What makes this chess set unique?
Luxury Staunton Metal Chess Set
Stunning Staunton metal chess pieces classically designed by ItalFama of Italy with silver and gold finish. They are matched to a burgundy and gold pressed leather chess board.
Who is italfama?
ITALFAMA was founded in 1976 for over 40 years they have been a leading global manufacturer of artistic and professional chess pieces and chess boards.
What are the dimensions?
Chess Board Dimensions: 18" x 18". Board Square Size: 2”. Chess King Size: 4”. King Base Width: 1.25”.
What the heck is the king base width? It is the diameter of the base of the king (the bottom of the king piece). This measurement is important when selecting the right chess board square size for the chess pieces that will be playing on it.
What are some of the unique selling features of this product?
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Why The Need For Staunton Chess Pieces?
In the late 18th century and into the early 19th century the board game chess was becoming increasingly popular all over the world. This interest fueled the demand for a standardized chess piece that would later be the standard for tournament play.
Since the chess pieces of that time were very tall and would tip over easily it was becoming a nuisance for the elite player and they demanded a reform of the rules for the size of a chess piece.
The Solution To The Problem
John Jaques of London released the first version in 1849 and it’s name sake was none other than Howard Staunton a chess player, author and was considered to be one of the best chess players in the world at the time.