Several Historical Chess Items [photos]

  • December 11, 2017

Historical Chess Items

Howard Staunton, chess player and writer who was generally considered the strongest player in the world from 1843 to 1851, named editor of The Chess Player's Chronicle in this August 1853 edition.

Howard Staunton Chess Players Chronicle

Considered one of the greatest pieces of chess literature, In 1969, Simon and Schuster published Bobby Fischer's My 60 Memorable Games. Surprisingly it includes not just wins, but nine draws and three losses by the most immortalized player of all time.

Bobby Fischer

Vintage Drueke Player's Choice Chessmen were put into production in the early 1960s. The design is seeing a resurgence in demand today.

Drueke Players Choice

Also photographed:

Natural Edge Chessboard from Chess House

Pen made from rare 3500-year-old Senator Tree


    External References:

    1. Wikipedia: Staunton Chess Set
    2. Wikipedia: My 60 Memorable Games,

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