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If you decide to go with a wooden board, chess pro Mr. Dlugy advised purchasing the flat as opposed to the fold-up style. “Solid boards are simply more stationary,” he said. Mr. Seirawan agreed: “A flat board is much preferred as the fold is distracting.”
Although the golden rosewood vs ebony isn’t traditional, I like that it is darker. My board has darker squares and border, so plain boxwood never looked quite right on it. I look forward to receiving what will hopefully be my first quality chess set! I will update you guys when I get it next week 🙂
I can personally vouch for the integrity and reliablity of USCF (2nd link) and can also assure you that they rarely have the best prices regardless of what you’re looking for. I’m pretty sure the other sites here are all reputable esp chesscafe.com but you can always look up ratings/reviews of each dealer using a search engine if you don’t get enough feedback here.
(With Board and Box) The House of Staunton offers the finest wood chess sets in the world. Whether you’re looking for an inexpensive wood chess set for casual play or an luxury wood chess set to show off your artistic side, you’ll find the perfect chess set at The House of Staunton.
We stock one of the biggest and best selections of chess boards for sale in the UK. We buy only from high quality suppliers based in Europe including Italfama and RECHAPADOS FERRER S.A. Our boards start at just £32.00 and stretch to over two hundred pounds for our supreme quality luxury lacquered boards. Unlike other retailers we stock a complete range of sizes of most of our boards. You can select the size you require at the time of ordering. It’s worth noting that none of our wooden chess boards are sourced from the far east where quality is as low as the prices. We only source them from approved European suppliers who guarantee us the best quality.
Board features an artificial high gloss Cherry and Burl Wood color finish over MDF wood core. Bottom is fully felted. They are sent bulk and are often blocked. Dimensions: 18″ x 18″ x 1″ Thick. We wil…
The House of Staunton is an authorized reseller of Studio Anne Carlton themed chess pieces. We have an incredible offering of themed chess pieces for your buying consideration, including several exclusive to us – including the American Civil War and the American Revolution War.
Hunched over the table, brows furrowed, timer ticking, two fervently calculating minds compete over a handsome, hand-made chess set that befits the Game of Kings. Chess boards can be as designed with as much care and scrutiny as a strategy for the game itself or it can adhere to standard, traditional shapes and styles. With over a millennium of gameplay to learn from and reflect upon, even a vintage or antique chess set represents but a drop in the ocean of thought and competition spanning the game’s impressive historical longevity. The wide inventory on eBay is home to chess sets for every occasion including: tournament style, travel-size, gorgeous decorative sets, novelty, and more. Shoppers can choose from hand-carved exotic wood or lightweight plastic Staunton designs. Shoppers should also bear in mind that a tournament chess set is relatively large, as tournament rules dictate the board must have 2.25-inch squares and a king that is approximately four inches tall. A slightly smaller set may be less reminiscent of the boards over which Garry Kasparov vanquished opponent after opponent in numerous world championships, but it may better fit your coffee table.
P.C. from LA writes, “I knew I had to buy your set of chessmen. They are fantastic. The case is gorgeous. And even the chess board is beautiful, despite it being one of your least expensive chess boards.”
B.W. from CA writes, “I just received the chess set (Players Series) and I could not be more pleased! The quality and workmanship for a set in this price range is amazing. I am looking forward to my next purchase.”
Our online chess store justifies quality and commitment as we work around the clock to the most unique, tournament, traditional, vintage and English chess sets which are great for casual playing at schools, clubs, and home. We have unique and personalized chess gifts that are just right for every occasion, designed and handcrafted with great care by our artisans. Wooden chess set is an exclusive item for a gift as well as home decor.
Canada’s foremost online chess shop can have your chess products delivered to your GTA address is within 48 hours. Our large and high quality range of products is in stock and available for immediate shipment. Delivery to Ottawa and Montreal is typically up to three days; Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver four to five days. For quicker shipping options please call.
And remember that the board’s aesthetic can affect game play. The alternating colors on chessboards should be muted—“soft to the eye, not glaring or highly reflective, as players study the board for hours at a time,” said Mr. Seirawan. “Tanned wood earth tones are preferred. Harsh black red are terrible.”
We have been ordering Dubrovnik pieces as prizes for our annual tournament for about 4 years. They are highly regarded and attract many well rated players to the tournament. The sheesham and boxwood pieces are authentic to the Bobby Fischer set, are well balanced and weighted and durable.
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B.R. from IL writes, “I just received the new chess board and it’s just beautiful! The new chessmen look great sitting on it, and I’m sure it will give me hours of pleasure playing the greatest game of all !”
Perfect! For the prize and size, it was exactly what I wanted. The entire set is solid wood, both the board and pieces. I am teaching my 3 year old how to play, so I wanted something durable, and this works great. It is nothing fancy, but I wasn’t looking for fancy, just basic plain pieces for teaching.
Just an update guys – I have had a bad experience with TheChessStore so far! The set arrived, and although the build quality is excellent (weights, felting, finishing), the set looks nothing like the eBay auction above I came to find out from TheChessStore that they switched manufacturers and that is the reason for the different look. I am waiting for a replacement set that supposedly closer matches the one I paid for.
I have a very nice 3.5″ wood set from TheChessStore, and I can vouch for their high quality. The set you are looking at from eBay should be a very nice quality set that I think you would be very pleased with.
this chess board is a simple basic looking wooden chess board. There was a tiny chip in the board I received, but it wasn’t damaged enough for me to even complain. I just colored the tiny space piece in with a sharpie, took less than a second. The chess board is durable and I like that the board doesn’t fold.
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(Pieces Only) The House of Staunton is the manufacturer of the world’s finest luxury chess sets. We invite you to browse our vast luxury chess set offerings and see for yourself why we are the preeminent luxury chess set manufacturer in the world. Why settle for less?
“THIS GAME—IT’S a rabbit’s hole. After only four moves, there’s more than 300 billion options to consider.” So declares actor Peter Sarsgaard, portraying the coach of legendary chess king Bobby Fischer in the new biopic “Pawn Sacrifice.”
P.G. from OR writes, “The set arrived today, and words fail to describe how gorgeous it looks. You’ve done something that I’ve always wanted to do: take an object I care about, and raise the world standard for functionality and aesthetics. Well done.”
Handcrafted Chessmen – These felt bottom chessmen are handmade from hornbeam and sycamore wood. The elegantly intricate detail of each playing piece is impressive. Quality Board – This board is made f…
Blue Consul Wooden Chess Set – 3 1/4″ King. Rochester Chess Center – Chess for over 25 years. Pieces nest inside folding Chess Board for ease of storage. Chess Board is 19″ x 19″. Wooden Chess Pieces …
H.O. from ND writes, “Received my beautiful ebonized Winsor chess set today. It is awesome. A work of art I will treasure & play with. I can’t wait to save up enough for my House of Staunton chess board.”
We have a continually expanding selection of school chess sets, travel chess sets, budget chess sets, mid range chess sets and high quality luxury sets. Our items are imported from around the world and we bring them to your here in Canada as well as to many customers in the United States.