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

Quik Chart
Chess Piece Size(Inches)
2.25 - 2.75 2.75 - 3.5 3.5 - 4 4 - 6
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 theking height rangefor the chess pieces.
1 1/4 Denotes theplaying square sizefor the chess board.
Small Use this for smallerbase diameterchess pieces.
Medium Use this for mediumbase diameterchess pieces.
Large Use this for largerbase diameterchess pieces.


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