Art Chess Sets
It may have escaped your notice, but eight of the world's top chess players have descended on London for The World Chess Candidates Tournament, which will decide who plays the current world champion Vishy Anand. The tournament runs from 14 March –to 2 April (CLICK). With an eye for the main chance, Christie’s Style & Spirit auction on 26 March will showcase historic chess sets and tables (CLICK and search for "chess"). Shown is a German chess set made from amber (18th century). Another set is by Man Ray.