What Makes a High Quality Chess Set?

Chess is one of the oldest board games in the world, with a history that spans over 1,500 years. During this time, chess sets have evolved in both design and function. The most popular and iconic chess game is the Staunton set, which is considered to be the most functional and beautiful design in the history of chess. A high quality chess set should come complete with parts, board and box, so you don't have to worry about anything not matching.

The chess pieces should be carved from the highest quality boxwood and genuine ebony, with a king piece that rises above the table with an overall height of 4.4 inches and a wide base of 2 inches to preserve stability. Each piece should be individually carved and turned by hand by master craftsmen, according to the highest quality standards. The chessboard should also be hand carved, with large 2.25-inch squares to accommodate the wide bases of the chess pieces. It should be made of red burl lamboyna and bird'eye maple, and measure 15 x 15 standard inches when unfolded.

It should also fold inward to provide storage for chess pieces, which are protected by the felt lining and secured with inner straps. The luxury chess set from the Svano series has a unique design that maintains all the majesty and elegance of the Staunton pattern while offering something completely different. The King piece is 4.4 inches tall and has a 2 inch diameter base to keep it stable and comfortable. All pieces are heavy in weight to provide a luxurious feel in the hand and during the game. The chessboard that comes with this set is also a work of art, handmade in Spain with maple wood, bird's eye and elm. It has a total size of 23.75 square inches, and 2.5 inch squares that should be more than enough to accommodate almost any set of chess pieces. The chess set from the Aversa series offers a good dose of luxury at a bargain price.

It's a Staunton chess set with a twist: its glossy finish, its Knight pieces with unique details and some other unique features make it stand out from other Staunton sets on the market. You can select what type of wood you prefer for your black chess pieces, although some of them have an additional cost. When you play with this set, not only will you be able to face human opponents in person, but you can also play against some of the strongest chess programs in the world and other human players from around the world via the Internet. Your friends will be impressed when they play against you in this intricately carved chess set. If you want a personalized gift for the chess player in your life, opt for this handmade wooden set in the ArtisRaw store on Etsy. The stunning Elm Burl chess board is the perfect complement to these elegant Renaissance chess pieces. The good price of a chess set depends on its quality, material and intended use, but Trodd offers a general rule: The chess pieces should be carved from boxwood by expert craftsmen with an impeccable level of detail.

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