Philippine Staunton Chess Sets

Recently, I had a discussion with Davide Nastasio regarding Philippine Staunton chess sets. He bought a reproduction of such a set produced by the Indian manufacturer Chessbazaar. I was aware that Chessbazaar was selling sets in this pattern. But I have to admit that I never really cared for more detail. When Davide mentioned the

Chess collecting – the story continues

In my first article I described that chess does not only consist of openings, tactics and tournaments, but that the chess enthusiast can and should also show an interest in the history of the game and the playing material. This recent article shows the close links between the two. Today I want to tie in

The 14th Czechoslovak Championship

When chess games and the history of a chess set come all together – By Holger Langer and Davide Nastasio This is a rare Czech tournament chess set similar to the ones used in the 14th Czechoslovak Championship which was held at PodÄ›brady from July 5-26, 1936. The tournament was organized as an international event,