Advance with Staunton. While chess originated in 6th-century India, it wasn’t until 1849 that the pieces we’re familiar with today were standardized. Known as Staunton Pattern pieces, they consist of a king crowned with a cross (the tallest piece), a coronet-topped queen, realistically rendered horse-head knights, castle-shaped rooks, slash-ingrained bishops and simple round-headed pawns.
Chess is an ancient strategy game who took on its earliest forms around the 6th century. Enjoy this ancient game on Chess Armory’s large 15″ x 15″ high quality folding wooden chess set. This beautiful…
The House of Staunton has more chess DVDs and chess eDVDs available than another on the Internet. We have the complete line of chess DVDs from Empire Chess, Chess Lecture Foxy Openings, Roman’s Lab, Killer Chess, Chess for Anyone, Susan Polgar, Dr. Danny Kopec and Chess King. We will not be beat when it comes to chess DVDs!
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…
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.
Choose your chessmen. A common misconception is that plastic chess pieces weigh less than wood chessmen. But this isn’t the case, according to Mr. Sullivan. “Unless you’re talking about a hollow plastic chess set you buy at a Rite Aid or Toys ’R’ Us, the vast majority—wood or plastic—are weighted with a metal slug in the base,” he said. Chess retailers often tout the fact that their pieces are weighted, but it’s a given.
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.
Please don’t believe for a second that this is real solid wood.. It’s not it’s a very very thin veneer walnut that is paper thin. I took this board and lightly sanded it to inlay into a game table I built. Guess what? The chess totally disappeared to a cheap particle board base. Do not, Do not buy this chinese piece of junk. Buy solid wood….THIS IS NOT!!!!
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.
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.
Its clean, simple design has never been equaled – the Staunton Pattern chess set looks as modern today as it did upon its introduction more than 150 years ago. The House of Staunton is proud to carry on this tradition by producing the finest Staunton Pattern Chess Pieces and Chess Sets.
Beautiful Chess Set with Hand Carved Board and Pieces. King 4.5″. Queen 3.66″. Pawn 2.28″. Board Measures 21.65″W x 1.18″H x 21.65″D. Squares measure 2.24″x2.24″. Board is made from beech and birch wo…
There are plenty of chess sets out there that are good, but why get good when you can get breathtaking. That’s right, take one look at this medium sized chess set and you’ll be at a loss for words. Th…
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Live or natural edge chess boards are made for Chess House customers by a very experienced craftsman. He carefully selects the wood for each board and creates an entirely unique look for each one with the natural edge contours surrounding a slightly raised playing field.
Chess is an intricate game that sprouts a child s intellect due the complex demands it puts on the mind. It is also a fun game that family members can enjoy together. The complexity of the game, however,…
Essentially the chessboard is the same as the board used to play English draughts or American checkers, although the in play the chessboard is laid in a different orientation from draughts in that the board is placed between the opposing players with a white square in the bottom right hand corner.
If you are looking for a chess board online, you will come across a wide range from many well-known brands like – Ekta, klbl, Craft Store India and more. Whichever type of chess board you are willing to buy, be it a magnetic chess board or one made of plastic, you can now buy chess board online on Snapdeal and that too at a very reasonable price.
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!
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.
Three classic games all in one convenient box.This high quality wood constructed three in one game contains game surfaces and pieces for chess,draughts, and backgammon. The backgammon board is located…
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.
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 🙂
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
Hello, great project thanks for sharing! I’ve just completed the second glue-up and sanded it all down again but I’ve noticed a kink in one of the corners meaning the board does not lay completely flat. Is there anything I can do about this, such as clamp it flat and leave for days hoping it will stretch, or is it something I’m going to have to put up with? (This is my first woodwork project)