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Review of The Championship Series Chess Set

Review of The Championship Series Chess Set

Jul 10, 2012, 3:51 AM 1

I have just recently purchased the Championship Series Chess set (3.75 King) from the House of Staunton.  It was included in a "design your own tournament kit" and I chose the ebonized boxwood set that included a bag and a vinyl tournament board.  The tournament kits start at $49.95, but go up from there depending on upgrades.

Let me start by saying that this set exceeded my expectations.  This is my first wooden chess set.  I didn't want to spend a lot of money, but wanted a set other than plastic.  For the price (under $100), the quality is superb.  The pieces are nicely weighted and durable.  My kids love playing with this set.

Even the packaging surprised me.  The set came in a box that included two trays (one for white and one for black).  Each piece rested in its individual foam cavity.  I wouldn't have thought the manufacturer would spend the money on packaging for a lower end set.

Anyway, so far I feel the set has been a good buy.  I often get asked why I chose to shop at House of Staunton instead of other discount chess sites.  Well, the answer is because of the quality, fast delivery, and customer service that I receive from them.  

If you're looking for a great set for a reasonable cost, I am happy to recommend this set.  

Thanks for reading this review.  

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