That is a good eye and you are onto some of TheChessStores games! They sell a quality built set but their photos are NOT representative of what you will get. They use templates for different set auctions and have switched manufacturers, while still using old photos!
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Pick your price point. While top-line sets—featuring ornate, hand-carved chessmen and boards made of expensive woods—can run $20,000 and more, you can find a sturdy, handsome set for much less. Shawn Sullivan, Managing Director of Huntsville, Alabama-based manufacturer the House of Staunton said quality sets can be had for well under $100. His company’s “economy line” is its fastest-growing division. “Quality, when it comes to chess sets, doesn’t have to break the bank,” Mr. Sullivan said.
J.E. from SD writes, “I recieved my chess set yesterday, I could not be happier. The quality is above what I expected. I would like to own a Jaques set someday but until then I will be perfectly happy with my Reykjavik II Chess Set.”
But before you do that, drill a few holes in the edge of each strip with a dowel jig so that you can keep the parts from sliding around during glue up. Our Deluxe Doweling Jig Kit is perfect for this project. The squares of your chessboard need to line up perfectly, so be extremely careful when drilling the dowel holes.
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Tournament standard sized, wooden inlaid chess board. Made from mahogany and sycamore. Handcrafted in Poland. Board measures 18.9″W x 0.51″H x 18.9″D (48cm x 1.3cm x 48cm). Squares measure 1.97″ x 1.9…
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As well as flat boards, there is a vast range of folding chessboards. These are hinged boards that can become a casket to keep the pieces in. This is a clever way to store your whole chess set in a convenient, easily transportable box. The chequered board becomes the decorative design on the outside of the box. Simple and clever!
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
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!
Once again, thanks for the opinions and info. From what i’ve heard and research i’ve done, I’ve decided to go with the chess store for that set I listed above. My board is 19″ with 2.125″ squares, so I should be gtg with this set! I would not dare go with pieces larger than this though.
B.B. from OK writes, “Thanks again, the chessmen and the chess board both got much praise when I took them to work today. Everyone was as impressed as I was, with the beauty and quality of both my chess board and the wonderful chessmen.”
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MY DEFINITION OF PREMIUM, DIFFERS BY AN INFINITE AMOUNT. LAYERED TOILET PAPER IS THE CORE THAT WAS EXPOSED BY THE THREE DAMAGED CORNERS. COME ON, THERE’S ONLY FOUR. THE ONLY LIKEABLE FEATURE,BUT STILL BOGUS, IS THE RUBBER FEET INSTEAD OF FELT. CHINESE MADE. THEREFORE, CHINESE CHECKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was very pleased when I opened this wood chess set. It is all wood and it doesn’t have the crack in the center like many boards with the hinges. I hate those since the hinges frequently break and the crack is a nuisance when pushing pieces over to the enemy territory. This board is solid, not too large to be trouble storing and not too small, as a lot of them are today that look more like a tic-tac-toe board. Like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, this one is just right.
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″.
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 !”
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