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Unknown Chess Collection-Ivory or Bone very unusual base drill hole codes?

My cousin purchased this chess set in the late 60's from an auction house in Chicago. It has been in storage in his house until now. I shot about 140

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Chess Puzzle - Problem Chess

Can you please solve the attached puzzle. White wins in two moves. -----------Admin------------ Solution 1.Qe2 gxB (or 1...g2 or 1...h3) 2.Nc3++

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Chess Beginner

Can you please solve the attached puzzle. White wins in two moves. -Admin----------------- Hi, the chess pieces in this chess puzzle are hard to see so

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Antique Hand Carved Ivory Chess Set with Storage Case/Board

August 18, 2019 IVORY CHESS GAME - Japan This was my father’s chess game. He passed away 22 years ago at which time, I inherited the board. It has been

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Check - but not Checkmated

Why is white checkmate in uploaded image even white have the chance to capture that pawn who is checking the king .. Please see attachment and someone

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Bobby Fischer versus P. Dely

I'm a 63 year old man who decided it's time to actually make an effort to LEARN the game of chess, and I'm doing fairly well so far. Have trouble with

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Antique Chinese Chess Set with Hand carved Ivory Pieces

This set is Chinese with Hand-carved Ivory chess pieces. The Kings are approximately 4-4.5 tall. All of the pieces feature ornate carving and scrimshaw

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IS the king in check?

If an opponent's pawn can not move, otherwise his king would be in check), would my king be in check from that same pawn if I moved to the pawn's adjacent

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Bought in Singapore in 70s, Ivory?

My Uncle bought this in Singapore in the 70s. He had a bought lot of expensive furniture from there. Does anyone know what this is or what it is made

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Fifty Move Rule to give Checkmate

If the king is the last piece left on the board, how many moves does the opponent have to Checkmate? ---------------------------------- Admin Hi David,

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Vintage Ivory Chess Set for Sale

Looking to sell a vintage chess set I received from a family member a decade or so ago. They had traveled all over the world and had picked it up at some

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Morphy's Opera House Game

Question- Re the famous Paul Morphy/Opera game- When Morphy checkmated the opposition, why could the opposition just capture the attacking piece? It was

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How do I aquire a Chess Rating?

How do I aquire a chess rating? Thank you, Herman -----------Admin------------------ Hi Herman, The Elo Rating System (FIDE ratings) is used

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How To Start Your Own Chess Club

How To Start Your Own Chess Club

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World Chess Championship 2018 Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen

Replay the chess games from the World Chess Championship 2018 - Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen

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Ivory Chess Set from Dealer

I was in the US Air Force, stationed in Japan in 1960. I traveled to Hong Kong and purchased this ivory chess set from a reputable dealer. The white

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