Lawrence Totaro’s Chess History Collection

Las Vegas chess player, Lawrence Totaro, started collecting chess “items” when he was 17. Now, aged in his early twenties, Lawrence has managed to accumulate an interesting and very rare collection of chess artifacts, from signed letters to antique chess sets.Lawrence has set up a website detailing a lot of the items he has collected, and also delving into the world of “chess collecting”. The website makes an interesting read, and as such I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the wonderful history of chess.

You can visit his website at or at to see a digitally enhanced version, including video footage of Las Vegas Master Ron Gross!

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