Ultra-heavy pieces are massive at 4 1/4" tall, impressive to play and to behold with gloss, wood grain look.
Modern manufacturing methods allow molding of resin product with a realistic wood look resulting in this beautiful set of chessmen.
- King height: 4 1/4" (110mm)
- King base: 1 7/8" (47mm)
- King weight: 3.7 oz
- Set weight: 67 oz (4lbs 3oz)
- Leather base pads
- 32 pieces, no extra queens
These Chessmen as seen on the website are exactly as you receive them. You get what you see. They match up perfectly with the 22" black and birdseye maple veneer board that I also purchased. Most gorgeous set I've ever had. If you want an expensive looking set that won't break the bank then you can't go wrong with this combination. You have a very unfair review here from *Amari*. They're complaining about what they received which makes no sense because the complaints are based on getting EXACTLY what is advertised about the Chessmen! In my opinion, that review is highly unfair and should be removed. Getting exactly what you pay for and then complaining about it is senseless. Thank you Chess House! I will be back for any and all of my future Chess needs.
Looks better than i was expecting, love them
I really wish these were more practical and less fussy. 4.25 is too tall and awkward for tournament play under all but the most rare circumstances. The top of the kings are too delicate, and there also is no good reason to over-emphasize the fake wood grain in the white pieces. They would be better off being a uniform tone (like better quality real wood pieces) so that, for example, the white knights did not look like zebras. The ideal would be a spare-no-expense plastic set like this without loosing sight of the utilitarian reasons why a plastic set is suitable in the first place -- to play rather than to look fussy.
Excellent set! These pieces work really well with the flex pad club board sold by Chess House. Great costumer service from Chess House as always!
I am truly amazed at these pieces.Well proportioned and balanced. They look even better than the photos can show. And to find them individually wrapped was just a great touch on ChessHouse's part. I think this goes a long, long way to protecting the pieces' finish during shipping. And shipping was extremely fast. If you are on the fence about ordering this chess set, I don't think you can go wrong getting one for yourself or that chess lover in your life.