Executive Plastic Chess Set in Black & Ivory – 3.875″ King Reviews

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Plastic Chess Pieces | 0 comments

Executive Plastic Chess Set in Black & Ivory – 3.875″ King

Executive Plastic Chess Set in Black & Ivory - 3.875

The Executive Plastic Chess Set is a tremendous value for its combined size, price, and attractive design. The pieces are nicely weighted and the knights are particularly beautiful with elegant features and detail. This is an ideal set for tournament play with a 3.875″ king and a base of 1.625″. Pieces have good quality green felt paper pads and come packaged in 2 heavy zip lock bags.

List Price: $ 16.95

Price: $ 16.95

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New Exclusive Staunton Chess Set in Golden Rosewood & Boxwood – 3″ King Reviews

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Wood Chess Pieces | 0 comments

New Exclusive Staunton Chess Set in Golden Rosewood & Boxwood – 3″ King

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  • King Height: 3″, King Base Diameter: 1.375″
  • King Weight: 1.8 oz., Total Chess Set Weight: 35 oz.
  • Green Billiard Cloth Pads
  • Includes 2 spare queens for pawn promotion.
  • Recommended Chess Board Size: 1.75″ – 2″ Squares (not included)

The New Exclusive Staunton chess set has all of the features that an avid chess player and collector looks for in an upper-end Staunton chess set. From the beautifully designed profile with a large tapered base to the extraordinary knights hand carved by some of the best craftsmen in the world, you will not find a better chess set in this price range!

List Price: $ 79.95

Price: $ 79.95

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Fierce Knight Staunton Chess Set in Eboninzed-Boxwood – 3″ King Reviews

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Fierce Knight Staunton Chess Set in Eboninzed-Boxwood – 3″ King

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  • King Height: 3″, King Base Diameter: 1.375″
  • King Weight: 1.8 oz., Total Chess Set Weight: 32 oz.
  • Green Billiard Cloth Pads
  • Includes 2 spare queens for pawn promotion.
  • Recommended Chess Board Size: 1.75″ – 2″ Squares (not included)

Our Fierce Knight Staunton chess set is a blend of contemporary and traditional Staunton design featuring knights that are carved with realistic features. The perked ears, eyes, mouth, and mane create a fierce looking countenance that gives this set its name. The pieces have an elegant profile that is carefully turned to perfection on every piece and the wood is hand polished to a rich sheen. The pieces have green billiard cloth pads for a soft feel on the chess board and are heavily weighted for exceptional stability. Both collectors and serious tournament players will appreciate the qualities of the Fierce Knight and will prove one of their favorite chess sets!

List Price: $ 89.95

Price: $ 89.95

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Majestic Staunton Wood Chess Pieces with 4″ King – Rosewood Reviews

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Wood Chess Pieces | 0 comments

Majestic Staunton Wood Chess Pieces with 4″ King – Rosewood

Majestic Staunton Wood Chess Pieces with 4

  • 4″ King Height
  • 1 3/4″ King Base
  • King Weighs 70 Grams

The Majestic Staunton Wood Chess set is yet another set new to our collection of fine wood chess pieces. The eye-catching king stands 4 inches tall with a 1 3/4 inch base. The knight is as noble a steed as we have ever seen in a set in this price range. You will be proud to have this set on permanent display for all your friends and associates to admire. This set is made from a beautiful dark Rosewood and Boxwood and has felt bottoms. Typical to fine wood, the grain and color may vary slightly from piece to piece. Treat this set as you would fine furniture. Avoid leaving the pieces in direct sunlight and store them in a humidity stable area. We suggest using a board with squares at least 2 1/4 inches. Complete set of 32 pieces – extra queens not available for this set.

List Price: $ 149.99

Price: $ 129.99

German Knight Staunton Chess Set in High Gloss Black & Red – 2.75″ King

German Knight Staunton Chess Set in High Gloss Black & Red - 2.75

  • Boxwood Painted Black & Red
  • High Gloss Lacquer
  • King Height: 2.75″
  • King Base: 1.125″
  • King Weight: 1.5 oz.


Sometimes simple is best and that’s true of our German Knight Staunton chess set with its simple but attractive design. Unencumbered by fine detail, this simple Staunton design has long been the best selling chess set of all time. These beautiful chess pieces are made from boxwood that are painted black and red and then finished in high gloss lacquer to give them a glass-like finish. Pieces have green billiard cloth pads for a soft feel on the chess board and are weighted for stability. More chess games have been played with a German Knight than any other chess set in the world and it continues to be our most popular chess set.
Chess Set Weight: 24 oz.
2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
Green Billiard Cloth Pads
Recommended Chess Board Size: 1.5″ – 1.75″ Squares (chessboard is not included)

List Price: $ 69.95

Price: $ 69.95

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Grande Staunton Chess Set in Rosewood & Boxwood – 3″ King Reviews

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Wood Chess Pieces | 0 comments

Grande Staunton Chess Set in Rosewood & Boxwood – 3″ King

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  • King Height: 3″, King Base Diameter: 1.5″
  • King Weight: 1.8 oz., Total Chess Set Weight: 38 oz.
  • Green Billiard Cloth Pads
  • Includes 2 spare queens for pawn promotion.
  • Recommended Chess Board Size: 1.75″ – 2″ Squares (not included)

The Grande Staunton is purely traditional with handsome features such as an extra wide profile and oversize collars. This not only makes for an amazingly attractive chess set but one that is excellent for play. Chess pieces are triple weighted and have a broad base design that provides a rich feel with excellent balance. The knights are beautifully carved with an elegant shape and intricate detail.

List Price: $ 99.95

Price: $ 99.95

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Chess Analytics: Training with a Grandmaster Reviews

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Books About Chess | 0 comments

Chess Analytics: Training with a Grandmaster

Chess Analytics: Training with a Grandmaster

Analytics The Method of Logical Analysis You are invited to take an instructive journey with one of the most successful chess coaches of our era, Greek grandmaster Efstratios Grivas. Over 40 critical aspects of the royal game are examined by this experienced, well-respected trainer. Grivas presents almost 240 games, most with complete scores to assist comprehension, illustrating his themes with practical, insightful examples and explanations. And the convenient structure of the book is such that the reader may pick and choose the topics in any order. Topics include: Pinning, Shattered Pawns, the Weak d5-square, Doubled f-pawns, the Double Exchange Sacrifice, the f4 Break, Planning, Opening Diagonals, Small Advantages, Sacrifices for the Initiative, Rook vs. Bishop Pair, False Guards, Pawns on the Seventh Rank and many more!

List Price: $ 24.95

Price: $ 14.33

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The Blue Book of Chess – Teaching the Rudiments of the Game, and Giving an Analysis of All the Recognized Openings Reviews

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Books About Chess | 3 comments

The Blue Book of Chess – Teaching the Rudiments of the Game, and Giving an Analysis of All the Recognized Openings

The Blue Book of Chess - Teaching the Rudiments of the Game, and Giving an Analysis of All the Recognized Openings

The Blue Book of Chess – Teaching the Rudiments of the Game, and Giving an Analysis of All the Recognized Openings is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Howard Staunton is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Howard Staunton then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.

List Price: $ 9.99

Price: $ 9.99

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Value Club Kit with Small Tournament Bag – Black Reviews

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in Plastic Chess Pieces | 0 comments

Value Club Kit with Small Tournament Bag – Black

Value Club Kit with Small Tournament Bag - Black

  • Package Includes: Value Club Plastic Chess Set, 2 Spare Queens, Vinyl Rollup Chess Board, Bag, & Sco
  • King Height: 3.75″, King Base: 1.5″, Chess Set Weight: 17 oz.
  • Chess Board Dimensions: 20″ x 20″ x .08″, Square Size: 2.25″
  • Chess Bag: Heavy Canvas Material, Metal Zipper, Measures 20.5″ x 5.5″ x 2.75″

This tournament chess set kit includes our 34 piece Value Club Plastic Chess Set with a 3.75″ king, our Value Vinyl Rollup Chess Board with 2.25″ squares, and our Small Tournament Chess Bag. Chess pieces are single weighted, have green felt paper pads, and are made from a durable glossy plastic which makes a nice contrast against the black and buff chess board. Spare queens are included and pieces come package in 2 heavy zip lock bags. The zippered chess bag is made from heavy canvas and has one large pocket inside for the chess pieces, straps and pads for a chess clock, elastic straps to hold a vinyl chess board, and pockets for scorebooks. Our best price for a fully contained tournament chess kit!

List Price: $ 19.95

Price: $ 19.95

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