Image Description: The chess board could be considered the most important part of the the game. While the chess pieces are typically carved from wood or molded from glass, they can in fact be made from anything, with any look - it is the layout of the board is remains constant. This photograph of an old wooden chess board shows us up close its different colors, and the wear and tear of many thousands of games played on its surface. The board consists of 64 squares that are shown in two alternating colors of light and dark, arranged by eight rows and eight columns. A wooden board is typically preferred in high level games, although the board can be made from cardboard, vinyl, marble or glass for informal play.
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