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The Imperial Collector Series (Sinquefield Cup 2014) Chess Set V2.0 in Ebony Wood & Box Wood - 3.75" King

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Material: Ebony Wood / Boxwood (Gardenia latifolia)


Dimensions:   King Height - 3.75"(96 mm)
                        King Base - 1.77" (45 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 2.00" (51 mm)
                        Pawn Base - 1.33" (34 mm)


You're getting: 34 pieces (2 extra Queens included); Board and Storage Box are not included

Weight: 1600 grams (56.43 oz). Please note that the weight in the set is added manually so the final weight of the set can vary by plus or minus (±) 10%.

Recommended Board Size
: (2.2" / 2.36") (55 / 60 mm) Square Size

Shipping: FedEx 4-6 days delivery for North America, UK, AU, EU, IN
                IndiaPost 15-25 days delivery for rest of the world - Know More


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Features
Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King 3.75" (96 mm) 1.77" (45 mm)
Queen 3.07" (78 mm) 1.65" (42 mm)
Bishop 2.71" (69 mm) 1.41" (36 mm)
Knight 2.48" (63 mm) 1.41" (36 mm)
Rook 2.20" (56 mm) 1.41" (36 mm)
Pawn 2.00" (51 mm) 1.33" (34 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 1600 grams (56.43 oz)
Dark Pieces Bud Rosewood
Light Pieces Box Wood
Recommended Board Size (2.2" / 2.36") (55 / 60 mm) Square Size

The Imperial Collector Series (Sinquefield Cup 2014) Chess Set V2.0: chessbazaar proudly presents you an improved version of Imperial Collector Series (Sinquefield Cup 2014) Chess Set in Ebony wood & Box wood.

The Imperial Collector Series weighted chess pieces with a 3.75" King and base diameter of 1.77". The dark chess pieces are made of ebony wood. It would be difficult to find a more sumptuous wood than ebony wood for the dark side chess pieces. The texture of the ebony wood is fine and a true pleasure to hold. The deep luster and total blackness of the ebony wood are exceptional.

The opposing pieces are made of boxwood which is traditionally used for the white side. It is one of the fairly easy woods to work with and shows off aesthetic detail. The set comes with free extra queens for effortless pawn promotion. All chess pieces are expertly carved and weighted for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. King, Queens, Bishops, and Pawns have unique rings and thick green felts, which precisely envelops the base of each chessmen for smooth movement on the chess board. The lathe work on the each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the unique collar rings and elegant curves.

About The Imperial Collector Series: Handcrafted in India, these chess pieces exude class and history. Appropriately weighted these pieces are very stable on board and a pleasure to touch and feel. Each piece is meticulously carved and buff polished by hand to give it a rich and long-lasting shine. The design, quality, and craftsmanship of these chess pieces are unmatched. To make imperial collector series chess set what it is, our artisans take more than two days to a carve a single chess set. The result of this hard work of these master craftsmen is a truly wonderful design and a masterpiece which any connoisseur will admire.

About: 2014 Sinquefield Cup

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup was the chess tournament honoring the founders of Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, featuring six best players of the world including: GM Magnus Carlsen, GM Levon Aronian, GM Veselin Topolov, GM MaximeVachier-Lagrave, GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Fabiano Caruana. It was a double round-robin tournament. It was held from August 27 to September 7 2014.

 photo Sinq Cup logo with space.jpg

Last year's event was the strongest chess tournament ever held on U.S. soil. The four grandmasters played the classic time control (40 moves in 90 minutes with a 30-second increment as of move

Original chess set which was used in 2014 Sinquefield Cup has the king height of 3.75". one, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game) in double round-robin tournament. The players included Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky who faced each other. This year, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis also brought us the strongest tournament in the history of chess. Sinquefield chess set was first seen in the 2014 Sinquefield Cup organized by the FIDE. It is the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, brought six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Six of the top nine players in the world competed in a 10-round, double round robin for the $100,000 top prize and the right to hoist the coveted Sinquefield Cup. The stress showed in the first half of St Louis, particularly in round three where Carlsen chose the Bishop Opening 1 e4 e5 2 Bc4 for the first time in his life, stood worse from the opening, made a bishop sacrifice which Caruana defended accurately and finally collapsed into defeat. The winner was Fabiano Caruana who got $100,000 top prize money and honor to own the coveted Sinquefield Cup.

Participants of  2014 SINQUEFIELD CUP

World Rank

Name

Age

Country

Rating

No. 1

Magnus Carlsen

23

Norway

2877

No. 2

Levon Aronian

31

Armenia

2805

No. 3

Fabiano Caruana

22

Italy

2801

No. 5

Hikaru Nakamura

26

U.S.A

2787

No. 8

Veselin Topalov

39

Bulgaria

2772

No. 9

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

23

France

2768

 
Note : The design of these chess set is slightly changed from the actual 2014 Sinquefield Cup chess set but the change is very is subtle.
 
Package Includes : 34 Chessmen(2 extra queens included). chess board NOT included in this sale. 

Disclaimer: Product color may slightly vary due to photographic lighting sources or your monitor settings.

Caution: These chess pieces are neither waterproof nor UV-resistant.

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Customer Reviews
Nearly Perfect. Review by Search4wizdoM
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The Queen needs to be slightly taller. The knight could use a little more time in the detailing process. But overall this is an excellent set. Very satisfied and I highly recommend it.

Checkmate! (Posted on 1/8/2019)
nearly there Review by gizichach
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The top piece is the King, the worst is the bishop due to big head with unnecessary deep thick cut. Also pieces could be a size bigger to match the size of the King. I found little inaccuracies on horses. The pawns are superb and all pieces base are flat:excellent. I have these in black white and I love it although their imperfections. (Posted on 1/8/2019)
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