Traditional Chess Sets

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    British Anegre Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
    British Anegre Chess Set Combination - Official Staunton™
    British Anegre Chess Set Combination
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    Staunton chess sets are a traditional option that has been around since 1849. The Staunton design is easily recognizable and has become the standard for chess sets. Our collection of traditional chess sets has everything you need to play this ancient game.

    When it comes to choosing a chess set, many people wonder which one is best for their skill level. Your level of skill is not determined by the value of your chess set, but having a beautiful set can add value and visual appeal to the game. It can make you feel more in control of your pieces and the game board.

    Some highly skilled players choose to use a classy chess set to play with, which can give them a psychological advantage over their opponents. The sheen, style, aesthetics, quality, and craftsmanship of a chess set can give players a sense of heightened sportsmanship and be a motivating factor.

    However, some players use various boards and styles to ensure they are not influenced by such tactics and rely on their mental strength and skill to win. Regardless of your skill level, we have a wide range of chess sets available for purchase to suit your needs.

    Why Type of Chess Set is Important for Players?

    Chess is a game that requires skill and the right equipment. The type of chess set you use can play a big role in improving your game. For practice, use durable sets. For high-end tournaments, opt for higher quality and customized sets. Aesthetics also matter when playing, as players need to be able to easily distinguish between the pieces. Themed sets are great for personal use, but they are not allowed in tournaments or clubs as they can give players an unfair advantage.

    It's important to know the regulations for using your chess set in a tournament. A standard Staunton tournament chess set is a great choice for games at home or abroad. When choosing a chess set, consider the assembly, colour coordination, size, and dimensions of the pieces. Weighted pieces are also important to avoid accidents during the game.

    Plastic chess sets are durable, but wooden pieces are more susceptible to scratches and chips. Wooden sets can be expensive, but there are affordable options that have fewer fine edges but more durability. The Official Staunton Chess Company offers a variety of handcrafted and carved chess pieces and chess boards, made from different types of wood such as Acacia, Sheesham, Ebony, and Rosewood. The wooden chess sets range in various styles and prices and can be affordable for beginners and professionals alike.

    Chess Sets for Beginners

    Chess sets for beginners come in varying quality, but the skill level of the player is not highly important. It is best to start with a good quality plastic chess set or magnetic wooden chess set with algebraic notations on each side to show ranks and files. These sets are ideal for practice and consistent play and are relatively affordable. High-quality vintage wooden chess sets are not recommended for beginners, as they can wear down and damage the overall appeal.

    For early beginners, themed chess sets such as Harry Potter, Batman, or Pirates of the Caribbean can be used to create interest in the game. Beginners who have a better understanding of the game can invest in themed chess sets such as Greek-Roman Mythology, Renaissance Knight, and Lord of the Rings or Gladiator Sets.

    Chess Sets for Professionals

    Mid-level to experienced players often need professional chess sets for their tournaments and exclusive events at clubs. The Staunton chess set is a popular choice for quality and investment, in terms of durability and finesse. The "Tournament No. 5" Staunton chess set is a relatively affordable option that can be used at home or in tournaments abroad. However, some players prefer the height of the chessboard to be higher and can buy chess sets to their unique requirements.

    One of the best-selling Staunton chess sets for professionals is the Staunton Grandmaster handcrafted wooden chess pieces. The British Staunton Chess set is another excellent choice for its glorious, eccentric appeal and a chessboard that shines like a diamond. The chess pieces are immaculately handcrafted and polished and match remarkably well between the golden and dark colors.

    Finally, there is a range of beginner to professional chess sets available for everyone without compromising on quality or budget. The Official Staunton Chess Company offers excellence in every chess set, with quality of the highest standard. If you are looking for the right investment, the Official Staunton Chess Company is the place to go.