14000 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I collect chess sets but I would never play with anything but a very plain board and Staunton-ish pieces...it affects concentration/calculation in ways both overt and subtle ;)...
Doesn't do that to me. I say, you only live once. If it's something youre into and can afford it , get the best that strikes your fancy. Use it. Or someone else will, when you're gone. Maybe that's why I'm not a great chess player like you or my little brother. It doesn't matter if I win or lose, distractions don't matter to me, as long as I get to play the game and at least be in it, for a while. Sometimes I win, most of the time I lose, but I had a damn good time doing it. Life is like a game of Chess.
I know me and you don't particularly care for each other, but if you can get a pic of that board, I'd like to see it.
Oh I see... I know the board is ornamental on function, but I don't know how it will look hanging on a wall as decoration...
I think it would definitely give the room a "this is a game room" feel. Maybe put a thin wooden frame around it or something.
Sorry still can't picture this.
I posted my collection in the "Does anyone collect chess sets?" thread (post #44)...but here's the marble board specifically:
Got a nice plastic set nice tournament size with jet black and white components and slightly rounded/stylised staunton pieces. It looks great and clear, and does me fine. It is nice to play on it rather than the computer.. totally different feel, you can't beat real face to face chess and it definitely ups your game. trouble is the relative I play is at a much higher level than me, might have to join a club and play similar rated people.
help with the standard picking between 1.e4 or 1.d4
by Ultraman81 a few minutes ago
Preventing opponent from castling in early game?
by Fiveofswords 120 seconds ago
A game I played.
by tkbunny 3 minutes ago
Match of the universe God VS Satan
by JeanMichelJamJar 6 minutes ago
8/4/2015 - Classic King Hunt
by Tatnell 8 minutes ago
Find the holes in my thinking proces
by Garrus_Vakarian 12 minutes ago
by Bender82 13 minutes ago
analysis on android keeps crashing
by mshinde 35 minutes ago
1001-2000 worst things to do while playing chess
by C-C-Coalback 38 minutes ago
?Why is the Italian good for novice ?
by kco 41 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!