15069 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
If you do choose vinyl just carry it in one of those chess set bags and make sure to always roll it with the squares facing outwards to keep it flat.
I have cloth backed vinyl chess boards & no problems with them laying flat. Just don't get the all vinyl ones as they are junk!
I have vinyl, mousepad, and silicone. The printing is sharpest on the vinyl and pieces do move smoothest on its' surface. Still a pain to have to carefully roll up. Silicone is best if you want a no care product although it does feel a little funny and costs more. They all work fine but call me old school for preferring a folding wooden board. OMG I just realized this thread is 3 years old...
I think i will buy one and get some glow in dark paint and
apply it to the squares. Might do the same to the piece. ??
Sometimes i am online at night and a waste to have so many lights on while i play out positions in a current game using my board.
Here's a slightlu more elegant solution:
So much for my "cut and paste skills" Anyway it's an LED chess set that glows in the dark, on Ebay for $60, includes the board.
You're welcome, but be sure and read the reviews. It's glass and quality control is maybe not the very best. You might want to look around somewhere besides Ebay to be sure you can return defective pieces. Lots of places carry it if you do a Google search. It is a pretty coool idea though...
I saw a neon stand used outside the store to advertise. If i can a smaller one i will just draw a board on it and find to a way to make it permanent. Something like that....
Think i will take a trip to an art supply store and see what i can find also.
I have a vinyl board, a mousepad board, and a silicone board.
It is true that the mousepad and silicone boards do not allow the easy sliding of pieces that may be experienced with a vinyl board. But as I don't slide pieces, this is irrelevant.
The mousepad board is quite nice: simply roll it for storage (playing side outward), and it will always lie flat. I like the feel and there's almost no noise made when moving pieces.
The silicone board is also very nice; roll it, bend it, or fold it, it will always lie flat, totally without creases. It's lighter than a vinyl board and easier to carry. It will also stick to a flat surface much better than a vinyl board.
The only real drawbacks of a mousepad or silicone board is that either will cost about four times as much as a vinyl board. But it's worth it to me.
Lots of good information in this old thread. I have a couple of vinyl boards, with the cloth back that cost a couple dollars more than the standard, sometimes listed as a premium vinyl chess board. Six bucks and change. I like that you can slide the board, adjust it. I did not know the mousepad boards are sticky, but it makes sense - knowing mousepads. And that the silicone behaves the same is good to know. As for sliding pieces on the board, personally, I don't do that anyway.
I am chess products seller, I sell chess boards, DGT 2010, chess books, chess wooden boards....please visit my website www.chessebank.com and for more information and updates visit www.facebook.com/chessebank
by Dark_Falcon a few minutes ago
Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
by LuftWaffles 5 minutes ago
Writing Out Variations
by TheGreatOogieBoogie 5 minutes ago
can chess.com stop awarding me one year anniversary badges
by camberfoil 9 minutes ago
How do normal people become 2100 players
by zborg 12 minutes ago
HOS Dubrovnik Warning
by the-kriegspiel 12 minutes ago
10/22/2014 - E.Bacrot - P.Leko, Elista Grand Prix, 2008
by 55uve63p 13 minutes ago
1,000 signs you play chess too much.
by HaveAnotherGame 15 minutes ago
Who's your fav in the Top Ten?
by army725 15 minutes ago
Blocking unsportsmanlike player
by Ferris1 16 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!