If you bought a wooden chess set after watching “The Queen's Gambit”, chances are that the price you paid was dictated by just four pieces. The mahogany wood chess board has a smooth finish and offers coordinates that help you record games in chess notation books or to play and review your own games or those of famous players. Horses in high-end wooden sets must be hand carved, a long and specialized process to ensure that all four are exactly the same. There are fewer than 10 people who are trusted to carve the knights from the official sets of the World Chess Championship.
It takes about two weeks to produce 100 sets, and a set of gentlemen requires about six hours to carve, he said. Other popular categories that you might like allMore than 150 AllProductsOver 25 AllProductsOver 5 AllProductsMore than 75 chess sets available Chess gift ideas Family chess sets Chess sets with gift box Presentation Handmade chess sets New products Newest products Search all products Tournament chess games Wooden chess games. And while this demand is positive for the industry, it also represents a challenge for chess producers like Aditya. Each set comes in a beautiful presentation box with individual pieces packaged by hand and secured inside the box.
Chess sales skyrocketed 125 percent after the October premiere of “The Queen's Gambit”, a Netflix series about an orphan chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, who is crushing the male-dominated game. If we talk about making chess pieces for tournament players, which are used in large numbers, a carver can even make 200 to 250 chess kings in a day. Headquartered in the United States, The House of Staunton manufactures the best chess equipment in the world. Designed exclusively for the World Chess Championship and adopted by the Mozart of chess, Magnus Carlsen, this official FIDE chess design has all the characteristics of design excellence that one expects in a luxury set.