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How the Chess Set Got Its Look and Feel

Prior to 1849, there was no such thing as a "normal chess set." At least not like we think of it today. Over the centuries that chess had been played, innumerable varieties of sets of pieces were created, with regional differences in designation and appearance. -ab.04.11.13 #

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