Historical Background and Articles on Chess

George Merrifield Philidor Chessmen

George Merrifield Philidor Chessmen

Some Historical Background and Articles on the designers and manufacturers of chessmen, chess timers and chessboards. How to identify an authentic set of chessmen and when to be wary. Background and images of antique chess clocks and timers and how to identify them. Some research on very rare and collectible chessmen and theoretical articles on chess and the origins of the moves of the chess pieces:

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