Our Team from left to right.
Carl Miceli, our Director and the founder of many online chess brands such as The English Chess Company, ChessMaze International, Wholesale Chess Company to mention but a few. An avid chess player since the age of 7 yrs! it seemed a natural progression to have an interest in everything chess!.
Claire Bishop ( no kidding! ) has been with the company since 2004 and is the lovely person taking all your telephone calls and emails and is also responsible for logistics and customer after-sales.
Lisa Miceli is the head honcho in charge of Seo and all things digital, including product marketing at Facebook Twitter and Instagram. Lisa has been with us since 2014 and has been a pinnacle in our brand awareness and her marketing skills are unrivaled.
Staunton is the ultimate for players and collectors alike. It's present standing in its impeccable ancestry is unquestioned. The firm introduced the first Staunton design to players in October of 1849 and has been producing the world standard ever since. World Championship matches from the Zukertort Blackburn battle in 1882 to the Karpov - Kasparov encounters over 100 years later were played on original Jaques equipment. At Fischer's insistence, three were made for their legendary World Championship encounter in Reykjavik. Korchnoi and Karpov would not start play in their World Championship match in Manila until an original Jaques could be provided. Jaques have been and are the "Gold Standard". A Jaques will always hold its value and constantly brings the highest prices at auction. The form, board presence and exquisite craftsmanship of a Jaques have been recaptured in our Antiqued collection and are being offered for the first time through our company
Our company has been in the chess business for many years, during this time we have met with some of the finest and worse chess set manufacturers and so-called dealers. It has been an experience, to say the least! Our company director, Carl Miceli has spent years sourcing the finest chess sets and chess boards manufacturers to ensure our company offers nothing less than sheer quality. Time is a great leveler and Carl has used this time to sift through the many middlemen peddling poor quality chess sets and now only works with the top 3 main manufacturers in Amritsar, India.
It has taken the substantial time and hard-learned lessons to finally get to a point where we now only deal with the best! so all in all, a costly learning curve, but one that allows us to move forward positively and confident that we are retailing the finest hand carved chess pieces available on the market.
When you search the internet for you will be presented with a google page of many relevant chess companies to choose from. How do you know which to choose? Do you look for the lowest price for example? What about the quality of a chess set? What about the materials used to make it? Will it stand the test of time, and will the set be a quality set of chess pieces to hand down generations? These are questions to consider seriously when spending a lot of your hard-earned money. Our promise to our customers is that you can be sure of sterling quality, backed with the knowledge that your chess set has been hand carved using quality materials and made with care and attention to detail.