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15.75 Inch RC Walnut and Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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15.75 Inch RC Walnut and Maple Chess Board

£44.95 GBP

Mid Sized Walnut and Maple Chessboard 15.75 inch board. 1.75 inch playing squares. Ideal for a king height of up to 3.75 inches. Inlaid Veneer wo...

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19 Inch Mahogany and Sycamore Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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19 Inch Mahogany and Sycamore Chess Board

£49.00 GBP

A superb 19 Inch chess board with 2 Inch squares are made from sustainable wood. These Chess boards are made in alternation by inlaid Work with syc...

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19.25 RC Walnut & Maple Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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19.25 RC Walnut & Maple Chess Board

£69.95 GBP

Tournament Sized Walnut and Maple Chessboard 19.25 inch board. 2.00 inch playing squares. Ideal for a king height of up to 3.75 inches. Inlaid Ve...

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23 Inch Deluxe Montgoy Palisander Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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23 Inch Deluxe Montgoy Palisander Chess Board

£174.47 GBP

A beautifully crafted Large chess board from the renown Rechapados Ferrer Spainish company. Using hand inlays of montgoy palisander and maple with ...

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23 Inch Walnut & Maple Deluxe Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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23 Inch Walnut & Maple Deluxe Chess Board

£147.45 GBP

LARGE WALNUT AND MAPLE CHESS BOARD   High-grade walnut and maple veneered construction are used throughout, including the base. Modern fabrication ...

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Elm & Maple Prestige Italian Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Elm & Maple Prestige Italian Chess Board

£249.00 GBP

This stunning Chess Board makes a fantastic centrepiece to any study or living room. The beautiful elm and maple wood are complete with the same me...

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Italian Makassar Ebony & Maple Chessboard - Official Staunton™
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Italian Makassar Ebony & Maple Chessboard

£249.95 GBP

A Stunning centrepiece and the perfect platform to host your army of chessmen. This chessboard features a stunning Makassar ebony and maple swatch ...

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Italian Prestige Walnut Chess Board - Official Staunton™
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Italian Prestige Walnut Chess Board

£249.95 GBP

The prestige range from Italy is truly beautiful. Inlaid by specialist artisans in Sorrento. The prestige collection is the flagship of our chess s...

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Mahogany Chess Board 15.75 Inch - Official Staunton™
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Mahogany Chess Board 15.75 Inch

£34.72 GBP

This chess board has been expertly crafted from mahogany and sycamore. It has clean and crisp inlaid squares and a clean, fresh look. An elegant ye...

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Walnut & Maple Chess Board 50mm Squares - Official Staunton™
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Walnut & Maple Chess Board 50mm Squares

£44.00 GBP

LARGE WALNUT MAPLE CHESS BOARD An excellent entry level basic platform featuring a full-sized tournament board at 19 inch with 2.00 inch playing fi...

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Our collections feature a marvellous array of wooden chess boards with unsurpassed quality. We are the only retailer offering wooden chess boards from the prestigious renown artisans of Sorrento Italy, Giglio Asla. Our director Carmelo Miceli travels every year to the beautiful Sorrento to meet with the owner of Giglio Asla. For the past 8 years, Official Staunton has held the exclusive distributorship to retail these masterpieces of wooden craft.  We have many variations of the highest quality chessboards to match many styles of chess pieces. Rest assured buying an Italian made chess board from us is the right move!  We have also employed the services of another supreme Italian manufacturer of luxury chessboards, Italfama is one of the oldest artisans and exponents of incredible quality wooden chessboards and pieces. 

 

Large Selection of Chessboards 

A Fine Selection of  Chess Boards in various styles and sizes. Our Luxury Chessboards are manufactured in Italy by Master Craftsmen of Sorrento, Italy. We are the exclusive UK distributor for the renown Italian chess boards manufacturer Giglio Asla. We are proud to offer these superbly crafted chessboards that are simply beautifully made and make a fantastic centrepiece and the perfect platform to display your chess pieces. 

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The reputation of a company depends very much on the quality of its products. That said, the Staunton Chess Company has earned the reputation over the years for producing first-class luxury chess sets and chess boards. The quality chess boards have been their emblem right throughout.  

Matching Chess Board Sizes With Chess Pieces Anyone on the hunt for chess pieces will understand just how difficult it is to find the perfect size since chess board square sizes fluctuate considerably. There is nothing worse than buying a beautiful chessboard and elegant chess pieces only to find that they are later unmatched. Yet, finding the perfect size pieces is not rocket science. The general rule of thumb is that the players remain smaller than the squares of the chessboard so that the pieces never overlap over the squares of the board. Of course, it gets more precise than that and this article will point out simple ways to make sure you get it right every time. Note: when we mention a square that is 1 ½ inch large, what we mean is that each individual side of the square is precisely 1 ½ inch on chess boards in the UK. Also, if that beautiful glass chess set or luxury marble chess set you bought has a total length of 20 inches, then the square sizes generally come out to 2 ¼ inches per square.

Finding the Perfect Chess Board

 

Aesthetics are as important when choosing the right chess board as they are when finding the right chess pieces to match the quality, design and overall look and feel of the game. It plays a large part in the whole appeal and the strategic influence it can have over the opponent during a game. The right size and colour in chess pieces and chessboards, in essence to the quality of wood, speak volumes of the chess player’s impeccable taste and precision. Even though it is indeed a game of high intellect, it encapsulates the player’s attention through the tools he or she uses.

An average quality chess board or chess piece or a chess set as a whole give a sense of adequacy but not regality or sophistication. The purpose, however, does add significance, as to whether it is for use at home, for travel, or for a tournament or an antique collection. It is therefore paramount, to determine what size or style to choose that best fit a player’s need. Some chessboards are adaptable to certain needs such as for play at home and collectables, regardless of their weight and size. Though tournament and travel boards are usually lighter for the purpose of play only, thus, the overall look and feel are second and play little advantage during a winning streak.

What Kinds of Chess Boards Are There?

There are various kinds of chess boards which can also vary according to various cultures such as chess boards that are already engraved in tables at parks or community centres, or folding wooden chess boards, magnetic chess boards, decorative glass chess boards, DGT electronic chess boards, vinyl roll-up chess boards, traditional circular and cylindrical chess boards, hexagonal chess boards and chess boards for the visually impaired. These can be made of various materials such as ebony, ivory, marble, glass, plastic and metal and can be placed at either homes or clubs for various purposes. In addition, there are also storage chessboards, for chess pieces that players already have. This gives an added layer of protection in terms of safekeeping and cleanliness. These storage boards may or may not come with compartments, so players must ensure that the proportions of the pieces fit the need.

For international or continental championships, often-folding wooden chessboards or magnetic chessboards are recommended to be used, though plastic boards can also be used. Marble can only be used as long as the dark and slight variances in the squares are clearly apparent. If players decide to use high-quality chess sets during a match, it often earns the respect of an opponent and elevates the entire playing experience. Though, it is important that the player keep track of his or her pieces as they often suffer huge wear and tear during the game.

How to Choose the Perfect Chess Board?

When finding the right chess set, it is essential that chess players first know the purpose of it. Is it for travel, decorative, thematic, or practical use or is it for exclusive events at the club? This helps narrow down the quality and cost of the chessboard that a chess player wants to invest in. Decorative chess sets are often antique or modern collectables and can vary in size and be for outdoor décor as well. Practical chess sets are for everyday use and are usually of better quality

so that they can endure usage on a daily basis. Club or travel chess sets are often low quality as they are used harshly during tournaments, and are replaceable. Thematic sets are often more for fun and are a collector’s item displaying various themes such as war, history, etc.

Where to Buy Online: Locating the Best Chessboard

One of the first questions most people ask when looking for a new item is "where to buy online?" Chess boards are no exception and there are many options for getting your chess set online. It is a good idea to go with a popular retailer to make sure that you are buying from a trusted source.

 

There are a lot of sites that offer chess sets, and the selection can be overwhelming. Online stores offer many types of chess boards, but not all of them are right for your needs. If you have a large-sized chessboard, you should consider going with a retailer that sells these boards. The reason why you should go with a retailer is that they will have a large variety of chessboards to choose from and will offer discount prices.

 

The problem with having a large board is that you may find yourself losing focus on the game. On the other hand, if you have a smaller board, you might find yourself lost without a quick reference book. That's why it's important to shop with a retailer that offers discount prices on smaller board sizes.

 

Some retailers offer smaller boards, such as Bekenstein, FPI, Keene, and U.S. Chess. You can also get the smaller boards by visiting Amazon.com, which has some good selections, or you can go to your local bookstore and check out the various chessboards available. A great thing about Amazon is that it will ship them to your door, so you don't have to waste time going to the store. For the larger boards, you can go to a retailer like Williams-Sonoma, which offers smaller, yet equally high-quality chessboards.

 

When it comes to shopping for a chessboard, traditional stores are not your only option. There are a number of online websites that sell chessboards online. You should be able to find a retailer that sells at least some type of chessboard. The reason why online stores are better than the local retailers is that you can use an online search engine to find a website that offers these boards. You can either purchase one that you find there, or you can choose from among the many dealers that sell these boards online.

 

You will need to be careful when it comes to choosing which retailer you should go with because you will want to pay a good price. You can either pay more for a good quality chessboard, or you can search for lower prices. The important thing is to do your research so that you know exactly what you are paying for.

 

Even though you can get a chessboard from a retailer, you can also buy a board online. You should research the website before you purchase because it is important to make sure that the website is reputable. If you are new to buying online, it is also a good idea to find someone who already knows how to shop, so that you can avoid confusion later.

After determining the quality and cost of the chess set, the chess pieces must match the choice of the chessboard, so that the overall aesthetics are complementary of each other. If a player wants to choose a darker wooden chessboard, then the colouring is of high essence. If the player wants to choose a lighter chessboard usually made of maple, aspen, sycamore, walnut, and birch, then the lighter chess pieces, should not be light or dull in colour. Moreover, if the player chooses a darker chess board either ebony, dark brown rosewood, mahogany, palisander, elm root, or maple (stained black), then the colour and size of darker chess pieces should not overpower the dark squares and balance it accordingly.

The colour of the table should also be taken into consideration in terms of size and colour; the chessboard should not be too small or too large for the table. Also, if the player is using, for example, a lighter chessboard, then he or she can use a rosewood table or a deeper colour such as ebony or elm root to enhance its elegance. So overall, the chess players should look at the purpose, aesthetics and practicality, size, material, design and price when choosing the right chess boards with their chess pieces.

Matching Chess Board Sizes with Chess Pieces

It is important that the chess piece cover 75 per cent of a square on the chessboard to make the board and the chess piece appealing, and not have the chess pieces overlap the squares on the board. Also, the board colours must complement the chess pieces so that they are in synchronize and don’t look distasteful. For instance, at the Official Staunton Chess Company, the square is 1 ½ inch large, which means each side is the same size in the UK. However, luxury chessboards can be of 20 inches or more, and a square can come up to 2 ¼ inches which aren’t very rare. The chess pieces should be chosen according to the size of the square on the board.

How to Find a Variety of Chess Boards?

The Official Staunton Chess Company features a vast collection of high-quality chessboards. As a Company with class and an eye for detail and unique styles, it has an exclusive distributorship of remarkable wooden chessboards, from the prestigious renowned artisans of Sorrento Italy, Giglio Asla. These Italian chessboards are carefully crafted to indulge the players in the spirit of the game with every move and every touch. These Italian luxury chessboards as a perfect match of elegance, for any chess piece. Moreover, there are luxury chessboards, which have been imported from an Italian manufacturer and artisan Italfama, which include a collection of exquisitely crafted Italian chessboards, for art collectors and players worldwide.

These boards are crafted to be the perfect centrepiece for any home, due to their various styles, wood, colour, and size. They are first-class chessboards and an emblem for Staunton Chess Company, due to their reputation in selling high-quality chess sets throughout the UK and globally. These are heirloom luxury chess boards and chess pieces and will be a valuable addition to the family’s valuables for generations to come.

Subsequently, chess players who are looking for the best chess board to match their collection of chess pieces or chess sets must get a piece from the Official Staunton Chess Company, in the UK. This is especially in terms of luxury Italian chessboards and beautifully crafted wooden chessboards for homes and high-end tournaments.

 

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