Chess Pieces

This category contains posts related to chess pieces, whether they are talking about chess piece style and design, or the use of pieces in tactical and strategic play.

May 292011
 

Highly-crafted luxury chess sets made of luxurious wood could be a very valuable investment. It is unfortunate that materials for wooden and ivory chess sets are becoming increasingly rare and restricted due to financial and environmental reasons. However, this is an advantage for chess set collectors hoping to make a lasting investment. Ivory may be […]

May 262011
 

The Isle of Lewis chess pieces are part of the chess community’s lore. Characterized in great detail, the seated queens and kings, knights on mounts and pawns that look like obelisks are made of whales’ teeth and walrus ivory. A lot of mystery surrounds these chessmen. They were hidden but why? To whom did they […]

May 232011
 

Many chess set collectors seek out old chess sets (i.e vintage) or themed chess sets because of their high value. Some themed chess sets are antique, which makes them that much more valuable. How a chess set’s worth is determined depends on a combination of factors. A high-quality antique chess set can be worth between […]

May 202011
 

If you play chess, you are likely most familiar with Staunton chess sets. The Staunton pattern includes the king topped by a cross, the knight represented by a horse’s head and the rook depicted as a castle and is a style often associated with luxury chess sets. How and why did this type of chess […]

May 172011
 

If you are in need of a chess set, there are a vast number of chess sets from which to choose. Depending on your specific needs, you may opt to purchase a chess set made of wood, plastic, metal, stone, ivory or even a glass chess set. For other purposes, the chess set may be […]