Chess Sets

Posts contained within this category are related or talk about chess sets in some context. Chess sets is a generic term used to describe a combination of both chess boards and pieces. Whether they are manufactured from wood, plastic or other materials.

Jun 032011
 

Modern chess sets are comprised of 32 pieces — 16 black and 16 white — on a board that has 64 squares. Themed chess sets, though they are different from other sets, follow these standard specifications. Whether the intention is for frequent play or display only, themed chess sets can reflect who you are or […]

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 […]