Arguably, chess originated in India or in China. According to a legend, chess was invented around 200 BC by a Chinese commander as a battle simulator. Another version claims that chess was invented in the 7th century AD as an evolution of the Indian game chaturanga.
The word chess originates from the term checkmate, which, in turn, is derived from the Persian term “shaah maat”. Chess was popular in Persia and the term “shaah maat” (“the king has fallen” in Persian) was used in Persia for checkmate. Later, a shortening of the word “checkmate” produced the word “chess”.
Some of chess coaches believe that basic chess training can start at an age of 4 or 5. However, most chess teachers agree that the age of 7 or 8 is the best time to start. The younger a child starts learning chess, the faster they can learn.
The Indian predecessor of chess was called chaturanga. The word means “four arms” in Sanskrit, as the game was based on the division of the ancient Indian army into infantry, cavalry, elephants and chariots. These divisions correspond to today’s chess’s pawns, knights, bishops and rooks.
As there is no exact evidence, both China and India claim to be the homeland of chess. According to a legend, chess was invented around 200 BC by a Chinese commander as a battle simulator. Another version claims that chess was invented in the 7th century AD as an evolution of the Indian game chaturanga.
Chess sets greatly vary in value from several dollars to tens of thousands of dollars in some instances. High-end custom chess sets, such as Noblie chess, made out of precious materials, lavishly adorned or dressed, may be worth thousands of dollars. Such chess sets are considered to be art pieces by the manufacturers, and therefore hold a great deal of value.
A luxury chess set is hand-made out of high-value materials, such as precious wood, amber or porcelain, and features outstanding quality and craftsmanship. Such chess sets may be priced from $1,000 to $16,000 or even more. Luxury chess sets are considered to be art pieces by the manufacturers, and therefore hold a great deal of value.
Noblie Collectibles is a manufacturer of high-end custom chess sets. Noblie handmade chess sets feature top-quality materials and superb handicraft. Each of chess pieces is carefully handmade.
Noblie is a manufacturer of unique chess sets. Noblie handmade chess sets feature top-quality materials and superb handicraft.
There are a number of billionaires that played chess seriously at some point in their lives. But, of course, none of them made their fortunes through playing chess. Some of these chess buffs were serious players in their youth, and some even had achieved relatively high ratings, while concurrently climbing the ladder as men of wealth.
The game of chess dates back over fifteen centuries: in the 6th century AD Indian aristocrats invented the board game that simulated the standard battle of the day involving four branches of the military – infantry, cavalry, elephantry, and chariotry. The cute game spread quickly to many countries becoming a ploy adored by noblemen and intellectuals alike. Exclusive chess sets carved out of precious metals or stones, rare woods, amber or porcelain became a distinctive item in the possession of aristocrats and rich people witnessing the keen wit and noble status of owners.
Luxury chess sets have also easily established a reputation of magnificent particular presents: it is still remembered that USA President Richard Nixon presented a custom porcelain chess set to the Soviet government during his visit to the USSR in 1972.
A handmade chess is more than just a chess set – it is a piece of art intended to fit into a glamorous interior or to serve as a worthy exhibit in a true chess lover’s collection.
Noblie selection of custom chess sets comprises a range of elaborately manufactured handiworks, that are not only impressive but also of highest quality. We employ a team of highly skilled carvers and artists dedicated to demonstrating the best craftsmanship in creating every single piece. Our masters maintain ongoing quality control over the entire work process to always ensure that every single chess set is a piece of art. And we have matched each set of pieces with the ideal chess board to create the best possible combination.
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Unique chess set will be a worthy exhibit in your collection or a great gift to a lover of rare souvenirs. We have a whole range of these handmade chess sets on our stock, and you can buy them today.