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The World's Most Beautiful and Unusual Chess Sets


Atlas Obscura - Jan 12, 2017
In 1923, the year after the founding of the Soviet Union, the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) produced a unique chess set. Since originating in sixth-century India, chess designs had been inspired by military battles ...
 

Chess, please: John Urschel vs. Le'Veon Bell is the matchup the NFL needs


Baltimore Sun (blog) - Jan 13, 2017
The Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers have long been rivals, but until recently, the Ravens had one important off-field advantage: They had John Urschel, which means they had a certifiable chess whiz if ever a game were to be decided not by Joe Flacco's ...
 

1 GM, 3 IMs for Mandla chess tourney


Times of India - Jan 14, 2017
Bhishma Dwivedi, district Chess association president said, " till two years back, Chess was obviously not a popular game in Mandla. But Vivekanand Yadav, district mining officer played an important role in popularising the brain game. And put Mandla ...
 

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Brevettato Italy Contemporary Gothic By Gallant Knight Chess Set with Chest


 

ANTIQUE OIL PAINTING " CHESS PLAYERS" SGNED M.GUTHRIE 1908, NO RESERVE, EXC


 

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Chess books

Foundations in Microbiology - Standalone book


by: Kathleen Park Talaro, Barry Chess
Talaro/Chess: Foundations in Microbiology is an allied health microbiology text for non-science majors with a taxonomic approach to the disease chapters. It offers an engaging and accessible writing style through the use of tools such as case studies and analogies to thoroughly explain difficult microbiology concepts.

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The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance


by: Josh Waitzkin
In his riveting new book, The Art of Learning, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the top—twice.

Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father’s book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion picture.
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Chess for Kids


by: Michael Basman

A children's step-by-step visual guide to the rules, skills, and techniques of chess—by International Master and renowned chess tutor Michael Basman.

From the history of chess and the aim of the game to essential tactics and taking it even farther in clubs, tournaments, and championships, Chess for Kids covers it all. Before explaining techniques, the book details each piece—pawns, bishops, the king, and more—to ensure kids have a comprehensive understanding before they begin to play.
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Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition


by: Irving Chernev
Having learnt the basic moves, how exactly should a player improve? In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move.
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The Fastest Chess Game ever played Impressive!


Partie d'échecs très rapide : Magnus Carlsen vs. Espen Agdestein __ Channels: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_y7IITOdVaC-_zl1Twwlmw?
 

Anand vs Carlsen - 2013 Tal Memorial Blitz Chess


This video shows the match between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen in round 3 of the 2013 Tal Memorial blitz chess tournament.
 

10-year-old Chess Prodigy beats Grandmaster


Grandmaster jan Gustafsson introduces us to 10-year old IM-elect Praggnanandhaa by looking at his game against Grandmaster Krejci. Prodigy alert!
 

Good CHESS OPENING STRATEGY! - GM Vishy Anand (chess24)


FULL COURSE: https://www.ichess.net/shop/opening-tips-from-a-world-champion-gm-viswanathan-anand/ ♕ 10 GM SECRETS: ...
 

Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2017 Round 2 Carlsen v Wojtaszek


Daniel King demonstratesthe game Carlsen v Wojtaszek from the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2017 Round 2. ▻https://www.patreon.com/powerplaychess ...