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      Our Standard Wood Chess Boards offer the perfect combination of affordability and luxury, and are available in a variety of woods.  


      Savings of $20.00
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      Superior

      Our Superior Wood Chess Boards are designed
      for the discerning player, and available in
      a variety of exotic woods and stylized frames.


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      Signature

      Our Signature Wood Chess Boards are
      handcrafted in America out of the finest solid
      woods and available on a custom order basis.


      Savings of $100.00
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      Blackwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $204.00
      Blackwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - SATIN FINISH
      add $139.00
      Bird's Eye Maple & Greenwood Standard Traditional - 2.5"
      add $129.00
      Burgundy Erable & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $169.00
      Green Erable & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $164.00
      Redwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
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      Redwood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - SATIN FINISH
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      Rosewood & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
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      Striped Ebony & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
      add $134.00
      Tiger Ebony & Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
      add $139.00
      Teak & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
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      Walnut & Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
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      Wenge & Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
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      Brown Erable & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $199.00
      Montgoy Palisander & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5"
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      Black Anegre & Bird's Eye Maple Standard Traditional - 2.5" - GLOSS FINISH
      add $199.00
      Elm Burl & Bird's Eye Maple Superior Traditional - 2.5"
      add $349.00
      African Palisander & Curly Maple Signature Contemporary II - 2.5"
      add $1095.00
      Pomelle Bubinga & Curly Maple Signature Contemporary II - 2.5"
      add $1395.00
      Cocobolo & Curly Maple Signature Contemporary IV - 2.5"
      add $1195.00
      African Palisander & Curly Maple Signature Contemporary IV - 2.5"
      add $1095.00
      Cocobolo & Bird's Eye Maple Signature Contemporary III - 2.5"
      add $1195.00
      Walnut Burl / Maple Burl / Ebony Signature Contemporary - 2.5"
      add $4295.00
      Curly Maple & Pomelle Bubinga Signature Contemporary II - 2.5"
      add $1295.00
      Honduran Rosewood & Curly Maple Signature Contemporary II - 2.5"
      add $1295.00
      Lacewood & Curly Maple Signature Contemporary II - 2.5"
      add $1195.00
      Cocobolo & Bird's Eye Maple Signature Contemporary III - 2.5"
      add $1795.00
      Red Amboyna / Bird's Eye Maple / Ebony Signature Contemporary - 2.5"
      add $4295.00
      Bloodwood / Bird's Eye Maple / Ebony Signature Contemporary - 2.5"
      add $2795.00
      Indian Rosewood / Curly Maple / Mahogany Signature Traditional - 2.5"
      add $495.00
      Padauk / Curly Maple / Mahogany Signature Traditional - 2.5"
      add $495.00

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      Our Premium Chess Boxes are timeless, with two large storage compartments, a lock and key, and laser-engraved House of Staunton logo.
       

      Savings of $50.00
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      Mahogany
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      Red Burl
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      Bird's Eye Maple
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      Fitted Briefcase in Red Burl
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      Fitted Briefcase in Walnut Burl
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      Fitted Coffer in Red Burl
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      Fitted Coffer in Mahogany
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      The Fischer Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.4" King

      Product Code: MENWFIS44

      Description

      The Fischer Series Chess set features a 4.4" King with a 1.75" diameter base and is heavily weighted. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade Boxwood and Genuine Ebony. True to the originals, these Chess pieces are heavily weighted, have luxurious billiard cloth base pads on each of the Chessmen.

      The original set from the 1972 World Championship match was created by the legendary firm Jaques of London and is considered by collectors to be one of the finest Chess sets ever produced. When designing the Chessmen, the craftsmen of Jaques of London attempted to create a Chess set that was both classical yet unique in its appearance. What is most striking about the Chessmen is how unique each of the individual pieces are from a typical Staunton Pattern Chess set. From its elongated Rook ramparts to its spherical Bishop head to the tightly cropped Queen crenels, each of the Chessmen are a true masterpiece. These Chessmen are a fitting tribute to the life and Chess of Bobby Fischer.


      As with all of our Chessmen, the Fischer Series Luxury Chess Set exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!


      The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton over 10 years ago.


      History of the Chess Pieces

      Bobby Fischer & Boris Spassky

      In 1972, Robert James "Bobby" Fischer and Boris Spassky battled for the World Chess Championship in the most widely followed match in the history of Chess. It was a disastrous start for Fischer, who lost the first 2 games in strange fashion. The first game was lost by an uncharacteristic blunder in a clearly drawn endgame. The second game was lost by forfeit, when Fischer refused to play the game in a dispute over the playing conditions. When the tournament organizers refused to give into his demands and the match appeared destined for a forfeit victory for the reigning Champion, Spassky yielded since it would have been a hollow victory. The third game was moved to a back room, away from the cameras whose presence had upset Fischer during the first game.

      The match continued and Bobby Fischer fought his way back and decisively defeated Spassky by a final score of 12.5 - 8.5, having won 7 and losing only 1 of the remaining games. Fischer's win was a momentous victory for the United States during the time of the Cold War. The iconoclastic American almost single-handedly defeating the mighty Soviet chess establishment that had dominated world chess for the past quarter-century.

      The Chessmen that were used during the match were produced by the legendary firm Jaques of London.

      Layaway Available

      We're proud to offer our new Layaway program!

       

        • With Layaway, purchasing from us has never been easier or more affordable. It allows you to purchase selected House of Staunton products by making payments over time.

       

      • Simply choose the items that you wish to purchase and how many months you wish to make the payments over.We'll automatically charge your debit/credit card each month. Once you've paid for the item/s in full, they'll be sent to you. It's that simple!

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      Laser Engraving


      NOW AVAILABLE - PERSONALIZED CHESS BOXES!


      Are you looking to make that Chess gift special and something they will cherish forever?

       

      The House of Staunton is proud to offer Personalized Engraving that will allow you to customize your chess box with your personal message,creating a truly unique gift that they will be sure to love.

       

      Gift engraving is perfect for many memorable occasions, for corporate branding or simply to offer a special gift to your friends and family.

       

       

      Personalized Gifts are great for...

        

      BIRTHDAYS

      ANNIVERSARIES

      GRADUATIONS

      WEDDINGS

      NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

      JUST BECAUSE YOU CARE!

       

      Why choose The House of Staunton to personalize your Chess Gift?

       

      Unlike the engraving shop at your local mall, the House of Staunton doesn’t not charge you up to $3.00 per character for engraving.

       

      Our prices are very affordable, with text engraving starting at just $25.00 Per Line (up to 60 Characters).  We use an industrial-grade Laser Engraver that allows us to achieve an incredible amount of detail in our engravings.

       

      Your gift should say what you want it to say and not be limited by how much it costs you to say each of those words! 

       

      Note: Only Premium Chess Boxes and Fitted Coffers can be Personalized with engraving directly on the wood.

      All other Chess Boxes, including the Fitted Briefcase, will come with a laser-engraved brass plaque when personalized.


      Qualifies for

      Discounted Chess Board Available
      Discounted Chess Box
      Layaway Plan Available

      Included with Purchase

      • Certificate of Authenticity
      • Engraved Registered Plaque
      • Individual Production Number

      Product Details

      Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
      Manufacturer The House of Staunton
      King Height 4.4'' inch / 11.18 cm
      King Base Diameter 1.75'' inch / 4.44 cm
      Recommended Chess Board Size 2.375'' inch / 6.0 cm, 2.5'' inch / 6.4 cm
      Total Set Weight 77 ounces (2.2 kg)
      Total Number of Chess Pieces 34 Pieces (With 2 Additional Queens)

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