Living Chess, Part II

Continued from Living Chess, Part I 


One of the last actions of Lionel Kieseritsky before abandoning Dorpat for Paris was to direct a living chess dramatization.


 Capablanca was involved in a couple Living Chess Games.

Original caption: Jose Capablanca and Herman Steiner, chess masters engage in a game of living chess with Cecil B. DeMille as referee at Los Angeles, California.


Sir George Thomas and Capablanca play game with human chess pieces.


Living Chess played at Lee Place at the 1933 Carnival of Charlbury


Living Chess played in Ströbeck, Germany, 1932



and more recently . . .


Live Chess Ballet at the Scottish Junior Chess Association Educational Trust -



Live Chess as dramatized in Odessa in 2007


Living Chess in Mexico 2006


Chess in Marostica, 2007



  • 8 years ago


    Sooooo cool!!!! That would be really fun to do!!!!

  • 8 years ago


    This looks like so much fun! Dibs on kingside knight! I can't wait to go around jumping over everybody!

  • 8 years ago


    Maybe if we gather enough people we could have a game of our own----I call King.Wink I especially like the part where they dress up as the pieces themselves. It would be quite humorous watching it.


  • 8 years ago


    I allways learn something from you. Thank you.

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