« Trademark Gameroom Multicolor Pro Style Bristle Dartboard Set, 18″ Redcat Racing Volcano EPX Electric Truck, Blue/Silver, 1/10 Scale » 3 thoughts on “Quadruple Weight Tournament Chess Game Set – Staunton Ivory Pieces & Black Vinyl Board” 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful I am not a good player, but I got into chess because a …, September 17, 2014 By Amazon Customer (New York City) – I bought this set a few days ago. I am not a good player, but I got into chess because a guy on my job plays, and plays well. He always mops the floor with me. In order to no lose too badly, I’ve decided to practice against a computer and work through some problems at home. This set is ideal for that. The pieces are big and heavy. The bishops are really different looking than the pawns. That’s important for beginners like me because at times I’ll think I have a bishop somewhere, but it’s really a pawn, and vice-versa. The white pieces are not too white. They sort of look like the ivory they are supposed to mimic. The rooks and kings are tall. The queen has a pretty sharp crown that may be prone to break a bit, but that’s a minor complaint. While I’ve never played in tournament, I can imagine that this set would be great for that too. But I think this set is more suited to play with friends and it’s great for adult beginners who want to have the tactile sense that pieces have weight and are solid. Also the service is awesome. I ordered the set on Thursday evening and it was in New York on Monday morning. Don’t panic if the bag isn’t there with the set. They send the bad separately. In sum, it’s a 5 star set. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful Best plastic set I own, November 17, 2013 By Terp – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This is a great set with nice, HEAVY pieces. Put simply, once you go quadruple weight you’ll never go back to double weight, so if you’re in the market looking for a nice set of plastic pieces, look no further—these pieces rock. 😉 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful The weighting of these pieces is excellent. I already owned a good weighted set and …, December 15, 2014 By 8itchell (Philadelphia) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) The weighting of these pieces is excellent. I already owned a good weighted set and needed another one. This one is better than the set I already had. I love it! The durability question with a weighted set is when/whether the weights inside become unglued, causing them to rattle and ultimately break out of the bottom of the piece. My black King has already acquired a little rattle, which is disconcerting, but this set is still the best one I know of its type, so I’m rating 5 stars. Further details:+ You get two extra Queens for post-promotion play – awesome touch!+ The Queens have spikey crowns, as the other reviews say. They come packed in a wrapped fashion – not a problem.+ The pieces come in plastic ziplock-type bags. I had a question with the company and had a good experience with them. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.