The Founder of House of Staunton and former VP of Finance of the USCF, Mr. Frank Camaratta, flew to Reykjavic, Iceland to present to Mr. Ed Trice (founder of Gothic Chess.com) and GM Fridrik Olafsson (Former President of FIDE and representing Fischer in the negotiation for a match against Karpov) the official Gothic Chess Set for the Fischer – Karpov match. This set will be the historic set for this match.
I do not have a picture of that set. However, this is the exclusive chess set that House of Staunton created for me. Below is their press release.
The House of Staunton is proud to introduce one of the World’s finest Plastic Chessmen – The Susan Polgar Olympic Plastic Chessmen.
Endorsed by Grandmaster Susan Polgar, winner of 4 Women’s World Championships, this heavily weighted plastic set features a 3.75″ King and weighs an impressive 40 ounces. The design and feel of these Chessmen make them ideal for both Tournament and Rapid Play (Blitz) Chess.
As with all House of Staunton Chessmen, they exemplify the perfect combination of beauty and functionality. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!
These Chessmen are new and each set consists of 32 Chessmen, 16 light and 16 dark.
ALL HOUSE OF STAUNTON PLASTIC CHESSMEN ARE RECOMMENDED FOR US CHESS FEDERATION TOURNAMENT PLAY!
Very beautiful chess set!
I love this set. I like the red version better though.
the chess set is very nice and it feels good but nicer than the chess is you susan, susy thanks ever so much for bringing us the match and the excitment of it with all your good comments, etc etc etc, keep it up lov.
bye, goodnight; is tomorrow then the last day of excitments (at least on the chessboard), all games until a winner is found,?
if so , same time as always?, do they rest in between a game?, after the 4 or 2 also?
I think its fair how they will untie the score, first because they agreed to it and second its exciting, like penalty shoots, maybe its not always fair but its fun, isnt that why Topalov has so many fans throughout the world?,
Kramnik is more for those who consider themselves “conneiussers”
If they get to the last instance, well maybe the coin issue could be the only thing left to luck, but a suggestion is that the player who wins the most with black or without a forfeit can choose to play the 6 or 5 minute tempo.
that´s all for now folks, and likea well respect and lady says, whcih i now know by voice says:
we will miss y after the match., is it too expensive to go to Hungary, how many places are now left??
is it much trouble if anyone can tellme how to make a professional chess board on a screen or book?
goodnight and dont be late for tomorrow, hope susan can give us more excitment with her fast comments shell have to make, as its rapid games now, jjeee, hope we can pick it up at chess fm at least visually.
im sleepy, i know it because i just start to talk endlessly without to much sense, but one thing is for sure, susan rocks!!!
The “Black” pieces should have more color, like these two sets.
This red is perhaps a little too bright, but the trend is good.
Boo to rules that tend to forbid the Black pieces from being other colors.
Truely black pieces for Black are downright harder to see in detail. True black is the worst possible colorization.
True black is particularly awful in photos or on TV.
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A chess dealer told me Drueke uses the exact same kind of plastic in their weighted v. unweighted sets. But Drueke adds some slight colorization to the plastic used in weighted pieces, to give them a more luxurious look, to go with their higher price.
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Small magnetized chess sets should use a sheet magnet for the board, and have simple metal plates on the bottoms of the pieces instead of small magnets.
That would eliminate the hassle of the pieces sticking to each other.
I WANT ONE!!!!! Susan, where will these be sold? Will they be available through your site or House of Staunton? How much will the set be and when will they be available.
You can just click the link above or go to PolgarChess.com. It is only $19.95 for a super heavy weight high quality set. I want my set to be affordable 🙂
I like it! very stylish looking! probably pretty durable too being plastic.