Looking for Rubber Stamps for Composing Diagrams

devinwashburn
Wow these are amazing, thanks so much!
devinwashburn
Just bought that set on Etsy you sent. Will eventually design my own and find someone to make them. Thanks again
SwimmerBill

Another vote for Casey rubber stamps. Not cheap but good and nice&helpful people there.

BrownMega

http://www.chesslund.com/detail.asp?id=18293&n=A-set-of-vintage-chess-rubber-stamps-small-squares-6x6-mm

chessroboto

I Have to ask if the rubber stamp method is still useful today? Is it for instruction? I cannot imagine this being used for a small production of pamphlets. Or are people buying these for the sake of collecting only?

IpswichMatt

@chessroboto, I expect it's for people to make their own notes - flash cards and so on - the sort of thing that is shown in post 13

brasileirosim
I bought a set many years ago online. These things were once used in correspondence games.
brasileirosim
I didn’t use them much. With today’s digital tools is it difficult to spend the time needed for the diagrams.
IpswichMatt

So which of today's digital tools would you use in order to do the same thing? Were you thinking of chessable, or something else?

brasileirosim
IpswichMatt wrote:

So which of today's digital tools would you use in order to do the same thing? Were you thinking of chessable, or something else?

Yes, Chessable is one of the options, and it is what I am using since years. Actually, I didn’t miss a single day there since 986 days.

devinwashburn
chessroboto wrote:

I Have to ask if the rubber stamp method is still useful today? Is it for instruction? I cannot imagine this being used for a small production of pamphlets. Or are people buying these for the sake of collecting only?

I'm getting some to just to play with and send chess by mail cards. Just as something tactile to do during covid

SwimmerBill

What I'm using it for is the following... In openings I play, typically they follow a logical path with occasional critical positions where the right move isnt obvious. I move pieces on a board, think , write and when such a position arises I make a position of it using the stamps.  I also play over GM games with the opening. When they get to an interesting tactic in a middle game following an opening I play with either color I make a position of that. Then I can flip through the book and review both. {I'll write e.g. "WHITE TO MOVE" above and have the right move below in pencil. It is not as time efficient as using chessable of course but the time spent doing it helps memory I think and it's also fun to do.

IpswichMatt

Your system also works when you don't have an internet connection @SwimmerBill!

rkw888

I like to use the stamps to aid in note taking.

brasileirosim

Yes, I did similar notes hen playing Daily Chess. I should doing this again, as it was easier to me to reconstruct my thoughts during the game.

little_ernie

Rubber stamps were used by the great Mark Dvoretsky on his file cards.

If you have a computer & printer you can do the same thing faster & neater with programs like DiagTransfer.  I've used this extensively for years to print 4x6 cards and notes. You can vary the size of the chessboard and add arrows.  I'm now on version 3.0.1 . It's free and I save the diagrams in the word processor of OpenOffice, which also is free.