House of Staunton VS Jacques of London chess set recommendation


Why are you editing all of your posts OFFICALSTAUNTON?

Luckily I have a screen-cap of your brazen unprofessionalism for all to witness. This is the man you are dealing with when you buy from Official Staunton. He is supposed to be a business owner but acts like a 12 year old troll from 4chan.null


What really matters on this forum is good discussion of Chess Books & Equipment.  Let's not lose sight of that.

I do not remember any negative posts about Official Staunton products or service that was specific.

Not one person has come on here describing a specific problem with a Chess product or the service Carl has given.

Stauntonmaster has made some broad and generalized statements saying that he has bought or seen product from Official Staunton that is of poor quality, but he noticeably has failed and continues to fail producing specific evidence of those problems.  He has never posted any kind of picture on this forum as Stauntonmaster.  When people have had problems with product they have always provided pictures of the product with the problem.  This is evidence.

As I said, there have been no specific complaints regarding any product from Official Staunton or their service.  I write this objectively as this is a fact.


Well,my recent Official Staunton 1849 Limited Edition Lacquered set(ordered on Christmas day) is "absolutely flawless"! I'm really picky about tiny imperfections and you'd need a microscope to find anything wrong with this fabulous set!...Also,my dealings with O.S. were about the best and easiest I've experienced as a consumer....Not a fanboy...Just speaking about my buying a nice product from a top company!!

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Btw,I can totally understand someone like Carl(O.S.) going, "maybe", a bit more overboard with his comments than some might like to see....He has a business that is being criticized and has a right to defend his reputation....Sometimes,when we get passionate,we don't make the best moves(think chess)....As someone who had my own  business for 35 years and worked as hard as I did,I understand where he's coming from.....

  Sill, the comments by STAUNTONMASTER(someone I always kinda' got a kick out of,since he was so damn over the top and eccentric) were/are a real low blow,regarding Official Staunton.To me,they smack of simply being demeaning and shameful!! To intentionally attempt  hurt a small business  is beyond rude and inconsiderate...Ever think about the family that business might support?...It's one thing to start a thread if you got recently burned and you want a situation brought to light and corrected(I've done that to good effect) but this time around...STAUNTONMASTER....You've lost my respect!...Not that I think you care....So long!



While I agree that Carl's comments went overboard in reaction to some very unsupported comments aimed in his direction, I'm very sorry that he has closed his account.  Carl has done a lot of good for the members here.  Furthermore, his sets, by all first-person accounts here, are of the very highest quality.  It is obvious that he takes great pride in his product line.  I believe it is a real labor of love for him.