The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Burnt Grandmaster Series Chess set. It features a 4.0" King with a 1.625" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish. In the Burnt Grandmaster Series Chess, both the dark army and light army are crafted out of Boxwood. These Chessmen have been designed for those players looking for exceptionally well-crafted wooden Chessmen at a very reasonable price. Designed by the Maestro, it is without a doubt the most attractive yet durable set available on the market at this price point. We at the House of Staunton understand that not everyone can afford one of our luxury Chess sets, so we proudly offer the Grandmaster Series Chessmen for your consideration - A high-quality wooden Chessmen at a reasonable price!
As with all of our Chess sets, the Burnt Grandmaster Series Chessmen exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!
The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton in 1993.
Like the title says, these pieces are truly beautiful. They have a great weight and feel wonderful in the hands. Have them setup in the living room so it is one of the first things you see as you enter. Highly recommended for the chess lover.
This was a Christmas gift for a friend that a buddy of mine and I teamed up to purchase. The recipient was thrilled; the set is gorgeous; very classy.