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Portable chess set

The photo's below were made from a small portable chess set, probably made in the 1970's. Pieces and board are made from plastic, and pieces have little pins below them which are placed in holes upon the board, such that this set is quite useful for playing chess or solving chess problems when traveling.

You can click on the images to see them in larger size. There is also an index to more images of usual and unorthodox chess sets.

Written and photo's by Hans Bodlaender, (c) 1998. The photo's are made with a Kodak DC-20 camera, donated by David Howe.
WWW page created: August 24, 1998.