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Why to buy Luxury Chess Pieces?

  • #61

    You know, I am still deciding whether he is bragging OR simply stating that he just likes luxury chess sets and thinks everyone should have one grin.png

  • #62

    Interesting thread but it's hard to decide who is bigger fool, the troll or the trolled

  • #63
    samwri wrote:

     do you think the bishop with a line or a bishop with a big chunk taken off the top looks better

    My favorite bishop is the one above out of the fierce knight design.  It has a cut across and a little bulb.  It looks very sharp in an open position slaying pieces!

  • #64
    juantomas0101 wrote:

    TheSultan31003 that one looks nice! When you have them in your hands they look even better!

    I will let you know once I have them.  I got them in the larger 4" king size so we can use the same tournament board as well.

  • #65

    Where did you get the Fierce Knight??

  • #66
    I have also purchase a luxury chess set from the Chess Store. I love the amazing hand carved chess pieces. It is an experience to play on such a board.

    Roger
  • #67
    juantomas0101 wrote:

    Where did you get the Fierce Knight??

    The Chess Store

  • #68
    K5MOW wrote:
    I have also purchase a luxury chess set from the Chess Store. I love the amazing hand carved chess pieces. It is an experience to play on such a board.

    Roger

    Indeed

  • #69
    captain222 schreef:

    I've seen styrofoam pieces

    They are nice to play with outside when the wind blows.

  • #70

    Sultan, not everybody is able to buy a ferrari. The point in driving a car is to get from A to B. there is no difference here.

    The point of chess is to have a nice game. It doesn't matter if you use massive gold and silver pieces artfully hand crafted or cheap wooden pieces. Of course it is nice to own and play with a beautiful chess set, but that is not the purpose. Chess pieces are to play with. That is their purpose and for that reason good pieces are of a certain weight, volume and material. Like box wood, which is i.m.o. the best material for chess pieces as they must be play-resistent, even when the one  who loses a game throws his king on the floor in anger.

     

    The difference between a flame and a forest fire is smaller than the difference between a a flame and no fire.

    I'm glad that people can buy beautiful chess pieces and enly them, so have fun!

    By the way, as you are so anti-conformism, do you play chess by the rules that everybody conforms to or do you make rules up as you play?

     

     

     

  • #71

    Very nice looking set! If you enjoy chess and want something special,I see no reason not to own such a treasure....You are "not" bragging!Just hoping others will appreciate your pride of ownership.

    Nothing wrong with that,imo.

  • #72

    The 2 sets pictured in this thread are indeed quite nice.  Congratulations to both of you and may you enjoy your games with the sets.

    Chess is my adult hobby.  I started learning and playing the game at age 30, so I am realistic about not becoming a Grandmaster or anything like that.

    I play Chess for enjoyment.  That enjoyment includes the competitive adrenaline that happens.  I also enjoys the pure artistry of the different piece configurations on the board and how they can be changed and manipulated to win a game.

    Pretty early in my play, I realized that plastic sets were just the bare minimum.  Of course having a weighted set made handling the pieces much better.  But the plastic pieces were too bland in detail and finish.

    So, I started playing with wood pieces.  I find the quality wood sets to be nicer to look at and play with.  Do they make me a better player?  The answer is of course not.

    After the first few moves of a Chess game, I lose sight of the individual pieces and their details and find I am looking at the board images of the pieces on the squares.

    But, near the end of the game, I have found myself looking at the pieces and enjoying the quality of the set.

    As I said, Chess is my adult hobby which I play for my personal enjoyment.  I really enjoy a nice wooden Chess set to play my games with.  I am certainly not harming anyone with whatever set I use, so I will continue to enjoy.

  • #73

    The same reason buy luxury watches n car and pen and drinks... its all down to disposable income

  • #74

    I don't think that playing with a nice chess set will make you a better player, that would be silly. I said: "I felt..." is like feeling in love. you might feel like you could fly, but you know you can't happy.png I think TheJackalC4 expressed it better than what I did when he said: "Psyche is most definitely a part of chess. A chess set/ board can most definitely help create a positive or calm mental state. While I don't think it can help you play better chess, I do believe it can help you play your best chess". I probably will still this words and update the forum lol

  • #75
    juantomas0101 wrote:

    I don't think that playing with a nice chess set will make you a better player, that would be silly. I said: "I felt..." is like feeling in love. you might feel like you could fly, but you know you can't I think TheJackalC4 expressed it better than what I did when he said: "Psyche is most definitely a part of chess. A chess set/ board can most definitely help create a positive or calm mental state. While I don't think it can help you play better chess, I do believe it can help you play your best chess". I probably will still this words and update the forum lol

    Use away....lol

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