Which Dubrovnik Set do you like betterChessBazaar or House of Staunton?

Josimar73
deafdrummer wrote:

 I'm very particular about how I want a chess set to look, such as no cross finials or bishop miters,

So you potentially did also have a look into the Soviet Series from CB. I fell in love with the Baku set although I didn't find it that attractive on first glance. The simplistic rook and the wide bases give this kind of sets some very unique apprearance.

ustavnjak

I'm a fan big of beefy rooks, so my vote is obvious.

deafdrummer
Josimar73 wrote:
deafdrummer wrote:

 I'm very particular about how I want a chess set to look, such as no cross finials or bishop miters,

So you potentially did also have a look into the Soviet Series from CB. I fell in love with the Baku set although I didn't find it that attractive on first glance. The simplistic rook and the wide bases give this kind of sets some very unique apprearance.

 

Josimar, that is a very real possibility.  The Soviet/Eastern European styles like that are also what I like.  It certainly has a different feel to it.  I don't know why, even though there's no Russian ancestry within the last 6 generations.  When I say this, the Latvian style comes to mind.

deafdrummer
lighthouse wrote:

The last time I checked, the world didn't seem to place much value on Indian cars, clothes, art, music, movies, literature, etc., which may be the source of your frustration.

Yet Chess has it's root's in India !

 

Those things you point to are not the source of any frustration.  I'm just making note of what I am observing here.  It is unfortunate that many people are not placing much value on such things that make India India.  However, I realize that we all are acculturated in some way or another, and that prevents us from seeing things in a different light.  That is why the frustration is not there; I cannot do anything about this, and I have a mature understanding in that I realize that people are in different places on different paths, and I cannot make people kludge themselves onto something else without consequences.  I was merely cracking the door open to something else - the appreciation in variation, which naturally exists in life.  That's all. 

I'm looking forward to receiving my CB Dubrovnik 2.0 3.6 size in boxwood/sheesham on Tuesday.  I may play with this for a year or so before donating it and replacing it.

lighthouse
deafdrummer wrote:
lighthouse wrote:

The last time I checked, the world didn't seem to place much value on Indian cars, clothes, art, music, movies, literature, etc., which may be the source of your frustration.

Yet Chess has it's root's in India !

 

Those things you point to are not the source of any frustration.  I'm just making note of what I am observing here.  It is unfortunate that many people are not placing much value on such things that make India India.  However, I realize that we all are acculturated in some way or another, and that prevents us from seeing things in a different light.  That is why the frustration is not there; I cannot do anything about this, and I have a mature understanding in that I realize that people are in different places on different paths, and I cannot make people kludge themselves onto something else without consequences.  I was merely cracking the door open to something else - the appreciation in variation, which naturally exists in life.  That's all. 

I'm looking forward to receiving my CB Dubrovnik 2.0 3.6 size in boxwood/sheesham on Tuesday.  I may play with this for a year or so before donating it and replacing it.

Just wanted to add India has a very deep rich History ,

The home of Chess in its roots ,

 

deafdrummer

Right on the origins of chess.  This spread through the Arabs/Persians in the trading activities, and then later, they turned and spread it to Europe.

The history of India has been determined to go back to 14,300 years ago (Rāmāyaṇa epic), and the Vedas that this epic refers to goes back even further (20k-25k years ago?).  It is the longest continuous civilization that does not need a "Rosetta stone" with different languages to translate these very old works.

Anyhow, my roll-up board showed up by surprise in a deluxe tournament bag that was given to me as extras for a bulk order of roll-up tournament chess sets that I'm giving to kids/people who don't have one.