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      Our Standard Wood Chess Boards offer the perfect combination of affordability and luxury, and are available in a variety of woods.  


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      Blackwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
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      Blackwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - SATIN FINISH
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      Bird's Eye Maple & Greenwood Standard Traditional - 2.5"
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      Redwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - SATIN FINISH
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      Tiger Ebony & Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
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      Walnut & Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
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      Wenge & Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
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      Brown Erable & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
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      Black Anegre & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
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      Elm Burl & Bird's Eye Maple Superior Traditional - 2.5"
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      Walnut Burl / Maple Burl / Ebony Signature Contemporary - 2.5"
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      Cocobolo & Bird's Eye Maple Signature Contemporary III - 2.5"
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      Red Amboyna / Bird's Eye Maple / Ebony Signature Contemporary - 2.5"
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      Bloodwood / Bird's Eye Maple / Ebony Signature Contemporary - 2.5"
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      Indian Rosewood / Curly Maple / Mahogany Signature Traditional - 2.5"
      add $495.00
      Padauk / Curly Maple / Mahogany Signature Traditional - 2.5"
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      Our Premium Chess Boxes are timeless, with two large storage compartments, a lock and key, and laser-engraved House of Staunton logo.
       

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      The Nottingham 1936 Series Chess Pieces - 4.4" King

      Product Code: MENWNOT44

      Description

      "Created to commemorate the Nottingham 1936 Tournament and designed to replicate the feel and Old World craftsmanship of the Staunton chessmen produced during the late Victorian period."

       

      To pamper you, The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Nottingham 1936 Series Luxury Chess set. A full Club-sized Chess set, it features a 4.4" King with a 2.0" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with gold embossed English Leather base pads under the Kings, luxurious billiard cloth base pads on the other Chess pieces and a beautiful finish.

      The design of the Nottingham Series Luxury Chess set is designed to replicate the feel and Old World craftsmanship of the Staunton chessmen produced during the late Victorian period. These Chessmen were heavily inspired by the works of the British Chess Company, a small manufacturer of Chess sets whose Chessmen were often overshadowed in the marketplace by those of Jaques of London. The House of Staunton is proud to introduce our interpretation of these under-appreciated masterpieces and make them available on a very limited basis.

       

      As with all of our Chessmen, the Nottingham 1936 Series Chess set exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!

       

      The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton over 10 years ago.

      History of the Chess Pieces

      Following the success of Hastings 1895 Tournament, the first "super-tournament" of the modern era, the legendary St. Petersburg Chess Club in Russia organized an ambitious tournament whose objective was to have the strongest Chess masters in the world participate. The organizers of the St. Petersburg 1895 Tournament invited the 5 top finishers at the Hastings 1895 to participate in a quadruple round robin-style tournament with a total prize fund of $550.00 USD, with additional cash prizes awarded based upon the results of the individual games. The invitees were Harry Nelson Pillsbury, Mikhail Chigorin, Emmanuel Lasker, Siegbert Tarrasch and Wilhelm Steinitz. Only Mr. Tarrasch declined the invitation to participate in the event. As a result, the tournament was changed to a sextuple round robin-style tournament where each of the participants would face each other a total of 6 times.

      At the mid-point of the tournament, the American Harry Nelson Pillsbury had a commanding lead over his competition, which included the reigning World Chess Champion Lasker and former World Chess Championship Stenitz. With a score of 6.5/9, Mr. Pillsbury was well positioned to win the tournament and force a world championship match against Lasker. However, Pillsbury became ill and was plagued with severe headaches throughout the second half of the match, scoring only 1.5/9. At the end of the match, the reigning World Chess Champion Emanuel Lasker was the winner with 11.5/18, following by Steinitz 9.5, Pillsbury 8, and Chigorin 7.

      It would be another 20 years before the world would experience a tournament comparable to the legendary St. Petersburg 1895.

      Layaway Available

      We're proud to offer our new Layaway program!

       

        • With Layaway, purchasing from us has never been easier or more affordable. It allows you to purchase selected House of Staunton products by making payments over time.

       

      • Simply choose the items that you wish to purchase and how many months you wish to make the payments over.We'll automatically charge your debit/credit card each month. Once you've paid for the item/s in full, they'll be sent to you. It's that simple!

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      Laser Engraving


      NOW AVAILABLE - PERSONALIZED CHESS BOXES!


      Are you looking to make that Chess gift special and something they will cherish forever?

       

      The House of Staunton is proud to offer Personalized Engraving that will allow you to customize your chess box with your personal message,creating a truly unique gift that they will be sure to love.

       

      Gift engraving is perfect for many memorable occasions, for corporate branding or simply to offer a special gift to your friends and family.

       

       

      Personalized Gifts are great for...

        

      BIRTHDAYS

      ANNIVERSARIES

      GRADUATIONS

      WEDDINGS

      NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

      JUST BECAUSE YOU CARE!

       

      Why choose The House of Staunton to personalize your Chess Gift?

       

      Unlike the engraving shop at your local mall, the House of Staunton doesn’t not charge you up to $3.00 per character for engraving.

       

      Our prices are very affordable, with text engraving starting at just $25.00 Per Line (up to 60 Characters).  We use an industrial-grade Laser Engraver that allows us to achieve an incredible amount of detail in our engravings.

       

      Your gift should say what you want it to say and not be limited by how much it costs you to say each of those words! 

       

      Note: Only Premium Chess Boxes and Fitted Coffers can be Personalized with engraving directly on the wood.

      All other Chess Boxes, including the Fitted Briefcase, will come with a laser-engraved brass plaque when personalized.


      Qualifies for

      Discounted Chess Board Available
      Discounted Chess Box
      Layaway Plan Available

      Included with Purchase

      • Certificate of Authenticity
      • Engraved Registered Plaque
      • Individual Production Number

      Product Details

      Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
      Manufacturer The House of Staunton
      King Height 4.4'' inch / 11.18 cm
      King Base Diameter 2.0'' inch / 5.0 cm
      Recommended Chess Board Size 2.5'' inch / 6.4 cm
      Basepad Material Billiard Cloth
      Total Set Weight 84 ounces (2.38 kg)
      Total Number of Chess Pieces 34 Pieces (With 2 Additional Queens)

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