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Players will enjoy this stylish Staunton set of chessmen for blitz chess, casual games, and club play. The low center of gravity and triple weight make it a solid choice for speed chess games.
Ideal with any standard 20" vinyl rollup chess board or your chess board of choice that has 2 to 2 1/4" squares.
- King height: 3 3/4"
- King base: 1 3/4"
- King weight: 2.4 oz.
- Set weight: 3.07 lbs.
- 2 queens per color
Fit and finish leave some to be desired, visible mold lines, very soft plastic and dull finish. But... in the end it doesn't matter. Played a tournament and forgot all about the looks, very playable, great weight and size, perfect for a tournament board. Finally pawns don't looks like little checkers on a 2.25" board and pieces are super visible and distinguishable. Knights are awesome.
I want to say that this is a very nice set. I appreciate the way chesshouse went out of their way to make sure the set satisfied their customers needs. At first there was a mistake in the order, but they rectified the mistake and made sure satisfaction was a priority. I will continue to shop at chesshouse.com
These are the best plastic pieces I have owned. They are nicely weighted and have a stable base. On some plastic pieces I have owned the weights come loose and begin to jiggle after some time. Not so with these pieces. Also, the pieces just feel good to the touch! Perhaps the rooks are a bit too large, but that is a matter of taste. I am very pleased with this purchase.
The broad base at 1.75" is good for stability and perfectly matches boards with 2.25" squares. Pieces of the Emisario series are very similar to the Rogue Knights series (available elsewhere at a higher price). However, I recently noticed that the tops of the rooks are different between the two series, so mixing and matching between the two series is actually not feasible. You can buy the Brown and Sandalwood colors of the Emisario series and gain some more (mix and match) color combinations, if you already have the white and black colors. The Emisario series is a great value for the money.