History of Chess
Looking back at great moments in the game of Chess, and how it all began.
Hnefatafl - popular Norse board game that pre-dates Chess. One side, the white pieces in this set, plays a thane defending a territory. The other side plays invaders. When Chess became more popular it was common to use one's Hnefatafl pieces as chessmen. The famous Lewis Chess Set is believe to be partly made up of repurposed Hnefatafl pieces.
Photographic Print: IBM Electronic Data Processing Machine, Type 704, Solving Chess Problems with a Data Processor by Andreas Feininger : 24x18in
Brooklyn teen Rochelle Ballantyne on path to become 1st black female chess master - [Rochelle Ballantyne, 17, of Brooklyn is taking the chess world by storm. She is on the verge of becoming the first African-American female chess master and her journey has been documented in the film, Brooklyn Castle. Brooklyn Castle tells the stories of five members of the chess team at I.S. 318 middle school in Brooklyn.]