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House of Staunton 4.0" Weighted Plastic Collector Chess Set


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Black & Ivory
  • The House of Staunton - The Official Chessmen of the US Chess Federation
  • Beautiful Plastic Chess set by the legendary House of Staunton
  • 4.0" King with a 1.875" Diameter Base
  • Consists of 34 Chessmen, 17 light and 17 dark (including two additional Queens)
  • Includes a FREE Genuine House of Staunton Vinyl Board & Corduroy Drawstring bag - A $25.00 Value
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The House of Staunton is proud to introduce one of the World's finest Plastic Chessmen - The Collector Series Plastic Chessmen. This set is based on our world famous 4.0" Collector design and is a VERY accurate reproduction. This heavily weighted set has been crafted to replicate the exquisite design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern Chessmen, registered by Nathaniel Cook in March of 1849 and first manufactured by Jaques of London in September 1849. The distinctive feature of this set is our Knight design, which is modeled after the noble steeds from the Greek Parthenon (Elgin Marbles) and are unsurpassed in beauty and craftsmanship.

These full tournament-sized Chessmen feature a 4.0" King. The set weighs an unbelievable 64 ounces and includes 4 Queens (the additional 2 Queens are not included in the weight calculation.) The design and feel of these Chessmen make them ideal for both Tournament and Rapid Play (Blitz) Chess. As with all House of Staunton Chessmen, they exemplify the perfect combination of beauty and functionality. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!

These Chessmen are new and include a House of Staunton corduroy drawstring bag. Each set consists of 34 Chessmen, 17 light and 17 dark (including the two additional Queens.)

ALL HOUSE OF STAUNTON PLASTIC CHESSMEN ARE RECOMMENDED FOR US CHESS FEDERATION TOURNAMENT PLAY!

Indulge yourself - Own a legend!


The House of Staunton-brand Chessmen are proud to be The Official Chessmen of the US Chess Federation

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  • Shipping Weight: 10 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000ICK5UA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #649,098 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chris B. on December 1, 2006
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the set looks and plays very well. worth the price.

I have red+natural, the actual color of the "natural" is lighter than the yellow patch shown.

complains: inaccurate size: the height of the king is 3.82", and base diameter is 1.75".
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. W. Forsythe on September 3, 2007
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Even though it's plastic, this chess set looks great and feels great. A little pricier than other plastic tournament sets; but well worth it!

The pieces have a detailed, classic, Staunton look. They are a perfect size for regulation tournament play. Even though they are plastic, the pieces do not have a cheap look or feel to them. The quality with which they were made is evident. The pieces are very heavy, heavier than even my good wood Staunton set. The heavy weight makes them great for tournament play. They won't fall over even when being pushed around quickly on a flexible chess mat (which, by the way, comes with the set as well).

This is a set you can feel proud to play with. I bought two.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rich on April 16, 2012
This chess set was a big disappointment in several ways, and it's all about the pieces--the Collector's 4 inch. First, the pieces look absolutely cheap and plasticky. The plastic seems frail and vulnerable to breakage, and the pieces feel very hollow and light except for the weighted bottoms.

While it brags about being the heaviest set on the market, that's misleading. The weight distribution is not very low-centered, which means they are more prone to tipping than a lighter set with lower center of gravity. But then there's the color--it's a sickly shade of flesh--ugly! (The "natural" color.) The black pieces are not even "black." The are more like charcoal. In comparison, the Dreuke (brand) pieces are a deep black, and a very tough plastic. If that weren't enough, the quality control of the molding unmistakably shouts "cheap-chinese". These are nearly the same quality of something out of a gum ball machine. Beside the only commendable feature at all, is the felt bottom, which was only decent.

Aside that, my pieces arrived with two of them broken--the queen's crown was damaged and a bishops top ball was broken off. Again, quality control and poor quality plastic. The detail of the pieces themselves are totally botched. You can see the heavy seams, and the knight's mane and ears are where the details really suffer. That so many people are satisfied with such a low ball effort and at such a high price, makes me wonder if this kind of slop is here to stay. If you want a very clean and super sharp looking, tough set, with good, deep colors, well-weighted that play really well, then get the Dreuke set! Dreuke's only flaw is their ultra thin felt bottom. But wow, how disappointing, for the money. It's time to expect a lot more.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey C. Cole on August 17, 2008
Color Name: Black & Ivory
The craftsmanship and quality of the chessmen for plastic pieces is probably unsurpassed excluding the fact that one of the pieces upon delivery was fraid on the felt bottom which I will eventually have to reglue with matching colored felt when it becomes unplayable. If not for that I would have given it a 5 plus rating. The roll up felt board is of excellent quality.
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