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The Leningrad Acacia and Walnut Chess Set
The Leningrad Acacia and Walnut Chess Set
The Leningrad Acacia and Walnut Chess Set
The Leningrad Acacia and Walnut Chess Set
The Leningrad Acacia and Walnut Chess Set
Contents
  • What's included?
  • 1 Chess board
  • 34 Chessmen
  • 1 Rules booklet
  • Two year warranty
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The Leningrad Acacia and Walnut Chess Set

The last day for guaranteed Christmas delivery to the UK was Tuesday 15th December.

Please be aware that orders placed now are not guaranteed for pre-Christmas delivery (we will however do our best).

£199.81

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Product Description

  • Large, quality carved pieces.
  • Crafted from beautiful acacia.
  • Perfectly weighted and felted bases.
  • 4 inch (102 mm) king and two additional queens.
  • Beautifully crafted 19.7 inch board from Spain.
  • High grade Walnut and Maple.
  • 19.7 inch board.
  • 2.17 inch playing squares.

The Leningrad series comprises sets of quality, large chessmen available in ebonised boxwood, anjan and here we have the acacia version. The dark pieces in this set are crafted from a beautifully grained wood that is slightly lighter than Golden rosewood (sheesham). Acacia is a hugely versatile shrub as its seeds are often used for food and a range of other products.

The feathery shoots are used in soups, curries, omelettes etc in places like Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Some species of Acacia yield a gum which when processed, is found in some soft drinks and confections. This is due to the high sugar content. The ancient Egyptians associated the tree with the tree of life and also used acacia gum in paints.

The Leningrad Series Chessmen have become one of the most popular and best sellers on the Regency Chess website due to their quality of finish and weight. ‘The solid feel in hand’ is, in fact, a compliment we hear regularly from customers. Not only that, the carving on the Leningrad chessmen is slightly more ornate, especially on the knights. With their height and detail, all the pieces look regal and elegant. These large pieces are perfectly weighted and naturally polished with plush flocked bases in green. This set of chess men includes 4 queens.

They are great for home and tournament use alike and look great on this 19.7 inch quality chess board produced by prestigious chess board maker Rechapados Ferrer S.A. of Spain. Using high grade Walnut and Maple veneers, this board’s construction utilised modern fabrication techniques has produced a product with simple lines and very critical detailing. The Walnut grain of the playing squares is magnificent and the board base is equally well finished using high grade veneer. Perfect for showcasing your Leningrad Chess Men.

Looking for cabinet for your Chess Men or a clock, check out our range of both here.

The chess board in this set has been expertly crafted by Rechapados Ferrer in Spain using precision laser cutting techniques and stunning wooden veneers combined with expert lacquering and finishing. The underside of the board is finished in a satin veneer that is a different colour from the playing surface of the board. The veneers used for the underside may vary in colour from batch to batch.

Product Specifications

King Height:  4 inches (10.16 cm)
King Base Diameter:  1.6 inches (4.06 cm)
King Weight:  60.7 grams
Pawn Height:  2.1 inches (5.33 cm)
Pawn Weight:  22.6 grams
Pawn Base Diameter:  1.2 inches (3.05 cm)
Weight:  3.6 kg
Materials:  Acacia, Boxwood, Maple, Walnut
Number of Queens:  4
Board Size:  19.7 inches (50.04 cm)
Board Thickness:  0.6 inches (1.52 cm)
Square Size:  2.17 inches (5.51 cm)

Please note that due to wood being a natural and therefore inconsistent material, weights are approximate and won't be exact. Please also be aware that this may result in colour and burl variation, and the design and precise specification of these pieces may be subject to small variations due to their handcrafted nature

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We send out all of our orders in plain packaging and without an invoice or receipt, so you can feel confident sending our products as a gift directly to the lucky recipient.

Product Reviews

"Beautiful chess set. Lovely weight and beautifully carved. A joy to use."

S M, 13th April 2021

"Very beautiful and a high quality chess set"

M , 13th April 2021

"Very high quality product. Wrapped very carefully. I can only recommend. 10/10"

T , 19th December 2020

"There was no written description for this set, so my decision was based solely on the photos. I made the right choice. The board is quite plain, but very smooth and good quality. I would prefer a slightly smaller board for this set, but that's just me. The pieces are nicely weighted and I like the detailed carving, especially on the knights. Extra queens are included, which was a nice surprise as they were not shown in the pictures. Package was delivered within a week to Finland and everything was carefully wrapped in bubble wrap - each peace in individual wrapping. Even the £20 postage seems reasonable in comparison to competitors. I am fully satisfied with the set and the service."

M Rouvali, 4th March 2017

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