This set features a 3.25" King with a 1.325" 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. 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 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 over 10 years ago.
The Wooden Tournament Mahogany / Maple Chessboard with 1.75" Squares features Mahogany (dark) and Maple (light) squares with a Mahogany frame. This veneered Chessboard is 0.5" thick and has a satin finish.
The Classic Slide Top Box is lined in green velour, divided and is ideal for a full tournament-sized set of Chessmen.
I bought this for my husband for his birthday. He wanted a nice classic chess set. I was nervous, not having any prior experience with this company. Upon opening and using this set, I would say it exceeded expectations! The weighted pieces are so nice. They are bigger than I expected, but it looks great and the board is built so well. The wood is beautifully finished! We love it!