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Nice set. You should get a bigger board though, that one is way too small. The ratio between king's diameter and square should ideally be around .75 as in a 2" square board and 1.5" diameter king. 1.75" king and 2.25" board, etc. Looks like you have a 2" diameter king on maybe a 2.125" board. Not good. A 2" diameter king needs at least a 2.5" square board and I use a 2.75" with my HOS Sheffield. These are of course Western aesthetics but they are also reflected in the rules of chess. I believe USCF calls for a .78 ratio but when in doubt, round up an 1/8". Surprised you didn't know this...
I just got the 23" board with that size a week back. On my site, I have recommended the right size. For the Sheffield, I recommend 2.375 to 2.50".
It's pretty common to display a large set on a board that is slightly too small for practical play. Or at least I've seen it a lot of times.
But yup, 2.75" for a 4.4" Staunton set sounds about right. (But it can be different for Eastern style pieces!)
This one is a 23" board with square size of 2.375".
I have a 21" board. It looks so large that I don't get any inspiration playing in it.
no offense, Starpawn, but you may want to ensure your pictures feature a correct setup. Multiple of them have K/Q flipped. White Queen should be on white square, black queen on black square... (as well as white square bottom right).
I bought my chess set from a local vendor, it was difficult to find one with reasonable quality and costs. But after some research I was able to identify a good shop with a nice set (and four queens).
The chess set is surly also carved in India, but that way I am certain that tax and wood protection is handled according to the laws in my country. It would be a real hazzle to do it myself and not much cheaper if I would handle it correctly.
I am quite happy to pay a slightly higher price for the import service of my local vendor.
Srry guys! I have a day job in a datacenter. I am on call some days and have been really busy. Hence the oversight.
The topic is:
@netzach It's high time I change it! ;)
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