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Sets Being used in Sinquefield Cup


  • 11 months ago · Quote · #1

    Blitzt

    Does anyone know what sets are being used in the current Sinquefield Cup?  It look like an Andeluisan set, but then again not quite.  Thanks.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #2

    FrankHelwig

    These pieces were specially designed for this event by Frank Camaratta on behalf of HoS - the Sinquefield set. I believe only 22 sets were made, but there's a possibility that HoS might eventually sell them...

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #3

    Blitzt

    Thanks Frank.  I was wondering if they were HOS pieces.  Looking at the HOS website, they look very similar to the Imperial Collector sets.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #4

    Bronco70

    It's a HOS Imperial Collecter with DGT and weighted. Here is a link about it.

    http://www.uschesschamps.com/opening-festivities-kick-sinquefield-cup

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #5

    Kansha

    Wow bronco, you know it all, doncha ;)

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #6

    Bronco70

    HA! I just have a thing for chess sets. Someday I might even buy a nice set 

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #7

    9kick9

    FrankHelwig wrote:I hpe so but, with Camearatta being retired I don't its going to happen.

    These pieces were specially designed for this event by Frank Camaratta on behalf of HoS - the Sinquefield set. I believe only 22 sets were made, but there's a possibility that HoS might eventually sell them...

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #8

    Blitzt

    Well, that settles it then.  Thanks Bronco for the link.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #9

    Kansha

    :P

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #10

    FrankHelwig

    Looks like a Limited Edition of this set (not DGT-enabled) is now available for Preorder on the HoS site...

    http://www.houseofstaunton.com/2013-sinquefield-cup-commemorative-chess-set.html?src=slide

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #11

    9kick9

    Frank... for the price which I could never afford in the first place. I would go with a Chavet set or a Dobrovnik set. These are less expensive & a lot better looking sets IMHO.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #12

    goldendog

    If your aesthetic is informed by the great old Jaques sets, you'll probably prefer the hos offering.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #13

    Frankovich73

    It's painfully ironic that they made Gata pose boxing style...

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #14

    FrankHelwig

    I think the set is overpriced. For that kind of money, you can get a really nice pre-1900 Jaques...

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #15

    9kick9

    Thats my point.. I think the price is outrageous ! Beter pieces can be had for far less money IMO.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #16

    goldendog

    I can't see paying that much for a modern set in anything but exceptional materials.

    Better to pick out a historic Jaques in nice condition, in my eyes.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #17

    Bronco70

    That's a lot of bones for a set even with the autographs.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #18

    strngdrvnthng

    I agree for $1300 you can still get a 19th C Jaques set in good condition.


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