Purchase our Classic Wood Chess Pieces today, exclusively at Wholesale Chess. These beautiful chess pieces are a great addition to any chess pieces collection or entry-level wood chess sets. The pieces are specifically designed to offer a solid, durable style that can stand up to abuse without breaking. They are designed with a simple but traditional style and are available in two wood finishes for the dark pieces. Light pieces are made from light boxwood, and dark pieces are made from your choice of ebonized hardwood or sheesham. Each set features a full 32 pieces - no extra queens included. These pieces are lightly weighted. The smaller pieces contain lighter weights, while larger pieces have heavier weights.
Bought these for my inexpensive 2" squares wooden board as a secondary set. Even those the king's base is not USCF sized , I did not buy them for tournaments and they are fine. Plus the pawns base diameters are a good size. which is important to me considering there are 16 pawns and only 2 King's. Anyway; the set is heavy enough; looks good and the Sheesham pieces I ordered have a uniform dark rich look to them. Excellent value !!
Great pieces, they are perfectly made and are weighted properly for the price! The set I set I received had some chips, but they were promptly replaced.
Great chess pieces.
This set is as always very reasonably priced through Wholesale Chess; this last set was a really new shipment and it no longer comes with the Choppa box, but instead a vanilla Wholesale Chess box, not a big deal and the pieces remained the same except for a slight alteration to the Bishops - they are slimmer in taper and slightly more oval for the head - all in all a very practical set that closely resembled the ubiquitous FIDE (DGT) pieces.
The USCF, the governing body for chess in the United States, has specific "Equipment Standards" outlined in their rules. For chess pieces, they specify a King that measures 3-3/8" to 4-1/2" with a base diameter of 40-50% of the height. The base of these pieces is 1-3/8" which falls short of the 1-1/2" minimum width requirement.
Love these pieces, I use them with the "Deluxe Walnut Folding Wood Chess Board with 2" Squares" and it's a beautiful fit. Everything about these pieces is a pleasure - appearance, texture, heft, sound. Highly recommended.
This is a great chess set for playing at your club. If you are looking for a wooden set to use instead of a cheap plastic set, this is a great alternative. I am not worried about it falling and breaking (due to its reasonable price). Good wooden pieces cost $100+.
The Knights on this set are really pleasing. The rest of the pieces are not bad. People are really familiar with this set so it is welcome everywhere.
I would recommend this as a starting set or a set for the tournament circuit. Its good value for the money and it meets USCF standards.