Classic Chess Pieces - 3" King

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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 golden rosewood. 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.


  • 3" King Height
  • 1 1/8" King Base
  • 26g King Weight
  • For Chess Boards with 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" Squares
  • Set weighs just over 1 pound


Limited Warranty provided by the manufacturer.


  • 5
    Great Analysis Set and a Fantastic Value

    Posted by Cole on 20th Jul 2016

    This might be one of the best values in chess sets that I’ve bought. The pieces are nicely carved and turned. The finish is good. The felting is excellent, with surprisingly thick felt. The pieces weren’t individually wrapped, but they came in a pretty decent cardboard box.

    I like the design of the Classic chess pieces a lot. It’s a simple Staunton design with the cool “German” knight. My only critiques are that the rooks are a little small and the pawns could be a bit taller.

    One of the black bishops in my set came without a slot in its mitre, but Wholesale Chess quickly sent me a replacement, so that’s good customer service on their part.

    I bought these pieces to use on a board that has 40mm (1.57”) squares and I think it’s a perfect fit. The pawns in this set have a base of 7/8”, if that helps. You have to be careful when buying a set for this board size, as some sets with a 3” king will already be too big for boards with 1.5” squares.

    The weight of my pieces is about 377 grams total, but keep in mind this set comes with only two queens. I think it’s a good weight for this size. Some people might find it too light to play with, but it works great for analysis. I don’t have problems with the pieces tipping over.

    I’m really loving this set and it’s already seen a lot of use. I’d recommend these pieces to anyone looking for a small, inexpensive wood set, especially if you like the German knights.

  • 4
    Decent value for money

    Posted by VV on 23rd Dec 2015

    This is a great set of starter chess pieces.Well sculpted pieces for the money. I have no complaints except that I wish the pawns were a little bigger but that's more a design issue than anything. I really love the Knights and the King in this chess set.

    If you want a decent set of chess pieces that won't cost you an arm and a leg, look no further.

    Wholesale chess shipped the same day. However the post office took their own time in delivering it (although it was delivered on the date they specified). It just sat in the post office for two days. Use the faster $6.99 shipping if you want it delivered fast.