Great board. Although it's smaller than traditional, it works fine with the Grandmaster pieces (4" king).
This board is a great value board. It is economical while still looking great with my boxwood and ebonized boxwood pieces (3.7" king height). I got the mahogany version of the board. The dark colored squares look maybe a half shade darker than they do on my computer screen, but they still look amazing. If you look closely at the border of the board (the thin white border between the 64 squares and the larger dark outer border) the lines defining it are not consistent. All of the lines are straight, but in some spots the lines are faint or even barely visible, like how you might imagine a line written on paper using a pen with very low ink. This does not detract at all from my own playing enjoyment, but it is worth mentioning. All in all a great deal for a great chessboard, a real bargain for the price!
Very well made. Attractive and economical. Perfect for playing chess.