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Types of sets used in World Championship

  • #41

    Yes, but from what I understand both FIDE and the USCF allow smaller and larger pieces (within limits) as long as the piece to square size ratio is acceptable. But as DGT only manufactures eboards with 55 mm squares all the top games are effectively limited to approximately 3.75" sets.

  • #42

    Hi guys,

    It seems that I will revive this thread with my post Smile

    What size are the pieces that are used with the DGT board? From what I know, the board has 55mm squares and I've read in DGT timeless pieces that they have 36mm, but there is no way that 36mm pieces look like that on a 55 mm board.

    I have the same pieces and board size at home and the pieces have a lot of space on the square, compared to the videos, on which the pieces are very "fat" and they occupy a much more space.

    I even have a printscreen from today's match Smile

    Also it's very clear in any youtube video, like this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wRdgOllrzM

    Thanks a lot Smile

  • #43

    I think the reason people use timeless is beause the pieces are more duriable and less sharp corner to be dent. As well, the walnut board with red rosewood are moderate contract colors for vision wise, so good to play long time match game.

  • #44

    The Timeless set is one of a handful of sets that works with DGT's e-boards, which are used at many of the world's most elite tournaments.

  • #45

    I think the Timeless set is about as "vanilla" as a set can be, with its clean pleasant looking Knight without disturbing detail. The rest of the pieces are also completely harmless in their design. As such it's an ideal playing set, and that should account on its popularity.

  • #46

    Timeless set is also 1 of my favourites ... if it suits strong players I guess it'll also suits me :-)

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  • #47

    The Kasparov v. Karpov 1990 "Lyon" Chavet set (Ref. #B- 210) was also the same one used in the  Kasparov v. Short 1993 and the Kasparov v. Anand 1995  WCC matches. The Kasparov v. Kramnik 2000 WCC match used the Chavet (Ref. #B- 212) set. I have  these sets nullnullnullnull

  • #48

    Ronbo710, THAT is a nice set happy.png

  • #49

    That set just looks absolutely stunning. I can't even articulate why.

  • #50

    Thanks Guys happy.png - Note the large sphere on top of the Queen(s) in the two lower pics. That is the set from the 2000 WCC. The upper two pics are the earlier set.

  • #51

    Never been a fan of the Fischer-Spassky '72 Jaques but it was used again in 

    K-K, London '86 ('87 match used a Spanish set)

    Not sure but I think also again in K-K New York '90 or Lyon.

    and

    Kasparov-,Deep blue '97 is last time I know of the set was used.

    I would like to know the set used in K-Short '93. Perhaps a Jaques since match was in London.

    K-K '84-'85 btw used USSR set with contrasting finials on king, queen and bishop.

  • #52
    SirChrislov wrote:

    Never been a fan of the Fischer-Spassky '72 Jaques but it was used again in 

    K-K, London '86 ('87 match used a Spanish set)

    Not sure but I think also again in K-K New York '90 or Lyon.

    and

    Kasparov-,Deep blue '97 is last time I know of the set was used.

    I would like to know the set used in K-Short '93. Perhaps a Jaques since match was in London.

    K-K '84-'85 btw used USSR set with contrasting finials on king, queen and bishop.

    Hi The 1993 Kasparov v. Short London WCC set was a Chavet ref. B210 like in the top two pics of my April 1 post above. There are videos of the match on YouTube. 

  • #53

    I see now. I've never heard of a "Chavet"

    Where does it originate?

  • #54
    SirChrislov wrote:

    I see now. I've never heard of a "Chavet"

    Where does it originate?

    Chavet is from the Jura Mountain region of France. Also the April 1st post shows two Chavet sets. The top two pics are the B 210 set and the lower two pics are the B 212 Chavet set. You can see the difference in the queens tops. These two sets were very hard to find. Good Luck happy.png

  • #55

    B 212 Chavet is not hard to find. B 210 however is a different story.

  • #56
    floydAkash wrote:

    B 212 Chavet is not hard to find. B 210 however is a different story.

    Really? Who is selling a B-212 ?

  • #57
    jolot69 wrote:
    another type
    I’m selling my Hand made standard wooden chess for S$32 here: http://carousell.com/p/111756661

    Can you stop spamming the forum. We get it, you're trying to sell a couple of sets.

  • #58
    floydAkash wrote:

    B 212 Chavet is not hard to find. B 210 however is a different story.

    Really? Who is selling a B-212 ?

    http://en.aobo-shop.com/1806-french-wooden-chess-pieces-morize-chavet-weighted-6.html

     

  • #59
    floydAkash wrote:
    floydAkash wrote:

    B 212 Chavet is not hard to find. B 210 however is a different story.

    Really? Who is selling a B-212 ?

    http://en.aobo-shop.com/1806-french-wooden-chess-pieces-morize-chavet-weighted-6.html

     

    btw, they're out of stock

  • #60
    floydAkash wrote:
    floydAkash wrote:

    B 212 Chavet is not hard to find. B 210 however is a different story.

    Really? Who is selling a B-212 ?

    http://en.aobo-shop.com/1806-french-wooden-chess-pieces-morize-chavet-weighted-6.html

     The No.6 Modern set is completely different from the B-212 set. The large finial on the queen is a ball on the 212 and on the modern No.6 set it is a stub or nipple shape.Also the B-212 is much taller. I have a modern No.6 also and here are the two kings & queens (B-212 pieces on the left) As I said good luck finding a B-212 wink.pngnullnull

     

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