HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Tournament chess set provider, The House of Staunton, honors five chess players that made their mark in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Chess takes a lifetime to master. It requires patience, passion, dedication, and determination. The House of Staunton honors five of history’s most respected chess players:

1.       Robert James Fischer “Bobby” (1943-2008). Bobby was an American Grandmaster. He also won the title of World Chess Champion in 1972. His chess kill was noticeable at a young age and he began playing in tournaments as a teen. Bobby made numerous contributions to chess, including the well-known chess variant, Fischerandom, and a modified chess timing system.

2.      José Raúl Capablanca (1888-1942). Capablanca held the title of World Chess Champion from 1921 to 1927. Capablanca is widely recognized as one of the greatest chess players of all time. And, he is known for his skilled endgame execution and speed play. Capablanca wrote several books about chess and was an inspiration for other players, including the notable Bobby Fischer.

3.      Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941). Lasker held the title of World Chess Champion for 27 years. He published several chess magazines and books, and as a mathematician and philosopher, he was often ahead of his peers. His successful and avant-garde playing style was a mystery to his competitors at the time.

4.      Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik (1911-1995). Botvinnik is a well-known Russian Grandmaster and World Chess Champion. Highly regarded as an engineer and computer scientists, Botvinnik was one of the few players who earned distinction in a career outside of chess. Botvinnik also played a heavy hand in the organization of chess as a sport.

5.      Alexander Aleksandrovich Alekhine (1892-1946). Alkehine earned the title of World Chess Champion after defeating José Raúl Capablanca in 1927. He also led France in multiple chess Olympiads. Alkehine is widely respected for his attack style and skilled endgame execution. The opening variation, Alkehine’s Defence, is named after him.

About The House of Staunton: The House of Staunton is an American locally owned and operated small business. For over 27 years, they have manufactured the world’s finest chess equipment. They sell a wide variety of chess sets, chess boards, and chess boxes, and are the equipment provider for top chess tournaments worldwide. Their chess sets are featured in numerous movies and television shows as well as on book covers and in print ads!

Media Contact: Shawn P. Sullivan, The House of Staunton, Inc., 256.858.8070,

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