What is your favorite Basic Chess Set?

sound67

For a "basic" set (i.e. under UD$100), I'd have to say: the Hungarian-Romanian set in glossy and crimson-stained boxwood:

I just love the toy-like character of these pieces.

Jaionix

Wow, sound67. I really like that set. Very nice. 

Audioq
sound67 wrote:

For a "basic" set (i.e. under UD$100), I'd have to say: the Hungarian-Romanian set in glossy and crimson-stained boxwood:

 

I just love the toy-like character of these pieces.

I really like this set. I tend to like sets that are "balanced" i.e. that each piece has the same character and nothing stands out. This is why I like simple vintage French sets the most. Some people may see them as boring. But to me a set that is clear and does not distract is the ideal. The only question I would have about the set you show is does it come with other colours for the black side?    

JosephReidNZ

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DENVERHIGH

My other basic sets . . . Teaching my 2 1/2 year granddaughter her first lesson . . .

She took over and taught me how the pieces need to rest before the battle . . .

She is reading stories from her bible like her mom does to her . . .



KnightsForkCafe

Here is my 2nd favorite Basic Chess set. It is the Modern Series design. It is a combination of the Bohemia and German Knight sets.

QtoQlevel3
KnightsForkCafe wrote:

Here is my 2nd favorite Basic Chess set. It is the Modern Series design. It is a combination of the Bohemia and German Knight sets.

 

 

@ KFC, I simply love that combination of the chess set and board you have displayed on your post #46. If I may ask, where did you obtain the chessboard with algebraic notation? In addition, what are the woods that were used to comprise the playing area and boarder? I'm looking to obtain both of these items soon. Thank you kindly in advance for your reply. 

KnightsForkCafe

@QtoQlevel3 I got the board from Yellow Mountain Imports. The one I have is the folding tournament 5 board with 2" squares. It actually doesn't fold. It is a board that separates and is held together by magnets. As for the wood combo for the board. It is Mahogany & Maple veneer. The corner(s) might be slightly dinged up but the playing field is the most important area and it is fine. $25 for this board I can live with a slight blemishing. The Modern Series flavor I have is Ebonized Boxwood.

https://www.ymimports.com/collections/chess-boards/products/pl-ch114-a

https://www.wholesalechess.com/shop/chess-pieces/wood-chess-pieces/house-of-staunton-the-modern-chess-pieces-3-75-king

 

Eyechess

Wow, I like the board, and at a great price.

And the set looks good on it.

BattleDuck
Eyechess wrote:

Wow, I like the board, and at a great price.

And the set looks good on it.

 

I once ordered that board and it arrived non functional. How can a board that has no moving parts be non functional? They reversed polarity on one side of the board so the magnets repelled  happy.png

The replacement was fine though happy.png

KnightsForkCafe

@BattleDuck That is funny but I can see it happening if QC is out the window. Lucky I got one that was put in correctly. 

goommba88
 

the Hungarian-Romanian set is $150.00 at house of stauton sound67/ i like it though i would have to have some more extra money laying around to justify a 3rd wooden set though..

later dudes

goommba88

KnightsForkCafe

@goommba88 Royal Chess Mall and Chess Bazaar are selling the Romanian/Hungarian set for under $100.