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My chess sets: green magnetic travel set

August 4, 2015

This is an occasional series of postings inspired by a brief discussion on the flight home from Turkey this summer. The flight attendant saw I was reading a chess book (quelle surprise) and, just making polite small talk, said she also liked playing chess, saying that depending on whether other crew members played, she would play on stopovers. Later in the flight she asked me if I had a chess set at home…and that set me thinking. How many chess sets do I have? And since then number is, well, shall we say, quite high, I thought I would blog about them especially those which ‘mean something to me’.

Chess J2

This a fairly inexpensive magnetic travel set, bought from my favourite shop in the whole of London (Chess & Bridge, Baker Street) on one visit. It is a very nice set to use. The pieces are decent sized, decent weight; the board light and foldable, so great to have in your travel bag. I’ve used it a lot, and still do.

Chess J1


7/10: a high rating because it is very practical, well used, and loved.


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