Antique and Vintage Chess Sets
Few board games can claim the same breadth of history as chess, which spans the globe, transcending borders and languages. It is taught to elementary school students, many of whom simply enjoy the shapes of the pieces, and also played by serious grandmasters, a title some say was first bestowed by Czar Nicholas II of Russia in 1914. In many ways, the expansion of chess’s popularity has paralleled world events. The game required no common...