Some very early chess boards were made of leather. There are also boards made of stone, but mankind’s quest for novelty and originality has produced an overwhelming variety of unusual chessboards. There are boards where the squares have become circles. There is a board with an undulating Dali-like surface with peg holes to fit the pieces. Also a board that has scalloped squares on which the pieces can rock and spin. There are even chess boards made of pastry, using pieces made with pastry cutters…mmmmmm, tasty!
I recently bought the Reproduced 1940 Soviet Club Chess Set in Ebony / Antiqued Box wood and I am impressed by its quality in every aspect of it. Most important to me is the incredible work in turning and, especially, the carving of the knights, which is always the touchstone in every chess set. I purchased the non glossy version of it and I am so pleasantly impressed with the orange colour of the light pieces and with the to a certain extent shiny deep black ebony look of the dark ones. To me, most amazing is the perfection and the detail on four knights: incredible. The stability, touch and feel of every chessman is also outstanding. Even more otstanding, all in all, when, as another buyer says, the set has been made out of only one or two pictures of the original. Finally, the ensemble is in full harmony betwwen all its elements. Last but not least is the 30% discount I got in the prize. Thank you ChessBazaar craftmen.
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To calculate the best chess board size for your chess set, you need to know the size of the base of the king. Multiply the size of base of king by 4/3 to get the minimum square size of the board. For example, a set with 2″ king base will next 2 x 4/3 = 2.66″ square sized board. We offer these chess board in different sizes starting from 17 inches upto 23 inches.
Glue and clamp the chessboard together. You should see some glue squeeze out on the surface of the panel. If you don’t, you didn’t use enough glue. Let the squeeze out get tacky and then scrape it off with a putty knife. Remove the clamps when the glue has dried and cut the panel length.
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The set I received is far different. Its the “Exclusive Staunton 4″ King Set” (listed way above) but the bishop looks nothing like that. The head is waay fatter, and thicker. Also, the pieces are generally “fatter” and fuller in stature. The knights almost look laughable. Below is a photo I found on their site of the exact one (minus color choice) I received with the fatter, weird looking pieces. Compare this to the original ebay auction link I posted above. Not even close
The design offered functional benefits that hold up today. The varying heights of the pieces reduced the chance that pawns could “hide” behind other pieces, said Jon Crumiller, one of the foremost collectors of antique sets and a tournament player himself.
R.A. from AZ writes, “I can honestly say that all things considered your chess sets are better than Jaques, because you provide the same if not better quality, but at a price that is much easier to bear.”
Now that spring is here the need to get out on the garden is ever present, the smell of freshly cut grass wafts through our open windows while the sun beams down on the cars being washed on the drive way. A sure sign that the days are longer, neighbours are chatting over the fence again, spring is here and summer is on it’s way. Now that The Regency Chess has begun stocking a range of outdoor chess sets you can enjoy your favourite game in the fresh air. We have added a selection of durable outdoor chess games and a draughts set too. We have always said that no home should be without a set, but need to extend the statements to gardens too.
Don’t be fooled by low-priced imitators – The House of Staunton is the only choice for luxury chess pieces. Our luxury chess pieces have been meticulously handcrafted by master artisans to capture the old-world craftsmanship that have long defined the Staunton pattern.
S.L. from CA writes, “The 4″Collector chess set that arrived at our home in Davis, CA is incomparable! My son & I joyfully unwrapped the boxwood & ebony pieces & admired their graceful beauty, pawn by pawn, piece by piece.”
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