Questions tagged [chess-set]

A complete set of chess pieces and/or a board. Note that shopping recommendations for chess sets are off-topic, because they tend to attract opinionated answers.

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Chess set for championships

I would like to buy a chess set used in championships of the highest quality. How are chess sets classified ? I do not want a recommendation but rather a trade mark. Also, I do not know what means ...
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What is the criterion for a chess set to be used in FIDE tournaments?

For example, a Harry Potter based chess set will never be used in a FIDE tournament. But that got me thinking: is there a specific set of rules/ criteria for a chess set to be used in a FIDE ...
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Looking for the right size for a box in which to store my chess set

So I have this nice chess set that was gifted to me some time ago. The thing is that I don't have a proper box for the pieces (the set came in a card box, good for transportation but not for everyday ...
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Does the design of chess pieces affect professional chess players at all?

There are some unique designs of chess pieces such as the following: (For the one above, I am not even sure if the setting up of pieces is correct.) I will not feel comfortable playing with any of ...
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Board editor using customized pieces and board

I'm looking for a program or website which offers to create chess diagrams using custom piece sets. I know many sites and programs that offer this but with a preset types of pieces. This is the case ...
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Why isn't chess played with flat pieces?

I was wondering why Chess isn't played with flat pieces, as Shogi is, or as Chess itself is represented online (where people mostly play with flat 2d pieces, even though most sites also have a 3d ...
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I need help Identifying this chess set

I need help identifying this chess set, I got it from my father and he says it is from Poland and on the broken board it says it is made of crystal bohemia.
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What's the name of this pieces' design?

Please can anyone help me to find the name of this chess pieces' design?
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Identify this chess set with heavy painted metal pieces

Could someone please help me identify this chess set? I purchased this from a flea market because I love the look of it. It now sits in my game room so the paint won't wear off. I have looked all ...
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I need help Identifying where exactly this set came from

I need help Identifying this. My grandfather was in ww2 and at one point in the navy he went to Russia and met a Russian Naval Officer to whom he traded for this set, and the officer said he got it ...
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Is there a resource that lists many of the different chess set styles?

I know that there's the Staunton, Zagreb, and Dubrovnik style chess pieces which have seemingly been standardized. It also seems that there's a common generic style of chess piece that I've seen in ...
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What is the minimum number of pieces needed in a chess set to account for all possible promoted pieces?

How many pieces would be needed in a chess set where all possibilities for promoted pieces are included if pawns are no longer used after they promote?
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What's the name of this set design?

I'm looking to buy a nice wooden set and board, something I've wanted for a long time. I have this Kasparov vs Karpov picture as my desktop background and I love the set, but I can't find one quite ...
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I have an unusual chess set and am seeking advice [closed]

As suggested, I have reworded my question. Hope this is more appropriate. Many years ago (circa 1988/89) I had commissioned and made a chess set of key characters from the American Independence (...
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Blender 3D models for chess pieces and board for blind players (open licence)?

I am interested in Blender 3D models for chess pieces that can be used in a 3D printer.I am aware of Blender 3D models for "normal" chess pieces that are available under an open licence, i.e. this ...
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Where to buy my favorite magnetic chess set

From childhood I have this favorite chess set which I use every day. The Black King and Queen no longer have the small white balls on their heads and the board is scratched in many places. I would ...
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What are the characteristics of a good chess board? [closed]

I just read the question: What are some good quality magnetic chess sets? and I was left with a few more general questions: What is a comfortable board size for home vs travel? What height of chess ...
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How to craft a chess set?

I'm thinking to have fun this summer, trying to craft my own wooden chess set. Has anyone tried doing so? How should I proceed? What materials to buy? what guides to follow?
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