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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    NimzoRoy

    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

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    Woodnome

    Thats a lovely set you have there !

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    Scottrf

    I'd be interested to know the seller, very rare I like the Knights on a chess set.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    Lawdoginator

    Very nice. 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    jesterville

    ...nice set...I love the craftsmanship on the pieces.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    nameno1had

    NimzoRoy wrote:

    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

     
     
     
     
     

    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.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    FirebrandX

    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.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    Bronco70

    Very sharp! Thanks for sharing.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    zxb995511

    Now THAT is a chess set! Makes me wanna analyze old Bobby Fischer games.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    gards1964

    Very nice!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #11

    blake78613

    What type of wood are the pieces?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #12

    DalaiLuke

    beautiful ... 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #13

    NimzoRoy

    blake78613 wrote:

    What type of wood are the pieces?

    Dunno, will try and find the paperwork on them but that could take awhile

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #14

    Huskie99

    Wow - very cool set.  Given the size of the pieces, it's probably also a good upper body workout to play games on that!  Smile

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #15

    joebark

    Beautiful!  Makes me want to build a set just like it.... 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #16

    OldScribe2010

    A chess set you can be proud of.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #17

    baddogno

    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......

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #18

    nameno1had

    baddogno wrote:

    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...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #19

    blake78613

    It doesn't look that crowded.  A beautiful set.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #20

    nameno1had

    blake78613 wrote:

    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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