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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Current Chess Design: How did it Develop - Video

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Hi everyone, 

Check out how current chess design came about. Here's an interesting video. The rules of the game developed for about 1300 years before it started to look like the game we know today. As the game gained popularity in the competitive game-playing circuit a need for standardization emerged. The legend goes that in 1849 architect Nathan Cook designed the now-eponymous Staunton chess set. Neoclassicism was all the rage in the day and Cook melded its aesthetics with those already popular in the game. Watch the video to know more!

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