EFENew York, USA

Two horse heads guard the entrance of the Chess Forum in downtown Manhattan, a gateway to a store and social hub where the traditional 64-square board still reigns supreme despite the relentless onslaught of the Internet.

Imad Khachan, proprietor of the store since it opened in 1995, describes himself as something of a dinosaur and the Chess Forum as his Jurassic Park, a time capsule for the ancient game. EFE