Roll-up vinyl board refuse to lay flat after a while, and the mouse pad material will stay flat, but pieces don't slide. This board is a great alternative. It is PVC and slick, easy to clean and the colors are easy on the eyes. It always stays flat and will work on uneven surfaces - plus, it is a lot easier to carry than a wooden board.
Folding PVC Chess Board
Posted by Mark B on 24th Oct 2016
Great for tournament play: 2.25 inch squares, matt finish, algebraic notation, lays flat and felted pieces slide nicely across the board. Also fits well in my HOS deluxe chess bag. Have bought two and gave one to my son. Both are holding up well to regular play. If they wear-out, I will replace with the same.
Posted by Rick on 22nd Oct 2016
This is a perfect folding boaard. Sqares are great size for most chess pieces and you just can't beat the price!!
Folding PVC Chess Board
Posted by Robert Gibilterra on 20th Oct 2016
Unlike vinyl roll-up chess boards, this folding PVC board lays completely flat and does not curl up on the edge like most vinyl boards do. It reminds me of the boards of yesterday, but a bit more sturdy and durable. The silk screening of the squares are very crisp and clean without any smearing or bleeding of the colors.
If you compare this board to the mouse pad and the silicone boards the chess pieces move much more easier than the other two. This will be my tournament board of choice from now on. Great Product, but it is a bit pricey when compared to the others which might in the long run last longer. However, i would definitely recommend this board to anyone!
One good, one not-so-good
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Mar 2016
Ordered two; the first one is fine, the second one has smudgy inking for one of the black squares (quite distracting). I'll be taking a photo of it and asking for a replacement.
Great PVC board
Posted by J on 30th Jan 2016
Glad this type of board is still available. Beautiful.strong,durable.
Intend to purchase a few more. Foldable for transport.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Jan 2016
Fold crease does not feel it will last, we will see with time
Perfect for traveling!
Posted by Unknown on 7th Sep 2015
I enjoy a good wooden board but love this space saving board when I go to a friends house. And the squares are marked to make it easier teaching to young players and the colors are pleasing to the eye.
Best of its kind.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Aug 2015
Best of its kind. Perfect for those situations in which you want to but a board right on the ground. It maintains a nice level playing surface much better than a roll up.