Friday, 12 April 2013

Plastic Tournament Sets.


Italian Burl Root Board.

19 Inches and 2.25 Inch Squares.

Pioneer Staunton In Bud Rosewood with Burl Root Board.

The Pioneer Staunton Chess set is beautifully hand carved to the highest standards. Using the finest Bud rosewood (Sandalwood) and choice cuts of Boxwood this set quite simply put is exquisite.
His majesty stands a towering 4.00" and has a base diameter of 1.75".

Kings Knight Bridle Set with Mahogany and Maple board.

Kings Knight Bridle chess set.....The hand carved knights with their bridle and reigns are intricately detailed and with the replication only the very best craftsmen in the world can achieve. The king features a unique, one of a kind finial and the queen coronet has sharp distinct points.Hand carved from boxwood wood hardwood.

King Height 3.5 inches, double weighted and green fabric felted pieces.

Paul Morphy 1844 Set with Wenge and Maple Board.

3.5 Inch King, double weighted and perfectly balanced with fitted Green felt pads to the pieces.
This set ships with 4 Queens as standard!

Paul Charles Morphy (June 22, 1837 – July 10, 1884) was an American chess player. He is considered to have been the greatest chess master of his era and an unofficial World Chess Champion. He was a chess prodigy. He was called "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess" because he had a brief and brilliant chess career, but then retired from the game while still young.

Morphy was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to a wealthy and distinguished family. He learned to play chess by simply watching a game between his father and uncle. His family soon realized the boy’s talent and encouraged him to play at family gatherings and by age nine he was considered one of the best players in New Orleans. At just twelve years old, Morphy defeated visiting Hungarian master Johann Löwenthal in a match of three games.

After receiving his degree in 1857, Morphy was not yet of legal age to practice law and found himself with free time. He received an invitation to play at the First American Chess Congress in New York City and, at his uncle's urging, accepted. Morphy won the tournament which included strong players of the day, such as Alexander Meek and Louis Paulsen. Morphy was hailed as the chess champion of the United States and stayed in New York playing chess through 1857, winning the vast majority of his games. In 1858, Morphy travelled to Europe to play European Champion Howard Staunton. While negotiations for a match proved problematic, Morphy played every strong player in Europe, usually winning easily. While the match with Staunton never came about, Morphy was hailed by most in Europe as the world's best player.

Fierce Knight Set with Rosewood and Maple Deluxe Moulded Edge Chess Board.

A traditional 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.


King height is 3" (76.2 mm).
King base is 1.25" (31.75 mm).
King weight is 1.5 oz (42.5 g).
Set weight is 2 lbs (0.90 kg).