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Wooden Chess Sets in India


  • 8 days ago · Quote · #461

    baddogno

    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...

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #462

    starpawn

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #463

    starpawn

    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".

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #464

    starpawn

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #465

    Jack_Burton

    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!)

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #466

    starpawn

    This one is a 23" board with square size of 2.375".

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #467

    mirasma

    I have a 21" board. It looks so large that I don't get any inspiration playing in it. 

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #468

    FrankHelwig

    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).

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #469

    Gomoto

    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.

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #470

    ghillan

    FrankHelwig wrote:

    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).

    ROFL !!!! LaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughing

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #471

    starpawn

    Srry guys! I have a day job in a datacenter. I am on call some days and have been really busy. Hence the oversight. Cool

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #472

    netzach

    The topic is: 

    Wooden Chess Sets in India

    :)

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #473

    crazyim5

    @netzach It's high time I change it! ;)

  • 5 hours ago · Quote · #474

    ManjinderpalSingh

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