MONTHLY ROUND-UP – October 2017

We’re now knee-deep into the Holiday season & we’ve started the holiday sale early this time. Two chess sets were announced last month, but Reproduced 1961 Soviet Championship Series Chess Set shines brighter than any of our chess set recently launched. Check out the complete list of the new arrivals from the past month to make sure you haven’t missed anything important.

Reproduced 1961 Soviet Championship Series Chess Set
Combo of Old Vintage English Staunton Series Chess Pieces in Dyed wood & Box Wood with Wooden Board & Storage Box
Smoking Pipes
New Toddler Toys

Reproduced 1961 Soviet Championship Series Chess Set asserted it’s dominance over the best sellers section last month. This wonderful chess set has been used in the tournament of 1961 Soviet Championship. Some of the world’s greatest Grandmasters like Mikhail Tal, Viktor Korchnoi & Boris Spassky have played with this chess set. The King proudly stands at 4.25″ tall with a base diameter of 1.73″ Shop Now ->

Vintage English Staunton Series Chess Pieces in 3″ also made its debut and gathered a lot of fan attention. Like it’s predecessor it also comes with free extra queens. All chess pieces are expertly carved and weighted by adding a stud of lead within the base for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. Shop Now ->

Combo of Old Vintage English Staunton Series Chess Pieces in Dyed wood & Box Wood with Wooden Board & Storage Box - 3" King

We’ve introduced a plethora of finest quality wooden smoking pipes. Most of our smoking pipes are handcrafted in briar hence it is the most popular wood type for making smoking pipes these days. Briarwood is naturally resistant to fire and it has the ability to absorb moisture. Know More ->

Handcarved Rose Wood Smoking Tobacco Pipe. SKU- SA300

Over and out at camp Toddler Toys, we’ve added some new organic toddler toys. Compliant with International Toy Safety Standards. Explore here ->

Handmade Natural Dyed Wooden Baby Building Blocks

The 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.” but our 10th-anniversary special edition chess set availability will be limited to few at least initially.

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.

 

“Chess as Art, Science, and Sport” Quote in Brief

We categories the activities into three categories — Painting as art, Physics as science, Football as sport— but if we talk about chess, then it can be plausibly be seen as all three, each with its own conventions. Chess action can be striking, systematic, or strategic. The former world champion Anatoly Karpov claimed in an oft-quoted remark that “chess is everything— art, science, and sport.”Chess story of a player

Let’s see to what extent is this quote valid!

Chess as ART: Chess has got its own style, beautiful moves, and combinations. As the art of beautiful poetry creates magic all around, a Chessmaster also possesses the equal creativity. The way the chess masters moves his chess pieces and turns the game in his favor is absolutely artistic. Best chess games are not only limited to the stage, where it is performed but it is saved as lifetime memory in the minds of the player as well as the audience. Great chess games are breathtaking work of art and where much beauty is found in the elegance of a perfect and inescapable solution to a complex problem. Solving such problems making beautiful combinations is deeply gratifying and reveals aesthetic satisfaction. Combinations are the poetry of the game; they are to Chess what melody is to music. And these combinations can be purely regarded as art.

Playing chess with a wooden chess set

Chess as SCIENCE: About half of the greatest chess players in the world had mathematical or scientific backgrounds. Some people assert that there is always the best chess move in every position. Finding that perfect move involves a powerful logic behind it and that shows about its scientific approach. In the chess world, as in science, knowledge is acquired socially. As games are won and lost, newly “correct” and “objective” approaches to the game are discovered, and advice is reframed. This model suggests that chess theory is metaphorically likened to a science with experimental tests.  Advancement depends on challenges over the board. Players participate in local and extended networks ofBuy Magnetic Travel Chess Set Online knowledge but always based on the recognition of community. Innovation is necessary for grandmasters to dethrone their predecessors; the tactical and strategic approach considers chess as Science.

Related: Chess vs Checkers vs Backgammon – Clash of the Titans

Chess as SPORTS: Anatoly Karpov remarked, “Chess is a cruel type of sport. In it, the weight of victory and defeat lies on the shoulders of one man. . . . When you play well and lose, it’s terrible.” Sports means competition. Like the world of Sports, chess games are also competitive. Why is chess so competitive? It is because of the various competitions organized by chess clubs and various chess tournaments held in different parts of the world. Players in tournaments can gain or lose rating points that measure their skill in comparison to other players. Special chess moves in chess tournamentsRatings range from zero (novices start with an assumed rating of 600 but can lose rating points) to over 2800 for a top grandmaster. A rating locates one in a competitive hierarchy and determines in which tournaments one can participate and in which division one can play.  Chess is famously an activity of the mind, with only the slightest movement of light wood pieces. But when we have lengthy games then bodily stress is also involved and the person needs to be physically sound as in other Sports activities.

With all these points mentioned above, we can say that the quote “chess is everything— art, science, and sport” by former world champion Anatoly Karpov proves to be valid.

Related: Benefits of Chess!!!

 

MONTHLY ROUND-UP – Sep 2017

Month September of 2017 was dominated by three chess sets. The first was Mustang Series. Mustang series is our premium offering since the St. Petersburg came around. Second one on the list is Limited Edition Reproduced Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set & last is Special Edition St. Petersburg Luxury Artisan Series Chess Set. If you think you might have missed the announcements or are simply looking for an orderly recap, the table below should be for you. It also comes complete with links to our respective product page.

The CB Mustang Series Chess Set

Limited Edition Reproduced Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set in Lacquer Finished

Special Edition St. Petersburg Luxury Artisan Series Chess Set in Bud Rose / Box Wood (lacquered)

First and foremost on the list is The CB Mustang Series Chess Set. It comes as no surprise that over 50 chess players have already purchased the Mustang Series to show their enthusiasm for the luxury chess sets. The King comes with two beauteous king finials(each side) & proudly stands at 4.4 inches and its base is robust 1.9 inches. Changing the king finials is a quick and easy job. This is a luxury design featuring the magnificently robust and solitary knight. The knights are precision-crafted. We designed and focus tested over 30 variations before finalizing the mane of the knight, it perfectly matches the design. Such crafting process requires prior analysis on the wood material before it is sent for processing. Know More >

The CB Mustang Series Chess Set in Bud Rose / Box Wood - 4.4" King with Storage Box

Next on the list is Limited Edition Reproduced Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set in Lacquer Finished. This set also got plenty of attention last month. King proudly stands at 3.85″ tall with a base diameter of 1.57″.  The lathe work on the each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the elegant curves on Knights. There are 4 cuts in the turrets of the rook. Like the Russian/Soviet chess sets, the balls on the bishops are of opposite color. All chess pieces have a very wide base which adds another interesting dimension to the set. know More> 

Limited Edition Reproduced Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set in Lacquer Finished Stained Crimson Boxwood

Special Edition St. Petersburg Luxury Artisan Series Chess Set in Bud Rose / Box Wood (lacquered). The King proudly stands at 4.2 inches and its base is robust 1.8 inches. This is a luxury design featuring the magnificently robust and curved knight. The carving and the design of the knight are quite spectacular, look closely at the curved neck, eyes, nostrils, teeth and, craftsmanship around the mane. The design of the other pieces is also highly outstanding that allow the set to truly stand out. Each chessmen is carefully handcrafted in India and takes some influences from the Arabian Knight Series. The finial of the king is inspired from the golden dome of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral which dominates the Russia’s rebel city St Petersburg skyline. Know More>

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.

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

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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Happy Chess Playing!

 

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

2 in 1 Travel Series Folding Magnetic Chess Set

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

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)

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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.

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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.

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  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%.

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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.