Tournament No. 5 Staunton Chess Set - 18.5"
This iconic set is used by former World Chess Champion by Garry Kasparov.
Beautiful No. 5 tournament standard size folding wooden chess board. Each Staunton chess piece is individually handcrafted and weighted with metal.
Made from renewable plantation wood.
- King: 3.54" (9cm). Queen: 3.27" (8.3cm). Pawn: 1.73" (4.4cm).
- Board measures 18.5"W x 1.97"H x 18.5"D (47cm x 5cm x 47cm). Squares measures 1.97" x 1.97" (5cm x 5cm).
- Board is made from beech, birch, mahogany, and sycamore. Felt bottom chessmen are made from hornbeam.
- Handcrafted in Poland.
The chess set is great. The quality and workmanship is sirpurb. The board does not buckle. We love this set. Wishing it came with an instructional page though. The customer service was great also. The set arrived promptly without a hitch. Five Star all around*****.
Staunton European Chess Set
I like the chess set for the money nice and not to fancy. Good quality board and nice compartment to hold each chess piece. However, in the shipping process the chess board was slightly damaged due to putting the chess board in a large longer box where it would slide around to each end when picked up. It should have been packed better so it wouldn't slide freely. The corner was slightly damaged but not enough for me to merit sending it back. A shame there wasn't better care in packing such a nice set for the money. Root cause is use a box the right size and pack it so it doesn't slide and get damaged.
Overall I was quite disappointed in the "overall" quality of the chessmen. They were also advertised to be "weighted" pieces, but if they were I could not tell it. The chessboard and inside storage were fine.