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Chess Sets used in World Championships

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Ever wondered when the world chess championships started? Before 1948, all the championships were privately held. The first unofficial chess championships was held in the United Kingdom in 1834 till 1883 and were mostly held in the UK and France. The first official chess championship was held in 1886 in the US.

So what kind of chess equipment they use? Did they use the same German knight style chessmen or each and every tournament has its own equipment?

Below in the article, we will uncover the chess equipment that was used in the chess championships.

Chess set used in 1834

1834

The chess set used in London 1843.

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1843 london

The chess set used in Paris 1843.

1843 paris

The chess set used in London 1846.

1846
1846 1

The chess set used in Paris 1858.

1858
1858 1

The chess set used in London 1866

1866

The chess set used in New York City 1886.

1886
1886 3
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The chess set used in Havana 1889

1889
1889 1

The chess set used in New York City 1891

1891

The chess set used in Havana 1892

1892
1892 1

The chess set used in New York City 1894

1894
1894 2

The chess set used in Moscow 1897

1897

The chess set used in New York City 1907

1907
1907 1
1907 2

The chess set used in Düsseldorf 1908

1908

The chess set used in Vienna 1910

1910

The chess set used in Berlin 1910

1910 berlin
1910 berlin1

The chess set used in Havana 1921

1921
1921 2

The chess set used in Buenos Aires 1927

1927 1
1927 3

The chess set used in Wiesbaden and Heidelberg 1929

1929
1929 3

The chess set used in Baden Baden 1934

1934
1934 1

The chess set used in Amsterdam 1935

1935
1935 2

The chess set used in The Hague 1937

1937 1

The chess set used in The Hague 1948

1948

The chess set used in Moscow 1951

1951 1
1951 2

The chess set used in Moscow 1954

1954 2

The chess set used in Moscow 1957

1957
1957 1
Pic Credit: Mike John Ladzinski

The chess set used in Moscow 1958

1958

The chess set used in Moscow 1960

1960
1960 1

The chess set used in Moscow 1961

1961

The chess set used in Moscow 1963

1963
1963 1

The chess set used in Moscow 1966

1966
1966 1

The chess set used in Moscow 1969

1969
1969 2

The chess set used in Reykjavik 1972

1972 2
1972 3

The chess set used in Manila 1975

1975

The chess set used in Baguio 1978

1978

The chess set used at Merano 1981

1981 1

The chess set used in Moscow 1984

1984

The chess set used in Moscow 1985

1985

The chess set used in London and Leningrad 1986

1986 2

The chess set used in Sevilla 1987

1987
1987 1

The chess set used in New York City and Lyon 1990

1990

The chess set used in London 1993

1993

The chess set used in Zwolle and Amsterdam 1993

1993 1

The chess set used in New York City 1995

1995 3 1
1995 1

The chess set used in Elista 1996

1996
1996 2

The chess set used in Groningen and Lausanne 1998

1998
1998 2

The chess set used in Las Vegas 1999

1999
1999 2

The chess set used in London 2000

2000

The chess set used in New Delhi and Teheran 2000

2000 D

The chess set used in Moscow 2002

2002

The chess set used in Brissago 2004

2004
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The chess set used in Tripoli 2004

2004T

The chess set used in Portrero de los Funes San Luis 2005

2005

The chess set used in Elista 2006

2006

The chess set used in Mexico 2007

2007
2007 1

The chess set used in Bonn 2008

2008

The chess set used in Sofia 2010

2010 1

The chess set used in Moscow 2012

2012

The chess set used in Chennai 2013

2013
2013 2

The chess set used in Sochi 2014

2014

Thank you for reading the post this long.

Disclaimer: Gratitude to Marcus Opellius Macrinus from Algeria for collecting this rare and laborious information and made it available online. Also, all pictures are subject to owners copyright.

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