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See www.chessexpressstore.com in East Setauket, NY, they fabricate and sell these sets. I wonder what is special with this make, seems expensive and does not change or influence chess playing. Good Luck !
Has anybody found a place where you can buy a set of the Weighted Drueke Chess Sets,... I mean with over a 1000 views somebody must be interested.
Is Drueke listening.
Best bet would be something like ebay. Drueke was bought out by a company and they don't appear to be making much - if any - more Drueke products.
Just a thought,... what does anyone think about the World Championship Set offered for USD 490, (I believe).
I would hope that it is Ebony and or some other fine wood, but I cannot find anything out about it, but if it is good enough for Magnus and Anand then I maybe it is time to turn over Drueke to the grave and invest in a World Championship SET.
Any thoughts and or information welcome.
Here's a link to a thread about it:
Thank U VERY Much
What is the best value for the money?
Ebony & Rosewood:
If by best value you mean which one is a better deal if they're all at the same price, I'd say the ebony and rosewood. I don't know how expensive a board foot of each of them are in Switzerland, but it's quite a bit in the US.
No,... I meant separately,... for instance:
If you were looking for a good Wood set (Ebony & Rosewood) what set would you choose and where or from whom would you buy it?
If you were looking for a good Travel set, what set would you choose and where or from whom would you buy it?
etc. etc. etc.
p.s. EVERYthing is MORE expensive in Switzerland
For a wooden board and set, I'm big on making your own set. You can't get much more proud than people telling you the chess set you made looks beautful. There's quite a few books out there that have patterns and instructions on making wooden chess sets, whether hand-carved, compound cut, or turned on a lathe.
travel sets come big and small and even flat.
what's the intended use?
anyone out there that knows where to buy a 'used' set of this type?
Ebay is about the only place you're going to find Drueke sets. There are usually a number of sets listed at any one time.
I suspect that most eBay sets are from estate sales because I don't think many Drueke owners would sell theirs. My kids will have to sell my set because they'll have to pry them from my cold dead fingers.
On the other hand, the Paladin set from Chesshouse is about as close a match as you can find. The knights aren't as nice (more angular lines) and the pieces show slight casting seams (unlike the Drueke #35 set I own) but they are nicely weighted and in fact the pawns are a bit heavier. If you can't find a Drueke set at a reasonable price, the Paladin is a good alternative.
There seems to be listing by someone who claims to be a grandson of Mr Drueke, and selling chess boards.
Wont be a bad idea to create a separate thread on ebay or etsy listings, reviewing genuine sellers.
Yes, he's genuine, and he sells new boards made after the Drueke pattern. The Drueke company was sold to another game company that then discontinued the high-quality chess boards. The originals usually go for a premium price when they show up on ebay. And given the amount of craftsmanship, the new boards that Mr. Drueke is producing are priced right. Solid wood, no veneer . . .
My kids will have to sell my set because they'll have to pry them from my cold dead fingers.
I love this,... well I shall look on eBay. my Grandfather would like one,... they must be really old.