Several Historical Chess Items [photos]
Howard Staunton, chess player and writer who was generally considered the strongest player in the world from 1843 to 1851, named editor of The Chess Player's Chronicle in this August 1853 edition.
Considered one of the greatest pieces of chess literature, In 1969, Simon and Schuster published Bobby Fischer's My 60 Memorable Games. Surprisingly it includes not just wins, but nine draws and three losses by the most immortalized player of all time.
Vintage Drueke Player's Choice Chessmen were put into production in the early 1960s. The design is seeing a resurgence in demand today.
Natural Edge Chessboard from Chess House
Pen made from rare 3500-year-old Senator Tree
- Wikipedia: Staunton Chess Set https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staunton_chess_set
- Wikipedia: My 60 Memorable Games, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_60_Memorable_Games
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Little lighter than expected, but they were also bigger than I thought
Thanks love pieces, but their to small. Can I exchange them for larger pieces?
I love the look, feel, and weight of this chess set. It's my very first and I feel like I've given myself a special treat. While it's not a fancy set, it's nice looking enough to leave it out on my dining room table so that my husband and I can play anytime the mood strikes. I appreciate how affordable it was to make my first experience of playing chess so enjoyable. Thank you, Chess House, for your quick communication when you received my order right after you had sold out of this set. I appreciated the options you gave me at that time and am glad I waited until this particular set was back in stock.
I recommend Chess House highly and would definitely reorder. Very reasonable prices and great match with my current set.
height was the same, base was wider than my pieces. Much better than the gnarled knight it replaced.
FOR THE PRICE AND SERVICE, THESE CHESS SETS ARE AN ECSPECTIONAL VALUE! PLUS THEY INCLUDE THE EXTRA QUEENS.
VERY NICE CHESS PIECES! AND THEY INCLUDE TOTAL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. WHAT MORE COULD A GUY WANT?
I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE SETS AND CHESS HOUSE! VERY FAST SHIPPING DELIVERY! A+++
This is a fantastic set as the pieces are indestructible, well-formed, and have a nice weight to them. Delivery was on time and the items arrived in perfect shape. My only complaint is that the play mat has a strong chemical order - so much so that we've had to put it outside in hopes that it out-gasses and stops reeking.
Although I've not been able to play a game due to COVID restrictions, I'm very pleased with the look and "feel" of the set and I especially like the flex board. The only disappointment is that the tote bag is too small for the set.
Purchased a glass frosted replacement pawn. It came in about one week from order date. All good in terms of customer service. Pawn is a perfect match in terms of size and shape but unexpectedly it is a darker color than what is depicted on the website. See picture. I subsequently realized that the replacement has a black bottom pad instead of white like the others. I removed the black pad and made a white pad to get the color to basically match.
The replacement piece arrived very fast and in great condition! Great customer service
I purchased this item as a gift, They found the pieces not heavy enough and the mat to be dismal plastic was folded with hard creases.
My husband loves this board. He's teaching me the game and we're having a great time.
Two of my initial pieces were damaged. I got replacement ones and these are good. Hence, happy overall with the purchase; with better luck may not have had any issues to begin with.
I bought the heavy club and tournament chess pieces with the flexible roll-up board for my daughter for Christmas. She loved it! It's beautiful, sturdy and a great size for playing anywhere. We also bought the carrying bag so she can bring it back to school with her. Highly recommend!
great board- good quality- recommended product and seller. fast shipping.