Staunton Chess Sets
We have a beautiful range of selected chess boards and staunton chess pieces that have been perfectly matched by our team at Chessgammon. Although we have such a vast range of stock of chess pieces and chess boards, we feel it is very important that you have a range that is perfectly selected for you, not needing to worry about the chess board size or the chess pieces. We have ensured whilst matching these range of chess sets that we cater for all budgets without compromising on quality with our luxury chess sets. It is indeed worth noting that Chessgammon is one of the largest chess and backgammon stores available. We specialise in both in comparison to other chess and backgammon stores respectively, who only specialise in just either chess or backgammon. At Chessgammon we completely understand with a product that is hand carved we can expect to find small defects and errors, our team has gone through our vast range of stock and double check when dispatching your order to ensure you receive a very high quality and durable chess set. Our team have only sourced products from the best artisans and manufacturers across the globe to include all sizes and a range of different designs.
Mother of Pearl Chess Sets
We are continually adding more and more luxury chess sets to our premium range category. This is one of the few latest categories where we are looking to improve the chess sets. This particular category belongs to hand carved chess sets including staunton and metal chess pieces on middle eastern chess boards. These chess boards have been brought in to match our range of staunton chess pieces to ensure we do not have a small chess board or too large chess pieces. These boards in particular have a organic-inorganic inlay commonly referred to as mother of pearl. This particular piece of the board shines and almost has glow when tilted or under different lighting and is most often embedded with luxury products. This part of the chess boar dis completely carved and scored by skilled artisans in the middle east, each board takes upwards of 6 weeks to manufacture. Our mother of pearl chess sets include wonderfully carved staunton chess pieces. These chess pieces are carved from solid blocks of wood and each design is carved by hand by skilled artisans in Amritsar India. Each piece is weighted to ensure the piece does not easily topple. Chessgammon only stocks the finest range of chess pieces meeting the tournament standard of a 20 inch chess board with 3 and 3/4 inch chessmen. Each and every single chessmen is layered with a velvet felt on the base to ensure there is no damage on the board whilst you enjoy you many games of chess. These chess sets also include a wooden storage box, again the inner box is coated with soft felt to prevent any lasting damage to the chess pieces, considering each chess piece has sharp and detailed areas of craftsmanship.
Wood indeed tends to be the most common material used when it comes to luxury chess sets, both with the chess board and the chessmen with each set. The type of wood used depends on the type of board in mind of design. Commonly chess boards can be veneered or solid wood, in this particular selection out chess boards are similar to that of antique chess sets based on the board design and use solid walnut, rosewood and ebony wood. These types are commonly used when manufacturing chess boards, however common wood used is boxwood and sheesham as well as rosewood for chess pieces, due to it’s characteristics of durability and the ability they have to enable the detail of craftsmanship. We at Chessgammon have ensured that we select the best types of wood to carve our chess sets, weather it be economy or luxury.
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.
Flat Chess Set
We are completely aware chess sets can come in a range of different forms. Certainly the popular travel chess sets will be found in the original range category of chess sets. This particular category involves a range of flat chess boards, of course a standard world championship tournament chess board involves a weighted staunton chess pieces and a flat chess board. These chess boards have taken months of preparation by our team to match up to ensure you have to look no further for the best and highest of quality flat chess sets. The flat and tournament range of chess sets tends to be the most popular with chess collectors and championship chess players.