17 08, 2016

How Heavy Are Our Chess Sets?

Size really matters… one thing that never fails to surprise and impress people is the size and weight of our beautiful pewter chess sets. These sets are big! As can be seen from the above photograph from 1993 of the set creator John Morgan (left) with historic novelist Nigel Tranter, who inspired the first edition [...]

24 03, 2016

“Chess is everything: art, science and sport” (Anatoly Karpov)

Just as chess is a difficult game to master, its origin is a difficult puzzle. We may never know the exact truth of its birth. Chess has been played in many forms for centuries, through countless cultures and historic moments. Most historians believe it started in India, Persia, or China. The form of chess, which [...]