This tournament-size chess set comes complete with chess board, chessmen and a travel canvas bag, and it meets the World Chess Federation's (FIDE) height, weight, and proportions standards for tournament play. The low price makes it ideal for chess clubs, classrooms, and schools that are making chess a part of the curriculum. Staunton style chess pieces in black and cream plastic are the standard in tournament chess, and are a perfect combination of beauty, durability, and low price. Each set of chessmen is made of the best quality plastic and displays exquisite design and workmanship. Set includes 34 chessmen (two extra queens, one of each color). The king is tournament sized at 3.75 inches tall. The pieces are unweighted but are 90% filled with plastic with a collective weight of approximately 1 lb. which gives them stability than hollow pieces. Green felted bottoms help them glide across the board with ease.
The tournament-size chess mat measures 19.75 inches with 2.25 inch squares. The vinyl roll-up board is green and buff and includes algebraic notation for game analysis. We recommend the board remain flat or rolled-up when not in use to prevent creases that can occur when folded. The more it is used, the better it will lie flat during play. If the edges curl up, just lie it flat in the opposite direction to get it flat. The board can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
The traditional chess carry-bag with zipper conveniently stores the roll-up board and all 34 chessmen inside.
· This set meets the World Chess Federation's (FIDE) height weight and proportions standards for tournament play. · Sturdy 90% plastic filled chessmen with a 3.75 inch king - Pieces collectively weigh approx. 1 lb. · Includes 34 Staunton-style chess pieces (2 extra queens) · Green and buff vinyl chess mat includes algebraic notation for game analysis – board measures 19.75 inches with 2.25 inch squares · Black bag with zipper and handle conveniently stores the chess pieces and chess mat