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

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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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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.

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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.

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.

Related: The Top 5 Iconic Chess Sets every Chess Collector Must Possess

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.

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

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

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 April 2017

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

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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.

Chess Tournament Rules & Regulations – Fide Approved

Most of the chess international tournaments follow a set of common rules. These rules do not necessarily be followed when we are playing the game at home or online but these rules are must be followed by the tournament chess players. We have put together some most important points for playing tournament chess, which will explain some common misconceptions about tournament play and will clarify some of the rules that pertain especially to chess tournaments.

1. Touch-move – Touch and Move rule has to be strictly followed. If a player touches one of their own pieces then he must move that piece, if it is a legal move. If a player touches a piece of that of the opponent, then capturing that piece is a must. If you let go of a piece, you have to leave it therChess Touch Move, Chess, your strategic companione. A player who wishes to touch a piece only to adjust it on the board must first announce the intention, usually by saying “adjust”.

2. Timings and clocks – The purpose is to keep track of the total time each player takes for his own moves. The players may take more or less time over any individual move, but if one player exceeds their total available time, that player has lost the game. Another important rule is that if a player runs out of time, their opponent must point it out, and if it goes unnoticed, play continues. A chess clock is really two separate clocks that run independent of each other. For many players, it is their first experience with clocks when they play for tournament and hence it is of utmost importance that the players should know, how to operate these clocks. When the button on one side is pressed down, that player’s clock stops and the other player’s clock starts. Shop DGT 3000 Digital Chess Clock (Approved by FIDE)

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3. Recording the moves – In chess tournaments it is mandatory for both the chess players to record the moves made by them. Each chess player is required to record the chess moves in algebraic chess notation. When the game concludes, both the players are required to sign the scoresheet and hand it over to the organizer, if asked to do so. Recording the moves is avoided in the blitz, rapid or any kind of fast chess games because that would then take away the important thinking time of the players

4. No interference – When the game is in progress, no third party is allowed to interfere in the game. If you are attending any chess tournament then you are allowed to walk through the playing area but provided you do that quietly. You are not allowed to make any suggestions to the players regarding their game. If you do so, it is regarded as a violation of rules. A player is also not allowed to ask for help from the audience or any other person.

Related: How to Make the Best Chess Opening Moves?

5. Distractions – Chess is a quiet game! And therefore all distracting behaviors like making noises, talking, moving tables or chairs are forbidden. Exceptions are when you want to indicate rules violation, such as an illegal move.

6. Illegal moves – If the chess player makes any illegal move then the Arbiter Special chess moves in chess tournamentsshall give an extra time of 2 minutes to the opponent’s player. If the same player makes the second illegal move in the same game then the Arbiter shall announce the game lost by the offending player.

7. Scoring the moves – Players are granted one point (1) for a win, a half (½) point for a draw, and no points (0) for a loss toward their tournament score. Everyone plays the same number of game. The player with the maximum number of points at the end of tournament wins.

8. Conduct of the players – All the players must observe code of conduct that is common for all the players. Players are not allowed to take any action that will bring the game to disgrace, e.g cheating, sneaking the captured piece back. During a tournament, use of mobile phones or other electronic means of communication is completely forbidden. If it is evident that a player brought such a device into the playing venue, he shall lose the game. Players should not distract or annoy their competitor in any way.

All the best for your first chess tournament!

Monthly Round-Up – March 2017

St. Patrick’s day sale is gone and everyone is looking forward to the next big sale. Monthly round-up is our little effort to recap all the major announcements of the month, which you might have missed and tradition dictates that once again we take a look at the new arrivals section and round up the most interesting chess sets of the past few weeks. Last month we’ve launched Reproduced Russian (Soviet Era) Series Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood along with the rerun of legendary Columbian Staunton Series Chess Set. 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 Columbian Staunton Series Chess Pieces in Bud Rose Wood & Boxwood – 3.8″ King

The Columbian Staunton Series Chess Pieces in Ebony Wood & Boxwood – 3.8″ King

Reproduced Russian (Soviet Era) Series Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood & Natural Boxwood – 3.75″ King

The exhaustive Columbian series in 3.8 asserted it’s dominance over the best sellers section once again. We are pleased to announce the new Columbian Staunton Series, exquisitely crafted in heirloom quality bud rosewood or dense ebony wood and natural boxwood. The King proudly stands at 3.89 inches and its base is robust 1.65 inches. This is a majestic design featuring the magnificently robust and prepossessing knight. Know More >>

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Reproduced Russian (Soviet Era) Series Chess Set in 3.75″ also made its debut and gathered a lot of fan attention. The chess pieces are made in Ebonized Boxwood & Natural Boxwood. Like it’s predecessor it also comes with free extra queens. The set is double weighted and the chess pieces have thick green felt on their bases. Know More >>

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That’s all for now. We have a few surprises lined up for the April as well. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest releases, offers & promotions. We’d glad to know your views and thoughts on the chess sets which you have purchased from us. You can also get the updates directly on your email by sign-up to our newsletter.
Those seem to be the most interesting chess sets from the month march, but if you sift through the handy list of trending chess sets below, you may find a few others that capture your attention.

Top 5 trending chess sets of March 2017

The Dragon Knight Series Chess Pieces Carved in Bud Rose / Ebony Wood

The Dragon Knight Series Chess Pieces Carved in Bud Rose / Ebony Wood

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The Premium Club Series Chess Pieces & Board Combo

The Premium Club Series Chess Pieces & Board Combo

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The French Warrior Luxury Chess Set in Ebony & Box Wood

The French Warrior Luxury Chess Set in Ebony & Box Wood

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Exclusive Russian Zagreb Chess Pieces in Sheesham Wood

Exclusive Russian Zagreb Chess Pieces in Sheesham Wood

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Wooden Chess Board Blood Red Bud Rose Wood

Wooden Chess Board Blood Red Bud Rose Wood

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All you need to know about Check, Checkmate and Stalemate

Knowing some very important chess terms is almost inevitable for all the chess players. If you are new to the game of chess, there are certain terms that must be learned before you step on to the chess battlefield. Let us learn about these terms:

  1. Check: The term “Check” simply means or it gives the warning that the King is in danger and that the King requires immediate attention. In this situation, the player must find a way out to save its King from the approaching threat. To save the King, the player is left with three options. These are:

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  1. Capture the attacking piece.
  2. Blocking the line of fire, placing a new piece between the attacking piece and the King.
  3. Moving the King from the line of fire.

Check in a game of chess

  1. Checkmate or mate: If it is not possible to save the King from the above-mentioned options, then it is called “checkmate” or “mate“. As King is the most valuable piece in the game of chess and if you are not able to get it out of danger, then it is checkmate and the game is over. Unfortunately, you have lost the game. Giving checkmate is the main goal of the chess player, the one who gives the checkmate is the winner.

How to checkmate in a game of chess

  1. Stalemate: The game reaches such a situation when the player’s King is not checked, it’s his turn to move and his not left with any legal move. The chess rules state that this situation would bring the game to draw (i.e having no winner), no matter what advantage one side could have over the other and is called “Stalemate“.

How to stalemate in a game of chess

  1. Even some advanced players wonder why it does not count as a win. The reason is that the losing side cannot avoid exposing their King to check, but they are not yet in check!

So be careful next time you play chess! Happy playing Chess!

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Monthly Round-Up – Feb 2017

The month of “love” dedicated to the mighty chess collectors community as we came up with the launches of much awaited and anticipated The 1950s Soviet (Russian) Latvian Reproduced Chess Set in Antiqued Boxwood. Latvian is an arresting reproduction, mainly for its excellent value and exquisite design. Dedicated to the Mike Ladzinski, this venerable chess set’s dark pieces are made up of Ebonized Boxwood and the light pieces are made up of Antiqued Boxwood, bringing back the memories of Soviet history and culture from the middle ages. Reproduced Russian (Soviet Era) Series Chess Set in 3.75” chess set also had a major presence in the new arrival section throughout the month. For the full scoop on all of the above, plus some other top stories from the past week, hit up the links below.

The 1950s Soviet (Russian) Latvian Reproduced Chess Set in Antiqued Boxwood
Reproduced Russian (Soviet Era) Series Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood & Natural Boxwood – 3.75″ King

The 1950s Soviet (Russian) Latvian Reproduced Chess Set in Antiqued Boxwood: Presenting you a chess set that has no equal, Reproduced Old Soviet Latvian Series chess set in antiqued boxwood & ebonized boxwood. The Latvian chess set in the glorious antique finish is simply gorgeous and exquisitely striking, therefore each piece is carved with meticulous care. Our most magnificent replica yet takes nearly a week to be made. The quality of antiqued wood is so good that you will forget that it’s a reproduction. The lathe work on the each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the unique collar rings and graceful curves. Knights have a divergent style of carving on each side making even more captivating pieces from different angle views. Buy it now >>

The 1950s Soviet (Russian) Latvian Reproduced Chess Set

Reproduced Russian (Soviet Era) Series Chess Set made the headlines as well, with a king height of 3.75″ King. The chess set comes with 34 pieces including 2 extra queens. This set is double weighted and the chess pieces have thick green felt on their bases. Dark pieces are made of ebonized Boxwood and the lighter pieces are made of natural boxwood. Buy it now >>

Reproduced Russian (Soviet Era) Series Chess Set

That’s all for now. We have a few surprises lined up for the Q2 as well, like the Price hike and new launches. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest releases, offers & promotions. We’d glad to know your views and thoughts on the chess sets which you have purchased from us. You can also get the updates directly on your email by sign-up to our newsletter.

Those seem to be the most interesting stories from the month, but if you sift through the handy list of trending chess sets below, you may find a few others that capture your attention.

Top 5 trending chess sets of February 2017

Wooden Chess Board Ebony Sheesham Wood

Wooden Chess Board Ebony Sheesham Wood

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Tournament Series Staunton Chess Pieces with German Knight in Sheesham & Box Wood

Tournament Series Staunton Chess Pieces with German Knight

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Chess Set storage box coffer with double tray fixed slots

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

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The Reykjavik Staunton Series Weighted Chess Pieces

The Reykjavik Staunton Series Weighted Chess Pieces

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Wooden Chess Board Blood Red Bud Rose Wood

Wooden Chess Board Blood Red Bud Rose Wood

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