Chess Set Sizing Chart


Here is a quick reference chart for sizing chess pieces to a chess board.


Sizing
Guideline
Quik Chart
Chess Piece Size (Inches)
2.25 - 2.75 2.75 - 3.5 3.5 - 4 4 - 6
Chessboard
Size (Inches)
1 1/4 Small
1 3/8 Medium
1 1/2 Large Small
1 3/4 Medium
2 Large Small
2 1/4 Medium
2 3/8 Large Small
2 1/2 Medium
2 3/4 Large

   The chart above gives a range of chess pieces and chess boards. It uses the king heights and an approximation of the base diameters of the king, versus the chessboard size. This is only a guideline, and therefore, there will be some chess sets that will not work with this chart. Please read the complete text for a more comprehensive understanding of sizing.

2.25 - 2.75 Denotes the king height range for the chess pieces.
1 1/4 Denotes the playing square size for the chess board.
Small Use this for smaller base diameter chess pieces.
Medium Use this for medium base diameter chess pieces.
Large Use this for larger base diameter chess pieces.


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