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Chess Guide

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Chess, the quintessential two-player game of strategy and tactics, has been a favorite since ancient times with kings, emperors and statesmen and has widely been considered throughout history as the ultimate game of intellect and skill. Chess really has been the most powerful game in history. and Jaques of London are proud to have helped bring chess into the 20th century.

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