How Did Chess Pieces Get Their Names?

chessThe majority of the marble chess sets that you will find in online chess stores are made in two different areas of the world. The first major producer of marble and onyx sets is Pakistan. The sets are made in the region in and around Karachi; this region is known for having a well-established onyx and marble industry. The second major producer of marble sets is the region of Puebla, Mexico. Almost all of the chess sets produced in this region are made with onyx and marble. Both styles of are unique in their own way, yet they still share certain characteristics.

On move 34, Anand missed a chance to chop down into a queen endgame with an extra pawn and winning chances. That was the last clear win, if it can be called that, since white retains serious drawing chances even in that endgame. The board is setup as shown. There should always be a white square at the closest right-hand side for both players. Remember that the queen must be on a square that matches her color.

Most important – Beat your opponent in development. Get your forces out and movable (not blocked by pawns) and fast. If your opponent is wasting moves like moving his rook’s pawn in case your bishop goes up or something like that, instead of developing his bishop/knight or castling, you are one more move ahead. Wasting moves is the best way to lose.

The Factfinder contains many references to the books based on the chess collection of David DeLucia, and the latest, compiled by his son John, is a 711-page hardback on Emanuel Lasker. It includes an absorbing range of letters, articles, photographs and ephemera, most previously unseen, and the production standards are unsurpassable.

From ancient India the game spread to Persia (present day Iran). Tradition has it that a Hindu ambassador brought a chess set to the ruler of Persia in the 6th century. With the rise of Islam, the game was spread to the Arabs, who in turn spread the game to Byzantium.

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