The Conqueror Staunton Chess Collection
We’ve gotten some exciting and fantastic new chess pieces, and no matter how many photos we take, they can only tell so much. This year we have started doing video reviews for some our new arrivals and old favorites. The first in this series is the Conqueror Staunton Chess Sets, a new arrival that is a fantastic and unique additional to our collection.
The Conqueror Staunton Chess Pieces
The Conqueror Staunton chessmen are some of the heaviest chess pieces we’ve ever seen as well as some of the most luxurious. These chess pieces are unique with steel plug inserts for the base that make them extremely heavy, resistant to cracking, and add a unique and modern flair. The chess set also features three different finials. Not only is there the steel cross, but also a more traditional wooden cross and a signature “W” for the Westminster collection. This allows some flexibility in how modern or traditional you’d like your chess pieces to be.
These chessmen are available in Ebony and Boxwood and Padouk and Boxwood in two sizes. The Tournament Size comes with a 4.5″ King height and the Executive Size with a 3.5″ King. The Conqueror Staunton are some of our heaviest pieces yet with the larger set weighs approximately 8lbs and a king that weighs approximately 6.1 – 6.4 ounces. Compare that to a standard plastic tournament set in 3 3/4″ and it’s over six times the weight! Even the smaller set is extremely hefty – that chess set is about 5lbs in total with a 4.1 – 4.3oz king.
Each set of Conqueror Staunton chess pieces come with felt bottoms, extra queens, and certificate of authenticity. While they are available on our website as pieces, we also offer all four variations as sets as well.
Executive Size Conqueror Staunton Chess Pieces
Tournament Size Conqueror Staunton Chess Pieces
The Conqueror Staunton Chess Sets
We offer these chess pieces paired with chess boards that make a perfect fit. The Ebony Conqueror Staunton is paired with the MoW Olive and Black Chess Board, and the Padouk version is matched with a solid Wengue Drueke Chess Board. These combinations are fantastic, but are only one of many possibilities.
Executive Size Conqueror Staunton Chess Sets
Tournament Size Conqueror Staunton Chess Sets
If you would like to make your own set, there are several other great options. You can use either a chess board you already own, or look through the many options we carry. If you prefer to create your own chess set, it’s easy – choose a chess board that goes well with your decor. The chess pieces should show some contrast to the board, this lets them stand out and shine in any environment. Remember, the chess pieces are a work of art and should always shine. When choosing a board, the larger tournament size chess pieces should be paired with an 2 1/4″ chess board. The 3.5″ executive size pairs perfectly with a 1 3/4″ square size.
I hope you like these amazing chess pieces. If you purchase them, please take pictures of your own creations so we can show your set off!