drueke pieces

howardsingleton0

While cleaning out a storage room, I came across what I am calling a junk box of Drueke Players Choice chess pieces. There are about 250 pieces in this box, very few have weights or felts, but there are some extra weights in this box. Does anyone want to make me an offer on this box? 

howardsingleton0

While cleaning out a storage room, I came across what I am calling a junk box of Drueke Players Choice chess pieces. There are about 250 pieces in this box, very few have weights or felts, but there are some extra weights in this box. Does anyone want to make me an offer on this box? 

TheGiuocoPianio
Can you send me some pictures of the pieces you have?
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wgnoyes
People are selling individual pieces on eBay for upwards of $10.
JimRichmond

Too bad I am broke or I would buy a few pieces from you.

TenaciousE

I need a white pawn for the smaller "analysis" sized set.  My original purchase had a defective pawn.

howardsingleton0
TenaciousE wrote:

I need a white pawn for the smaller "analysis" sized set.  My original purchase had a defective pawn. 

all these pieces are from the 3-3/4 king size pieces

 

howardsingleton0
TheGiuocoPianio wrote:
Can you send me some pictures of the pieces you have?
 
the pictures are posted on the forum under chess books and equipment

 

NattyBumppo

I wonder if someone was buying up partial/damaged sets with the idea of rehabing sets out of them.  I usually have a parts set or two that I use to fill out other partial sets.   One telling thing is the shortage of bishops.   For some reason those are the pieces I generally don't  have enough of - black ones are more problematic for somne reason than white ones. 

howardsingleton0
NattyBumppo wrote:

I wonder if someone was buying up partial/damaged sets with the idea of rehabing sets out of them.  I usually have a parts set or two that I use to fill out other partial sets.   One telling thing is the shortage of bishops.   For some reason those are the pieces I generally don't  have enough of - black ones are more problematic for somne reason than white ones.

 

I tok care of the playing equipment for the Arlington Chess Club for a few years back in the 70's and I also noticed the problem with the black bishops. I believe it was due to the coloring material used to make the black color.  

 

NattyBumppo

I wonder if the height of the bishops combined with the thinner neck makes them more prone to snapping if the pieces are put in a bag and jostled around.   Doesn't explain the black bishops being more problematic but that may be due to the fact that we aren't dealing with any signifigant statistical variance since we are talking small numbers (and essentially anecdotal at that).  surprise.png

JimRichmond

Add one more person if to the list of having a broken black bishop. It’s currently glued and holding up.

NattyBumppo
JimRichmond wrote:

Add one more person if to the list of having a broken black bishop. It’s currently glued and holding up.

 

If I can glue it (and it is straight) I use it.

 

I recently bought a 25lb bag of #9 bird shot to begin weighting some of my unweighted sets,  I just did  a 2.5" gallant knight set and it came out really nicely.  Not only are they heavier than a factory weighted set but they have a much more balanced feel since the weight is spread throughout and not just in the base.

I suspect that I can create Drueke player's choice sets that are actually heavier than the "h" series by using this method.

howardsingleton0
NattyBumppo wrote:
JimRichmond wrote:

Add one more person if to the list of having a broken black bishop. It’s currently glued and holding up.

 

If I can glue it (and it is straight) I use it.

 

I recently bought a 25lb bag of #9 bird shot to begin weighting some of my unweighted sets,  I just did  a 2.5" gallant knight set and it came out really nicely.  Not only are they heavier than a factory weighted set but they have a much more balanced feel since the weight is spread throughout and not just in the base.

I suspect that I can create Drueke player's choice sets that are actually heavier than the "h" series by using this method.

the most effective glue i found was methelyne chloride but use very sparingly any excess will run down the piece and ruin the surface. For my playing set I used pyroxlin book cloth instead of felts and I used them for years on the concrete tables at Dupont Circle in DC