Our Players Special Staunton chess set is designed for those players and collectors searching for a beautiful chess set in a practical size that will withstand frequent play whether at home or taken to the coffee shop. Our Players Special is traditional Staunton with a Jaques look and feel, elegant in shape, has beautiful knights with features and detail that won't break or damage, and a practical size with a 3.5" tall king.
The profile of the king, queen, and bishop is extraordinarily elegant. The king features a small, traditional formee cross. The queen's crown is turned thick and has points that will withstand the rigors of being carried around in a box. The knights are slender with attractive features and a great deal of detail for a knight this size. The bishop miter is well proportioned has a wider than normal slot that is perfectly finished with rounded corners. The rooks stand even with knight's nose and have a shallow parapet atop the battlement. The pawns are of average height with a larger than average bulb and a somewhat straight column.
The boxwood pieces are stained to create the rich amber patina you would find on a real antique chess set. Both ebony and boxwood pieces are finished in a soft satin varnish for an antique look. The pieces are heavily weighted for stability on the chess board and the bottoms are covered in green billiard cloth so that they slide easily from square to square.
As you can see from the photo, the black ebonized chess pieces contrast beautifully against the walnut and maple of the chess board. As with most of our chess sets, 2 extra queens are included. The chess case is made from solid walnut and other wood veneers and has two large drawers, one on each players side. The drawers will hold chess sets with a king base up to 1.625" diameter. An unbeatable value at this price!
Premium Grade Ebonized Boxwood & Natural Boxwood
King Base: 1.688"
King Weight: 2.3 oz.
Chess Set Weight: 2 3/4 lbs.
Green Billiard Cloth Pads
Certificate of Authenticity (printed on fine parchment paper)
2 Year Warranty Against Cracks
Solid Black Walnut & Wood Veneers
Elegant inlay border around squares to accentuate the playing area.
Finish: Satin Polyurethane (soft sheen)
Square Size: 2"
Inside Drawer Dimensions: 11" x 8" x 1 3/4"
Drawers lined with a soft velour material.
Overall Dimensions: 19" x 19" x 3 1/4"