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28 coolest chess sets ever


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    lefecious

    These are awesome.  If you've seen a unique chess set that's not in this article then please share here!

    http://walyou.com/cool-chess-sets/

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    TadDude

    For consideration: Straight Up Chess

    Cool or Not:  http://www.straightupchess.com/

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    lefecious

    TadDude wrote:

    For consideration: Straight Up Chess

    Cool or Not:  http://www.straightupchess.com/


    Wow, not only is that innovative and beautiful, but it's so practical as well!  Brilliant!  I seriously want to get one someday!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    KLINKHAMMER

    TadDude wrote:

    For consideration: Straight Up Chess

    Cool or Not:  http://www.straightupchess.com/


    Oh so very cool. Saw one posted in another thread. Definetly something I want. Thx for the link!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    jesterville

    These are all great...and I am currently on the market for one for display purposes only...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    KLINKHAMMER


    That is one seriously sick collection. Is the guy starting a museum?  There is some absolutely incredible eye candy in there. Thx! 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8

    kenneth67

    I was going to mention his collection, thanks Reb:

    If anyone wants to know more about Jon Crumiller, and his draw against Carlsen, please take a couple of minutes to read this topic: and drop some comments :)

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-players/new-jersey-man-plays-out-a-dream

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #9

    N2UHC

    I'm kind of partial to the sets I picked up in Mexico recently:

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-equipment/my-new-chess-set

    Is there any info on how to get the LED chess set?  I'm also into electronics and think that would be a neat set to have.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #10

    PrawnEatsPrawn

    lefecious wrote:

    These are awesome.  If you've seen a unique chess set that's not in this article then please share here!

    http://walyou.com/cool-chess-sets/


     

    What a motley collection of awful sets!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #11

    BopGun

    Plastic.  Staunton.  Triple-weighted.  Rollup board.  Nothing is cooler.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #12

    KLINKHAMMER

    BopGun wrote:

    Plastic.  Staunton.  Triple-weighted.  Rollup board.  Nothing is cooler.


    Fail at cool.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #13

    brianb42

    This claims to be the most expensive chess set in the world. http://www.chessville.com/misc/jewelroyale.htm

    Here are some more affordable themed sets.

    http://www.thechessstore.com/category/120_chess_sets__pieces_only_.200_theme_chess_sets/

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #14

    NickMotto

    What a great idea.  Thanks for the link.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #15

    BopGun

    KLINKHAMMER wrote:
    BopGun wrote:

    Plastic.  Staunton.  Triple-weighted.  Rollup board.  Nothing is cooler.


    Fail at cool.


     You are so not invited to my coffee house with your Star Wars commemorative set.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #16

    KLINKHAMMER

    BopGun wrote:
    KLINKHAMMER wrote:
    BopGun wrote:

    Plastic.  Staunton.  Triple-weighted.  Rollup board.  Nothing is cooler.


    Fail at cool.


     You are so not invited to my coffee house with your Star Wars commemorative set.


    lol...............My Star Wars commerative set is safely encased in carbonite, awaiting the dietification of all things StarWars. I did recently receive a set of Shot Glass peices. Dying to try those out.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #17

    lefecious

    Fezzik wrote:

    I dislike the most expensive chess set ever. They incorrectly have the Q larger than the K. And the Knights are unicorns. What are we, five?


    The King is bigger, they just made it look a little like a queen.  But I have to agree with you on the unicorns.  The rest of the set is this cool twisted design, and the unicorns look completely out of place.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #18

    KLINKHAMMER

    Fezzik wrote:
    KLINKHAMMER wrote:
    BopGun wrote:
    KLINKHAMMER wrote:
    BopGun wrote:

    Plastic.  Staunton.  Triple-weighted.  Rollup board.  Nothing is cooler.


    Fail at cool.


     You are so not invited to my coffee house with your Star Wars commemorative set.


    lol...............My Star Wars commerative set is safely encased in carbonite, awaiting the dietification of all things StarWars. ...


    Is that the Star Wars equivalent of heat death of the universe?  Are we all going to slim down to nothingness?


    LOL.............Your asking me? I have no idea what that word means, whatsoever. Nothing unusual. I tend to make it up as I go anyways. ;)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #19

    NimzoRoy

    lefecious wrote:

    These are awesome.  If you've seen a unique chess set that's not in this article then please share here!

    http://walyou.com/cool-chess-sets/


    Most of the "cool chess sets" kinda remind of the old gag about modern art consisiting of some nimrod throwing paint at a canvas (kinda like Jackson Pollock but I think he threw his paint on the floor) Personally I like fancy staunton sets:

    http://www.houseofstaunton.com/Store/category=%20&exact_match=on&keywords=Chess%20Set

    Here are some more theme chess sets for anyone into this stuff

    http://www.thechessstore.com/c=3o6mHFQXUKScaUXKTroSQjFN5/category/120_chess_sets__pieces_only_.200_theme_chess_sets/

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #20

    BopGun

    Murphys_Law wrote:
    lefecious wrote:

    These are awesome.  If you've seen a unique chess set that's not in this article then please share here!

    http://walyou.com/cool-chess-sets/


    I ussually make my own boards and pieces but you have given me some ideas on making my own pieces, Thanks

    Below is an example of boards I hand make. All out of Australian Hardwoods

     


     I hate people with talent.


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