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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My husband and I were looking for a nice chess set and this one exceeds our expectations. The craftsmanship is superb.
We haven't played the game yet, as it is for a birthday present this spring. I can not say enough about the wonderful service provided by the Chess House. Their communication is outstanding. The product arrived perfectly packaged and very quickly. The price for this 'limited' item was competitive and the website exceptionally easy to use in placing the order. I look forward to presenting the game. As interest in chess grows with the younger family members, I know where I will come shopping in the future. Thank you.
The original set is really nice, good weight and size.
(3 3/4" Yugo (Zagreb) Ebonized Chessmen)
The dog ate one piece so I ordered some spares. They're a perfect match!
No, the dog doesn't play chess. Just chews it up lol
The delivery came much faster than I expected.
I had a first time experience that was disappointing due to a long shipping delay. The concern was sincere from staff & even the CEO. The product when arrived was better quality than anticipated. My confidence is now high to purchase other products.
Overall, I love the game. I just retired and decide that I needed do something to keep my mind sharp. The game came ahead of schedule which was nice. The only issue I had was a couple of pawns wouldn't register on the board. After looking at the bottom of the pieces I realized that the tape wasn't pressed down evenly. After I smoothed the tape down everything worked. I still have to press the tape down on those 2 pawns ever now and then, but they work afterwards. Love the fart that you don't have to press down on the squares like a board I had years ago.
We’re delighted with these chess pieces! They’re beautifully made and look and feel amazing!
I love them! I bought the knight, pawn, and rook and they look exactly as pictured. Definitely big pieces, was bigger than my palm, but that's exactly what I wanted. Great pieces for your chess board replacement and also as display pieces between plays. Sturdy, heavy but not too heavy to pick up and move, detailed pieces (look so close to the original museum pieces!), and have grooves of "old" details.
Very very close match. I could not find a replacement set that I wanted so this will do. And it reminded me of being young and cobbeling together 3 different sets at the playgroung to muster up enough pieces to play a game!
High quality. Fast delivery. Very Affordable! Will be buying again.
I find these interpretations of past great chess games to be fascinating. This is stark and sophisticated art that is beautiful on my wall. I have started off with just one but I will probably get several with time… I framed it with simple contemporary black classic frame and it is stunning.
This is a very good product and seems to be well made. When I received it, I realized I was actually looking for something else, therefore I returned it, no questions asked. Great customer service!
We are extremely pleased. We will begin the grandchildren's education. When need the Chess pieces, we know where to go.
I display these pieces on a chess board in my living room. It has become an interesting conversational item to all who see it. A fabulous creation by Berkeley bringing back lots of memories of all the great performers of the golden age era. Thank you Chess House for all the items I purchase from you, I know I'll never be disappointed with any of my purchases. I highly recommend Chess House to everyone.
Very good, would buy again.
Delivered when expected and product was as expected. Thank you.