Best Chessmen Ever

Best Chessmen Ever

Mar 19, 2015, 10:51 AM |

After over a year of contemplating, I finally picked up a set of BCE S1 Tournament Chessmen from .

I ordered the set and it arrived in perfect condition, packed very adequately, and came only a couple days after my payment was received. Can't say enough about the customer service from Jonas himself (ifekali on This is an instant favorite!

The pieces are very grand. They are bottom-heavy and very stable. A unique design and begging to experience heavy usage.

The deciding factor here, however, was the board. I've been wanting a board like this even before they existed. It is connected with high-power magnets, literally "snaps" together, and is very sturdy. The surface is very smooth and well-done. The edges are beveled, making it easy to pick up from the table.

While I won't elaborate on the details, I'm happy to answer any questions you might have. *(You can read through their entertaining blog to get a lot of info.) I will include a few photos:

(photos below appear skewed in relation to ruler, sizes listed are fairly accurate)
King: 90mm
Queen: 85mm
Rook: 55mm
Knight: 70mm
Bishop: 75mm
Pawn: 50mm

Larger size photos available here.