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My World Of Chess: Adventures In Collecting Chess Sets With A Discussion Of The Origin And Moves Of The Game

Witty and charming accounts of collecting antique ivory chess sets interspersed with thought-provoking essays regarding the origin of the game and the moves of the pieces. Illustrated with original photographs of beautifully carved ivory chess pieces. A must have book for chess enthusiasts, collectors, and anyone interested in chess sets as miniature art.

File Size: 3910 KB

Print Length: 94 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Staton Associates (August 23, 2013)

Publication Date: August 23, 2013

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Text-to-Speech: Enabled

X-Ray: Not Enabled

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Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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Whether chess novice or expert these stories and discussions will engage and amuse all readers. Part autobiography, part scholarship this collection of short essays describe the lifetime of serendipity and thought the author has experienced on his way to being a chess aficionado. This work shows chess as more than just a game played on a board, but an active participant in the player's life. Funny, familiar and thought-provoking, it should be read by anyone curious about how an ancient board game has evolved over many lifetimes and provocatively informed one lifetime.

Who knew there was so much more to the game of chess than just learning how to play the game.

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