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    The 2021 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Player's Edition Chess Pieces
    The 2021 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Player's Edition Chess Pieces

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    The 2021 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Player's Edition Chess Pieces

    Only 50 Chess Sets Are Available!
    The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Player's Edition chess set for the 2021 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz!

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    Product Description

    About the Tournament

    The 2021 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz is the fourth Super GM tournament to be held in Saint Louis, and it features ten of the best players on the planet including: Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Peter Svidler, Liem Le, Richard Rapport, Sam Shankland, Leinier Dominguez, Jeffery Xiong and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

    A staple event since 2017, The 2021 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz will be the fourth and final rapid and blitz tournament in the 2021 GCT schedule. Held just prior to the Sinquefield Cup, this tournament promises to be an exciting and fast-paced event with the world's best competing in the Chess Capital of the United States. These elite grandmasters will compete over 9 rounds of rapid chess and 18 rounds of blitz chess for a total prize fund of $150,000. The chessmen are a reproduction of the earliest Staunton chessmen produced between 1849-1850, but with the magnificent new Camaratta Knight design. Because the players would be playing on DGT Project Electronic Sensor Boards, it was decided that the Chessmen would need to feature a 3.75" King Height, allowing it to fully adhere to both USCF and FIDE tournament rules. And the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Official Chessmen were born!

    In cooperation with the Chess Club and Scholastic Chess Center of St. Louis, the House of Staunton is offering the 2021 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Player's Chessmen. It is a limited edition Chess set, with a total of only 50 units available, with each Chess set coming with a reproduction of a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity signed by the players in the tournament. Chess sets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis; purchase quickly to insure yourself a low production number! 

    Here's your chance to own a piece of chess history, featuring ten of the greatest players in the world, including World Champion Fabiano Caruana 

    Meet the Players

    Rank and Name:

    GM Wesley So 
    Wesley So
     FIDE Ranking - 2793
     Country - United States


    GM Fabiano Caruana 
    Fabiano Caruana
     FIDE Ranking - 2784
     Country - United States 


    GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

    FIDE Ranking - 2767

    Country - Azerbaijan


    GM Richard Rapport
    Richard Rapport

    FIDE Ranking - 2742

    Country - Hungary

    GM Hikaru Nakamura
    Hikaru Nakamura

    FIDE Ranking - 2803

    Country - United States


    GM Peter Svidler

    Peter Svidler

    FIDE Ranking - 2738

    Country - Russia

    GM Lienier Dominguez

    Leinier Dominguez

    FIDE Ranking - 2750

    Country - United States

    GM Liem Le

    Liem Le

    FIDE Ranking - 2737

    Country - Vietnam

    GM Sam Shankland

    Sam Shankland

    FIDE Ranking - 2697

    Country - United States

    GM Jeffery Xiong

    Jeffery Xiong

    FIDE Ranking - 2690

    Country - United States

    The event is a ten-player, round robin, that began on August 9th. The players compete for a total prize fund of $150,000 prize, and the right to hoist the coveted St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Trophy.

    Place    Prize
    1st $35,000
    2nd $30,000
    3rd $25,000
    4th $20,000
    5th $15,000
    6th $10,000
    7th $5,000
    8th $5,000
    9th $5,000
    10th $5,000


    About the Chessmen

    The House of Staunton is proud to offer another masterpiece - Camaratta Signature Series Cooke Luxury Chess Set! Combining the Staunton perfection of the Cooke set with the Maestro's Knight design from the Craftsman set, these Chessmen showcase the Maestro's passion for Greek architecture, as well as the highest standard of the Staunton pattern.

     The Cooke design is a perfect reproduction of the original Staunton-pattern chessmen, the standard by which every tournament Chess set has been designed.  

     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.

     The Chess Set comes with an original manufacturer's plaque indicating the production number, with an adhesive backing that would allow it to be affixed to the underside of a Chess box. 

    About the Chess Box

    Each Chess Set comes packed in a House of Staunton Black Premium Chess Box with the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Cup  name and logo laser engraved on the lid.


    About the Signed Certificate of Authenticity

    Each Chess Set comes with a Reproduction Certificate of Authenticity that was hand-signed by all ten of the participants in the match - Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Peter Svidler, Liem Le, Richard Rapport, Sam Shankland, Leinier Dominguez, Jeffery Xiong and Shakhriyar MamedyarovUpon the completion of the event, we will put up a sample of the Signed 2021 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Certificate.





    Product Specifications
    More Information
    ISBN Does not apply
    Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
    Fitted Coffer Compatible? Too Small for Coffer
    King Height 3.75'' inch / 9.53 cm
    King Base Diameter 1.6'' inch / 4.06 cm
    Recommended Chess Board Size 2.25" inch / 5.7 cm
    Basepad Material The Kings Feature English Leather Embossed with St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Tournament Logo. All Other Pieces Feature Luxurious Green Baize
    Median Set Weight 49.3 ounces
    Total Number of Pieces 34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)
    Chess Box Included? Includes a House of Staunton Premium Chess Box at No Additional Charge
    DGT eBoard Compatible No
    Included with Purchase
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Engraved Registered Plaque
    • Individual Production Number

    The House of Staunton warranties this item to be free from manufacturing defect for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

    Please click here to download a copy of our warranty and guide to caring for your House of Staunton Chess Pieces.

    Certificate Of Authenticity

    Every set of House of Staunton® luxury chess pieces comes with a personalized certificate of authenticity (COA), elegantly encased in a black leather cover that is adorned with the HOS logo embossed in Silver foil.

    The COA serves as a testament to the chess pieces' authenticity, as each is personalized with the specifics of the exact set of chess pieces purchased. This information includes the chess pieces' unique registration number, the name of the pattern of chess pieces, the wood types, and the year of purchase, underscoring the collection's individuality and historical significance.

    Additionally, the black leather certificate features the captivating history of the revered Staunton Chessmen, offering a glimpse into their illustrious legacy and profound impact on the chess world.

    With this elegant ensemble, The House of Staunton exemplifies its commitment to crafting exceptional chess sets that transcend the world of chess, becoming cherished works of art and historical artifacts.

    Kingside Stamping

    What is Kingside Stamping?


    Kingside stamping was part of the original Staunton Pattern design, consisting of a King's Crown stamped into the Rook  and Knight that started on the right side (or King's Side) of the chessboard.  In Descriptive notation, it is useful for distinguishing between the Kingside and Queen's Side pieces.

    Whether you use them in your chess strategy or for historical decoration, we offer kingside Stamping on some of our chess sets!


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