Maybe intentional, but the chess pieces are smoothed (looking like high poly).
But the sphere on the pawn is faceted, as by design?!
Nope, not by design. I noticed it…started working on it … realized I could be on this lecture forever… Decided to let it go for now, so I could move on. Figured I would go back and fix things later. Assuming I remember to do so. ^_^;
If it’s one object, you could simply say again
When you join objects, one with smooth, the other not.
Blender keeps this info in the joined object.
You can simply re-smooth the object.
Have fun, up to the next challenge!