World Chess Official Plastic Chess Set

Product Code: WCE-001

  • $32.00 USD
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Product Details

The Official World Chess Academy set is the same iconic World Chess Championship set, now produced in high-quality plastic and bundled with a foldable board and a bespoke storage box.

It’s the first-ever chess set produced in plastic in exactly the same design as the famous official World Chess Championship set. This Plastic version was developed for those who want to take the set to a club or a cafe without the worry of loss that might accompany the wooden design.

Since 2013, the sets in this design have been exclusively used in the World Chess Championship matches top events. The set has been designed by Daniel Weil of Pentagram. It has received much praise setting a new standard in chess design.  

The pieces are made from a high-quality plastic. Colors are chosen by Weil for optimal performance: black has a slight brown tone and white has a slight gray tone. King height is great for at home, club and tournament style play.

The set comes with a high-quality cardboard chessboard, square size is 50mm in a bespoke storage box with a magnetic latch. The set has everything you need to start playing chess right away.

  • King height 86mm (3.4")
  • Folding board squares 50mm (2")



Customer Reviews

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P.H.
Great set for play or analysis.

Overall, this is a high quality set that I would recommend for anyone to have in their chess set collection. The pieces are really nice and can be used on the enclosed board or on a standard USCF vinyl board. Each piece is well designed and less likely to chip or crack if it is dropped.

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C.

I've bought two of these sets. The pieces are fantastic. They aren't as heavy as other sets but the way they are designed they are plenty stable for blitz play. The bottom has a velour paper in place of the felt but it's fine and should last awhile. They only thing I don't like is the "Starter Chess Set" and "Legalize your skills" stamped onto what would be a fantastic storage box. It just seems a little novice to me for a set that's anything but. I would say " Buy this set!" I don't usually care for plastic but this one is worth every penny. I play it on a larger mousepad board and it is just the right size.

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D.B.

Beautiful set. I think the Board is too cramped though.

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J.G.
Excellent Chess Set, Quality Components.

I am very impressed with the quality and packaging of this chess set. It easily beats many of the tournament style chess
sets with similar price points–by a landslide. It has a sturdy folding board and a well crafted box with magnetic closure.
The details and casting of the pieces are top notch. The only thing missing are the extra queens. Other than that, this
set should provide plenty of enjoyment for a long time.

Kudos to Chess House for the great customer service and quick shipping turn around time.

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J.B.
WCC Fide Chess set designed 2013

The pieces are made from a high-quality plastic. Colors are chosen by Weil for optimal performance: black has a slight brown tone and white has a slight gray tone. King height is great for at home, club and tournament style play.
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Additionally single weighted nice balance in play perfect first set. Covered on bottoms which seems like a thin plastic felt pieces move smoothly.
I love that current champions use this set in wood on the world stage.
The presentation is also nice from box to contents.




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