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Torben Knüdel (PSV Uelzen) und Sven Hagemann (Rochade Braunschweig) hatten die Initiative ergriffen, Mannschaftskämpfe zwischen Jugendmannschaften aus Niedersachsen zu verabreden, damut die Jugendlichen etwas Spielpraxis beklommen.

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The oldest chess set ever found dates circa 700, made of ivory, from Afrasiab, near Samarkand (Uzbekistan).

Before the abstract redesign by the Arabs, figurines like these travelled along the Silk Road to Russia, the Baltic, Scandinavia, and Central Europe.

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📷 The Senet Game of Imenmes Imenmes was an ancient Egyptian official, who was ‘Overseer of the Cattle of Amun’.  From the New Kingdom onward, the track for the game of Senet was usually engraved on the surface of a wooden box featuring a... tmblr.co/ZCYX7eZjEhXMKe…
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The Sandomierz ches set, c. 1100s, was found in Sandomierz, Poland. Made of antler; this set of obvious Arabic geometric design, made its way to Northern Europe at a very early time.

A magnificent set!

District Museum in Sandomierz

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This chess piece is a Rook(?), c. 13th century made of ivory, Northern Europe (UK?).

The piece has a life of its own, depicting a battle within the chess battle (within the battle of life, within the whole of the Universe... and beyond!)

Musée de la Chartreuse, Douai

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Es ist soweit! Wir freuen uns anzukündigen, dass es auch in diesem Jahr in der Karwoche eine NSJOM geben wird. Seid gespannt auf ein buntes Programm bestehend aus Spaßschach, Training, LIVE-Events, vielen Specials und natürlich den Hauptturnieren der U10-U18 und Mädchen!🥳

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Check out our latest Ludii release, which includes the unique *SIX* row mancala game Katro! Go play this and many more fun and traditional games!

https://twitter.com/LudiiGames/status/1360265965070667781
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v1.1.14 of the Ludii general game system is now available from ludii.games/download.php! It includes over 600 games, with more than 25 of them contributed by our users! (games in pictures: Katro, Dablot Prejjesne, Shisen-Sho) # #





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Pierre Lohner (1934-2008)

A marvelous work; everything is here, in "La partie anglaise d'échecs": the composition, the light, the colors, the expressions, the not knowing where the White pieces are but thinking that f7 is so weak...

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USSR chess postcard

Little guy is winning!

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An appropriate chess postcard for February 14th.
Early 1900s, illustrated by Mitzi Marbach

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« Sacrifice de Dame pour la Saint-Valentin » Le 13 février 1925, lors de la 3e ronde du tournoi de Paris, à la veille de la Saint-Valentin, Alekhine eut l’opportunité d’offrir sa Dame avec élégance et délicatesse. Par @BertolaGeorgeseurope-echecs.com/art/sacrifice-…

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A long-eared owl (Asio otus, German Waldohreule) in my parent's apple tree in Vellmar-West on February 13th, 2021. Click to enlarge! # # # #

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Ich mag ausser # auch noch sehr viele andere Brettspiele, am liebsten die " Siedler von Catan". Ganz tolles Spiel, wird nie langweilig, sehr hoher Wiederspielwert. Und man kann sich während des Spiels auch noch besser unterhalten als beim Schach.





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Planungen des @resischlossaltb für eine „Spielwelt“ und eine große # zu #­n in #.
sueddeutsche.de/kultur/ausstel…
residenzschloss-altenburg.de/spielewelt.html
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These chess pieces are dated 11th century, made of deer antler, they were discovered in Loisy, France.

An amazing mix of Persian, Arab, early European styles.

Musée des Ursulines, Mâcon.

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Interviews mit Sven Hagemann und Fiona Sieber als Helfer:innen des Tages der @Schachjugend

Link: nsv-online.de/2021/02/interv…

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(Close up)
A Prince and his Mistress Playing Chess,
on a terrace,
resting against green cushions, and,
smoking from a hookah (Huqqah)
Provincial Mughal,
c.1760

bonhams.com/auctions/12051…

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Chess stamps from Hungary, 1974

From medieval times on...

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This chess piece dated c. 1200 was found in 2018 in Tønsberg by the Norwegian Institute of Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU).

The abstract design is typical of arabic pieces, with geometric motifs in different parts. It's a Knight.

Photo: Lars Haugesten

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❄️MUSEUM SNOW CHALLENGE❄️

In 2018 we sculpted a *100% accurate* Lewis chess piece from snow. What can you create close to home? How about:
1. Your own berserker
2. A snowy ammonite
3. A netsuke of schnee
4. A Neolithic stone ball (it's ok, we're not all the Michelangelo of snow)











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Riddles about hnefatafl in Hervarar saga, and notes on reddening hnefatafl counters
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Snow in Vellmar-West (Hamburger Str. 25), February 8th, 2021. # # #

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Thic chess piece, most likely a pawn, is dated between 10th-12th c., from the Fatimid dinasty in Egypt. It's made of glass.

Very delicate plant motifs with a simple circular cap on top. White or Black pawn?

The National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution

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This piece, dated 12th century, is an example of the representational chess design found in Northern Europe. Made of walrus ivory. Perhaps from Trondheim.

It's a wonderful King whose beard is longer than his sword!

Musée du Louvre

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These gaming pieces are most likely chess pawns, from
Egypt or Syria, 13th century, made of glass, marvered and combed thread decoration.

They resemble the fatimid glass artwork found in many other chess pieces. Great texture.

LA County Museum of Art

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📷 egypt-museum: Senet Game of King Tutankhamun The senet game board of Tutankhamun rests on a stand with animal-shaped legs attached to sledge runners. The stand and sledge are made of ebony. The top and bottom surfaces of the board are... tmblr.co/ZCYX7eZgxv55iW…
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Die seltenen, uralten Barocktüren von Schloss Riede werden saniert hna.de/lokales/wolfha…
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Für # Juristen: Urteil OLG Karlsruhe vom 27.01.2021 zu # berichtigt Irrtum des LG Berlin AVM./. Cybits: Copyleft-Effekt verursacht keinen Rechtsverlust an # Theme selbst bei #-Verletzung.
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Großes niedersächsisches Jugendvergleichsturnier am 08. + 09. Februar mit acht Mannschaften. Die Veranstaltung wird von einem Online-Live-Stream begleitet.

Link: nsv-online.de/2021/02/grosse…

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Die @DsolLiga ist eine gute Möglichkeit für die lokale Pressearbeit und eine mögliche Mitgliedergewinnung.

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We have been provided with new information regarding the local Jewish businessman, Victor Freed, and his chess career in the Mountain Ash Chess Club!

Take a look at the updated exhibition!

cynonvalleymuseum.wales/stories-from-t…
The Life of Victor Freed
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A catalog page from Bonhams, featuring medieval Arabic chess pieces as well as Indian sets.

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The "St. Louis" chess set, late 15-17th century. Pieces are French (clear and smoked quartz); board is German. Under squares, silver flowers. Around the board, extra squares with figurines.

An amazing display in craftmanship! Who could play with this though!

Musée du Louvre

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Das Göttinger Tageblatt hat am Donnerstag, d. 4. Februar, eine kurze Notiz über die Teilnahme unserer Teams an der DSOL veröffentlicht. # # # # @goetageblatt

schach-goettingen.de/cms/2021/02/06…

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Hnefatafl by York Archaeological Trust dlvr.it/Rs9cDb

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Chess is the best means of getting the better of life.
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