This tournament-size chess set includes a chess board, chessmen, and a black zipper pouch with a Royal Crest design to hold the chess pieces. This chess set meets the World Chess Federation's (FIDE) height, weight, and proportions standards for tournament play. It is the perfect set for the serious chess player or a beautiful gift for the novice player that enjoys the feel of heavier pieces. Staunton style chessmen in black and cream plastic are the standard in tournament chess, and are a perfect combination of beauty, durability, and hefty weight. 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 heavy weighted with a collective weight of approximately 2.2 lbs. which gives them stability on the board and a nice hefty feeling in the hand. Green felted bottoms help them glide across the board with ease. The zipper pouch holds the pieces when not in use and will ensure that no chessmen will be lost.
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 lay it flat in the opposite direction to get it flat. The board can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.