Choosing the Best Chess Pieces For You

Choosing the Best Chess Pieces For You

Are you on the look out for chess pieces to buy? Most people seem to have a general idea on what they think they should be looking for, but then at the back of their mind they have some hesitation and are reluctant to settle. If this sounds like you, here's some advice that could help you select your perfect chess pieces.

Chess Pieces to Buy


First of all there are so many chess pieces to buy that it may seem like an impossible task. But we're not going to dive into all the shapes and sizes, but we are going to concentrate on the styles that people most enjoy, the most popular chess pieces, if you will. These pieces are available in such different materials that you may be totally lost when trying to decide what style you want. For example we have ebony and rosewood chess pieces. This is only a small selection of the options. 


You will find that these pieces are the most popular of all chess pieces to buy. They look stunning, and they have an extremely good feel to them. They are very durable, so that they are easy to keep in good condition. Many players have claimed that this style chess piece is the best looking. This is because the lacquer is applied on to the ebony or rosewood, which gives it an amazing finish.


Then you have the ebony and rosewood style chess pieces. These are the pieces that people look at first when they're planning to buy a chess set. You will find many pieces made out of these materials, and as they say, a small collection can go a long way. Many players prefer this material for the aesthetics.


It is important to keep in mind that these materials, although hard and beautiful in appearance, are much harder to carve out of wood than a regular chess piece would be. And they will not last forever, as wood starts to lose its beauty with every year that passes.


It is thought that ebony is the most expensive of all types of wood, but it is hard to argue that this is actually true. In fact you could actually make a very large collection with just these two materials. As I mentioned previously, you could buy a complete chess set that includes some of these materials for much less than they would cost in a regular set. You could even buy another type of chess piece that incorporates the two materials, and a chess board, so that you would have a complete set.


It is possible to get everything from beginners, to very advanced players, depending on how much time you have to spend. As you can see, it is definitely worth your while to go online and look at the different styles that are available. However, you need to be able to decide what you want, and what will match up well with your style.

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