The Classic Staunton Chess set design is an exact reproduction of the traditional European Pattern Chessmen that has been used at every major International Chess event for the past 10 years. The prestigious list of tournaments are the World Championships, FIDE Olympiads, Linares, Dortmund, Wijk Aan Zee and many more! Here is your chance to truly own the design of Chessmen used by the Champions! The design of choice for many of the world’s top Chess players includes Levon Aronian, Tan Zhongyi, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen seen playing with this design set more than any other.
The Chess set has a 82mm (3.25") tall king and includes 2 Free Extra Queens. All Chess pieces are weighted, have luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a hand polished lacquer finish producing a beautiful lustre. This standard of Chess set has all of the features that an avid chess player and collector looks for in an original Staunton chess set. Also included is a master crafted wood inlaid folding Chess Board/box combination made from Premium Grade Acacia Rosewood and Maple wood. The Insert is made of EP Foam, covered with luxurious billiard cloth and specially meant for protection of the pieces. Every Chess piece fits into its very own slot that has been made according to the shape of the chess pieces. The Chess board when fully open measures 41cm X 41cm (16" X 16") with a semi-gloss finish, that provides a robust playing surface.
The Chess Pieces are beautifully designed and handcrafted to standards beyond what you will normally find in other Chess sets in this range. As with all of our Chess sets, the New Classic European Knight Staunton Chess set combination exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance.