An association for people passionate about chess. Created in 1984, CCI’s goal is to study and promote the art and history of the game of chess. 

Chess Sets

Art and beauty of chess sets

More Chess

Boards, books, literature, clocks, stamps, etc.

History of Chess

Origins, history of chess

Auctions & Offers

Collectors' page, auction news


—NEW—CCI’s 19th Biennial Meeting in St Louis, USA, scheduled for September 2-6, 2020. Follow LIVE and ONLINE via Zoom.

August 13, 2020
For further information, including the official programme, click on the title above.

Upcoming: German CCI Meeting, 24.-27.09.2020; Wernigerode (Germany) – POSTPONED TO 2021

December 29, 2019
Current planned programme includes the following (in German): Eine Ausstellung von Schachfiguren im Kloster Ilsenburg (Thema: „Spielbare Spiele - Playing Sets“). Einen Ausflug in die Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel. Eine Fahrt mit der historischen Brockenbahn; sowie die „üblichen Events“ wie Schachmarkt, Vortragsprogramm, Simultanturnier, Stadtbesichtigung, gemeinsame Essen etc.

German CCI Meeting in Ströbeck, October 3-6, 2019

October 9, 2019
Annual Meeting of German CCI section in Ströbeck/ Halberstadt

15th Biennial International Congress June 2012, Dresden, Germany

Host of the Chess Olympics in 1960 and 2008, Dresden has an outstanding cultural significance. Indeed, in the Green Vaults the Collectors Cabinet of August II, a great collection of arts and crafts can be admired, including some chess sets. While it is not known whether August the Strong was a good chess player or not, we do know that he had himself represented as a Chess King .


Chinese Chess Sets

CCI brochure - published for the 15th International CCI Congress in Dresden, Germany, 2012. Focus is on Chinese and Japanese chess sets during the 18th-20th century. Includes remarks on china trade, Xaingxi, shogi, Chinese export sets.