The first Staunton chess set was made by John Jacques & Son of Hatton Garden London in 1849. The design became very popular and is still used today in major chess clubs and national and international events.
Quotes of the Day
There is no room for gallantry in chess.
What’s been bothering me is not that I haven’t won tournaments, but that I haven’t played very well.
Magnus Carlsen 2017
Petrosian-Spassky? To think I could have watched an excellent football match instead!
Mikhail Tal 1966
Fischer was the first to send me a telegram when I was in Amsterdam after I had defected, saying ‘Congratulations on the correct move’.
Vikor Kortchnoi 1986 NIC
Chess politic is not my dream, but I will be happy when we start to change things and organize a better chess life in the world.
Anatoly Karpov 2010