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Aesthetics of a chess set

Apr 27, 2012, 4:26 AM 1

I'm avoiding too much chess on the internet.  It's good training and fun to set up a position on a good quality wooden set and study it for the recommended 20 minutes without moving the pieces.   A good wooden set is a physical pleasure and a beautiful thing.  As a source of positions I'm  using  'Imagination in Chess' by  Paata Gaprindashvili who I presume is a relation of Nona Gaprindashvili, Women's World Champion 1962-78 and the first female grandmaster.

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