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  1. 1. Staunton chess set
  2. 2. The history of the set• The Staunton chess set is the standard set ofchess pieces used in the official chesstournaments.• It has been used since 29 September1849, before it there was no standard set ofchess pieces.• The set was patented by Cook on 1 March1849.• The first 500 sets made were signed andnumbered by Staunton.
  3. 3. Howard Staunton1810 - London, 22 June 1874He was an English chess masterwho was generally regarded as theworld’s strongest chess player from1843 to 1851. He was also known asa chess writer and a Shakespeareanscholar.He organized the world’s firstinternational chess tournament in1851 in London. From 1851 heturned towards chess writing andShakespeare research.
  4. 4. The set
  5. 5. The knightThe knight can move to any of the closest squares thatare not on the same rank, file, or diagonal as thesquare that the knight occupies.
  6. 6. The rookIt can move to any square on the rank or file that itoccupies.
  7. 7. Staunton chess set
  8. 8. Staunton chess set