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Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard, a chequered board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in parks, clubs, online, by correspondence and in tournaments.

The first official World Chess Championship was held in 1886 and was won by Prague-born Wilhelm Steinitz. In addition to the World Championship, there are the Women's World Championship, the Junior World Championship, the World Senior Championship, the Correspondence Chess World Championship, the World Computer Chess Championship, and Blitz and Rapid World Championships. The Chess Olympiad is a popular competition among teams from different nations. Online chess has provided amateur and professional competition to a large and varied group of players.

Since the second half of the 20th century, computers have been programmed to play chess with increasing success, whereby a powerful home computers is able to play chess at a higher level than the best human players. In the past two decades computer analysis has contributed significantly to chess theory. The computer 'Deep Blue', a chess-playing computer developed by American computer company IBM, was the first machine to overcome a reigning World Chess Champion in a match, when it defeated Garry Kasparov in 1997.

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1947, Balkan games 5v

19 Feb 2021
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Main product: sbl0606 Country: Bulgaria Year: 1947 Nr. Yvert: 539/3 Nr. Michel: 606/0

1948, Chess games Moscow 3v

2 Apr 2021
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Main product: ssq1292 Country: Russia, Soviet Union Year: 1948 Nr. Fsc: 24835 Nr. Scott: 1299/01 Nr. Yvert: 1264/6 Nr. Michel: 1292/94
30.00
Mint NH
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3.00
Used
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1950, Chess candidates tournament 3v

26 Sep 2020
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Main product: sho1092 Country: Hungary Year: 1950 Nr. Fsc: 25005 Nr. Michel: 1092/94

1950, Chess olympics 5v

5 Apr 2021
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Main product: sjo0616 Country: Yugoslavia Year: 1950 Nr. Fsc: 25006 Nr. Yvert: 549/3 Nr. Michel: 616/0
30.00
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1951, Chess, Capablanca 7v

1 Feb 2019
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Main product: scv0294 Country: Cuba Year: 1951 Nr. Yvert: 347/49+A43/5 Nr. Michel: 294/00

1952, Chess olympiade 1v

21 Apr 2020
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Main product: sfi0412 Country: Finland Year: 1952 Nr. Scott: 308 Nr. Yvert: 395 Nr. Michel: 412

1952, Order of 1936 4v

29 Apr 2021
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Main product: ssq1627 Country: Russia, Soviet Union Year: 1952 Nr. Fsc: 25207 Nr. Scott: 1624/27 Nr. Michel: 1627/30

1953, 8 years liberation 7v

8 Dec 2019
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Main product: sho1297 Country: Hungary Year: 1953 Nr. Fsc: 25305 Nr. Michel: 1297/03

1955, Five years plan 18v

22 Feb 2019
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Main product: sch0269 Country: China People’s Republic Year: 1955 Nr. Fsc: 25504 Nr. Michel: 269/7+/+

1955, L.T. Quevedo 1v

3 Mar 2021
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Main product: ssp1056 Country: Spain Year: 1955 Nr. Scott: C146 Nr. Michel: 1056

1956, Chess deaf games 2v

24 May 2021
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Main product: spl0954 Country: Poland Year: 1956 Nr. Fsc: 25601 Nr. Yvert: 845/46 Nr. Michel: 954/5
3.60
Mint NH
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1958, Student chess games 1v

19 Feb 2021
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Main product: sbl1073 Country: Bulgaria Year: 1958 Nr. Yvert: 932 Nr. Michel: 1073
5.50
Mint NH
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1958, M.J. Tschigorin 1v

28 Mar 2020
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Main product: ssq2137 Country: Russia, Soviet Union Year: 1958 Nr. Fsc: 25845 Nr. Yvert: 2093 Nr. Michel: 2137

1960, Chess 3v

13 May 2020
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Main product: sdd0786 Country: Germany, DDR Year: 1960 Nr. Fsc: 26016 Nr. Michel: 786/88
1.20
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2.00
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1962, Chess olympiade 5v

22 Mar 2021
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Main product: sbl1324 Country: Bulgaria Year: 1962 Nr. Yvert: 1142/6 Nr. Michel: 1324/8
2.75
Mint NH
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1962, Chess olympiade 5v imperforated

19 Feb 2021
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Main product: sbl1329 Country: Bulgaria Year: 1962 Nr. Michel: 1329/33
5.00
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1962, Chess olympiade s/s

27 Sep 2020
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Main product: sblb009 Country: Bulgaria Year: 1962 Nr. Yvert: B9 Nr. Michel: B9
10.00
Mint NH
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1962, INDER sport institute 30v

27 Feb 2020
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Main product: scv0771 Country: Cuba Year: 1962 Nr. Yvert: 599/628 Nr. Michel: 771/00

1962, Chess tournament 3v

30 Apr 2020
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Main product: sna0330 Country: Netherlands Antilles Year: 1962 Nr. Michel: 124/6 Nr. Other: 330/2
2.60
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First Day Cover
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1962, Sports, Rizal 2v

9 Mar 2018
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Main product: sph0715 Country: Philippines Year: 1962 Nr. Yvert: 557/58 Nr. Michel: 715/16

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