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Tournament Chess Sets

Our store features some of the worlds best staunton chessmen with boards from around the world. Our chess boards are sized to allow for tournament use as well as just keeping on display. Although the name respected from the man himself Howard Staunton, thanks to him we such see such wonderful and intricately carved variants in our modern day.

Staunton chess sets are now the most popular chess sets available on the market of chess these days. The word staunton originating from the man himself Howard Staunton refers to the fine chessmen you see today. There exists no such official company that to this day manufactures an staunton chess sets and the pieces and names given are from previous winners of world chess championship tournaments.

Howard Staunton found it difficult coming across a number oppositions around the world with pieces toppling over and unequal in size and weights, he then decided to come up with a standardised design to prevent this from happening in championship tournaments. Once he had designed his standardised staunton chess pieces, he then decided to promote these pieces along with their relevant characteristics and allowed the players to predominantly concentrate on their game of chess. At Chessgammon we have and continually updating our stock of different staunton chess piece designs to select from. Each set has been carefully picked with the correct size and matching storage box to keep your staunton pieces safe.

We at Chessgammon have made sure we are always ready and on hand for your order, weather it be an order from our store or a bespoke and a kind special request from you as our customer. Therefore we always trying to increase our variants of chessmen stocking popular classic and professional staunton chess designs. Your staunton chess set in the UK is dispatched within 24 hours of us receiving your order and be with you in the next day or so. Our international order can take slightly longer. Please feel free to have a look at our delivery options page for further information.

Wooden Stuanton Chess Sets

Our staunton chess sets predominantly involve wood, although we do stock chess sets of different material. Alot of our staunton chess designs originate from previous championship winners such as Howard Staunton and Bobby Fischer. Ofcourse the recent and more popular to our tongue being Magnus Carlsen.

The wood used amongst are staunton chess sets involves primarily, sheesham, boxwood, ebonised rosewood, bud-rose wood and beautiful lacquered wood.

Although there is a limited range of staunton chess designs, a significant number of these designs tends to be more available in different type of woods along with pieces coming in the form of double and triple weight. The material used with these pieces can vary from ebonised or lacquered ebonised, along with specifically painted pieces to suit a specific design. A large portion of luxury pieces are available but tend to be in the 4 inch category, more compatible with a larger board.

Educational Chess Sets

Certainly we tend to forget with the vast number of collectors of chess that indeed chess still to this day remains as an educational game. We have a wonderful range of economy chess sets for a young chess master to start to learn his craft. Certainly we may even see the next Bobby Fischer or the next Paul Morphy or even perhaps the more commonly known Magnus Carlsen. Many of these greats certainly started early to dominate the vast number of world championship chess tournaments. Indeed these chess sets would certainly last for their teenage years, or potentially early adulthood. We would be more than happy in assisting for to buy for a birthday or a surprise gift.

Our Promise

We promise to fulfill our duties as one of the largest chess stores on the net. We will always ensure the highest quality product and will be prepared to resolve any situation. Our team is available 24 hours of the day, 7 days of the week to take an respond to your queries. Our target response time is to respond to you within the hour as we truly have absolute manic days here at our store. At Chessgammon we ensure all our chess sets are completed to the highest degree and given in a complete manner.