Why to buy Luxury Chess Pieces?

HorribleTomato

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

fun1010

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

TheSultan31003
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!

TheSultan31003
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.

juantomas0101

Where did you get the Fierce Knight??

K5MOW
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
TheSultan31003
juantomas0101 wrote:

Where did you get the Fierce Knight??

The Chess Store

TheSultan31003
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

AyoV
captain222 schreef:

I've seen styrofoam pieces

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

AyoV

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 enjoy a chess game even more, 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?

 

 

 

magictwanger

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.

Eyechess

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.

guardianx9

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

juantomas0101

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

TheJackalC4
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

TheSultan31003

"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?"

 

This is quite the idiotic, sarcastic question. 

 

The rules of chess are the same as the rules of mathematics.  They are dictated by logic.  Most of the rules of the world are not dictated by logic, but rather are dictated by the hearts and desires of man.  This is a disgusting truth of society.  The laws of the state are put in place to control the masses as well as to generate income.  These rules are not written with logic in mind, nor are they for the greater good of the society as a whole.

PS - Be a smart ass with someone else.  I am not interested in childish banter.

AyoV
TheSultan31003 schreef:

"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?"

 

This is quite the idiotic, sarcastic question. 

 

The rules of chess are the same as the rules of mathematics.  They are dictated by logic.  Most of the rules of the world are not dictated by logic, but rather are dictated by the hearts and desires of man.  This is a disgusting truth of society.  The laws of the state are put in place to control the masses as well as to generate income.  These rules are not written with logic in mind, nor are they for the greater good of the society as a whole.

PS - Be a smart ass with someone else.  I am not interested in childish banter.

I'm sorry that I had the audacity to even talk to someone as enlighted as you.

TheSultan31003

I'm glad you recognize the error of your ways.

EDirga
Nice. Very nice.