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Sandringham Rosewood and Wenge Luxury Chess Set

Sandringham Rosewood and Wenge Luxury Chess Set

£439.99

Chess piece quality great. My only criticism is that the height of the pieces is slightly too low to comply with FIDE tournament regulations. The width of the pawn base is also slightly too wide. However, this set matched the regulations the closest compared to any other wooden set I could find on the internet.


Although I wouldn't be using a wooden set in tournaments I still like to play with it at home and having proper sized pieces makes it easier to get used to tournament boards. Visually also easier to picture patterns with proper sized pieces. I contacted the store and some other stores and apparently the standard nowadays is to have wooden chess pieces be larger in size for display purposes. (Source: Standards of Chess Equipment and tournament venue for FIDE Tournaments, sections 2.2 and 3.2)

The board was not perfect but good for the price. The light edging around the squares was slightly off in three of its corners.
Date Added: 28/06/2018 by Thomas Laine
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