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plastic, cardboard or cloth are
recommended as material for Chessboards.
The board may also be of stone or marble
with appropriate light and dark colors,
provided the Chief Arbiter finds it
Natural wood with sufficient
contrast, such as birch, maple or
European ash against walnut, teak,
beech, etc., may also be used for
boards, which must have a dull or
neutral finish, never shiny.
Combination of colors such as brown,
green, or very light tan and white,
cream, off-white ivory, buff, etc., may
be used for the Chess
squares in addition to natural colors.
The board size should be such that the
pieces appear neither too crowded nor
too lonely on the squares. It is
recommended that a side of the square
should measure 5 to 6 1/2 cm
(2 to 2.6 inches).
A comfortable table of suitable height
may be fitted in with a Chessboard. If
the table and the board are separate
from one another, the
board must be
fastened and thus prevented from moving