First Chess Set from Space Lands at Expo 2020 Dubai

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The big occasion of the year takes another enormous jump with an exceptionally planned chess set from space to be shown at the Expo 2020 Dubai, which opens its entryways on October 1, 2021.

Chief International Participants Officer of the Expo 2020 Dubai, Omar Shehadeh, got the chess set when Arkady Dvorkovich, President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), visited the scene of the impending FIDE World Chess Championship to be facilitated by Expo.

A round of chess in space

From seventh-century India's 'chaturanga' to Persia and afterward Arabia's 'shatranj', chess has changed a few hands since its origin. While perhaps the oldest games on the planet visited the planet, the Soviet Union took its adoration for chess to the stars.

The cosmonauts of spacecraft Soyuz 3 and Soyuz 4 finished their missions with the organization of an exceptional chessboard without precedent for 1968 and 1969, separately. Soyuz 4 would then proceed to leave a mark on the world as the principal spaceflight to effectively dock with another crewed rocket.

A chessboard for cosmonauts

In zero-gravity space, your normal chessboard and its pieces would glide in the vacuum. To keep the pieces set up during a game, the Soyuz chessboard was planned with unique stakes and notches that would permit pieces to slide all through their spaces.

This memorabilia from the space race remembers the delayed FIDE World Championship, which would hold from November 24 to December 16, 2021, at Dubai Exhibition Center.