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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This is a beautiful set of pieces, the wood grain really stands out, they are nice and chunky and weighted just right. They look great on my maple and mahogany board.
It is beautiful! Very large, beautiful inlay design, abundance of storage. I bought this as a gift for my partner and he loves it!
I got this to introduce chess to my 4 year old, since he loves animals. He really enjoys this set. It is made well enough I do not worry about letting him use it. Really great attention to detail. I love the set so much I went and bought some wood to make a proper box for it (I am a wood worker). If you like themed chess peices and were looking for an animal set, I think you have found it.
It is just what it looks like. Great travel set. Pieces have a very good weight to them and fit in the hand nicely when playing. This is actually a pet peeve of mine with other travel sets. This set is great.
Didn't exactly know what to expect from this table when it came, hadn't seen many chess tables before, but this one exceded what expectations I did have. Very well made, and durable feeling. It's a very simple design, and elegant as it sit's in my living room. Well worth the money I paid for it......
Beautiful detail! And the bags were nice to keep them in when not using.
Our order from Chesshouse arrived quickly and accurately!
...with 2 inch squares- timely order and delivery. I'd like to see them in red also
Very happy with the Chess game!
Excellent bright colors lies flat all the time
Nice quality and reasonably priced.
Matched chess board perfectly.
Nice box with quality hardware, my large based pieces with 4" kings and extra queens fit in there nice and snug. A great value for the price.
I love the detail in these pieces. I looked everywhere for finely detailed dogs and cats, so glad I found this set!