Staunton Chess Set
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. These wonderful variants of chess sets can be found with both solid wood chess boards and veneered chess boarded in a handful of different sizes of boards and chessmen.
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 set 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.
Our fantastically crafted staunton chess combinations are constructed from high quality veneered wooden chess boards that are made in Spain and exquisitely delicate rare chess pieces crafted from the heart of staunton chess pieces, Amritsar India. We have a vast array of popular staunton chess pieces designs to complement the complete set. Each piece has been carefully crafted from blocks of wood by skilled artisans who have perfected their skill across decades of workmanship. Each pieces is cut delicately and precisely to meet the design specification. Following on from here, each piece is carved on the base to apply an equal amount of weight to allow stability specially for those blitz games of chess that require each piece to be moved several times in a matter of seconds. Each piece is then layered with a soft velvet base, preventing any damage to your terrific chess board. Each Chess Board is carefully crafted by our wonderful supplier based in Spain, where they use a platform of wooden to then piece together each and every organic sheet of veneer together requiring careful understanding of product quality to product a high class chess board. These chess boards are finished off incredibly smoothly and have a fantastic weight to them. Each of out complete chess sets also comes with an incredibly luxurious chess storage box veneered and matched according to it’s shade with each and every one of our complete chess sets. Each of our fantastically crafted chess boxes has been layered with black velvet felt to provide a soft cushioning to your chess pieces to keep them safe and sound, our chess box also come with the compatibility of keeping the two shades of chess pieces separate in two compartments.
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 sets 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 set 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 set involves primarily, sheesham, boxwood, ebonised rosewood, bud-rose wood and beautiful lacquered wood. These tend to be the highly popular chess sets due to the versatility of these woods to craft easily from solid blocks of wood.
Although there is a limited range of staunton chess set 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 to You
Although we predominantly specialise in products in our online chess store, we also invite our customers to come and visit our warehouse to view our luxury chess sets first hand. We are sure you will indeed not forget a chess set from Chessgammon whilst you play chess.
Delivery & Returns Assurance
We have also offered a free UK delivery on all of our products with the option for a free 30 day, no quibble no fuss returns policy. We ensure each and every piece that gets sent directly from our warehouse is checked one by one to make sure the set you play with has no defects and ofcourse with this will come many games of fun across the years. Our great staunton chess set all come with a king height at 3 3/4 inch and 2 queens to complete a full set of chess. Each piece that we include is of a good quality to ensure you the customer are completely satisfied with the product or products you have chosen from us.
We at Chessgammon have many years and years of experience with chess sets, we indeed regards ourselves as professionals in the traditional games of chess and backgammon. Indeed to acquire such products and dealing with a vast network of our suppliers from around the globe, these years of experience certainly come in hand. What this means for our customers is that they will receive a product with very high quality at very affordable and cheap prices.
Certainly at Chessgammon we part take in a large sale towards the end of the year to ensure you the customer can make ideal use during the festive seasons of black friday, cyber monday and in preperation for Christmas. The sale is across all of our products of chess and backgammon including the accessories to make sure you have the right gifts for your friends and family.