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Postby bturner » Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:35 am

There a few intriuging resources over at chessbaron. For an analysis of the types of woods used in the manufacture of chess sets see http://www.chessbaron.co.uk/woods.htm, and for the same but boards - see http://www.chessbaron.co.uk/woods_types.htm.
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Postby Chessapeke » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:15 am

When a game of chess begins, one player controls the sixteen white pieces while the other uses the sixteen black pieces. The colors are chosen either by a friendly agreement, by a game of chance, or by a tournament director. White always moves first and therefore has a slight advantage over black. The chess pieces should be set up on a standard chessboard with a white square in the near right hand corner.

Each kind of chess piece moves a different way. The rook moves any number of spaces vertically or horizontally, while the bishop moves any number of spaces in any direction diagonally (meaning a bishop will always remain on the same color). The queen is a combination of the rook and bishop (it can move any number of spaces diagonally, horizontally, or vertically). The king can move only one square horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. The knight can jump over occupied squares and moves two spaces horizontally and one space vertically (or vice versa), making an L shape; a knight in the middle of the board has eight squares it can move to.

With the exception of the knight, pieces cannot jump over each other. One's own pieces ("friendly pieces") cannot be passed if they are in the line of movement, and a friendly piece can never replace another friendly piece. Enemy pieces cannot be passed, but they can be "captured". When a piece is captured (or taken), the attacking piece replaces the enemy piece on its square (en passant being the only exception). The king cannot be captured in regular chess, only put in check. If a player is unable to get their king out of check it is called checkmate and they have lost the game.

Taken from Wikipedia
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Postby pawn99 » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:06 am

Don't buy any chess sets before you read this! http://www.geocities.com/bewise.chessets/. You have to know what to look for.
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