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.
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.
I’m really not one to draw up and go by plans. really don’t even like following plans. That being said, I do sketch ideas and make notes to figure out my rough needs for a project. This does have draw-backs at times, but I’m still able to “wing-it” with most projects.
If you prefer something more relaxed and refreshing, we also carry a selection of vibrant blue boards. These often feature a matching texture with a completely different tone created by azure hues. Our catalog also showcases Bubinga and maple, dark rosewood, hazelnut, mahogany, Padauk, Sapele and grey tones as well as verdant green.
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Our research has lead us to conclude that the basis for this new design of chess pieces was the Northern Upright Chess set. Complaints about the contemporary designs of chess pieces were well established in chess circles. By starting with an extremely popular yet highly artistic chess set, Mr. Cooke was able to focus his energies solely on correcting those deficiencies. The ornate features that were most susceptible to damage were removed, resulting in a chess set that was durable and less expensive to produce. The diameter of the bases was widened for increased stability and the chess pieces were weighted with lead to minimize tip over. Before the commercial launch of these new chess pieces, Mr. Cooke convinced Howard Staunton to lend his prestigious name to the new design. Mr. Staunton was England’s most celebrated Chess personality and the unofficial World Champion. The Staunton Pattern Chessmen, as they were officially known, became commercially available on September 29, 1849 and quickly became the world standard of chess pieces. Their lower production cost brought chess to the masses and did much to popularize the game.
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.”
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.
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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 and red are terrible.”
I have gone thru several boards thru-out the years and I have always wanted a good solid wood board. When the Toy contest opened and I saw the Maker-bot as a prize, I knew exactly what I wanted to enter.
Heat things up with our fiery red chess boards! Our grey and red Briar board includes dramatic texture that appears almost liquid as it winds through each deep red and dark grey square. Our glossy black and red version includes a similar fluid texture complemented by the stark contrast of intense red on solid black.
Leather chess boards imported from Italy are genuine leather that when paired with metal or other unique chess men provide a stunning combination to display. In this category we also have some attractive leatherette boards that provide this look and feel for those who prefer the lower cost options.
(Pieces Only) The House of Staunton has an unbelievable selection of plastic chess sets at the Internet’s lowest prices. We have tournament plastic chess sets, club plastic chess sets and travel plastic chess sets in stock and ready to ship.
We know that buying a chess set online can be a difficult decision, sometimes impossible. That’s why we have a modern showroom with lots of parking right out the front and over 200 sets on display! You can also give us a call and one of our very helpful and knowledgeable staff will assist you making the right decision.
We have recently added two new styles of chess boards to our selection. The first type is a very high quality Black Anegre and Maple board that has been produced with a high gloss. This board is a nice complement to our luxury Ebony black chess pieces. These two types of boards are available in sizes from just under 18 inches square to 23.6 inches square. The second type of board is a design exclusive to The Regency Chess Company. It features Black Anegre squares and a medium brown Palisander border. These boards are also finished in a gloss lacquer and they are also available in four different sizes. Both of these fine Spanish boards feature precisely inlaid veneers that have been made to a very high standard.
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Vast range of Wooden Chess Pieces with matching Folding, Flat Boards or Boards with Storage. The range includes low end to premier hand made chess sets with high quality finish to play the Chess game like the Kings play. Possess these hard to find combination of Staunton design chess pieces packed in unique display box with matching inlaid wooden chess boards in the same wood. A new concept in fine quality sets collection and playing. For example if you are having Rosewood/Boxwood pieces, the matching board should also be in genuine wood (not veneers) of Rosewood/Boxwood. The possession of these items depicts your royalty and your finer tastes. These fine Wooden chess sets are available in various combinations at reasonable prices.
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.
Some of these folding chess sets have the appearance of an antique book, so they can be conveniently placed on the bookshelf on permanent display. These designs were favoured by medieval English churches as they gave the game of chess a more scholarly look.
M.N. from TX writes, “The chess sets arrived today. WOW, I had heard that the House of Staunton chess sets were the best around and now I can see why! Both sets are absolutely beautiful. I know I’m going to enjoy the Zagreb set.”
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What i’ve figured out though is that’s not actually what they look like, they’re using the 4″ King picture template in the “Pieces Only” listing for the 3 inch set, the 3.5 inch set and the 4 inch set. Here is what the 3″ itself actually looks like:
Among all the many products in stock are Chess House are storage chess boards. If you already own a set of pieces or you are shopping for pieces, a storage board provides the extra benefit of protection from dust and pets. If the storage board has slots for each piece, you’ll just need to make sure the height and diameter of the pieces fit the board you select.
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.
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.
Yes, that’s a good set. Usually you would substitute the rosewood for the ebony for Black instead of for the White, but if it works for you, it’s cool. They are well-made, well-weighted, and from a respected dealer.
Whether you’re looking for plastic chess pieces for the chess club, or luxurious wood chess pieces for your library, we invite you to browse the House of Staunton’s incredible selection. No matter what type of chess pieces you’re looking for, you’ll find them at the House of Staunton.
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…