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A Review Of The Kasparov Table Top Themed Chess Set
When you are in the market for a new chess set, you'll find that there are many options open to, and when you start looking for a themed chess set that really suits you, you'll find that the field gets even wider. Whether you are a novice to the game, or you are someone who has been playing for years, you already know that having a chess set that is aesthetically pleasing as well as pleasing to the hand is very important.
This is where the Kasparov Table Top Themed Chess Set comes into play. This chess set is one that has a lot going for it, and if you are looking for a new set, this should definitely be one of the ones that you take a look at.
The game of chess is one that has interested and fascinated people for more than a thousand years. The game started in India, where it was called chaturanga, and it was taken up by the Muslim world around the sixth century. It was carried to Europe and became a world wide phenomenon in very short order. There are also indications that it began in China, with a similar game involve military strategy.
This themed chess set is named for Garry Kasparov, who became the youngest World Chess Champion in 1985. Kasparov left the FIDE in 1993 to form the Professional Chess Association. He retired in 2005, and he continues to hold the all-time highest rating of 2851. At this point in time, he continues to work in politics and as a writer, forming the United Civil Front movement, but to the rest of the world he continues to be known as a genius chess player.
For any players who are looking for a themed chess set, this set is ideal in a number of ways. There are basic instructions available that show you how to play the game, as well as some excellent information from Kasparov itself. It is quite an attractive set, and the pieces happily fit into your hand, leading to a simple aesthetic that is quite pleasing. You'll find that the board measures 11 and 3/4s' inches in diameter.
Another thing that you will appreciate about this chess board is that the pieces are all hand carved to Kasparov's specifications; the pieces are simple, but quite stunning. The board itself is the standard, but it is seated on a round and solid base.
On either side, drawers will swivel out to allow the safekeeping of the pieces in question. This is excellent for people who worry about storage and keeping the pieces in the same pristine order that they came in. This set would be excellent as a display piece or one to use and play with.
If you are looking for a chess set that will sit happily and attractively in any home, you will want to consider this one. With its tan and natural wood finish, this set is definitely one of the more harmoniously beautiful game boards that you can bring into your home!
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