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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The board squares are confusing in the middle and squares had to be carefully evaluated to see how a curved motion was still a straight line. More are interested in the 4-player, but of course the most interest remains the 2-player boards. I enjoy all three boards.
The three player chessboard is confusing in the middle. Two playing the 4-person chess game is great since you each have an allied army. Both Kings must be eliminated to win. If one is lost, the remaining pieces still remain allied to the remaining King and still get a move. The King checkmated does have the option to take a piece in the checkmate. Too bad if a queen was used. She's gone now. This game is great for two especially when you learn how to attack another color with two different colored allies. It's a one-two punch , and it's checKKmate since both Kings must die.......
I’ve ordered a chessboard and everything went smooth, from the first contact until the board was received.
The chessboard was delivered immediately, and the quality is outstanding.
I love the quality of the material and how simple and easy it is to pass around in the gar while on the go.
Received my order before the expected date and
The replacement pieces I ordered were a perfect match. I will definitely be ordering from you again in the future. Thanks
Really nice feel, would recommend this board and site
grandson likes the set. Said bigger pieces and board makes him concentrate more. Gets better overall picture of the game.
The chess set is a gift, and I have no clue how to play chess. Only problem was when I took it out of the packaging, the pieces slipped in there and got stuck. I got them out though. It looks like a nice set. I like how the pieces are stored with the set. Thank you.
My child won this and it came on time and in great condition.
Perfect for storing Millennium Chess Computer - King Exclusive Chess960 , ChessVolt, and cables. There is even room for the ChessLink.
VERY HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCT AND SERVICE I RECIEVED
I got this chess set as a gift for my husband. He was very excited when he saw it, and loves all the work in the pieces.
Beautiful chess set- a pleasure to play with
The set arrived the next day--intact and complete. No complaints; only a thank you for a job well-done.
The mat is very good quality but a couple days later we received a box of giant chess pieces which we did not order.
Could you send a call tag so we can get them back to you.
Order was easy to complete online. Afterwards, I needed to change the delivery address before the set was shipped. Spoke to the business on the phone and they were more than happy to make the change. The set arrived on time and was well packaged.
Thank you again and have recommended your site to friends.
VERY WELL MADE. COLOR CHOICES. I WANTED BLACK AND BLOND. ELEGANT. DESCENT PRICE. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE!
Never played before wanted a simple clear set- this is the best quality set I found.
Good weight, nice feeling, each piece is simple and distinct.
I am attempting to teach myself chess.
This set makes it clear To use.
We ordered a Robin hood set and was extremely happy with our set, adds class and a little more pizazz to the game and our board. Also ordered our first ever silicone set to teach the grandkids and neighbor kids, no more worries about broken pieces, the colors are splendid, and I feel they will be great for little hands. We checked regular basic shipping but received in 2 days, and in a pandemic too. Very impressed will be back I'm sure..
I like it and it’s weighted, nice to hold while playing,,,
It came with green felt not red. And the inside of the storage area shed some felt at first. But the quality of the wood was excellent and the details were well done. And I like the fact it came with checkers.
Great product, prompt delivery! Thx--
This is a beautiful board. Excellent quality and the perfect size. I'm very happy with this board.
The chess pieces I ordered are very cheap and has low quality, my rook fell off a very low surface and broke, very disappointed.
I have not used a chess computer since my Fidelity days. This one is light years better! At age 84 I am in awe.
This chess set is a great value for the money! The wooden board is large with clearly visible legends making it great for analyzing matches. I find the pieces feel nice in the hand and are satisfying to place with the felt on the bottom ensuring the board will stay in good shape for years to come. Overall, I this set is an excellent choice for anyone from beginners to experienced players looking for a great practice set!
The wood grain is matched all around the box and no flaws anywhere. The hardware is also excellent.
Easily holds my 4" Weighted English Chessmen set.
The chessmen are beautifully designed and perfectly finished. They are weighted to give a very substantial feel. I am very satisfied with my purchase.
Wish the set came with extra queens for pawn promotion.
The best machine I've purchased, great features to reduce mhz from 10 to 300, randominity, various books, 96, adaptable engine, style setting; looks superb.
I purchase the 14in roll up boards to use with a 3D printed chess set designed by Marcel Duchamp. They work perfectly.
The box arrived in time, packaged very well. It is exactly as described, and I'm very happy with the transaction.
Pieces were great the pawn a little bigger than I thought due to me not measuring the other pieces,,lol
Thank you so much
Great toy to make the game more exciting. The last few seconds audio countdown is very helpful.
Does seem like a great chess set. My dad is 87 yo, so looking at the small screen to see the computer's move is not easy. I do wish I knew this before I purchased it. We will have to send it back because it is not functional for my senior dad's needs.
Quick delivery and quality product!
Overall I am very pleased with my order. It took a little longer arriving than I expected but when I reached out about my order I received a prompt response and was told why it was taking a little longer. The checker set appears to be pretty good quality also and my husband and I have been enjoying it and we hope to enjoy it for many more years to come! Thank you!
This is a great set for at home or on-the-go. The pieces are are nicely weighted and feel very solid, especially during rapid play. I also really like the design of the pieces, particularly the knight. The piece details and matte finish give them a high quality look and feel. The mold lines are fairly prominent, but nothing beyond what you'd expect for a plastic set at this price point. I may sand them down in the future if it bothers me enough, and I would be able to do so because the color is solid throughout. The flex pad has a mouse pad feel to it, rolls and unrolls easily and flat, and there is great definition and color in the printing. The bag feels a little cheesy with the board hanging off the bottom, but it performs exactly as advertised and simplifies carrying the set around. Knowing I can get replacement single pieces gives me peace of mind. Overall I would say the quality of the entire set is an excellent value and falls into the perfect range of looking and playing very nicely without making me fear traveling with the set or letting it out of my sight. Pictured are the black and tan Emisario pieces with steel blue board.
This I was bought as a gift. Beautiful board.
The chess pieces feel great to hold and the board quality is fantastic. Completely worth the price. Arrived very quickly too.
Very beautiful set. No blemishes or imperfections. Well make. Timely from the date of order.
Small, strong magnets. Exactly what I was looking for.
great set of learning materials - high quality/great service from Chess House
my kid won this and hasn't stopped playing it since they got it.
Love the look and feel of the silicone pieces. This will be my new travel set. Always great to try something new and fun.
An pretty set that holds the board securely. Fun to use and attractive to display. Highly portable.
Received on time as promised very nice quality...very pleased.