Size in Chess
What would constitute as a "tournament size" chess set?
First of all, it is important to distinguish between what chess sets a
tournament player HAS to take to a tournament and what the average
citizen can play on informally.
There are no rules or regulations for the 99.999999999% of the
population that happens to play chess. But the tournament player is a
bit more restricted by the rules. And the rules pretty much dictate
that the chess board have 2 ¼" squares, and the king from
the set of chess pieces be between 3 ¾" and 4 ¼".
In fact, the vast majority of tournament players use plastic chess
pieces and roll-up vinyl or "mousepad" chess boards. These are quite
inexpensive (even the most expensive of them).
But don't get hung up on that fact if you are not a tournament chess
player. Any size that fits your needs will be absolutely fine. When you
are looking for a chess set for home use, you may find that a
tournament standard chess set is simply too large. A wood chess board
with a 2 1/4" square can be 20" x 20", which is not easily placed!
will go with a 15 - 18" chess board with chess pieces that have a 3"
king. It is large enough to play chess comfortably and can fit on most
coffee or side tables!
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