuries but really didn't become popular in the West until the 18th and 19th centuries. Until that time there was no standard design for chessmen. Players played with their own chessmen, created by the big designers and manufacturers of the day such as Lund, Merrifield, Calvert, Saint George, French Regence, and Selenus. The main problem with these chessmen was in their design; the sets were impractical, the chessmen themselves were too similar in appearance to other pieces in the set, and they were expensive to manufacturer. The pieces were sometimes too flimsy, sometimes too ornate for practical use, and sometimes just plain confusing when viewed on a chessboard. This is the part in chess history where our central figures join the game. The players: John Jaques of London - A game and sport manufacturing company located in the Hatton Garden district of London owned by John Jaques, brother-in-law of Nathaniel Cook. Nathaniel Cook: Entrepreneur, newspaper editor, and the registrar and officially-named designer of the 'Staunton style' chessmen. Howard Staunton: Shakespearean scholar and unofficial World Chess Champion and authority of the times. There is no dispute that there was an overhaul of the design of chessmen, that it was officially accredited to and registered by Nathanial Cook, and that it was endorsed and named for Howard Staunton. There is, however, some speculation that the design was originally conceived by John Jaques himself, and that the impetus for this redesign came from repeated complaints from his customers over the impracticalities of existing designs. Mr. Jaques, an ivory turner and craftsman, set about finding a more suitable all around design for chessmen. Many historians believe that the original design concept was Jaques', and that his brother-in-law Nathaniel had a hand in the finished design and was convinced to register it in his own name and convince Mr. Staunton to endorse it. Nathaniel Cook was associated with Howard Staunton through the periodical he edited, for which Mr. Staunton published articles on chess. Whichever way it happened, the end result is the same: The Staunton design chessmen are superior in appearance, stability, and performance to any existing chessmen of the time and continue to be the standard-bearer to this day. More...

The Chess Company
The Chess Company are foremost retailers and suppliers of chess sets and chess boards. Our excellent website is a veritable treasure trove offering a myriad of high quality products. There is are a wealth of chess products far exceeding most chess product websites and our promise is our products are of the highest quality. The products range from Luxury Chess Set & Board to Chess Computers, and very many things in between. Regardless of your level of interest in chess we can cater for you with a huge selection of items. Our unique edge is that we source our product with the quality of materials and craftsmanship. For instance in our chess board range of products we have the extremely sumptuous Andalusian Limited Edition Ebony chess set and Signature Series Chess Board. More...

The Staunton Chessmen
Even if you aren't an avid chess player, you are certainly familiar with the Staunton style of chessmen. They are the very image that comes to the minds of most people of what a chess piece looks like and they have become synonymous with the game. They are the standard by which all chessmen are designed and they are the design stipulated in the rules of chess for tournament play, officially designated as such by the World Chess Federation in 1924. What makes this particular design the classic example of chessmen the world over and where did the design originate? Here is a short history of the House of Staunton and it's association with the 'Royal Game.' Why the Need for a Design Overhaul? The game of chess has been around for centuries but really didn't become popular in the West until the 18th and 19th centuries. Until that time there was no standard design for chessmen. Players played with their own chessmen, created by the big designers and manufacturers of the day such as Lund, Merrifield, Calvert, Saint George, French Regence, and Selenus. The main problem with these chessmen was in their design; the sets were impractical, the chessmen themselves were too similar in appearance to other pieces in the set, and they were expensive to manufacturer. The pieces were sometimes too flimsy, sometimes too ornate for practical use, and sometimes just plain confusing when viewed on a chessboard. More...

The Elgin Chess Set
Shropshire, U.K.- XX February, 2013 Chess Maze International, exclusive stockist of the renowned English Chess Company, are pleased to announce the release of the special edition Elgin Staunton Ebony Chessmen. This set is hand crafted of ebony and boxwood and exhibits intricately-wrought detailing in every aspect of each piece. The Chess Maze International warehouse, set in the beautiful English countryside, is known throughout the world as suppliers of some of the most beautiful chessboards and chessmen ever crafted. These Elgin Staunton Ebony Hand Carved Chessmen are no exception; they are an absolute work of art. More...

Chessmaze Independent review
San Fransisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/20/2012 -- People have been playing chess for more than 1,500 years. An early version of the game was being played in India before the start of the 6th century AD. By the 15th century, the game had evolved into roughly its current form. The first world chess championship took place in 1886 and the World Chess Federation was founded in Paris in July 1924. The first programmed chess games appeared on the market in the 1970s and now thousands of people enjoy playing chess against their computer. More...

The Andalusian Limited Edition Chess Set from the Inspired by Staunton Collection
By Michael Chukwuma Mkpadi. Bring some Andalusian chess inspiration to your life Anyone who enjoys chess, will enjoy having this set as their pride and joy. It is a set fashioned with love and fascination. If you like to enjoy the beautiful things in life then this set is the one for you. All the pieces and pawns are dimensioned to bring the best out of you and will make you proud should you choose to purchase this magnificent chess set. Have you ever wished you could have a chess centre piece to draw breath from your guests when they visit your home. Something to do justice to your lounge. That beautiful addition to your decorative masterpiece at home. Or are you look for a stunning chess set you can actually use when your chess friends come round or training for the next weekend tournament. How can a chess set be both decorative and functional? Well the The Andalusian Limited Edition Chess sets Inspired by Staunton achieves this beautifully. More...

How to set up your chess set
Helpful video showing the correct way to set up your chess set preparing to play a game of chess is making sure the board is set correctly. Look at the square in the lower right-hand corner for each player. This should be a light-colored square. An easy way to remember this rule is the phrase "white on right." More...

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