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    The Grandmaster Series Gilded Chess Pieces - 3.25" King

    Product Code: MENWGRAS325

     

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    Description

    The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Grandmaster Series Chess set. It features a 3.25" King with a 1.325" 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 luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish. These Chessmen have been designed for those players looking for exceptionally well-crafted wooden Chessmen at a very reasonable price. Designed by the Maestro, it is without a doubt the most attractive yet durable set available on the market at this price point. We at the House of Staunton understand that not everyone can afford one of our luxury Chess sets, so we proudly offer the Grandmaster Series Chessmen for your consideration - A high-quality wooden Chessmen at a reasonable price!

     

    As with all of our Chess sets, the Grandmaster Series Chessmen 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 in 1993.


    Why are they called Gilded?

    Gilded, whose definition means "to give an enhanced appearance", is the perfect way to describe these Chess pieces. Our master artisans hand apply a finish to Natural Boxwood Chess pieces to create the striking assortment of wood colors options that you see above. This allows us to offer our Gilded Collection at a very reasonable price, while still delivering the highest aesthetic experience to our customers. Further, because both armies are crafted out of Boxwood, they are extremely durable and highly resistant to developing hair line cracks.

    Limited Warranty

    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.

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    Striking set at an amazing price Review by Patrick
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    I own several full size chess sets. I wanted something smaller yet still classy and nice. After a lot of looking around at all options I chose the Grandmaster series. They are a perfect size for the 1.75" square board and it fits nicely on a small end table. The pieces are high quality and fantastic craftsmanship. The knights are an interesting design and the rest of the pieces are nicely proportioned. It is a smaller scale set still looks and displays like a high end set, for under $100. Exactly what I wanted and I couldn't be happier. (Posted on 9/18/2018)
    An amazing smaller set at an affordable price Review by Philidorrules
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    I own a number of chess sets, from economy up to higher end. But I didn't have a smaller set that would fit nicely on an end table or small area where I might want to leave a board set up. So I was looking for something less than tournament size, but still bigger and more functional than those tiny 2" toy sets. The market for this size is somewhat limited if you still want nice pieces that are not obviously low end. After considerable search and comparison I settled on this Grandmaster set and I really couldn't be happier.

    The pieces are pristine quality, no inconsistencies and the finish is even and smooth. They are big enough to see all the fine detail and to still feel like real chess pieces when playing, but they fit nicely on a smaller board. I added the 1.75" square board and these pieces are a perfect size for it. The knights are interesting and fun, they remind me a bit of the 1880s Lasker knights in their expression. The remaining pieces are classic design and the rooks are nicely detailed at the top. To sum it up, you can find a lot of smaller sets out there in the under $50 range and those pieces are OK. But this Grandmaster series looks and feels like a scaled down version of a much more expensive set. At under $100 you won't regret the few extra bucks to upgrade to these if you are looking for a really attractive smaller set. I am very satisfied with them. (Posted on 9/6/2018)

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    Additional Information

    Google Yes
    Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
    Manufacturer The House of Staunton
    Fitted Coffer Compatible? Too Small for Coffer
    King Height 3.25'' inch / 8.26 cm
    King Base Diameter 1.325" inch / 3.37 cm
    Recommended Chess Board Size 1.875" inch / 4.8cm, 2.0" inch / 5.1cm
    Basepad Material Billiard Cloth
    Median Set Weight 21.6 Ounces
    Total Number of Pieces 34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)