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The Wide World of Chess

The cultural history of chess

Rick Knowlton: My chess childhood

Chess Sets of the World (montage)
Library chess display
Welcome to AncientChess.com
How to play ancient chess
How to play chess

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Featured Chess Sets
Staunton designs
Carlsen vs Anand chessmen
Carlsen vs Anand on stone sets of Pakistan
Ganine "Gothic Heads" chessmen
Simpsons-in-the Strand (19th c.)
Biedermeir chessmen (19th c.)
Austrian Renaissance chessmen
Pewter Renaissance style chessmen
Figurative Renaissance metal set
Chess set of unknown origin
Small brass chess set
The Spanish Armada chessmen

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More Chess Sets
Classic Theme chessmen
Pocket magnetic chess set
Silly prehistoric chessmen
Red & White original Staunton style
Red/white men, blue/white board
Turkish/Muslim Constructed set
Erotic fire vs water chessmen
Multi-colored glass chessmen

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Featured Chessboards

Italian briar chessboard
Italian mother of pearl chessboard
Italian alabaster chessboard & set

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Interesting Raw Footage
Chess simul with Ray Robson
Pilgrimage to Saint Louis 2011

Not Chess
How to Play Go
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Chess Resurrections
The oldest chess set ever discovered
The Da Vinci chess set
'Da Vinci' chess puzzles
Courier chess recreated from Lucas van Leyden's painting
How to play courier chess
Courier Sets/Boards (informal review)
Courier chess video collection

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Chess of China
How to play xiangqi
Xiangqi sets 1
Xiangqi sets 2

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Chinese Chess Variants
Intro to luzhanqi, doushouqi, l'Attaque, and related games
How to play doushouqi (jungle)
How to play luzhanqi
Luzhanqi, deluxe set
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Chess of
Japan
How to play shogi
Shogi: comparison of sets
Shogi: standard set
Shogi: 1-kanji study set
Dobutsu shogi in the greenwood: complte shogi made for children
Let's catch the lion: simplified shogi
Print and Play internationl shogi, "Dragon King"
Deluxe Mini Shogi
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Chess of Mongolia
Review of Mongolian chess sets
Review ... another take
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C
hess of Korea
How to play janggi
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Chess of Myanmar (Burma)

How to play sittuyin

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The New Chess of Vietnam
All about Commander Chess, Cờ Tư Lệnh (many videos!...)
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Chess Book Reviews
L'odyssée des jeux d'échecs/Chess odyssey
The game and playe of the chesse (1474)
The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked
Shogi: Joseiki at a Glance
Shogi: Edge Attack...

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The Isle of Lewis Chessmen
The Isle of Lewis Chessmen
Small pewter Lewis chessmen
Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked
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Modern Art Chess Designs
Modern Chess Designs
The Man Ray Chess set
Frameless Man Ray boards
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New Chess Variants
Capablanca's Knighted Bishops & Rooks
Introduction to LOKA

How to play LOKA
How to Play Shuuro
How to Play Turanga
How to play HIVE
How to play KHET
Intro to Dragon Chess

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Chess of Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian chess designs
How to play Thai/Cambodian chess
Thai/Cambodian sets (informal review)
Rare Thai chessboard
Philippines: Moro chessmen

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Chess of India
Indian set w/ seated king
Chess sets of India
Chess mats (informal review) 1
Chess mats (informal review) 2

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The world's major chess forms, their history and evolution.
A fundamental introduction to chess as a world cultural advent.
Includes chess, shatranj, chatrang, chaturanga, chaturaji, courier chess,
shogi, xiangqi, janggi, makruk, shatar, sittuyin, the Charlemagne and Da Vinci
sets, and variants Loka and dou shou qi. Presented by Rick Knowlton

 


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