Sets Being used in Sinquefield Cup

  • #1

    Does anyone know what sets are being used in the current Sinquefield Cup?  It look like an Andeluisan set, but then again not quite.  Thanks.

  • #2

    These pieces were specially designed for this event by Frank Camaratta on behalf of HoS - the Sinquefield set. I believe only 22 sets were made, but there's a possibility that HoS might eventually sell them...

  • #3

    Thanks Frank.  I was wondering if they were HOS pieces.  Looking at the HOS website, they look very similar to the Imperial Collector sets.

  • #4

    It's a HOS Imperial Collecter with DGT and weighted. Here is a link about it.

    http://www.uschesschamps.com/opening-festivities-kick-sinquefield-cup

  • #5

    Wow bronco, you know it all, doncha ;)

  • #6

    HA! I just have a thing for chess sets. Someday I might even buy a nice set 

  • #7
    FrankHelwig wrote:I hpe so but, with Camearatta being retired I don't its going to happen.

    These pieces were specially designed for this event by Frank Camaratta on behalf of HoS - the Sinquefield set. I believe only 22 sets were made, but there's a possibility that HoS might eventually sell them...

  • #8

    Well, that settles it then.  Thanks Bronco for the link.

  • #9

    :P

  • #10

    Looks like a Limited Edition of this set (not DGT-enabled) is now available for Preorder on the HoS site...

    http://www.houseofstaunton.com/2013-sinquefield-cup-commemorative-chess-set.html?src=slide

  • #11

    Frank... for the price which I could never afford in the first place. I would go with a Chavet set or a Dobrovnik set. These are less expensive & a lot better looking sets IMHO.

  • #12

    If your aesthetic is informed by the great old Jaques sets, you'll probably prefer the hos offering.

  • #13

    It's painfully ironic that they made Gata pose boxing style...

  • #14

    I think the set is overpriced. For that kind of money, you can get a really nice pre-1900 Jaques...

  • #15

    Thats my point.. I think the price is outrageous ! Beter pieces can be had for far less money IMO.

  • #16

    I can't see paying that much for a modern set in anything but exceptional materials.

    Better to pick out a historic Jaques in nice condition, in my eyes.

  • #17

    That's a lot of bones for a set even with the autographs.

  • #18

    I agree for $1300 you can still get a 19th C Jaques set in good condition.

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