Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Chess game on stamps

Chess played on chessboard, each player controls sixteen pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent's king, whereby the king is under immediate attack (in "check") and there is no way to remove or defend it from attack on the next move.

Chess is a recognized sport of the International Olympic Committee, and is led by the FIDE. Today, chess is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments.

To commemorate The Centenary British Chess Federation , Jersey has issued 6 single stamps with different value and featured the chess's pieces i.e:king, queen, rook, knight, bishop and pawn.

1 comment:

Philip Carlin said...

For those interested in chess stamps, please take a look at my World of Chess Stamps application recently published for Windows Phone, store link: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=2e91176d-bbfa-41ed-a7ba-2628123be35a