PHOTO: ‘Bigger Than Human Size’ – University of Lithuania made one of the largest chess sets ever

Chess is the metaphorical representation of a war. It is a game of pride, emotions and intelligence. Anyone who loves chess will find chess sets just as fascinating. In particular, people striving for world records and recognition often also try to experiment with the size, structure and appearance of chess sets.

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Organizers from Vilnius University, Lithuania, designed a 24 x 24 meter chessboard for one of the largest chess sets ever made. They organized an event to celebrate World Physics Day in 2008. Unfortunately, the game of chess did not make it into the Guinness Book of World Records, because although the pieces were the largest, it did not contain chess.

While the Lithuanian-made chessboard may not be the largest in the world, it is a spectacular board to play. What do you think of this insanely huge chess set?

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The largest chess game in the world

Medicine Hat Chess Club, Canada, holds the Guinness Book of World Record for the largest chess game. The dimensions of the chessboard are 5.89m on each side. The king is 119 cm high and 37.4 cm wide. They measured it in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, on May 27, 2009. Well, you certainly can’t play with such a huge chess set, but it could certainly account for a unique historical sighting.

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Chess is an old game with a very rich history, but the real revolution in chess was when people designed folding boards. It was a way for people to play it in places and time periods where and when it was banned.

How would you like your set?

Not only the largest, but there are unique chess sets around the world that can grab your attention. If you search online you will find thousands of available options and you can even customize these chess sets to your liking. If you are an avid chess enthusiast, you may often search for chess sets on Etsy or Amazon.

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The likely number of variations in a game of chess is billions and trillions. Of course, we cannot say the same about the chess sets, but we can say that it depends solely on the imagination of the craftsman.

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