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  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #301

    cgrau

    Jack, great video. That coffeehouse pawn just wouldn't tip, would it? Reminded me of Jonas's "talking hand" videos. He did some stability and pawn tests, too. 

    https://youtu.be/Ys3vVXnRWT4

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #302

    ryano85

    I bought this board: https://odetowood.com/product/wood-chess-board-and-pieces/

    It's really nice and pieces have a great feel. When I can save up some more money I'll probably buy their chess table.

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #303

    cgrau

    ryano85 wrote:

    I bought this board: https://odetowood.com/product/wood-chess-board-and-pieces/

    It's really nice and pieces have a great feel. When I can save up some more money I'll probably buy their chess table.

    Ryan, I own that board. It looks great, but I have yet to play on it. I looked at the chess table on their website. It seems to have little room for a chess clock, captured pieces, scoresheets, chess study books, or libations. The apron around the board should be much wider if you're actually going to play on the board.

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #304

    Jack_Burton

    RobertoLM wrote:

    Another economy Mexican chess set. The "Toscano".

     

    I've played a game with a set like this in a public cafe.  They were unweighted, unfelted and very tippy.  The pieces are gorgeous, but but not very playable.  This seems to be a common theme in the less expensive sets from Mexico. 

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #305

    RobertoLM

    Jack_Burton escribió:
    RobertoLM wrote:

    Another economy Mexican chess set. The "Toscano".

     

    I've played a game with a set like this in a public cafe.  They were unweighted, unfelted and very tippy.  The pieces are gorgeous, but but not very playable.  This seems to be a common theme in the less expensive sets from Mexico. 

    Hehe , yeah , I know. So I'm working with the school of crafts of the National 
    Institute of Fine Arts ; seeing how well they can handle our local woods not
    endangered species. This is based on the model of the 1973 championship .

    Mezquite-Aguacate (Avocado)

     
  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #306

    Jack_Burton

    I would never guess that was anything but boxwood and shesham looking at the photos.  That set would stand up against anything from India by the looks of it. 

    There are persimmon trees that grow all over my home state.  Persimmon is a relative of ebony, and sometimes I've wondered if the wood is suitable for making chess pieces.  I could easily obtain enough for several sets. 

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #307

    informaticacobach29

    RobertoLM wrote:
     
    Hehe , yeah , I know. So I'm working with the school of crafts of the National
    Institute of Fine Arts ; seeing how well they can handle our local woods not
    endangered species. This is based on the model of the 1973 championship .

    Mezquite-Aguacate (Avocado)

     

    That's great Roberto!!

    Are they going to offer chess sets for sale soon? We have great carvers in México. 

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #308

    RobertoLM

    informaticacobach29 escribió:
    RobertoLM wrote:
     
    Hehe , yeah , I know. So I'm working with the school of crafts of the National
    Institute of Fine Arts ; seeing how well they can handle our local woods not
    endangered species. This is based on the model of the 1973 championship .

    Mezquite-Aguacate (Avocado)

     

    That's great Roberto!!

    Are they going to offer chess sets for sale soon? We have great carvers in México. 

    I hope. When Queen broke for the tenth time , there was such reactions " I do not want to know aboutchess in my life " ; but hopefully the project curdle at school.

     
  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #309

    ryano85

    cgrau wrote:
    ryano85 wrote:

    I bought this board: https://odetowood.com/product/wood-chess-board-and-pieces/

    It's really nice and pieces have a great feel. When I can save up some more money I'll probably buy their chess table.

    Ryan, I own that board. It looks great, but I have yet to play on it. I looked at the chess table on their website. It seems to have little room for a chess clock, captured pieces, scoresheets, chess study books, or libations. The apron around the board should be much wider if you're actually going to play on the board.

    Yeah I love the board. It's actually the only board I own. But yeah, the table isn't really designed for the serious competitors. I don't play with a clock so that isn't a top priority for me. I think there is another table with a much larger apron but it's a lot more expensive. ~$2400.

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #310

    ryano85

    cgrau wrote:
    ryano85 wrote:

    I bought this board: https://odetowood.com/product/wood-chess-board-and-pieces/

    It's really nice and pieces have a great feel. When I can save up some more money I'll probably buy their chess table.

    Ryan, I own that board. It looks great, but I have yet to play on it. I looked at the chess table on their website. It seems to have little room for a chess clock, captured pieces, scoresheets, chess study books, or libations. The apron around the board should be much wider if you're actually going to play on the board.

    Found it! Here is the larger chess table with a larger apron: https://odetowood.com/product/large-wood-chess-table/

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #311

    cgrau

    ryano85 wrote:
    cgrau wrote:
    ryano85 wrote:

    I bought this board: https://odetowood.com/product/wood-chess-board-and-pieces/

    It's really nice and pieces have a great feel. When I can save up some more money I'll probably buy their chess table.

    Ryan, I own that board. It looks great, but I have yet to play on it. I looked at the chess table on their website. It seems to have little room for a chess clock, captured pieces, scoresheets, chess study books, or libations. The apron around the board should be much wider if you're actually going to play on the board.

    Found it! Here is the larger chess table with a larger apron: https://odetowood.com/product/large-wood-chess-table/

    If I had a table built for me with only one unremovable board, I'd get the board with 2.375" squares to accodate the widest range of piece sizes. The table I have has a removable top, so I can use a large variety of boards with it.

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #312

    informaticacobach29

    This soviet chess set came from Latvia. The box has some text, I hope somebody can help me with the translation.

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #313

    RobertoLM

    As a birth in Mexico , I learned to identify the tower as the thin piece : after I met the models of other countries and everything changed.
  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #314

    UpcountryRain

    informaticacobach29 wrote:

    This soviet chess set came from Latvia. The box has some text, I hope somebody can help me with the translation.

    Nice set, informaticacobach29. Although I cannot translate the inscription, I can surely appreciate the penmanship. 

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #315

    informaticacobach29

    Thanks Upcountry, I tried to use an image translator but it didn't work.

     

    You are right about the rooks Roberto

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #316

    informaticacobach29

    I just bought these chess pieces here in México. The height of the king is about 3.6". Nicely weighted, not heavy.

    They seem to be made of pinewood, because of the grain (although I'm not an expert). The grain can't be seen very well on the pictures.

    I believe they were made in México. 

    The seller told me they were made in the 70's, but he's not sure if the original owner bought them in the US or in México.

     

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #317

    musketeerchess2015

    Hi

    You can find at least 6 different newly designed pieces that you can use to design a any chess variant set you want by brosing at www.musketeerchess.com/2.html with commercial links on the images of each piece. In March there will be also Dragon (Queen+Knight or Amazon) Unicorn or Wildebeast, and Fortress and Spider. There will be also two new versions of a super pawn in mid 2016 always with Musketeer Chess. 

    All these new pieces respect the Staunton Standard and are compatible of High Quality Triple Weighted Plastic Pieces not very expensive and available. Links also on www.musketeerchess.com or at houseofstaunton.com

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #318

    informaticacobach29

    German set. King's height is about 3.25".

    Those knights are very much alike than those made by Lardy, and I really like the queens.

     

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #319

    mosai

    I'm a chess set.

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #320

    UpcountryRain

    mosai wrote:

    I'm a chess set.

    Are you a repro?


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