PHOTO: ‘Bigger Than Human Size’- Lithuania University Made One of the Biggest Chess Sets Ever

Published 01/26/2022, 12:00 PM EST

Chess is the metaphorical representation of a war. It’s a game of pride, emotions, and intelligence. Anyone who loves chess would find chess sets to be equally fascinating as well. Notably, people striving for world records and recognition often try to experiment with the size, structure, and looks of chess sets, too. 

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Organizers at Vilnius University, Lithuania, designed a 24 x 24-meter chessboard to accommodate one of the biggest chess sets ever made. They hosted an event to celebrate World Physics Day, in 2008. Unfortunately, the chess set couldn’t make it into the Guinness Book of World Records, because, even though the pieces were the biggest, it didn’t include the chessboard. 

While the chess board made in Lithuania might not be the world’s largest, it’s a spectacular one to play at. What are your thoughts on this insanely enormous chess set?

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The world’s largest chess set

Medicine Hat Chess Club, Canada, holds the Guinness Book of World Record for the biggest chess set. The dimensions of the chessboard are 5.89m on each side. The king is 119cm tall and 37.4cm wide. They measured it in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, on 27 May 2009. Well, you can’t certainly play with such a huge chess set, but it could definitely account for a unique heritage sighting. 

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Chess is an ancient game with a very rich history, but the actual revolution in chess was when people designed foldable boards. It was a way people could play it in places and time periods where and when it was banned. 

How would you like your set to be?

Not just the biggest, but there are unique chess sets around the world that might lure your attention. If you search online, you would find thousands of options available and you might even customize these chess sets as per your likings. If you are an ardent chess lover, you may often search for chess sets on Etsy or Amazon. 

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The probable number of variations in a chess game is billions and trillions. Of course, we can’t say the same about the chess sets, but we can say that it solely depends upon the imagination of the craftsman. 

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Saurav Panwar

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.

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