MONTHLY ROUND-UP – AUG 2017

With yet another exciting month behind us, it’s time once again for a quick recap of the highlights from the last month. If you think you might have missed something from the month, here is a list of the hottest releases in the Aug 2017.

As usual, links to all of these chess sets can be found below.

The Australian War Memorial Reproduced Chess Set by ACF
The Smokey Staunton Series Chess Set in Rose Wood
The Championship Series Staunton Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood

The Australian War Memorial Reproduced Chess Set by Australian Comforts Fund (ACF) is the reproduction of a set produced in 1916 in Australia. This set is made up of ebonized boxwood and natural boxwood. The King proudly stands at 3.5 inches and its base is a robust 1.5 inches. Both kings are stamped with A.C.F logo on their base. Dark chess pieces are exquisitely crafted in ebonized boxwood. Shop Now ->

The Australian War Memorial Reproduced Chess Set

The Smokey Staunton Series is made up of rosewood and boxwood. The King proudly stands at 3.8 inches and its base is robust 1.6 inches. The dark chess pieces are made of rosewood and the opposing pieces are made up of boxwood which is traditionally used for white side. Shop Now ->

The Smokey Staunton Series Chess SetThe Championship Series Magnus Carlsen Chess Set in Staunton pattern has been specifically designed for chess tournament/club players. The set features a Tournament standard 3.75″ King with a base diameter of 1.61 inches. This chess set is expertly weighted from our master artisans and it’s superb size proportioning from a king to pawn make this chess set an excellent choice for fast chess games in tournaments/clubs or regular home and school play. It’s a chess set that is truly like no other.

The Championship Series Staunton Chess Set

Ten years. That’s how long it’s been since our first customer bought the travel chess set from us. We still remember the buzz of excitement in the office as we processed and delivered this order. At that time, we had very few products in our catalog. But each of those was designed with a lot of thought and crafted with much love and attention to detail. We have grown manifold since then – we now have 300+ distinctive designs, a 50+ strong team, a larger office and multiple warehouses – but we still put in the same care while choosing our designs, and we feel the same excitement every time we launch the new set!

Year 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of Chessbazaar & our team is dedicatedly working on the 10th-anniversary chess set. Our few chess sets set the gold standard in their first decade and we are just getting started. “The best is yet to come.”

That’s all for now. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest releases, offers & promotions. We’d glad to know your views and experiences of the chess sets which you have purchased from us. You can also get the updates direct to your email by sign-up to our newsletter.

 

Video Games Addict? Here’s How to Quit

Children addicted to TV and video games? – Break the habit with Chess

Is your child playing video games instead of doing schoolwork? Is he avoiding social situations—and is his behavior worsening as a result of constant gaming? If you’re worried about the amount of time your child spends gaming or watching TV, you’re not alone— we listen about this on a regular basis.  We have heard the desperation and concern in the voices of many, many parents whose kids seem to spend all their time playing video games or sitting in front of the idiot box, as if possessed by some mysterious outside force. Kids have been immersed in a digital universe. There are lot of disadvantages of playing video games such as damaged eyesight, headaches and the inability to sleep.(Reference: Wikipedia)

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The video game designers are constantly building upon the game, adding new features to try out and territories to explore on a regular basis. PlayStation, Xbox, PSP, Ipad, Nintendo and the list goes on and on. There is no set end to the game, and the competitive nature of the cooperative online play encourages people to play as often they can. All the TV shows are scripted in such a way that the audience always remains curious about the next episode and most of the programmes focus to attract the young generation with more and more reality shows with their favorite celebrities on the show. With time it becomes their habit for the children to remain in front of the TV or keep playing video games, sparing no time for the activities needed for their body or for their brain.

Kids playing video games instead of chess

Overcoming the TV and video games addiction with Chess

Chess is the best medicine for the kids who are addicted to video games and TV. Parents should encourage their children to learn and eventually learn the game which proves to be a learning tool to help children and young adults improve their decision-making ability, concentration, personal responsibility, and sportsmanship. Chess is something that helps your child to divert his mind from TV and use it for something that would sharpen his brain and help him excel in life. Chess is one of the most popular sports in Russia and Armenia is also a chess passionate country. In the US also the game is immensely popular and the New York City Charity promotes the game across the country and that too mainly in the schools for the benefit of the young learners. Many countries organize chess nights and chess tournaments for refugees, mentally retarded people and at urban recreation centers, so as to keep their engaged in something positive.

Related: Benefits of Chess!

The best example that how chess can drag you away from the addictions is this – According to a BBC report, Marottichal, a village in India was rife with alcoholism and illicit gambling, but everything changed after one man taught the town to play an ancient game of strategy – Chess. Unnikrishnan developed a zeal for chess while he was living in a nearby village. He decided to move to his afflicted hometown and opened tea shop, where he started teaching chess to his customers as a healthier way to pass the time.

Marottichal’s village people playing chess

Miraculously, the game’s popularity flourished while drinking and gambling declined. If you visit this village, one can easily catch sights of people playing chess. A native of this village says, “Chess improves concentration, builds character and creates community”. “We don’t watch television here; we play chess and talk to each other, even the kids.” So true!!

Related: How a game of chess can make your child a genius and smarter?

Holiday Family ActivitiesFor long, chess has been considered as a game played only by intellectuals and individuals with critical thinking abilities. However, the interesting fact is that chess can be played by people of all age groups and mind sets. Chess is extremely helpful in brain development, particularly when it is played regularly from a very early age. Learning to play chess at a young age helps the children to gain valuable experience and wisdom which can be applied to almost any situation they will encounter in life. I believe that the parents should feel fortunate for having this brain-training tool to overcome the TV addiction. Encourage your Child to play chess and imagine how it could benefit your children. Children playing chess perform academically much better than others. Globally, the ages of the latest crops of chess grand masters are getting younger and younger. Who knows, if your child wins the next GM title.

Related: Perfect medicine for Alzheimer’s disease – Chess!

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MONTHLY ROUND-UP – JULY 2017

Another month went by and it was definitely dominated by Reproduced Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set. Our live customer support has been overflowing from the last month and almost every second buyer is asking for  2.0  version of Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set. A few other notable announcements last month include Camouflaged I & II Series, Carbon Fiber Series, The Empire II Luxury Series. If you have missed the launches or are simply looking for an orderly recap, the table below should be for your interest.

Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set

Camouflaged I & II Series

Carbon Fiber Series

The Empire II Luxury Series

Last month the spotlights were primarily on the Reproduced Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set and it’s no surprise that our this reproduction is probably one of the best reproductions we’ve ever launched. This chess set is reproduced in collaboration with “Michael Ladzinski“, one of the greatest chess collectors in the chess world. This popular set is the rage of tournament players in Hungary and Romania. It’s refreshing to see these style pieces used in place of the mundane FIDE golden rosewood pieces in the Hungarian and Romanian tournaments. A great set for tournament, blitz or home play and a “must have” set for any chess collector.

Reproduced Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set

Camouflaged Series also made its debut and gathered a lot of fan attention. All chess pieces are expertly carved and weighted for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. Chess pieces are meticulously hand crafted from the finest grade boxwood and available in 2 variants. Shop Now ->

The Single Staunton Camouflaged Series

We’ve also launched a Carbon Fiber Series. All chess pieces are expertly carved and weighted for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. Chess pieces have thick green felts which precisely envelops the base of each chessmen for smooth movement on the chess board.

The Single Staunton Carbon Fiber Series Chess Pieces

Another noteworthy announcement is The Empire II Luxury Series Staunton Chess Set. This chess set exquisitely made from ebony wood and natural boxwood. The King proudly stands at 4.6 inches and its base is robust 1.8 inches. This is a luxury design featuring the magnificently robust and remarkable knight.

Lastly, you will be pleased to hear that we are going to launch exciting new chess sets soon, so stay tuned with us for the bunch of launches and amazing offers this Christmas season! Subscribe our newsletter here

Top 5 trending chess sets of July 2017

Reproduced Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set

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Reproduced Historic 1929 Barcelona "Joc Catalan" Chess Set Reproduced Historic 1929 Barcelona “Joc Catalan” Chess Set

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Wooden Chess Board Ebony Sheesham Wood

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The Arabian Knight Series Artisan Staunton Chess Pieces

The Arabian Knight Series Artisan Staunton Chess Pieces 

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Antique Circa 1870-1900 Staunton Series Chess Pieces

Antique Circa 1870-1900 Staunton Series Chess Pieces 

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Chess vs Checkers vs Backgammon – Clash of the Titans

Chess is regarded as the most strategic game among other abstract board games. The tactics and strategies involved in the game often makes it the favorite game among intellectuals. The people who play chess tend to be doing well academically as well. There are other abstract board games as well, like Checkers and Backgammon.

Let us compare the three games chess, checkers, and backgammon. Each game is different in its own way and has its own strong points. Comparing checkers, chess and backgammon on different –

Chess BenefitsComparison in terms of judging the difficulty level in learning the concept and rules: Checkers is an easy to learn game. The simple rule is – If you can’t move, you lose.  When it comes to learning the rules, backgammon is the next easiest game. Backgammon is played by two players with 15 checkers each on a board consisting of 24 spaces or points. The checkers are moved according to rolls of the dice. Each player tries to bring his own checkers home and bear them off before his opponent does, hitting and blocking the enemy checkers along the way. Understanding the whole concept of backgammon at once is a little difficult but still not that difficult as chess. Chess is the most difficult one out of all these. The objective of the game of checkmate the king is easily understood but still, it is the most complex board game as it involves different movements, tactics, and strategies.

Comparison in terms of changes in number of pieces on board – In Checkers, Backgammon, and chess, the number of pieces on the board decreases and hence they all follow the concept of reduction.

Winner: Tie

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Comparison on the basis of opening patterns and combinations – If we compare checkers, backgammon, and chess on the basis of opening patterns and combinations, then Checkers and Backgammon are simpler in that way as there are fewer opening lines to learn about. Chess, on the other hand, has largest possibilities of opening patterns and in the game of chess, one needs to be very careful while making the first moves as it is most of the times also the deciding factor.

Winner: Backgammon & Checkers snatches the victory here because they have fewer openings to learn.

The Arabian Knight Series Artisan Staunton Chess PiecesComparison on possible moves: In Backgammon & Checkers the choice set of moves is quite small. In fact, there’s clearly one optimal move, or perhaps two that are nearly identical. So once you have learned the game properly, the game is limited and uninteresting. Though backgammon is very fascinating game if played with doubling cube. But when it comes to chess things get dramatically changed, the options and strategies are far more diverse. Practically there are over 288 billion different possible positions after just four moves each.

Winner: Chess. There are over 288 billion different possible positions just after four moves each set it apart, and the fact that the longest game of chess is possible of 5,949 moves.

Buy Magnetic Travel Chess Set OnlineComparisons on the basis of Strategy – No game can overpower Chess, when it comes to strategy and tactics. Chess will always remain a strategically dominant game. Checkers require less strategical moves in comparison to Chess. Backgammon also requires strategically planned moves, but due to use of dice the game is not purely a strategical game. Backgammon is the combination of luck & strategy.

Winner: Chess is the undisputed champ when it comes to the strategical board game.

Comparisons on the basis of popularity – Backgammon is a quite very popular game. People are sometimes not even aware of this board game. Checkers is a popular game in America but among Europeans, the game is not so popular. Chess is the most popular board game all around the world. People love to play Chess and they grow so passionate about this game that they convert their hobby into the profession.

Winner: Chess, thanks to 605 million adults who play chess regularly

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Verdict: In our comparison test American Checkers also known as Draughts is the last. Like backgammon, checkers is also combined with strategy and a little bit luck. But only one optimal move & no doubling cube option makes checkers to the last position. Backgammon comes second. Backgammon is one of the oldest two-player board game combined with strategy and luck. It is probably about 5,000 years old game and originated in Iraq—previously Mesopotamia. But backgammon is not purely a strategical game unlike chess, it’s the combination of luck & strategy. The game is fascinating if played with doubling cube. Backgammon is also one of the most popular board games in most casinos. Chess is the beast of the board & puzzle games. Chess is one of the oldest games that have intrigued mankind. It is originated around 1500 years ago in India. According to the ChessBase report of 2012, there are approximately 605 million adults who play chess regularly – a number comparable to regular users of mighty Facebook. There are ton of benefits of playing chess. Chess can be played by people of all age groups and mind sets. Chess is extremely helpful in brain development, it can sharpen your memory, makes you calculative, improves concentration and memory and the list goes on.

Chess will always continue to rule the world when it comes to board games.

Happy playing Chess!

MONTHLY ROUND-UP – JUNE 2017

June of 2017 is now behind us and it brought some interesting chess sets. A bunch of new chess sets was announced last month, but none shines brighter than the Reproduced 1930s-70s Hastings Chess Congress Set Version 2.0. It was certainly the hottest set in our new arrival section over the past month. A few other announcements also took place last month – The 1950s Soviet (Russian) Latvian Reproduced Chess Set, The CB Grandmaster Staunton Series Chess Set, The War Admiral Luxury Series Chess Set, American Chess Magazine, Reproduced 1960s Ultimate Russian World Chess Championship (Soviet Era) Chess Set.

As usual, links to all of these chess sets can be found below.

Reproduced 1930s-70s Hastings Chess Congress Set Version 2.0
The 1950s Soviet (Russian) Latvian Reproduced Chess Set in Stained Crimson
The CB Grandmaster Staunton Series Chess Set
The War Admiral Luxury Series Chess Set
American Chess Magazine
Reproduced 1960s Ultimate Russian World Chess Championship (Soviet Era) Chess Set

Reproduced 1930s-70s Hastings Chess Congress Set Version 2.0 easily dominated our list of best-selling chess sets. Some customer’s felt that some pieces in our previous repro were not an accurate reproduction, so we heard to our customer’s opinion(especially Michael Ladzinski) and respected their verdict by bringing a closest possible replica. The new version features a significantly improved knight, King, Rook & Pawn. The Reproduced 1930s-70s Hastings Chess Congress Set V2.0 is simply gorgeous and exquisitely striking, therefore each piece is carved with meticulous care. Our most magnificent chess set yet takes nearly a week to create. It’s a chess set that is truly like no other. Shop Now ->

Reproduced 1930s-70s Hastings Chess Congress Set

Presenting you a chess set in a color that has no equal, reproduced Old Soviet Latvian Series chess set is now available in stunning stained crimson & natural boxwood. The Latvian chess set in the red finish is simply gorgeous and exquisitely striking, therefore each piece is carved with meticulous care. Shop Now ->

The 1950s Soviet (Russian) Latvian Reproduced Chess Set

This tournament sized chess set “The CB Grandmaster Series” in Staunton pattern has been specifically designed for chess tournament/club players. The set features a Tournament standard 3.75″ King with a base diameter of 1.61 inches. The CB Grandmaster Series is expertly weighted from our master artisans and it’s superb size proportioning from a king to pawn make this chess set an excellent choice for fast chess games in tournaments/clubs or regular home and school play. Shop Now->

The CB Grandmaster Staunton Series Chess Set

The King proudly stands at 4.4 inches and its base is robust 1.7 inches. This is a luxury design featuring the magnificently robust and peculiar knight. The War Admiral Luxury Series Chess Set. Dark chess pieces are exquisitely crafted in bud rosewood. Because of its rarity, bud rosewood chess pieces are the primary choice of many chess enthusiasts. Bud rosewood is an alluring wood and probably the most admired wood for luxury chess sets. Shop Now ->

The War Admiral Luxury Series Chess Set

American Chess Magazine Issue #3 is now available for purchase. Shop Now ->

Reproduced 1960s Ultimate Russian World Chess Championship (Soviet Era) Chess Set

Meanwhile, Reproduced 1960s Ultimate Russian World Chess Championship (Soviet Era) Chess Set is still the king of Russian-Soviet Collection. Wide base and superb size proportioning from the king to the pawn exhibits true intricate craftsmanship work. Along with the intricate craftsmanship, what makes this reproduction so unique is how it feels in your hand. The set is entirely handmade in India and weighted for prodigious hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. Shop Now ->

That’s all for now. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest releases, offers & promotions. We’d glad to know your views and experiences of the chess sets which you have purchased from us. You can also get the updates direct to your email by sign-up to our newsletter.

Top 5 trending chess sets of June 2017

The Reykjavik Championship Series Reproduced Chess Pieces

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Antique Circa 1870-1900 Staunton Series Chess PiecesAntique Circa 1870-1900 Staunton Series Chess Pieces

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Desert Gold Chess Men Set in Sheesham & Box Wood with BoardDesert Gold Chess Men Set in Sheesham & Box Wood with Board

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Wooden Chess Board Ebony Sheesham Wood 23" - 60 mmWooden Chess Board Ebony Sheesham Wood 23″ – 60 mm

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The Giant Monstrous Series Staunton Chess Pieces in Ebony & Box Wood

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Happy Chess Playing!

 

Monthly Round-Up – May 2017

Yet another month is behind us and Reproduced 1930s-70s Hastings Chess Congress Set was the set which dominated the chess community over the past month. A couple of other chess sets also made an appearance – The 19th Century Anglo-Indian Hand carved Series Chess Set & The Ace Series Staunton Chess Set in Ebony & Box Wood. For the full scoop on all of the above, plus some other launches from the past month, just scroll down and hit ‘em up.

Reproduced 1930s-70s Hastings Chess Congress Set

The Ace Series Staunton Chess Set

The 19th Century Anglo Indian Hand carved Series Chess Set

It all started back in 2014 when we launched our first Reproduction “1849 J.Jaques chess set”. Our 1849 chess set reproduction has become the industry gold standard now, the chess set by which all other reproductions are compared and it is the best-selling product of its kind in the history of chess world yet. Now we’ve something new for chess collectors community. Presenting you the Reproduced Hastings Congress Series chess set. This chess set is reproduced in collaboration with “Michael Ladzinski“, one of the greatest chess collectors in the chess world. Know more about this set.

Reproduced 1930s-70s Hastings Chess Congress Set

Moving ahead to The Ace Series Staunton Chess Set. Ace series is an unornamented yet elegant chess set, features a 4.0″ King with a base diameter of 1.77″. The Ace Series Staunton Chess Set is expertly weighted from our master artisans and it’s superb size proportioning from a king to the pawn makes this chess set an excellent choice for the chess tournaments/clubs or regular home and school play. Know more ->

The Ace Series Staunton Chess Set in Ebony & Box Wood

The 19th Century Anglo Indian Hand carved Series Chess Set made an appearance last month is definitely worth checking out. Anglo is an unpatterned yet interesting design features a 3.4″ King with a base diameter of 1.3″. Dark chess pieces are exquisitely crafted in stained dyed boxwood. Each chessmen is carefully handcrafted in India and influenced from our Moghul Century Series. This artistic and distinguished chess set is non-weighted. Know more ->

The 19th Century Anglo Indian Handcarved Series Chess Set

And for a blissful ending of the week, check out the video of our Arabian Knight Chess Set uploaded by one of our favorite buyers “Richard”. The video highlights all the hi-gloss finish pieces on wooden red ash burl maple chess board & if you are facing oxidation/white residue problems on your bud rosewood chess pieces then this video is for you. You can follow his tips on how to make your chess pieces shiny at home & fix oxidation, white residue, fungus problems on your bud rosewood chess set.

Here’s an easy fix for all. (By: Richard)

That’s all for now. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest releases, offers & promotions. We’d glad to know your views and experiences of the chess sets which you have purchased from us. You can also get the updates direct to your email by sign-up to our newsletter.

Top 5 trending chess sets of May 2017

Reproduced 1930s-70s Hastings Chess Congress Set

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Reproduced 1960s Ultimate Russian World Chess Championship (Soviet Era) Chess SetReproduced 1960s Ultimate Russian World Chess Championship (Soviet Era) Chess Set 

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Sheesham Wood Storage Box 4 Inch Chess SetSheesham Wood Storage Box 4 Inch Chess Sets Extra Queen

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Travel Series Magnetic Folding Chess Set Travel Series Magnetic Folding Chess Set in Sheesham & Box Wood – 10″

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How to Find a Perfect Wooden Chess Set Online?

Selecting a perfect chess set can really give you headaches. It is not easy to find a right chess set especially if you are buying it online. Markets are flooded with a huge variety of chess sets in different materials, shapes, and sizes. The chess pieces and the chess boards are often bought separately and that increases the difficulty level of ‘’choosing the correct chess set task ’’. We at Chessbazaar are here to help you find a breakthrough and by taking care of some very important points, we can help you in breaking the back of the beast.

Follow these steps to find your perfect chess set:

  1. The purpose of the use of your chess set – The very first step to choosing a chess set is to decide that for what purpose do you need the chess set.

If you want to buy a chess set for your routine, use at chess clubs or at home then either you should go for some robust Staunton tournament chess sets or any weighted Staunton chess set would be the best option for this.

Related: How to Set Up a Chessboard – Step by Step – chessbazaar’s Guide

If you travel a lot and can’t travel without your best companion ‘chess set game Buy Magnetic Travel Chess Set Online‘then you should buy a magnetic travel set. Our travel magnetic chess sets are ideal for playing on planes, trains, buses or in the cars. These chess sets use magnetic fields to secure the chess pieces to the board ensuring that they will not move. The chess pieces have been fitted with a magnetic stud in the base and the board is fitted with concealed Iron sheet. Explore here> 

Chess sets are also a wonderful way to decorate your living room, bedroom etc. If you want to light up your living space with a beautiful chess set or if you want to buy something antique for home decor, you can go for luxury chess sets or antique chess sets.

Buy luxury chess sets onlineIf you want to gift a chess set to your Dad, friend or your loved ones then our economy range is for you. You can buy a good quality wooden chess set here without burning a hole in your pocket. Explore now>

And if you are a chess collector, then we have a special corner for you. Our Antique reproductions category is substantially designed for chess collectors and enthusiasts. Shop now>

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  1. Set a price for your chess set – Ask yourself, how much can I afford for a chess set? You should buy a chess set that fits your pocket well so that you always feel satisfactory each time you play with it. Prices of the wooden chess sets vary according to the type of the wood, king size, weight, quality of the craftsmanship,Chessbazaar Customer Stories the number of queens, services offered by the company, design of the knight etc. You need to set your priorities and determine that what kind of chess set you require and then determine the price accordingly.                                           If you are low on a budget then chessbazaar.com is one of the best places to look for. We’re the cheapest option in the market for buying a new wooden chess set but that doesn’t equate to cheap quality too. Chess bazaar was founded in 2007 by Vikramjit Singh, who believes that high-quality chess sets don’t need to cost a fortune. At chessbazaar.com our primary motto is “MAKING HEIRLOOM QUALITY CHESS SETS – ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE”. All of our chess sets are of heirloom quality that lasts for many generations. We also offer free replacements* and the lifetime warranty on our most of the chess supplies.

Related: 5 Reasons Why Collecting Chess Sets is a Good Idea?

  1. Selecting the type and color of wood – After you have set a price for your chess set, you need to select the type of the wood that suits your taste the most. You can choose out of the best and luxurious wood types such as ebony wood, bud rosewood, rosewood or the evergreen ones like Sheesham and boxwood. Type of wood selected by you would also depend upon the color combination you want to have like black & red, black white, red & white etc.

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  1. Select your Chess pieces – After keeping everything in your mind – the price, type of wood, design, weighted and non-weighted, and the purpose. If your primary purpose is playing speed chess, blitz etc then don’t go for heavily Buy GM Blitz Edition Staunton Series Chess Set Onlineweighted (quadruple or more) chess pieces at all, you can’t play a blitz or speed chess easily with heavily weighted chess pieces until & unless you are a super human. Heavily weighted chess pieces are best for décor purpose or for occasional play. Though there are hundreds of designs available at our website like Dublin pattern, minimalist pattern, upright pattern, monoblock pattern, themed chess sets etc, but for actual play, Staunton pattern design is the standard among all. We’ve all in our store, so go ahead and choose your dream chess pieces according to your taste and requirement or simply go for standard Tournament chess set approved by fide.

Minimalist Hermann Ohme Chess Set in Sheesham & Box Wood Online5. Matching a board to your chess pieces – Next difficulty is to choose a right board for your chess pieces. After choosing the perfect chess pieces now is the turn to choose the right field to play. If chess pieces are not matching properly with chess board then it will not give the satisfaction to a chess player. First, calculate the size of the base diameter of the widest chess piece “King” and divide it by 78%. For eg, if the base diameter of the king is 1.5″(38mm) then you should go for a square size of 1.9″ (48mm) or more. The concept is if you get the King chess piece just right, other chess pieces also fit in automatically on your chess board.

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To simplify your search here is the formula to calculate the right board size for you chess pieces – Calculate the base diameter of king and divide it by 78%.

Related: Chess Sets — Everything you need to know!

6. Calculate the base diameter of the king and divide it by 78%. With this formula, you will get your board size. Now choose the type of the wood, color and theWooden Chess Board Blood Red Bud Rose Wood design of the edges and wooden frame that suits your chess pieces the best. Handmade wooden chessboards from ebony wood and rosewood and bud rosewood are often more expensive ones than the veneer or leather chess boards. Select the board according to your imaginations and ideas. Imagine the chess pieces and the chess board combo in your mind and make the final call. Still, if you’re unable to find a right chess board for your chess pieces then don’t worry, we have a chess sets category which has chess pieces with their matching chess board.

After following all these steps, we hope you’ll be able to find your perfect chess set.

5 Reasons Why Collecting Chess Sets is a Good Idea?

Chess is a wonderful game of intelligence and strategy. The beauty of this game is that any person, who has the understanding of this game and its moves, can play with any other person irrespective of his/her age. Though, chess comes in different qualities and material like plastic chess sets, bronze chess sets, metallic chess sets, wooden chess sets and so on, however, collecting wooden chess set has a trend which started in the 19th century.

In fact, there are different people all around the world who likes to collect different chess sets as most of them differentiate from their designs, height, and color. Most of the people from clubs or serious collectors invest in most modest wooden chess sets, which is a prestige to collect for the collectors.

Now, let us put down some of the main and top 5 reasons as to why collecting chess sets is a good idea:

  1. Buy 1849 Chess Set OnlineChess sets never come with an expiry date. The chess you bought today can be preserved by your great grand children in years to come making your collection an antique one. Wood chess was introduced to this world in the 18th century and still, we can find those antique and vintage chess collections in some museums or collectors. Some of the best-preserved chess set goes for thousands of dollars in auctions. For example, famous J. Jaques of London produced the first Staunton chess set in 1849. Hundred of chess sets were manufactured, however, only a few of them are left in good condition. On popular demand from our chess collector community, we bought the reproduction of 1849 to this world and have already sold over 100 chess sets.

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2. The wood chess industry is based in India and is a cottage industry. Only a few chess tuners and artisans are left making the wood chess sets a rare and Chessbazaar Chess Set Reviewscollectible item for future. Having said this, many other collectible chess comes in different types like a bone set, metal chess set, marble chess set which are not as collectible as the wooden chess set. If you get bored with your chess collection, you can easily sell them online or can donate to any school or club or charity.

3. Chess set placed in a house can be a beautiful décor. Chess comes in different sizes, designs and wood types. Depending upon your décor arrangement and your wall color, you can choose between the size and wood type. According to our internal survey, held in 2016, around 35% of our customers bought the chess set for their décor purpose. Our best seller for décor is the Dragon chess set in bud rosewood. The size of this chess set is 4.6” King and the impressive dragon styled knight is the main point of attraction of this design, making it the best design for the décor purpose.

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4. Chess is the best companion and now it’s easy to take it along with you wherever you travel. Traveling some time can be a boring due to flight delays or long distance traveling. The travel chess set comes handy here. They come in different sizes and can be easily fit in our pockets. Starting from 5” size chess box, it goes all the way up to 16” chess set. Playing chess during travel will not only help you fight the boredom, but you will arrive much fresh and will also help you fight jet lag, though it is not medical proven yet.

5. When we retire, we look for some form of work that makes us busy and must be relaxing. Chess has some unbelievable advantages if you’re above 60 years of age. It will not only keep you engaged, but it also help fight some very dangerous brain diseases like brain fog, stress, anxiety and prevents Alzheimer.

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Though, there are many other benefits of playing chess like increasing your IQ levels etc. however, collecting these magnificent pieces of history will give you much satisfaction. Still not convinced, no problem, buy yourself an economy chess set today and feel the difference.

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Monthly Round-Up – April 2017

Bone chess sets took most of the spotlight last month. They comes in sweet bleached white & jet black color. Another thing that got our lovely buyers interested was a GM Blitz Edition Staunton chess set in bud rosewood that sold out in just 24 hours. Imperfect sets category is our one of the most viewed category and last month wasn’t an exception – Imperfect Chess Sets is the most viewed category of the last month as well. Recently added new sets put the imperfect category back on top as the most viewed category. For the full scoop on all of the above, plus some other launches from the past month, just scroll down and hit ‘em up.

The Majestic Series Camel Bone Chess Set

The Rustic Series Camel Bone Chess Set

The GM Blitz Edition Staunton Series Chess Set

Let’s see what the gossip is all about. First and foremost, perhaps, is the Majestic Series Camel Bone Chess Set. King proudly stands at 5.19 inches with a base diameter of 1.41 inches. These hand carved chess pieces are the perfect gift for any chess or art collector. It is made from real camel bone and painted with stained dyed. This beauty is hand carved with a high level of precision by our master craftsman, all the pieces are naturally weighted and felted with thick green cloth.

The Majestic Series Camel Bone Chess Set

Second on the list is Rustic Series Camel Bone chess set. Pieces are well-crafted and reflect the highest grade of knight carving skills that our Indian artisans have to offer. This chess set chess set is the perfect addition to any well-styled space. Know More >>

The Rustic Series Camel Bone Chess Set in Stained Dyed Jet Black & Bleached White

Last but not the least is the GM Blitz Edition Staunton Series chess set in bud rosewood & boxwood. This chess set is already on the top list from so many months & now we’ve introduced it in bud rosewood. Because of its rarity, bud rosewood chess pieces are the primary choice of many chess enthusiasts. What makes this chess set so unique is its knight as it is made from a single piece of wood, there are no joins. This tournament sized chess set “The GM Blitz Edition” in Staunton pattern has been specifically designed for tournament players. The set features a Tournament standard 3.75″ King with a base diameter of 1.65 inches. The GM Blitz Edition is expertly weighted from our master artisans and it’s superb size proportioning from a king to pawn make this chess set an excellent choice for the blitz play in chess tournaments/clubs or regular home and school play. Know More >>

The GM Blitz Edition Staunton Series Chess Set in Bud Rosewood & Box Wood

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Top 5 trending chess sets of April 2017

The Reproduction 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Chess Set in Sheesham / Box Wood

The Reproduction 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Chess Set in Sheesham / Box Wood

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Sheesham Wood Storage Box 4 Inch Chess Sets Extra QueenSheesham Wood Storage Box 4 Inch Chess Sets Extra Queen

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Wooden Chess Board Blood Red Bud Rose WoodWooden Chess Board Blood Red Bud Rose Wood 21″ – 55 mm 

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Wooden Chess Board Ebony Sheesham Wood 23" - 60 mmWooden Chess Board Ebony Sheesham Wood 23″ – 60 mm

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Chess Set storage box coffer with double tray fixed slots for 4" - 4.5"Chess Set storage box coffer with double tray fixed slots for 4″ – 4.5″

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The Top 5 Iconic Chess Sets every Chess Collector Must Possess

Chess is a game of imagination, strategy, and patience. Believe to be evolved before 7th century in India, the game has now major dominanceBuy Vintage & Old Chess Sets Online in the field of indoor sport around the world. There are many chess championships, chess clubs, inter-school tournaments and among all the ever-growing community of chess collectors. Though, the manufacturing of wood chess sets was started in mid 19th Century in Great Britain, the British brought the knowledge and tools for making the chess set to India in early 20th century, once the British colony. India has always been known for its handcrafted art and making stone craved status of Hindu Gods. Popular stone craving in temples of Khajuraho or carving of Nataraja Statue is the living example of Indian mastery.

1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Reproduced Chess Set

The wood chess sets became popular in mid 19th century when J.Jaques Staunton produces a Staunton chess set in 1849. It took the world with craze and mostly the Staunton pattern became famous among various chess players and collectors. We, at chessbazaar, unearth the chess sets history through our various researches and have introduced the Antique category to our customers throughout the world. Though our 60% of the chess sets on sale are reproductions and antique, however, we believe that every vivid chess collector must possess these 5 chess reproductions in their collection.

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1. 1849 Antique Reproduced Chess Set: Famously known as J.Jaques Chess Set was the first Staunton design produced in 1849. This is among our best seller and is produced with the association of Alan Dewey, the famous living chess historian, restorer and collector. The chess pieces are manufactured with Antiqued Boxwood(light side) and Ebony Wood(black side). The process to make the boxwood antique is done artificially with the help of chemicals. A must have for Staunton loving chess collector.

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2. 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fisher Chess Set: Bobby Fisher is among the best and most rated chess player, America every produced. The reason that made Bobby fisher so famous is his match against his USSR counterpart Boris Spassky in a match held in Reykjavik during the Cold War era. In a radio interview, Bobby Fischer stated, “This (1950 Dubrovnik chess set) is the best chess set I have ever played on, it is marvellous.” We at chessbazaar, bought many variations and sizes of the Dubrovnik chess set to the chess community. Check our full range of Dubrovnik chess sets here >>

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3. 1940-50 Reproduced (Soviet Era) Russian Series Chess Set: During the start of 20th century, USSR produces one of the finest chess players in the history of chess. 1940-50 Reproduced (Soviet Era) Russian Series Chess SetNo doubt, they also manufactured some of their own versions of chess sets played in various games till late 80’s. This chess set is among the famous Soviet design produced and played in 1940’s and 1950’s. Produced in 4.13” King the opposite crowns/finials make them different from the Staunton design. Check our wide range of Russian/Soviet chess sets here>>

4. 1950 Latvian Reproduced Chess Set: This old soviet design was produced in The 1950s Soviet (Russian) Latvian Reproduced Chess Set1950s. Chess is among the most popular indoor game among Russians and this
Latvian set is the central feature of their chess history and it’s a delight for the chess collectors. This chess set also come in Antique finish. A must have for Russian chess collectors. Shop Now >>

5. 1935 Botvinnik Flohr Reproduced Chess Set: This popular chess design was manufactured somewhere in USSR and was first used in the famous match between Mikhail Botvinnik and Flohr played in 1933. Reproduced in 2016 with the association of famous chess historian Mr. Alan Dewey, this replica is very famous among the chess collectors and being in high demand, it generally went out of stock when on sale. Shop Now >>

Alan Dewey and chessbazaar proudly presents the replica of 1935 Botvinnik Flohr Soviet chess set.

We have tried to put in the best 5 sellers every chess collector must have. Though, there are many other chess sets which are chess collectors delight, however, it also depends on the personal taste of a person and the feedback which we receive on daily basis from our chess customers community.