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ChessCentral's Tournament Chess Set with Triple Weighted Black & Ivory Chess Pieces, Black Board, Black Bag and Clock

3.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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  • Get everything you need to play chess, at a club, tournament or just next door in an attractive gift box with chess instructions!
  • The Centurion - a Staunton design full tournament-size, triple weighted, felt padded plastic chess set with 34 pieces (2 extra Queens!)
  • Includeds a lightweight, roll-up, vinyl chess board in black and buff. Easy to take to tournaments, clubs, or anywhere
  • The Timekeeper ChessCentral's exclusive Tournament Chess Clock - this exceptional analog clock is accurate and durable
  • Roomy canvas carry-all bag, fits all your chess equipment neatly
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The chess set is our Centurion Chess Set, a fine quality Staunton design full tournament-size and felt padded plastic chess set. Get the durability of impact resistant plastic along with the classic Staunton look. The Centurion chess set features a full 3.75" King with a stable base of 1.5" diameter. The perfect set for both club and tournament play - balanced and durable. The vinyl chess board is made to resist tears, spills, and daily abuse. The squares are black and buff for the best contrast and visibility. You will love this lightweight, roll-up chessboard! It is easy to take to tournaments, clubs, or next door. Clear and legible algebraic notation, 20"x 20", with 2.25" square size meets all chess tournament standards. The Canvas Chess Bag is the perfect answer for carrying and storing all of your chess equipment. The 21" x 8" carry-all chess bag is made of durable canvas and will hold a rolled-up chess board, a full set of chess pieces, scorebook, pens, and a chess clock. Very handsome and extremely durable. Now you can own a stylish chess clock in dark blue at a terrific price! The Timekeeper Chess Clock, an analog tournament chess clock which is economical, reliable, accurate, and sturdy. No more guessing on time because this clock has a large, easy-to-read display. This clock is perfect for schools, clubs or tournament play. User friendly, accurate, and sturdy plastic case. All comes packaged in an attractive gift box with chess instructions included. Perfect family gift!

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds
  • ASIN: B00070FI2S
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #771,930 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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By M. Gesswein on April 24, 2010
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Received the product today as ordered; nothing was missing. The chess pieces are substantially weighted and the board stays nice and flat even from the first roll out.

The carrying bag seems sturdy enough. A caveat I do have is the quality of the internal pouch that holds the chess pieces (not the plastic bags they come in). It holds everything quite nicely but it feels weak, like thin paper. I'm afraid that after continual use it will eventually rip and tear against the edges of the chess pieces. I'll report back on the bag and the pouch after I get to put them to use for a time.

The clock is another matter altogether. As soon as I removed the case from the box I could already hear something rattling around. After I determined the noise was from the clock (I was glad it wasn't coming from the bags that held the chess pieces) I popped it open and found that of the two clock bodies that move the clock hands, the one on the right was loose and that one of the tabs that secured it to the white clock face was broken off. Upon turning the clock over to examine the dials, I also discovered that the hour hand on that same right clock, was loose and flapping around--no doubt due to the movement of the loose clock body.

It's a simple fix to reapply the hour hand--tension keeps both the hour and minute hands secured--by just pressing it back into place at the 12 o'clock position. The clock body itself is another problem. Without the tabs to secure it in place it's free to slap around in the case. I'm now in the process of super gluing the tabs in place and gluing the clock body to the clock face. After it's all put together it should be in better shape than when I received it.
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Well packaged and a decent time piece. The carrying tote makes this a prefect gift for soldiers like myself as well as the roll up mat to play on. Really a well priced and convenient set.
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This set is great for the money you pay. The pieces feel very solid due to the substantial weight added. Every piece looks great.

The clock is also quite good. It feels solid, has all the features you need, works well, and only runs on one AA battery (which is included.) I don't know why the reviewer complaining about the clock didn't just send the set back for a replacement. He's complaining that the clock came to him broken. He then complains that he had to superglue it back together. That's not really the fault of the clock when he could have sent it back for a clock in perfect condition. The fact that he chose to fix it himself rather than get a replacement is on him. I am very pleased with mine.

The board is the only sticking point. It was folded in the box and has three permanent creases along three files on the board. Otherwise it's a fine board with which to play.

If the board was packaged rolled instead of folded I would have given this product five stars instead of four. I am still quite pleased with the purchase, however.
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By Deni on December 30, 2011
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This set got here in standard time the pieces were nicely weighed and was happy with everything except the chess clock. It was a very cheap chess clock didn't have an alarm and was reletively a waist. I would of been happier getting the set without the clock and getting a usable clock seperate.
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