Nowadays there is an enormous range of chessboards available, from low cost cardboard and roll-up vinyl, to ebony and ivory, glass, marble and pearl. Some chessboards are made with such precision and craftsmanship that they are elevated to the level of art or artefact!
This variation is part of the beauty of working with natural materials. The item you receive will be very similar to the one that’s pictured here, but probably not identical. PERFECT for TRAVEL – Magn…
So should you go with plastic or wood? In general, the latter provides the most lasting value. “Properly kept it will last a lifetime,” said chess grandmaster Yasser Seirawan. But don’t discount plastic. The Play Magnus Educational Chess Set, codesigned by 24-year-old reigning world-champion Magnus Carlsen, has a modernized Staunton styling, a cool matte finish, and a nifty carrying tube. It costs less than $50.
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Wooden chess boards range from rugged to the collectable for finer taste. A well chosen board brings your chess pieces to life like nothing else. Though there is no limit in the variety of wood boards available, practically all of them fall into two main material types:
Rare large chess set of Ancient Rome made in the 1960’s. Two tiers of large pieces in silver and gold. Board and box in great condition. ** These pieces are heavy plastic and felted on bottom. The box…
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Clockwise from top left: Savano Series Artisan Chess Pieces, $1,195, houseofstaunton.com; Calvert Faux Ivory Chess Set and Board, $249, houseofstaunton.com; Rosewood Camelot Chess Men, $162, chessngames.com; Large Staunton Metal Men, $333, chessngames.com PHOTO: MARKO METZINGER FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
That being said, the build is of great quality, they are just sending you something other than what you’ve seen. They Definitely need to clean up their act and sales method. Thats unacceptable. I am waiting on the replacement set that supposedly “matches the one listed in auction”. So we’ll see how this one looks…
Below you’ll find many chess piece designs and styles including wood, plastic, marble, metal, and more. A fine set of chess pieces will be treasured for years and you can give your chess set a completely new look by swapping multiple styles with a chessboard you already own.
As anyone who has bought furniture from IKEA or K-Mart knows veneered particle board does not hold up well to impacts of any sort. The corners are particularly vulnerable, and in the case of this product, the packaging is not adequate to protect the corners. Mine showed up with corners that had slight damage and I am pretty sure yours will too.
http://www.wholesalechess.com on Thursdays they have good specials. I recently purchased an official Chess.com hat, Chess.com t-shirt, Premium tournament (large pieces, heavy, very nice) which comes with a case, and a DGT Easy Timer for under $100 bucks. Great deal.
The first thing I had to do was put a clean edge on each board. I had to clamp my straightedge to the boards and rip a clean edge on each. Then, with the newly clean and straightened edge against the fence I ripped them to about 4″ wide and cross-cut them to 28″.
We have been purchasing this storage box for tournament chess peices as prizes for otu annual tournament. Not only is this an elegant storage system it is suitable for adding engraved plates with the tournament sponsors name. Chess Bazaar provides desirable pieces at an affordable price.
Don’t miss out on these staunton chrome and black chrome plastic chess men with board. Men are double weighted and feature padded faux leather bottoms. Board features a beautiful high gloss artificial…
For protection of your chessboard a selection of chess board bags are available. Depending on the size board you may find one that fits your board and The 22″ chess bags for example fit the 21″ JLP Chess boards well.
Why do we love this Wood Chess Wooden Magnetic Board Hand Crafted Folding Chessboard Travel Game Set ?. Chess is a classic and intriguing game. This magnetic chess set will give you a fantastic game e…
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The chess squares grid can be screen printed directly onto the wood in black ink. Here you can have a perfectly serviceable chessboard. But because of the exalted status of the game of chess many people prefer to use a board more fitting to be used for ‘the game of kings’. Hence the demand around the world for craftsman built, beautiful boards with fine veneers and inlays that would be serviceable possibly for generations!
This chess set is not what I expected, but turned out that my son loved it. I thought it would be bigger. To my surprise, the pieces are magnetic (guess I didn’t read closely). I love that it holds the pieces underneath. My son was very satisfied. I just wish the pieces were bigger.
Our products are carefully sourced directly from the manufactures. We buy our sets from suppliers in almost every corner of the globe and we have become somewhat obsessive when it comes to quality. Which ever set you choose you’ll be certain that it’s only been included in our range because it met out rigorous and obsessive quality standards
Considering how hard it is to find decent chess boards these days, I cautiously recommend this board as long as you don’t pay too much for it. It is manufactured by a toy company and you should estimate its value with that in mind.
Wood chess boards are the accessory of choice for many serious players. There are so many reasons to love this timeless material. Wood can be very strong and durable. It also tends to be less costly compared to similar alternatives. The best part is that wood offers nearly limitless customization options, which is made obvious by our stunning selection of the finest wooden boards.
Take your gaming to the next level with the royal game, the game of chess! This beautiful chess set has been cleverly designed with fabric lined drawers on each side of the board for convenient piece …
It looks good to me, then again I think i’ve been buying sets from that shady guy in Joseph-S’s post in the past lol. The sellers were willing to offer me a refund but they sold low quality Indian sets. I now know that.
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