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Chess Masterworks

By Prairie Media, Inc.

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A one-of-a-kind APP featuring exquisitely filmed mini-
documentaries of 25 of the world’s greatest chess sets––including the Russian masterpiece made by Faberge, said to be the world’s most valuable set. Also included are sets by Dadaist artist Man Ray; the Salvador Dali “Fingers” set; an amber set believed to have been fashioned in the workshop of Catherine the Great; a Murano glass set; a Meissen porcelain set; a complete set from the 16th Century, and many more. Discussing the art value and political history of the sets are Susan Polgar, the world’s first female Grandmaster; Sarah Coffin, Curator of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; Graham Beal, Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts; and the collectors themselves, Dr. George and Vivian Dean.


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Customer Reviews


This is an great app that I can know more about the history of chess sets by playing the videos . Those videos are about 2-5 minutes but very useful and with a high quality. It is a must have if you are chess lover or you want to know more about the history of chess sets. And also it is cheap and worth downloading because I think those videos are not only worth $0.99 but more!

A piece of art

There are as many as 25 chess sets, and they are all presented beautifully with a stunning visual effect. It is a piece of art. quite impressive. And the sets were very well chosen and worth studying. I recommend it to every chess player. Just be aware of its huge size.

Not what I thought

This is a good app if the only thing you are interested in is chess history and the history of some unique sets. If you want to actually play chess then this is not for you. I thought that I would be able to play chess with virtual representations of the famous sets but you can't. It's just an app full of videos.

Chess Masterworks
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Education
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 559 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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