Journey of 2016 – End of an Era

Chessbazaar Journey - 2016We know, we are bit late on this one but we wish you a very Happy and Joyful New Year with lots of blessings. First and foremost thank you for being with us and we hope to remain your preferred chess store for 2017 as well. We achieved great milestones in 2016 and the real reason behind this success story is YOU! As we look forward to another great year of working together, we wanted to take this moment to share some highlights of this past year with you.

Our Reproduction category now has over 77 unique chess sets. We’ll be looking to expand our antique reproduction series further in 2017, so if that’s your thing you have a lot to look forward to.

Our luxury range has also grown and now has over 50+ unique designs and so has our Mid-Range Series, with over 93 chess sets. But the range expansion weren’t what we were all about in 2016 – we recently updated our helpdesk, introduced lifetime warranty*, blog redesign and the list goes on.

It was a busy year indeed as evident by the nearly 100+ new chess sets introduced and offers and as many as 900 positive reviews that have passed through the home page.Chess Set of the Year 2016Chess Set Combo of the YearNew Chess Items - Chessbazaar.comBuy Backgammon, Checkers, DGT Chess Clocks, Chess DVD's, Seirwaan Chess from chessbazaarBest Wood for the Chess SetWin Flat 35% Voucher Code & Coupon Codes of chessbazaar.comOur blog has seen a significant rise in the past year with our all new design. We are also happy to share that our blog such as How to Set Up a Chessboard – Step by Step – chessbazaar’s Guide and How a game of chess can make your child a genius and smarter are among the most popular blogs out there.CB_INFOGRAPHIC_2017_09The Arabian Knight Staunton Chess Set OnlineReproduced 1963-1966 Piatigorsky Cup Chess Set1972 Reproduced Fischer-Spassky Staunton Pattern Chess SetThe GM Blitz Edition Staunton Series Chess SetWe also started a new service called backorders. Popular items may sell out quickly and temporarily be on back order. This means that the items are currently out of stock but that there are shipments on their way to re-stock our warehouses. Ordering an item that is currently on back order is a worry-free way to ensure that you will be first in line for the new inventory and that the item which you ordered will be sent out to you as soon as we receive it! Know More >>

Limited Lifetime-Warranty: chessbazaar™ now provides a limited lifetime warranty* against any kind of manufacturing defects for all authentic chessbazaar™ products. If a product has a manufacturing defect, chessbazaar™ will (i) replace, or (ii) provide a warranty credit for the product (in case replacement product is not available due to some reason/s). The amount of the warranty credit shall be equal to the purchase price of the product paid. Know More >>

Layaway plan: Owning the chess set that you always wanted can’t be easier than this, and the good news is, that your wife won’t kill you for that. chessbazaar.com offers custom Layaway Plan where you choose any item with value $200 or more, you choose the number of installments you want to pay and you choose the amount of payments you want to make in each installment. As soon as the last installment has been paid for, the chess set is yours! Know More>>

Cancellation of your order can’t be easier than this: At chessbazaar.com, we realize how difficult it is to order merchandise on-line, especially for first-time buyers. Without actually seeing the goods in front of you, you’re never really sure if you’re buying exactly what you want. That’s why we offer our customers guaranteed satisfaction. If you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return it. Know more->

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We hope to get off to a flying start in the year 2017 with one of the most popular chess set just around the corner – The 1950s Soviet (Russian) Latvian Reproduced Chess Set in antique finish. We are also going to launch organic wooden toys by the first month of 2017. So, we hope you will stick around to witness all the new stuff.

As you can see from that write-up we are ready and eager for 2017 and we can’t wait to introduce you to all that we have in store in 2017. Happy New Year to all of you and the people around you and we wish you joy, happiness and success in the months to come.

Stay tuned for a whole new experience!

 

Enjoy the holidays without getting bored – Chess, your strategic companion!

It’s your favorite time of the year and you are all together with your friends and family, bringing the most thrilling and happy hours together that would make the most beautiful memories for the years to come. In this holiday season, you must be thinking about, what should be done to make the time more enjoyable and happening. Are you tired of watching TV, playing games on PlayStation, shopping in the same boring city center, listening to the music or building a snowman in the yard? Then think of playing a game that will leave you rejuvenated and at the same time, you can spend a quality time with your loved ones. Playing a game is not just essential for kids; it can be an important source of relaxation and stimulation for adults as well. Playing with your romantic partner, friends, co-workers and children is a sure (and fun) way to fuel your imagination, creativity, problem-solving abilities, and emotional well-being.

Chess, your strategic companion

Intellectuals prefer to play chess in their leisure-time or in holidays. Today, people like to play strategic and puzzle games and Chess is the Grand Dad of all strategic and puzzle games. Anything with dice or a card game is not very strategic as luck plays too large a part. Chess is not just a game but a profound intellectual activity. Chess is the best puzzle game ever invented. Chess is a game loved by engineers and vice-versa poets alike. Chess proves to be surprising and delightful, and that’s what makes this game so interesting. The deeper you dig into Chess, the more of its secrets you unearth. And interestingly, the game has never been tapped out. Even our super intelligent computers of the modern world are far from playing the theoretically perfect chess game.

Related: Benefits of Chess

Holiday Family ActivitiesHolidays are the best time for kids to learn this wonderful game and practice it with friends and family. With this, they can train their brain and acquire new skills and prepare themselves strategically for the upcoming challenges in life as well. Not only is chess an excellent educational tool that helps strengthen both sides of your brain, but the game is also an endless source of pleasure.

When people discover that you play chess, they usually say “You must have a lot of spare time”. They should instead say, “You must be very smart”. Chess is an ideal game to be played during holidays or in your leisure time. It can also make your free time at home more productive and pleasing.

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

So, this holiday season, play chess and add joy to your life, relieve stress, supercharge learning, and connect yourself to others and the world around you.

Happy Holidaying!

Monthly Round-Up – Nov 2016

A bunch of new chess sets was announced last month, but none shines brighter than the Luxury Handcrafted Tower Series chess set. A few other announcements also took place last month – The Reproduced Vintage Soviet Series Chess Set, Desert Gold Staunton Series Wooden Chess Pieces, and The Moghul Empire Series Chess Pieces.  All are expertly carved and heavily weighted for fantastic hand-feel. They are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long lasting shine.

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

1 The Luxury Handcrafted Tower Series Chess Pieces

2 Reproduced Vintage Soviet Series Chess Set

3 The Moghul Empire Series Chess Pieces

4 Desert Gold Staunton Series Wooden Chess Pieces

Last month the spotlights were primarily on the Luxury Handcrafted Tower Series and it’s no surprise this chess set is probably one of the best luxury chess sets we’ve ever launched. Exquisitely made up of bud rosewood  / ebony wood and natural boxwood, this is a classic design featuring the magnificently tall and robust knight. The King proudly stands at 5 inches and its base is robust 1.6 inches. The unique design of this chess set will inspire kids to play. This chess set is great for chess clubs, living rooms, and backyard family gatherings. Buy it now->

The Luxury Handcrafted Tower Series Chess Pieces

We’ve expanded our Antique Series with our recently introduced Reproduced Vintage Soviet Series Chess Set. Reproduced Vintage Soviet Series weighted chess pieces offers a 3.5″ King with a base diameter of 1.25″. The set comes with free extra queens for effortless pawn promotion. All chess pieces are expertly carved and weighted for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. Dark chess pieces are made up of sheesham and stained dyed wood. Buy it now->
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Related: Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas For Chess Lovers

Moving ahead to another much-anticipated chess set: The Moghul Empire Series Chess Set. The coruscating chess set “Moghul Empire Series” in a Staunton pattern, is made up of Sheesham wood / ebony wood and boxwood. The King proudly stands at 4.5 inches and its base is robust 1.8 inches. The dark chess pieces are made up of Sheesham wood. The texture of the Sheesham wood is fine and a true pleasure to hold. Long with the unique king finial, what makes the Moghul Empire Series so unique is how it feels in your hand. The knights are well-crafted and represent the highest grade of knight carving skills that our Indian artisans have to offer. Buy it now->

The Moghul Empire Series Chess Pieces in Sheesham Wood / Box Wood

Desert Gold Staunton Series in the new avatar: Our Desert Gold Staunton Series in Sheesham Wood(SKU: M0049) have already reached iconic status and now we have introduced it in stained dyed wood on the darker side and box wood on the lighter side. Chess pieces have a leather pad which precisely envelops the base of each chess men for smooth movement on the chess board. Chess pieces are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long lasting shine. Buy it now->

Desert Gold Staunton Series Wooden Chess Pieces

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 on your email by sign-up to our newsletter.

Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas For Chess Lovers

Everyone knows that Christmas is a time for giving and finding unique Christmas Gifts. This gift-giving season can be a challenge for most of us and when you want to gift someone that he/she loves to have, can be very stressful. But don’t worry, chessbazaar is here to help you with an amazing array of Christmas gifts for everyone on your list.

Stay away from the socks and ties. Does that sound familiar? We understand that people sometimes struggle to come up with Unique Christmas Gifts, but it’s your lucky year because this year your Christmas Gift is going to be like nothing your relatives and loved ones have expected or seen before. Whether you’re looking for a Secret Santa Present for your friend, father, boyfriend or a Stocking Filler for the little one or a Christmas present for your loved ones. We love to help you find unique, creative and great chess gifts ever and that too without making a whole into your pocket.

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If the person you are choosing a gift for likes playing chess, then here at chessbazaar, you have a good direction of gifts. Our magnetic and luxury chess sets are just the perfect gifts for the young chess players and the passionate chess players as well. Chess players keep thinking of their game all the time and if they get something small and handy that is ready to turn their thoughts into reality then nothing better than that.

Playing chess on gadgets can never give you the same feeling as when you feel moving the wooden chess piece with your fingers. So, this Holiday season please avoid gifting digital alternatives of playing chess to your loved ones. Only true passionate players can understand the difference between the real playing and the virtual playing. Every chess player loves a good book on chess. What can be more enjoyable than to read and learn new things about a game that you love playing?

Related: Top 10 Fall Gifts for Chess Enthusiasts.

Not only to the chess lovers, this season gift something out of the box to your loved ones. A beautiful handcrafted wooden chess set can always be an extraordinary for anyone and for those little ones or youngsters tucked up in bed waiting for a certain St. Nicholas to come down the chimney, we have a superb selection of Chess-Christmas-Gifts for all of you that would even make Santa’s Elves jealous.

Buy DGT Chess Clocks1. Revolutionize the way they play their blitz or bullet chess game with our DGT chess clocks. Made from DGT this digital clock sets a new standard in digital excellence. It is the ultimate clock, one that is user-friendly, attractive and offers all of the features that chess enthusiasts demand. It offers every feature you could possibly want, including pre-set Fischer, Bronstein, Delay and Blitz Time Control Modes. Buy it Here->

1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Reproduced Chess Set Online

  1. Chess player like Bobby Fischer was the diehard fan of The Dubrovnik chess set making the 1950 Dubrovnik chess set more highly coveted.  Handcrafted in India, these chess pieces exude class and history. Appropriately weighted these pieces are very stable on board and a pleasure to touch and feel. Each piece is meticulously carved and buff polished by hand to give it a rich and long lasting shine. The design, quality, and craftsmanship of these chess pieces are unmatched and that is what made them favorite with the greatest chess player of all time, Bobby Fischer.

While your friends might have their eyes on our $700 Indian Chetak II Customized Staunton deluxe chess set, this 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Chess Set is more than enough to make them happy and won’t break the bank. Buy it Here->

Buy Travel Magnetic Chess Set Online

  1. You can’t go wrong with a travel chess set, give them the perfect game on the go wherever they are. These 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. Buy it Here->
  2. The Indian-American luxury series chess set is a stylish upgrade perfect for any chess player. Made from bud rosewood and boxwood this chess set is expertly carved and triple weighted for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. Chess pieces have unique collar rings and thick green felts, which precisely envelops the base of each chess men for smooth movement on the chess board.

Buy Indian-American Luxury Series Chess Set Online

The knights are well-crafted and represent the highest grade of knight carving skills that our Indian artisans have to offer. Buy it Here->

Buy 1849 Chess Set Online5. Reproductions are timeless, and the 1849 reproduction will manage to steal their heart and give them the retro look and feel. It is a must have for any chess collector. Made from antiqued boxwood and ebony wood. Each piece is meticulously carved and buff polished by hand to give it a rich and long lasting shine. The design, quality, and craftsmanship of these chess pieces is unmatched and that is what made them favorite of the masses. To make the 1849 repro chess set what it is, our artisans take more than a week to a carve a single chess set. The result of this hard work of these master craftsmen is a truly wonderful design and a masterpiece which any connoisseur will admire. Buy it Here->

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  1. Buy Club Players Manifesto – Ultimate Super Pack Chess Dvd's OnlineThey’ll be able to learn new chess tactics daily from this Club Player’s Manifesto Super Value Pack. This is a unique comprehensive course for chess players who want to advance to the next category. Many of the ideas presented in this course have never been properly explained to club players before. The lessons contained in the course are intended to make it feel as if you are studying one-on-one with Grandmaster Lemos. The course has been carefully designed, so that after completing all the material, you will have everything you need to advance to the next level whether you are new to club chess or on the verge of becoming a master. Buy it Here->
  1. Chessbazaar Gift CardsGive them what they really want. Send Chessbazaar e-Gift Card instantly via email. Chessbazaar e-Gift card gives your loved ones the power to choose what they desire from a wide range of products. Buy it Here->

 

  1. Luxury Chess Storage Box OnlineKeep their chess pieces safe with this stylish Hi-Gloss Finish Crocodile Pattern Leatherette Storage Box. Leatherette storage box for chess pieces with double tray and fixed slots for putting each piece separately. In addition to its elegant look and feel, this storage box offers more durability and prestige beyond similar storage boxes, crafted in common leatherette matte finish. Unlike standard chess boxes, where the chess pieces are stacked on top of each other while, not in use, this storage box with double tray provides each of the chess pieces their own individual storage compartment. Comes with suitcase-style handle to carry and is also fitted with a lock for safe upkeep. Buy it Here->
  1. Chess Board with EngravingFor a truly personal gift this year, go for our wooden chess board with Personalize text on it. Contact us for the custom chessboard

 

  1. Reproduced 1963-1966 Piatigorsky Cup Chess Set For the Antique Lovers: Because it’s the first time they’ve been reproduced in 50 years. These chess pieces are the exact replica of the chess set which was designed by the U.S. International Master Herman Steinern in the mid-1940s. Since then, the design has gone through many iterations but Piatigorsky is one of the best chess set ever designed in the Staunton style. Piatigorsky chess set was first seen in the Piatigorsky Cup tournament (1963) organized by the Piatigorsky Foundation. This peerless 1963-1966 Piatigorsky Cup chess set in Staunton style is made up of bud rosewood and boxwood. The King proudly stands at 4.2 inches and its base is a robust 1.8 inches. This is a historic design featuring the one-piece knight with long flowing mane, attractive eyes, nostrils, and mouth. Wider base and superb size proportioning from the king to the pawn exhibits true intricate craftsmanship in all the pieces. Buy it Now ->

Everybody loves a bargain, but wouldn’t it be great to get good deals on purchases and get the quality product as well? You can have the best of both worlds at chessbazaar.com. Click here to enter the Offers Zone>>

Birth of the Chess Queen: The most dominant piece on the board

Every chess player knows that the queen is without a second thought the most dominant piece in chess, but surprisingly very few chess players know the fact that the game of chess actually existed for five hundred years without her. Chess is a game which was invented in India. At that time there was no queen, instead, there was Senapati i.e Army General and this was the reason, why this piece holds great power and can move around freely in the war field. King simply sits and plans a strategy and does not fight the battle himself. It was the Army General who does the leading of soldiers. When chess became a popular pastime for European royals during the Middle Ages then the Army General got evolved into a queen to become the king’s fierce warrior and protector.

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The position of Queen – The queen is placed in the middle rank adjacent to the king. According to the white and black columns on the chess board, the white queen is placed on the white square and the black queen chess piece is placed on the black square. This is called “Queen on color”. Queen is the most powerful piece in the game of chess. It is able to move any number of squares vertically, horizontally or diagonally. The most powerful position for a queen is when the enemy king is in an open or undefended position. The queen can then execute a check.

Related: Chess and its German connection

Because of the value of a queen, it is sometimes used as bait to lure an opponent into a trap by a queen sacrifice. Queen is the most crucial chess piece which is needed to protect the king of her side. That is why there is a very famous quote – “Every man needs a woman when his life is in a mess, because just like in a game of chess, the queen protects the king.”

The birth of queen in the game of chess

If you really want to succeed in the game of chess and want to save your king, then you really need to learn the strategies and tactics with this power packed chess piece.

Happy playing chess!

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

You don’t play chess anymore and your old chess board is lying in the dust of your store room?  It’s time to dust off the board and pass on the legacy to your children. A healthy mind and a fit body contribute greatly in shaping the golden future of a child. Unless the child is made to practice mental exercises in addition to physical exercises as he grows up, he would eventually experience problems such as mental numbness, forgetfulness etc. For 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.

Wooden chess for students and kids

The way chess can incorporate and relate to other core subjects makes it an amazingly powerful tool.  Chess is one big science experiment; every time you play a game you are testing hypotheses and learning by trial and error. Chess is rooted in history and can open a door to history knowledge.

Related: Benefits of chess

Here are some more reasons for kids to learn chess:

  1. Fosters critical and logical thinking
  2. Generates creativity
  3. Make You Calculative
  4. Makes You Self Dependent
  5. Teaches children how to make difficult decisions without consulting another
  6. Raises intelligence quotient scores (IQ)
  7. Chess makes the child learn how to strategize aspects of the game and life. He can learn the importance of foresight, and planning
  8. Grows Your Dendrites
  9. Pump up the brain power
  10. Improves concentration and memory

Chess Benefits

If you teach an adult to play chess, they quickly comprehend where they should and shouldn’t move pieces to capture or avoid capture. But when a child learns to play chess, he soon says, “If I move my piece here, you could capture it, right? Then I’m not going to move there.” You can almost see the mental changes taking place. So you can see your child can tremendously benefit from a game of chess while also having a great time. Chess can help develop these valuable skills in any child, regardless of their background or natural talents.

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Chess has a unique and strong brand attribute, in that it is generally perceived that playing chess and being smart are connected. This can be very positive driver for young children. So, help your kids to become smarter in life and gift them a chess game set this birthday.

Related: Perfect medicine for Alzheimer’s disease – Chess

Top 10 Fall Gifts for Chess Enthusiasts.

Are you tired of giving the same old store bought mass-produced gifts that everyone else is? Then no look further these handmade gifts will be something they’ll actually want to receive.

This fall season all the chess enthusiasts are in the need of chess set. Fall is the most gorgeous season, it’s when leaves are red, and the weather is brisk. It’s after the sweltering heat of summer and before the long, dark nights of winter and it is one of the best seasons to play chess. If their favorite season is fall, chessbazaar has incredible gift ideas for chess enthusiasts that they’ll surely love. Gifting Play-Stations, iPhone and other electronic devices to kids has become very common for a past few, so browse our picks and gather some great gift ideas. If you have a brother, boyfriend, son, father, cousin, grandfather, grandson, uncle or chess teacher to shop for, we’re pretty sure we’ve got you covered. There are chess pieces like urban street art that’s perfect for the season’s changing weather, there are customized chess boards that can be personalized with a few words, and chess pieces that’s perfect for the fall season and Halloween.

Shop our choices for the best fall gifts!

  1. For the Chess Collectors: 1950s Soviet (Russian) Latvian Reproduced Chess Set

The 1950s Soviet (Russian) Latvian Reproduced Chess Set Because everything old is new again! This 1950s Soviet (Russian) Latvian Reproduced Chess Set has a retro look and feel. The chess set comes with 34 pieces including 2 extra queens. Dark pieces are made in stained dyed box wood and the lighter pieces are made of box wood. The chess pieces are weighted and have thick green felt on their bases for smooth movement on the chess board. They’ll think of you every time when they have a game of chess with set. Buy it Here>> http://bit.ly/2dglcP1

  1. For the Antique Lovers: 1935 Botvinnik Flohr Reproduced Soviet Chess Set

1935 Botvinnik Flohr Reproduced Soviet Chess SetBecause it’s the first time they’ve been reproduced in 81 years! These chess pieces are replica of 1935 Botvinnik Flohr Soviet chess set. This venerable chess set’s dark pieces are made of Ebony wood and the light pieces are made of Boxwood. The chess set comes with 34 pieces including 2 extra queens. This Chess set is triple weighted with felt bottoms. Buy it Here>> http://bit.ly/2cGkojW

  1. For the Caring Chess Players: Leatherette Chess Set Coffer Storage Box

dsc_0304_3This Leatherette storage box for the chess pieces protection with double tray and fixed slots for putting each piece separately. In addition to its elegant look and feel, this storage box offers more durability and prestige beyond similar storage boxes, crafted in common leatherette matte finish. Unlike standard chess boxes, where the chess pieces are stacked on top of each other while not in use, this storage box with double tray provides each of the chess pieces their own individual storage compartment. Buy it Here>> http://bit.ly/2dEKlmb

  1. Best Gift for on the Go Chess Enthusiasts: Travel Series Folding Magnetic Chess Set

Travel Series Folding Magnetic Chess SetThese 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 cute magnetic chess sets are perfect for gifting purposes. Our Folding Travelling Magnetic Chess Set in Sheesham Wood (Golden Rose Wood) on the darker side and Box Wood on the lighter side is a complete set of 32 pieces and the chess board/box. The Chess Pieces have been fitted with a Magnetic Stud in the base and the board is fitted with concealed Iron sheet.  Buy it Here>> http://bit.ly/2deYmZB

  1. For the Indecisive Chess Players: Dominate with the Ruy Lopez

Dominate with the Ruy LopezExplore the oldest and most respected openings. This is a Chess DVD that any true chess enthusiast won’t be able to skip. It was written about by the priest Ruy López de Segura in 1561 and was used by Carlsen and Kramnik to help beat Anand and Kasparov in their respective World Championship matches this century. It’s fair to say it has a long history! Buy it Here>> http://bit.ly/2deZzA9

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  1. For the Trendster: Urban Street Art Staunton Chess Set in Painted Boxwood with Colorful Accents

Urban Street Art Staunton Chess Set in Painted Boxwood with Colorful AccentsThis chess set feels ultra luxurious, and at first they’ll never guess that it is made from genuine wood. This chess set design is inspired from style of art that relates to cities and city life, often done by artists who live in or have a passion for city life. The flamboyant specks of different colors on the chess pieces depict the different races and cultures thriving in our Urban cities today. This is not only a thoughtful gift but also very useful for gifting. Buy it Here>> http://bit.ly/2ds1vlF

  1. For the Picky Shopper: Chessbazaar.com Gift Card

Chessbazaar Gift CardGive them what they really want. Send Chessbazaar e-Gift Card instantly via email. Chessbazaar e-Gift card gives your loved ones the power to choose what they desire from a wide range of products. Buy it Here>>http://bit.ly/2d0T3ds

  1. For the Judgit Polgar Fans: DGT Judit Polgar Chess Set

DGT Judit Polgar Chess Set in Stained Dyed Box Wood with Storage BoxThis is an exclusive chess set who are the big fans of Judgit Polgar. The selection of chess pieces is very personal; this fine handmade set is specially selected by Judit Polgar. The Judit Polgar chess pieces are packed in a very beautiful wooden box. With a 3.4″ King and base diameter of 1.6″ This set is weighted and the chess pieces have thick red felt on their bases. The dark chess pieces are made in ebony wood and the lighter chess pieces are made in box wood. Buy it Here>> http://bit.ly/2dwtzoW

  1. For the Traveler: Travel Series Folding Chess Board With Non-Magnetic Pieces

No matter where he is, make sure he starts his day off right with a game of chessTravel Series Folding Chess Board With Non-Magnetic Pieces in Sheesham & Box Wood
set. Travel Series weighted chess pieces offers a 2.6″ King with a diameter of 1.2″. The chess pieces are felted with thick billiard table cloth on the base of every chessmen. The dark side is made of Sheesham wood and the lighter side is made of Box wood. Buy it Here >> http://bit.ly/2dcxprM

  1. For the Hispter: 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Reproduced Series

1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Reproduced Chess SeriesThis is a gift they’ll be happy to keep for years and years. Our reproduction of 1950 Dubrovnik chess set is the wonderful reproduction available to chess lovers at most affordable prices. We have kept the design of the set as close to the original as possible but we have weighted it to make up for the shortcoming in the original design. This magnificent chess set should be in every serious collector’s collection. Buy it Here>> http://bit.ly/1za0VQN

Monthly Round-Up – July 2016

Fall is drawing closer and that can only mean one thing – new reproductions are on the way. Last month undoubtedly it was the Reproduced 1963-1966 Piatigorsky Cup Chess Set that got the most exposure. A few other notable announcements last month include Backgammon Sets, Geometric Minimalist Pattern Seamless Design Chess Set.

Now we take a look at the new arrivals section and round up the most interesting chess sets of the past few weeks. If you have missed the launches or are simply looking for an orderly recap, the table below should be for your interest.

Reproduced 1963-1966 Piatigorsky Cup Chess Set

Geometric Minimalist Pattern Seamless Design Chess Pieces

Backgammon Sets

Starting with Reproduced 1963-1966 Piatigorsky Cup Chess Set. This peerless 1963-1966 Piatigorsky Cup chess set in Staunton style is made up of bud rosewood / ebony wood and boxwood. This is a historic design featuring the one-piece knight with long flowing mane, attractive eyes, nostrils, and mouth. Wider base and superb size proportioning from the king to the pawn exhibits true intricate craftsmanship in all the pieces. Pieces are expertly carved in India and triple weighted for prodigious hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. Know More About This Reproduction>

Reproduced 1963-1966 Piatigorsky Cup Chess Set

Moving on to Geometric Minimalist Pattern Seamless Design chess pieces, this is a simple and yet interesting Seamless Minimalist design features a 3.5″ King with a base diameter of 1.18″. Unlike other sets, the base dimensions of this set are of the same size at 1.18″. Dark chess pieces are exquisitely crafted in Stained Box Wood. Each chessmen is carefully handcrafted in India and influenced from our minimalist series. This geometrical design chess pieces are non-weighted and non-felted. Click Here to Know More>

Geometric Minimalist Pattern Seamless Design Chess Pieces

Backgammon sets that made an appearance last month are definitely worth checking out. Unlike chess, 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. Backgammon is one of the most popular board game in most casinos. The use of the dice is believed to be the reason why backgammon is considered to be a form of gambling. The only way to win this game is by removing all of the opponent pieces from the board. Made in India by our quality backgammon artisans, Amritsar, this fantastic wooden backgammon set offers quality materials and gorgeous design. Inside the playing field is made from wood with crisp, clean lines (not inlaid), and features a stylish fit and finish, with perfectly contrasting brown and oak stones. The playing stones and dice are made of sheesham and box wood. Dual magnets keep the backgammon case securely closed when not playing. Click Here to Know More>

Backgammon Set

Last but not least, the teaser video of 1960 Reproduced Old Soviet Series Chess Set has also been soaking up the spotlight. Our email section was buzzing with the queries on the availability. We will reveal this chess set on 6th of August. Click here to see the teaser video>

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Chess Sets — Everything you need to know!

Chess pieces or chessmen are made in different materials, styles, and sizes. The difference in the designs of the chess pieces do not have any impact on the game, it is just that the different shapes, sizes, and materials are made to meet the different tastes of the players or chess collectors. In a standard game, each of the chess players starts a game with 16 chess pieces – 1 king, 1 queen, 2 rooks, 2 bishops, 2 knights and 8 pawns. Different techniques and materials are used to make chess sets that give these chess pieces a unique look.

Materials used for making chess sets – Chess pieces are made from a wide variety of materials like plastic, stone, glass, metal, ivory, bone and wood. These materials greatly decide the price of the chess pieces. Plastic chess sets are available at very low prices in the market, whereas a hand carved wooden chess set will be costlier.

Materials used for making wooden chess sets

Wood has been the most important material for making chess pieces for generations. Sheesham wood, rose wood, bud rosewood. ebony wood and box wood are the most famous woods used for making chess sets. Bud rosewood and ebony wood are the luxury woods and are used to carve high-end chess pieces. Wooden chess pieces are also recommended by FIDE. The quality of our wooden chess pieces is being appreciated by great chess players and chess collectors in the whole world.

A technique used in making chess sets – Chess pieces are either hand carved or machine made and the technique depends very much on the material used. Metal and plastic chess pieces are made by melting them and then putting them in moulds of the desired designs. Chess pieces made from bone and stone are hand carved by skilled artisans.

Technique used in making wood chess sets

Handcrafted wooden chess pieces are turned on a lathe. The craftsmanship on the wooden chess pieces is done by experienced artisans. The knight being the most beautiful piece in the set carries enormous importance. The beauty of the chess set lies in the knight of the chess set. Our well-crafted knights represent the highest grade of knight carving skills.

Design of the chess pieces – Chess is a very old game and infinite designs have been originated till now. But the most famous one is Staunton. Staunton is also the officially recommended design by FIDE. Staunton chess pieces appear to be same but the designs have many variations. Chessbazaar offers a wide range of Staunton chess pieces, you will be amazed to see the variations in the designs of the chess sets. There are many other historical designs which are collected by chess collectors but they are very expensive and not everyone can afford those chess pieces. Chessbazaar has reproduced many of such historical and classical designs like 1849 chess set, 1935 Botvinnik Flohr, 1851 chess set, Dublin chess set, Piatigorsky chess set, Grand cigar chess set, and Dubrovnik chess set at very affordable prices  so that every chess enthusiast can buy and admire the beauty of these chess sets.

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MONTHLY ROUND-UP – June 2016

There are months when the attention gets shared between various chess sets and then there is a month when a single one stands in the spotlight. Well, it was the mighty Bridle Series 2016 luxury chess pieces that took center stage last month. Now we take a look at the new arrivals section and round up the most interesting chess sets of the past few weeks. If you have missed the launches or are simply looking for an orderly recap, the table below should be for your interest.

2016 Bridle Series Luxury Chess Pieces

Seirawan (Sharper) Elephant Chess Variant Kit

Seirawan (Sharper) Hawk Chess Variant Kit

Let’s see what the gossip is all about. First and foremost, perhaps, is the 2016 Bridle Series Luxury Chess Pieces with its 4.2″ king. This peerless 2016 Bridle series chess set is made up of ebony, bud rose wood and boxwood. This is a classic design featuring the magnificent and strong bridle knight. Superb size proportioning from king to the pawn exhibits true intricate craftsmanship in all the pieces. The carving of the knight is quite spectacular, look closely at the details around the mane and nostrils. The design of the other pieces is also highly commended to allow the set to truly stand out. They are meticulously hand crafted from the finest grade ebony wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long lasting shine. Each chessmen is carefully hand crafted in India with dainty details and the design, quality, and craftsmanship of these chess pieces is comparable to the luxury chess sets that are sold for $1000+ by other retailers.

2016 Bridle Series Luxury Chess Set

Seirwan chess variant that made an appearance last month are definitely worth checking out. Seirawan chess is an enhanced version of standard chess, played across the globe. It is played on the standard 8×8 board and uses two new pieces, the hawk (which moves like a knight or a bishop) and the elephant (which moves like a knight or a rook). Seirawan chess begins in exactly the same manner as a conventional chess game with normal rules of chess. Our chess variant kit is an exciting, new way to play chess. The kit comes with an elephant and available in total of 4 woods – Bud rose wood Ebony Wood, Box wood and Stained Dyed.

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