The LTD Chess Set

The Living The Dream chess set was derived from Hephaestus Knight and War Knight chess sets.
Created in 3D and rendered to fit the 2D board in platinum and gold it is one of the sweetest chess sets ChessRex.com offers. The LTD brand was created during development by Puffin, Higginator and EXTREME of ChessRex.com.

Chess960 Quotes

“Chess960 is healthy and good for your chess. If you get into it and not just move the pieces to achieve known positions it really improves your chess vision.”
— GM Levon Aronian http://chess960.net/

“Chess is better than sex”, Because there are more positions!”
–Prof. Eckhard Freise http://www.chesstigers.de/

“Chess960 or FRC (Fischer Random Chess) is 960 starting positions of forced tactical thinking. Chess960 has a different dynamic to it that frightens many players who do not like to be challenged on an even playing ground. The advantages are that any player can take a strong position regardless of his or her strength or skill level for openings in traditional chess.

Memorization gives a player great advantage when recognizing openings. Chess960 levels that advantage. In Random Chess the power structure of the pieces is not evenly spread out from the center to the sides as it is in Traditional Chess, So you are forced to find a center and play a tactical game.” — EOC

“Fischer Random Chess960 Starting position #144 …..tape stops before the ending …the higginator wins on time….lol…enjoy the ChessFun all the samesame!…” — Chessoutback At Higgiez

Live Chess at ChessRex.com

ChessRex.com’s Live Games feature is going live.
A Flip board option allows you to switch sides and get a better perspective of the game in progress. First, Prev, Next and Last buttons help you get into the action as you enjoy watching the match with out missing a single move. One click on the annotation will take you to that board configuration to analyze openings middle and end game strategies.

Hephaestus Knight

In Greek mythology ( Roman as Vulcan), HEPHAESTOS was the great Olympian god of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry and the art of sculpture. Hephaestus Knight was designed with the intent to imitate flames on the knights back. And the idea was to craft a gold and platinum chess set that was all luxury.

Chess960

Chess960 or FRC  (Fischer Random Chess)   is 960 starting positions of forced tactical thinking. Chess960 has a different dynamic to it that frightens many players who do not like to be challenged on an even playing ground. The advantages are that any player can take a strong position regardless of his or her strength or skill level for openings in traditional chess.

Memorization gives a player great advantage when recognizing openings. Chess960 levels that advantage. In Random Chess the power structure of the pieces is not evenly spread out from the center to the sides as it is in Traditional Chess, So you are forced to find a center and play a tactical game.

 

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The Best Chess Site !

What is the best chess site online?

What would you consider the best chess site to be?
Some would say that it is the one with the most high rated members and teachers on the site.
Others would say that it is the site with the best options and site tools, Or a combination of both.

In my personal opinion it is the community that makes the site great.
Having high rated players on the site does help attract strong players and make for a solid site.
Most Masters in general use their name as a brand and their skill to play the game to gain income.

Therefore not all of the popular names that you find on a site are the real person.

A Global Community interacting as players, Teachers, and Masters gathering
virtually to enjoy the game of chess is needed to be one of the best.

But in this new age world where chess is seen as a geeks game and not cool at all when kids opt to play video games on Xbox.
Chess needs to be sold as a cool thing again and not as grandpa’s old game board.
ChessRex.com is committed to making the game cool again for the next generation of players.

In our attempt to attract the already distracted Xbox generation we have created 3D chess sets rendered for a 2D board.
We have designed some of the best looking chess knights that exist online and will have them on a 3D flash board.
Our chess boards are the closest you get to a real wooden board online.
The combinations of pieces and boards are endless and they can be personalized at the members request.

Your basic chess site does not have many options if any on the boards or pieces – yet you might end up playing against Natalia Pogonina so that is a plus.