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Official Digital Chess Set Released (in Beta)

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Official Digital Chess Set Released (in Beta)

In 2014, Pentagram has developed for World Chess the official chess set, a beautiful rendition of the classic Staunton that had become the official chess set of the World Chess Championship cycle (a limited edition of 500 sets is produced for each Championship by hand in India). 

But 99% of chess is played online, and with the update of the official World Chess chesscasting service (to be released soon), we have been developing the official digital set, which will be used in official chesscasting.

Here is how the design progressed

 This is how the new digital chess set for broadcasting might look like (and yes, we know that the knight and the bishop are on wrong squares)

This is how the new digital chess set for broadcasting might look like (and yes, we know that the knight and the bishop are on wrong squares)

 A transformation of the real pieces into digital. Initial comments: Cross on the top of King's crown is too religious and the Q is a bit confusing. 

A transformation of the real pieces into digital. Initial comments: Cross on the top of King's crown is too religious and the Q is a bit confusing. 

 Color palette must be soft and should not distract from the game.

Color palette must be soft and should not distract from the game.

 Design should work on both light and dark background.

Design should work on both light and dark background.

Version 2.0

 Queen's classic design is safe.

Queen's classic design is safe.

Version 3.0

 Queen's design here is more adventurous, but very much in tune with the original Pentagram design.

Queen's design here is more adventurous, but very much in tune with the original Pentagram design.

Tell us what you think!