"In life, as in chess, forethought wins." Charles Buxton.
The game of chess originated in Eastern India during the Gupta Empire where it was known as Chaturanga in Sanskrit. Chess was a part of the noble culture during the middle ages and the Renaissance. Used to teach war strategy, it was also dubbed as the "King's Game" as well as the gentleman's game, renowned for its emphasis on strategy and strength of the mind. Chess is also viewed as a means of self improvement and not just idle amusement, useful in the course of life with the valuable use of the mind. Chess includes the three basic necessities of foresight, circumspection and caution, without which, the game cannot be played. A mind game known to boost intelligence, strategy and patience amongst children and adults, chess has gained popularity worldwide. If you are on the lookout for a perfect chess board to indulge in at home then the 8" x 8" Marble Wooden Chess Game Board Set + Hand Crafted Pawns is a perfect choice.
Features of The Chess Board>
Chess is played on a square board of eight rows called ranks that are denoted with the numbers from 1 to 8 with eight columns that are called files and are denoted with the letters A to H of squares. The colours of the 64 squares alternate and are commonly referred to as "dark" and "light" squares. The chessboard is placed with a light square at the end of the right hand rank nearest to each player with each of the queens on a square of its own colour. These pieces are divided traditionally into black and white sets. The players are referred to as "White" and "Black", with the game beginning with 16 pieces of the specified colour. These consist of one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and eight pawns. This 8" x 8" hand carved Indian wooden chess board is a class apart with its elegant and smart look, perfectly handcrafted, made of premium quality wood and inlaid marble stone. The pawns are made of stone in off white and black, carved creatively and individually by the hands of professional craftsmen. The board is made of premium quality wood perfectly carved with a marble surface of neat edges and a storage box below the board for the 32 pawns, laced with a satin cloth. With each pawn and the board being personally handcrafted, this marble wooden chess board is an antique set that can be passed down to future generations. Neat and classy with a compact storage capacity, this set is sure to grab your attention, with the ability to not only allow you to play a clever game of chess, but also as a means to add to your decor. Many people have a fetish for collecting chess boards, and this is sure to be one of those.
Maintenance of The Chess Board
This wooden marble chess set is such that it has a classy appeal as a result of which it should be maintained in the correct manner. Follow a few steps to keep your marble chess board in good shape and looking new even years after purchase and handing down to future generations. Marble and wood is prone to dust, therefore regular dusting of the pawns and board is a must. Stubborn dust particles can be removed by applying a stone cleaner or a cloth soaked in soap and wiping the board gently. Leave it to dry carefully and only then replace the pawns back into the storage box. Do not use harsh chemicals such as alcohol or acidic cleaning solutions. Do not use any dry or liquid cleaner that is abrasive as it will scratch the stone. Look after your chess set by following these simple steps and keep your board looking new and lasting long for years to come.
Brand - StonKraft
Handcrafted designer Chess Board
Made of premium quality wood and marble
Enjoy a classy game of chess and also enhance the decor of your home with this handcrafted marble and wooden chess board. Shop online for the 8" x 8" Marble Wooden Chess Game Board Set + Hand Crafted Pawns and display your set with pride.