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The board is Teak/Bird's Eye Maple with 2.25" squares, with a 2" margin on all 4 sides, made in Spain. The set is the heaviest one I could find for under $200, the pieces weigh about 5 lbs. The King is 5.25" tall with a base diameter of 1.875", Queen 4.5", Bishop 4", Knight 3.75", Rook 3.25" and pawns 2.75" tall with a base diameter of 1.375". I suppose I could try looking up who the hell I bought the set from if anyone is really interested...my buddy Pete is holding the board to give you an idea of its size
Thats a lovely set you have there !
I'd be interested to know the seller, very rare I like the Knights on a chess set.
...nice set...I love the craftsmanship on the pieces.
Teak and Bird's Eye Maple are very high quality wood types. I am willing to bet you'd pay a pretty penny for that, at a different place. I saw a similar(smaller) set made of inferior wood, for 2 1/2 times higher than the amount you paid. Yours is built very well. The border inlay in a nice touch. It would last for generations if cared for. If you aren't going to play on it, I don't blame you. If you are going to use it regularly, I envy the opportunity.
Very nice! I really like the sheen on the pieces. If I ever decide to blow several hundred on a set though, I will most likely buy the DGT 'Timeless' set & board.
Very sharp! Thanks for sharing.
Now THAT is a chess set! Makes me wanna analyze old Bobby Fischer games.
What type of wood are the pieces?
Dunno, will try and find the paperwork on them but that could take awhile
Wow - very cool set. Given the size of the pieces, it's probably also a good upper body workout to play games on that!
Beautiful! Makes me want to build a set just like it....
A chess set you can be proud of.
With all due respect, your board is too small and the pieces are too crowded. A 1.875 base king demands at least 2 3/8" squares, and given the height of your pieces, 2.5" would be even better. Sorry to rain on your adulation parade......
Maybe thats his way of snubbing the J'adoube rule...
It doesn't look that crowded. A beautiful set.
I think that the space around the pieces is arbitrary for looking good. I guess if you sip vodka from your water bottle at tourneys, you'll want more space.
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