December 23, 2010

Win an unique Rotterdam Chess Set!

Great news for the chess lovers: announces that there is a competition connected with the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in January to win three Rotterdam Chess Sets.

All you have to do is:
1. Send your predictions by email: for all three Groups: A, B and C
2. Name of the winner
3. Number of points 

Closing date 13th of January 2011 at 24.00.

Teun Koorevaar announces the competition: "Among the best predictors we have a lottery to give away three sets of the new Rotterdam Chessgame. Announcement of the winners on the last day of Tata Chess. The chess pieces represent famous buildings in Rotterdam City. It just arrived on the Rotterdam market and is a collectors item."
You can send your predictions to:

The pieces represent striking buildings in Rotterdam:

King: Euromast
Queen: Erasmus Bridge 
Rook: The Meuse 
Knight: Shipping and Transport College 
Bishop: World Trade Center 
Pawn: Cube Houses.


Erasmus Bridge

De Maas is Rotterdam's River,
(in English: The Meuse).
Probably the rook is designed after the
high buildings that can be seen along the river.

The Shipping and Transport College

World Trade Center

The cube houses

I wish I could win this beautiful chess set with such a remarkable and creative design...Maybe Caissa will help me?! Another option is to buy it:

There are two places from where you can buy (see underneath) the Rotterdam Chess Set for 250 Euro, including taxes. An XXL version of the same Rotterdam set can be purchased for 2500 Euro, including taxes, and it can be used for schools for example. You can see it exposed in the Central Library in Rotterdam, with an explanation of the pieces as well.

I am sure kids will love it, as it can be seen in the following video, from the previous year in a children festival:

These are the places from where you can buy the sets mentioned above:

1.Rotterdam Info

Binnenwegplein, Coolsingel 195-197
3012 AG Rotterdam 

Tel. 0900-4034065 (€ 0,35 p.min.) +31 (0)10 271 01 20 (Internat.)

2.Het Schaakstukkenmuseum (The chess pieces museum) 

Overblaak 94
3011 MH Rotterdam
(vlakbij de Centrale Bibliotheek Rotterdam)


  1. Salut
    A castigat cineva piesele? Nu am vazut nicaieri nimic postat, nu de alta dar nimerisem doi castigatori ,si la B si la C .

  2. Buna Adrian, am anuntat si eu castigatorii, in articolul de ieri: /2011/02/winners-of-rotterdam-chess-set.html
    Articolil original, in limba olandeza, il poti citi aici:
    Mai multe informatii cu privire la cei care au participat:, unde 0 inseamna ca cel care a trimis castigatorii, nu a specificat punctajul; inca o remarca: au fost trimise emailuri doar cu un castigator, al unei singure grupe, prin urmare nu a fost luata in considerare intrarea respectiva.
    Probabil punctajul celor care au castigat, a fost mai aproape de rezultatul final.
    Imi pare rau ca nu a ajuns in Romania un set:(

  3. Multumesc :) ,sunt pe pozitia 4 in tabelul respectiv,de altfel vad ca am nimerit la fel ca al treilea ce a castigat un set,proabil daca il nimeream si pe McShane cu 8.5p in loc de 9 cat am zis era ceva :),iar Kramnik a fost o alegere cam nefericita .
    Mult succes !

  4. Am uitat: felicitari pentru rezultatul remarcabil de la dezlegari,mai ales fiind la debut ! :)

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