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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I'm very satisfied with these pieces. The colors are perfect for my alabaster, brown & buff board. The size and weight of these pieces are exactly what I wanted. The craftsmanship of this set exceeded my expectations.
Love it. Easy Game is an excellent tool for studying the game. Easier to use right out of the box than previous versions. Glad I bought it.
After years of searching I believe this is the perfect travel set for my needs. The
I am in different offices during the week and have time between seeing people. This set allows me to have it out on the counter next to my laptop when I am not seeing anyone and can use it to analyze and play through games with. If I need to see someone I can simply store this set with the current position staying intact in its box.
The magnets are strong with this one so the position stays even with a good amount of jostling. I can also have the board out of the box for more open access to it and easily put it back in the box with its front drop down panel doorway for easy access.
Other travel sets that will keep the playing positioh are either too small, the pieces are too squat or flat or the magnets are weak. Also this set looks like a true chess set and board for good image recognition.
With the cost being very reasonable this is a must have set.
This is a wonderful club set. I bought it for work, so I can teach my coworkers how to play. Personally I know own three sets. One for work, one for home, and one for travel.
The personal service I received was outstanding. I was notified by email on each and every step of the process. Now a days just about everyone shops on line. I make purchases from several companies. I have to rate this one Number One of all of them when it comes to customer satisfaction. I recently made another purchase, guess what I have received the exact same level of customer service. It is sad to say but that doesn't happen very often in todays market place. I will be ordering all of my chess related items from these wonderful folks.
The wood used for STACK chessboards is, well, pretty much perfect. It takes a moment to figure out to snap the four quadrants together (there is more than one way) so that the grain is consistent, but the result is spectacular in a minimalist kind of way. Players who have not seen this before are astonished: a real wow factor. The tournament edition (2.25 inch squares) is large enough for most of my chess (piece) sets, whereas the 2.0 inch squares version is not. When not being used, the STACK footprint is no more than 25% that of a standard one-piece wooden board (the STACK has no border), which makes it much more office and private library friendly.
The bag arrived properly wrapped and fast. The chess bag was large enoughto tlly hold my board and its original cover it was packaged in wth room to spare. The size is great and allows you if needed to store a slim board also:) The two lower pockets are great, however, one of the zippers were unaligned, however, with a few passes the zipper re aligned:) sturdy and feels great. It does have handles, however, I will be adding a over the arm shoulder strap with a comfort pad just because:) No regrets here!
I ordered these pieces along with a vinyl board and bag as a gift for a beginner chess player. I also may order another set of the pieces and board as an analysis set. I find it amazing the quality we can get for such low prices as in these plastic pieces. This set has good detail and weight, better than expected for the low price.
Customer service was excellent as usual and finally I like that Chess House does not sell products made by child labor.
I always liked the mouse type board better than vinyl , but I started carting my chess pieces in a leather sling bag and could not use a roll up board. I used silicon boards that I could fold up. However, the flex pad is like a foldable mouse type board. It’s surface is like the mouse pad board, but folds up or roll up and has no memory. It always lays flat and folds up nicely in my leather sling bag. I really like this new flex type board.
My students love using our chess sets. Thanks for the quality and affordable product!