The Windsor Series Wood Chess Set, Box, & Board Combination

SKU: HOS-GROUP-827695
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Square size
2.25'' inch / 5.7 cm
Isbn
Does not apply
Chess board included?
Includes Chess Board.
King height
3.75'' inch / 9.53 cm
King base diameter
1.6'' inch / 4.06 cm
Basepad material
Billiard Cloth
Median set weight
42 OZ
Total number of pieces
34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)
Chess board footprint
22.5 x 22.5 inches
Box dimensions
12.5" x 5.5" x 4"
Chess board height
0.5"
Recommended carrying bag size
24" Chess board Carrying Bag
Description

THE CHESSMEN:

"An exact reproduction of one of the most popular chess sets used in most major US Chess Tournaments during the 1950s and 1960s, including a young Bobby Fischer who won the 1958 US Chess Championship with these popular chessmen."

The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Windsor Series Chess set. A full tournament-sized Chess set, ita 3.75" King with a 1.6" 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. The design of the Windsor Chess set is an exact reproduction of the Chess set used by the legendary American Grandmaster Bobby Fischer when he won the 1958 United States Chess Championship. The Chess set has been designed to withstand years of use (and abuse), as it lacks many of the ornate details commonly found on Chess Sets that can be susceptible to damage in the heat of battle. For example, the Chess setminimal Rook crenellation and Bishop mitre for unmatched durability. The Windsor Series Chess set is ideal for those that are interested in both the historical importance of the game of Chess, as well as those looking for an attractive Chess set that is both economical and durable.

As with all of our Chess sets, the Windsor 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 in 1993.

THE CHESSBOARD:

The House of Staunton Classic Traditional Striped Ebony / Maple wooden Chess BoardStriped Ebony (dark) and Maple (light) squares with a Striped Ebony frame. This veneered Chess Board is 0.5" thick,a delimiter separating the frame and the squares and has a satin finish.

2.25" Squares have a board dimension of 22.5" x 22.5"

THE CHESSBOX:

The Slide-Top Chess Box comes with the Frank Camaratta Signature logo silk-screened on the lid. Can hold Chessmen with 4.4" King - including 4 Queens Green Velour Lining Includes removable Green "Pillows" for each of the divided compartments that will allow it to safely store small Chess sets. Whether you have a 3.0" set or a 4.4" set, they will fit perfectly in this slide top box. Divided storage compartments
About Frank Camaratta

Frank Camaratta, the Maestro, has been involved in the World of Chess for over 60 years. Initially a player, having achieved the rank of International Master, Frank broadened his horizons, involving himself in chess promotion & governance, chess collecting and chess design research. He also has produced several chess-related patents, the most significant of which is Time Delay. Frank is today considered the foremost authority of Jaques and other Staunton and pre-Staunton chessmen, having written numerous articles on the subject.

Mr. Camaratta founded The House of Staunton in 1990, primarily collecting and dealing in antique chess equipment. It was during that period that inspiration struck to instill Old world craftsmanship and pride into present-day chessmen. In pursuit of that goal, Frank retired from his position as an Engineering Director on the Space Shuttle Program in 1998 to devote full time to making his vision a reality, which he did after spending years of research and study in to Staunton and pre-Staunton designs. The House of Staunton has emerged as the World’s leading producer of Pre-Staunton and Staunton chessmen, as well as numerous artistically-inspired sets, which are unmatched in design, accuracy and craftsmanship.

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This product is shipped from our supplier's warehouse in Huntsville, AL, United States
Our guarantee
This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
A 25% handling charge is levied against all authorized returns except those due to our error. Unauthorized returns are subject to a 40% handling charge. Damages & defects must be reported to us within 14 days.
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