MONTHLY ROUND-UP – APRIL 2016

There’s no doubt that the chess reproductions are always a hot topic in the chess community, regardless of what time of the year it is. To fulfil the aspirations of the collector community, we at chessbazaar, introduced the 19th century repro antique Dublin pattern chess set last month. This announcement gathered a lot of interest among the collectors. Moreover, we also launched 1940-50 reproduced (Soviet Era) Russian series in ebony wood, Reproduced Russian (Soviet Era) series chess set in ebony wood and Dubrovnik chess set v2.0 in sheesham wood. If you have missed the launches or are simply looking for an orderly recap, the table below should be for your interest.

Reproduced 19th Century Antique Series Dublin Pattern Chess Set in Rose & Box Wood – 4.6″ King

Reproduced Russian (Soviet Era) Series Chess Set in Ebony & Box Wood – 4″ King

New 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Reproduced Chess Set Version 2.0 in Sheesham / Box Wood – 3.6″ King

1940-50 Reproduced (Soviet Era) Russian Series Chess Set Revised in Ebony & Box Wood – 4.4″ King

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The 19th Century Antique Series Dublin Pattern Chess Set was announced earlier last month and there’s no way you could have missed it. On the odd chance you have, you can bring yourself up to speed here in our monthly recap. Extremely rare 19th mid century Dublin pattern chess pieces with a king height of 4.6″ and a base diameter of 1.8″. The pieces are rugged and triple weighted for the fantastic hand-feel and a very satisfying thud on the chess board. This chess set features chessmen that are crafted with a combination of rose wood and box wood. Shop Now

19th Century Antique Series Dublin Pattern Chess SetChess is one of the most popular games in the Soviet Union and there is one interesting fact that most of the world chess champions were citizens of the Soviet Union. Russian soviet series is among the most beautiful Russian series we have ever launched and now we have introduced reproduced Russian (Soviet Era) series chess set in ebony & box wood with the king height of 4 inches. The chess set comes with 34 pieces including 2 extra queens. This set is triple weighted and the chess pieces have thick green felt on their bases. Shop Now

Reproduced Russian (Soviet Era) Series Chess SetDubrovnik Bobby Fischer reproduced series is our most popular series, and all versions of it have been hugely successful, though it was the first one that made the greatest splash. Following the success of Dubrovnik Series, we have introduced the version 2.0 in sheesham & box wood with the king height of 3.6 inches, though some might wonder if it’s actually an upgrade over the previous version! Based on the customers review and suggestions, we worked with our best carvers to bring the most accurate reproduction for our esteemed customers. The result is Dubrovnik 2.0. This version 2.0 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 

1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Reproduced Chess Set1940-50 Reproduced (Soviet Era) Russian Series Chess Set Revised in Ebony & Box Wood – 4.4″ king made the headlines as well, with a king height of 4.1″ and a base diameter of 1.6″ these pieces are rugged and have thick green felt on their bases. The dark side of chess pieces is made in ebony wood and the lighter side is made in box wood. Shop Now

1940-50 Reproduced (Soviet Era) Russian Series Chess SetThat’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 upto our newsletter.

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MONTHLY ROUND-UP – MARCH 2016

Another month flew by and the chess world is slowly getting settled back to normal after the huge Easter sale ends at chessbazaar.com. Speaking of flagships, the Arabian knight series are making headlines. Now that the first batch of units is starting to reach eager fans, everybody seems to be busy either playing with it or looking for a place to display it. Another big announcement from the previous month is the British Chess Company (BCC) Reproduced Staunton double collared chess set. This chess set features chessmen that are crafted with a combination of ebony wood and box wood.

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Interestingly enough, Reproduced 19th Century Antique Series Dublin Pattern Chess Set made the headlines as well. This chess set features chessmen that are crafted with a combination of rose wood and antiqued box wood. A rebirth of the Staunton series weighted wooden chess pieces, now available in ebony & box wood. If you think you might have missed the launches 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 Arabian Knight Series Artisan Staunton Chess Pieces

The British Chess Company (BCC) Reproduced Staunton Double Collared Chess Set

Reproduced 19th Century Antique Series Dublin Pattern Chess Set

A Rebirth of The Staunton Series Weighted Wooden Chess Pieces

Let’s see what the gossip is all about. First and foremost, perhaps, is the Arabian Knight series artisan staunton chess pieces beautifully crafted in ebony & bud rose wood with the combination of box wood. The pieces are heavily weighted and even exceed the triple-weight classification. The King proudly stands at 4.2 inches and its base is a robust 1.9 inches. The knights are well-crafted and represent the highest grade of knight carving skills that our master artisans have to offer. Know More>

The Arabian Knight Series Artisan Staunton Chess Pieces in Bud Rose, Ebony & Box Wood

We saw quite few announcements last month, but the British Chess Company (BCC) was definitely the most exciting one. After the success of 1849 chess set, 1851 chess set and 1935 Botvinnik Flohr Reproduced Chess Set, chessbazaar™ in association with Alan Dewey, is proud to introduce “The British Chess Company Popular Staunton Chess Set”, featuring the finest aspects of any Staunton pattern chess set ever seen. This chess set features chessmen that are crafted with a combination of ebony wood and box wood. The dark chess pieces are made of ebony wood. Know More>

The British Chess Company (BCC) Reproduced Staunton Double Collared Chess Set

Moving on to 19th Century Antique Dublin these chess pieces are Extremely rare. Chess pieces with a king height of 4.2″ and a base diameter of 1.7” is rugged and has thick green felt on their bases. This chess set features chessmen that are crafted with a combination of rose wood and antiqued box wood. Know More>

Reproduced Antique Series Dublin Pattern Chess Pieces

We have released a new chess set as part of the budget-friendly Staunton series. The Staunton Series weighted chess pieces offers a 3.5″ King with a diameter of 1.4″ and all chess pieces are weighted by adding a stud of iron within the base. The dark chess pieces are made of Ebony wood and the lighter chess pieces are made of Box wood. know More>

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“Did you ever starve for a chess design you always wanted? Chessbazaar™ is there to help you make your dream chess set a reality. Know More>

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Antique and Vintage Chess Sets

Chessbazaar offers the chess lovers a fantastic series of antique and vintage chess sets. Serious chess players or chess lovers are very possessive about their chess sets and while playing, they get into this hobby of collecting chess sets and do everything to satisfy their desire of having all the antique and vintage chess sets in the world. Though it is impossible to collect everything in the world, even if from a small field. And also the high prices of these antique chess sets abstain the chess lovers to buy their dream chess set. Chessbazaar offers you a wide collection of reproduced antique and vintage chess sets at the most reasonable price in the world. Here is a small account of our collection of antique chess sets and vintage chess sets

Reproduced French lardy Chess Sets – The famous France based chess piece manufacturer “Lardy” was situated in Dortan, Oyonnax in the French Jura. Lardy was the only company which revolutionized the whole chess set industry with their affordable prices & excellent chess set quality. The material which was mostly used by the lardy company is Jura boxwood, but maple and softwoods were also used by the French based giant. There’s nothing fancy about this chess set but it has a traditional Staunton look which serious chess players admire for regular play.

French lardy Chess Set
1950 Dubrovnik Chess Set  – 1950 Dubrovnik chess set was first seen in the 9th Chess Olympiad organized by the FIDE and the government of Yugoslavia. The Olympiad was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia between August 20 and September 11, 1950. This chess set used to be the favorite chess set of the greatest chess player of all time, Bobby Fischer. This chess set was designed without any religious symbols, without the king crown or bishop mitres. The pieces were designed for play and had wide bases and the pieces required a chess board with minimum 55 mm squares.

Wooden Dubrovnik Chess Set

Reproduced 1943-44 Max Ernst Chess Pieces – This chess set is inspired from famous fellow artist Max Ernst. Max Ernst designed and presented this chess set to famous chess player Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp & Max Ernst are considered by many critics to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

Reproduced 1943-44 Max Ernst Chess Set in Stained Dyed, Box Wood & Sheesham Wood.

Marcel Duchamp Chess Set – This chess set is inspired from famous French, painter, sculptor, chess player and writer Marcel Duchamp. Marcel Duchamp along with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse was one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the early twentieth century. He was responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.  We offer beautiful Duchamp chess sets for the collectors of this chess set.

Marcel Duchamp Chess Set

Reproduced Russian Chess Set: Chessbazaar offers a huge range of Russian chess sets. We can proudly say that we offer the best quality handmade Russian chess sets in different woods. Russian chess sets for their unique designs which are simple and very royal. Take a look of our exclusive range of reproduced Russian chess set.

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Reproduced 1941 Liberty Chess Set : This chess set is an exact reproduction of one of the most popular American Staunton Pattern chessmen, The Liberty chess set which was first manufactured by W.T Pinney in the year 1941. For nearly two decades this chess set was used in all major chess club tournaments held in the U.S. The most interesting thing in this chess set was that the manufacturer W.T Pinney was so confident of the ruggedness of the design that he offered lifetime warranty for this chess set. These chess pieces have thick collars and there are no delicate frills to chip or break during rough usage. Explore Now

Reproduced Russian (Soviet Era) Series Chess Set in Sheesham & Box WoodChess is one of the most popular games in the Soviet Union and there is one interesting fact that most of the world chess champions were citizens of the Soviet Union. Period from 1993 to 2000 the world chess champions were almost Russians. From the early days chess has been a central feature of Russian history and culture from the middle ages onwards, resulting in a great variety of chess sets from various times and zones. Click here to see our full range of russian chess sets. Chess is considered one of the most interesting, exciting and educational games in Soviet. Now a day’s Russians also use chess as a training concentration, attention and learn to think.

Reproduced Russian (Soviet Era) Series Chess Set

Reproduced 1849 Staunton Chess Pieces with King Side StampingAlan Dewey and chessbazaar proudly present the grand dad of all chess sets, replica of 1849 Staunton Pattern Chess Set. The original 1849 antique chess sets are selling at thousands of dollars a set but that is not every what every chess collector can spend on a hobby. chessbazaar and Alan Dewey worked closely to take out this repro design so that every chess enthusiast can buy and admire the beauty of this chess set. King side rook and knight has been stamped in both box wood side and ebony side. A crown emblem is etched on the foreheads of knights and on top of the turrets of the rooks which stands on the side of the kings in both sides.

Reproduced 1849 Staunton Pattern Chess Set in Ebony / Antiqued Box wood with King Side Stamping - 4.4" King

Reproduced 1851 Staunton Pattern Chess Set: After the tremendous success of our reproduction of 1849 Staunton chess set, chessbazaar proudly presents the sequel of 1849 Staunton Chess Set, the reproduction of 1851 Staunton Pattern Chess Set with “Morphy” knights. The Morphy knights have a pronounced jowls as compared to other designs of knights. The dark pieces are made in ebony wood and the lighter pieces in antiqued box wood. The king in the set is 4.3″ high and the set comes with 34 pieces including 2 extra queens. A rook and a knight in each side comes with king side stamping which was a norm with staunton chess sets at that time. All the pieces are heavily weighted which gives them extra stability on the chess board and feels good to hold and play with them. Thick green felt has been fixed on the base of the pieces which protects the board, controls noise while playing and looks classy on the rim of the base of pieces. The box wood has been given antiqued finish by a special secret process which makes the set look like an original time chess set.

Reproduced 1851 Staunton Pattern Chess Set

European and Austrian Style Vintage Chess Sets – Chessbazaar also offers a huge range of European and Austrian chess sets. These chess sets are favorite chess sets in Europe, especially in Germany, Austria, Spain and Italy. The chess pieces are beautifully hand carved and offer a very classic look.

Reproduced Antique Series Austrian Coffee House Old Vienna Chess Pieces

Decorating you home with these most beautiful chess pieces, antique chess sets work as house-warming presents because they lend an old-world charm to the house. Even if the place is a state of the art living space, a beautiful antique chess set will make it home. Visitors to the house will appreciate such a beautiful presence among other modern amenities and décor. So keep collecting, decorating and enjoying your favourite game with the chessbazaar’s antique and vintage chess sets. Here is our complete collection of reproduced antique chess sets. SHOP NOW

Make Gifting More Fun This Christmas with chessbazaar!

Its holiday season and you still haven’t quite finished up your shopping? Holiday parties are just around the corner and you haven’t been able to decide on unique Christmas gifts for office employees, friends and family yet. While it would be easy to just purchase the same thing you did last year, it wouldn’t be very exciting. It can be difficult to come up with extraordinary ideas for so many people, though. And what about decorating your home for the celebrations?  Don’t worry, we understand and that’s why we’ve decided to put together a few creative ideas to help you out this holiday season.

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The Christmas holidays are all about decorations and presenting gifts to your near and dear ones. One of the favorite things in the world during holidays is decorating the home. Most of the people prefer a more traditional look to their home; it should be simple but should yet look magnificent. Decorating with the same old items in the same old way can become very boring.  Sometimes we need a few fresh ideas to help liven things up a bit for the holidays. We’ve got some great inexpensive Christmas ideas for the home.  In our holiday shop you will find some amazing chess sets that will add that festive touch to your home. We offer a big range of luxury chess sets that will fill your whole room with cheer and fortunately you would not need to drain your Christmas budget for a look that would turn your home into a wonderland. Our luxury chess sets are perfect Home Décor articles. You may be art collector or interior decorator; our luxury chess sets will for sure melt your heart and will provide a royal look to your office or home.

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We all know how much people like handmade gifts. We offer beautifully handcrafted chess pieces and chess sets for everyone on your wish list. Even if you are on a tight budget this Christmas holiday season, we still have some unique gifting options for your loved ones. Our economy chess pieces, mid-range chess pieces and travel series provide you with plenty of inexpensive gift options. This will also allow you to show love and appreciation to the closest people in your life.

So, get ready for the big celebrations and lend your home a unique blend of tradition and beauty. Peep in and check our magnificent range of handcrafted unique and antique chess sets.

Monthly Round-up – Oct 2015

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Another month is now behind us and the past few days were definitely dominated by new arrivals. We got 5 new sets announcements. If you think you might have missed something interesting from the past month, here is a rundown of our most popular announcements.

1851 Staunton pattern chess set

1849 chess set in tournament size

Russian Soviet era chess set

DGT chess clocks

Leather roll-up chess boards

Reproduced antique Russian chess set

While we are on the topic of new announcements, After the tremendous success of our reproduction of 1849 Staunton chess set, we have finally introduced 1851 Staunton pattern chess set with a 4.3 inch king, heavily weighted chess pieces(81.13 oz), We are also offering free king side stamping with “Morphy” knights. The Morphy knights have pronounced jowls as compared to other designs of knights. The dark pieces are made in ebony wood and the lighter pieces in antiqued box wood. The king in the set is 4.3″ high and the set comes with 34 pieces including 2 extra queens. Read More

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1849 in 3.75″ also made its debut and gathered a lot of fan attention. The chess pieces are made in antiqued box wood and ebony wood with 54 oz weight. The chess set comes with 34 pieces including 2 extra queens. This set is weighted and the chess pieces have thick green felt on their bases. Tournament size of 1849 chess set is priced at $299.99 with free shipping.

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Other noteworthy announcements from the past few days include the Russian Soviet chess set, DGT chess clocks, leather chess boards and the reproduced Russian chess set.

And as long as we are on the subject of reproduced antique chess sets, the new “Reproduced Russian (Soviet Era) Series Chess Set” is one that deserves some attention. Pieces are beautifully hand carved in ebony, sheesham & box wood. Chess pieces offers a 4″ King with a base diameter of 1.77″ and comes with 34 pieces including 2 extra queens. Pieces are weighted and have thick green felt on their bases. Click here to see our full range of Russian chess sets.

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Moving on to chess accessories we have launched new range of DGT chess clocks, the DGT 2010 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. Shop Here

We have also launched a chess board for our customers who look out for some affordable yet elegant rolled-up style boards. We have launched finest leather roll up chess boards that are super light weight & wrinkle free(*when folded properly). These chess boards are easy to transport compared to the flat and folding wooden chess boards, so you can carry these roll-up chess board easily to your tournaments, clubs, or next door. We are first in the chess industry to offer these roll-up leather chess boards at a very low price with free shipping. Shop Here

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Chess is one of the most popular games in the Russia, and chess sets manufactured during Soviet time are liked by many collectors. To fulfill the demand, we have expanded our Russian Antique range with Reproduced Antique Russian Series Stained Chess Set. King is 4.1″ high. All chess pieces are weighted by adding a stud of iron within the base. Each of the chess piece has thick green felt on its base. The dark chess pieces are made of dyed box wood and the lighter chess pieces are made of box wood.

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Last, but definitely not the least, if you are still waiting for our previous 1849 chess set, you will be pleased to hear that it is getting more closer to a release. We are in the final stages, so it shouldn’t be long now.

That’s all for now folks, Follow us on Twitter & Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest releases, offers & promotions. We’d be glad to know your views and experience of the chess sets which you have purchased from us.

Evolution of Chess Sets

Chess has been one of the oldest games played in the civilized world. The nobility and upper classes of the society found the other popular games at that time like wrestling, animal fighting and other form of physical activities below their dignity to indulge in and this led to chess becoming popular in upper echelons of society far and wide.

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As the game of chess got popular all over the world, the chess pieces also underwent a lot of changes in design and material. The chess sets were made in different designs and materials depending upon the social, economic and political situation of the region it was played in.

Reproduced Antique Circa 1800 Series Handcarved Chess Pieces in Bud Rose & Box Wood - 4.6" King
Reproduced Antique Circa 1800 Series Handcarved Chess Pieces in Bud Rose & Box Wood – 4.6″ King

This led to different variants of chess design being used all over the world. In India and China where dexterous artisans and elephant ivory was available in abundance, the chess pieces were made in ivory. The kings, princes and nawabs took pride in getting made the chess pieces in ivory procured from the elephants hunted down by them.

Reproduced 1849 Staunton Pattern Chess Set in Ebony / Antiqued Box wood with King Side Stamping - 4.4" King
Reproduced 1849 Staunton Pattern Chess Set in Ebony / Antiqued Box wood with King Side Stamping – 4.4″ King

In Europe and Middle East, wooden sets were made which was then decorated with fine carvings. In Africa, where ebony wood was easily available, chess sets were made in ebony wood. Industrialization in mid 19th century led to bulk production of wooden chess sets in United Kingdom which could be standardized unlike chess pieces carved by hand.

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The Reproduction 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Chess Set in Stained Crimson / Box Wood – 3.6″ King

The advent of standard Staunton chess sets in middle of nineteenth century in UK led to the popular designs of chess sets slowly being replaced with Staunton pattern chess sets. The Staunton pattern chess sets became popular with players and soon all major tournaments and competitions were only played with this design of chess sets only. This practice of using Staunton Pattern Chess Sets at all major tournaments has continued since then and this design will keep dominating the chess equipment scene till some radically better design replaces this.

The Dragon Knight Series
The Dragon Knight Series