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Share a board in realtime to teach chess

A user of our community with solid experience in the game wants to teach others. There is a video broadcast in our site. I need to attach a shareable chessboard to the broadcast. Where a coach can ...
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Why are there 64 squares on a chessboard?

My question is, why not 36, 49, 81 or some other square number? Do any historical sources point to how and why chess came to be played on 64 squares in particular? Has it always been so?
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I need help identifying what kind of chess set I have… It's quite unusual!

I'm not sure if anybody can help, but... I have inherited a very unusual chess set, but I cannot find any information about it! I've been 'googling' for a long time! It is a Connoisseur set. It has ...
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What Did Benjamin Franklin Mean by the Quote “Snatch not eagerly at every advantage offered by his unskilfulness or inattention”?

I was reading the following article at http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/benjamin-franklin-on-the-morals-of-chess, and on the last paragraph, Ben Franklin says "Snatch not eagerly at every ...
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Web Interface for training by dragging and dropping pieces

Is there any web chess interface that lets me handle chess pieces as I like ? I mean it will allow me to drag and drop pieces wherever I want them to be on the chessboard and add as many pieces as I ...
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Opening a chess club

Beside the chess sets and clocks, what materials are needed? I took care of the place, I'm talking about chess materials needed. Now lets talk about the materials, I would like to buy them this week, ...
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What system do DGT boards use?

DGT boards allow it to be connected with a computer, and thus sending it the moves. WHat algorithm does it use to verify the moves pieces?
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What Chess board companies are the most reputable?

As a follow up to my original question What are the characteristics of a good chess board? I was wondering what companies are the most reputable for Chess board construction. Since I am just a ...
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What are the characteristics of a good chess board?

I just read the question: What are some good quality magnetic chess sets? and I was left with a few more general questions: What is a comfortable board size for home vs travel? What height of chess ...
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Chess set icons

I am looking for an examples of a free chess set icons. It would be nice if the place allow to download them, but this is not really important, as I will still need to redraw them in svg format. Just ...
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Where can I find Pauls' 1874 article on the n-queens problem?

Where can I find the following article, which concerns the n-queens problem? E. Pauls, Das Maximalproblem der Damen auf dem Schachbrete, II, Deutsche Schachzeitung. Organ f¨ur das Gesammte ...
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For best chess players… Help me [closed]

I have one question in my mind that while playing chess game with real person... . I also want to become winner.not only me but all starters. . 1. What do you feel. 2. How do you think. 3. How can you ...
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How to craft a chess set?

I'm thinking to have fun this summer, trying to craft my own wooden chess set. Has anyone tried doing so? How should I proceed? What materials to buy? what guides to follow?
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How to determine the value of a chess set?

I'm buying this set. It looks expensive, yet it's cheap. So how to determine the value of a set? How much does a first class set usually cost? Does it include a timer or any accessories? Are there ...
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Electronic chessboard, what are they used for?

I once saw a GM on youtube using an electronic chessboard, a board that could be plugged to a computer. I liked the idea. What is it used for? When should one consider buying it?
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Are alphanumeric style chessboards becoming less popular?

It seems that most of the chessboards being offered for sale in the House of Staunton or Regency Chess - except for cheap vinyl tournament chess boards - do not have alphanumeric coordinates marked on ...
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Why is a 0x88 chessboard array of size 128 bytes when 0x88 is decimal 136?

I am starting to look at chessboard representation with the 0x88 hex array board rep, but I'm getting confused! Please help me understand it properly! The 0x88 chess board representations I have seen ...
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Chess Pieces like classic 1997 “Pure Mate” ad

I used to have this print up on my locker in highschool, and have had a blown-up, framed version in my living room for the past several years. I've recently started playing chess regularly again and ...
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I blunder too much on wooden sets?

I have played 99% of my games online, I have seen and learn almost everything related to chess with the fonts Alpha or Mérida, either through diagrams or games, etc . However, when I play with actual ...
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What are some good quality magnetic chess sets?

I'm looking for an attractive (probably all-wood external) magnetic chess set that has reasonably strong magnets and pieces of relatively normal size; I've had enough of the chinsy plastic ones with ...