Found a board that can stand up to white and red pieces, rather than white/black
Date: February 3, 2022
The board is beautiful; excellent craftsmanship with large 2/5 inch squares that can handle the size of my Staunton replicas. Most importantly, you can't just put red pieces on any board because the color combination will class, but the deep black and off-white of this board stand up perfectly to the pieces.
My only complaint is that upon opening the package, I noticed the tip of one corner had a tiny bit of paint chipped away. It's not noticeable to anyone until I point it out, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It was packed well in the shipping box, so I imagine it happened prior to packaging. In the end, I wouldn't go through the hassle of shipping it back and waiting for another when I can easily get a deep black market and touch up the spot, which is what I will do.
I definitely recommend this board; it's stunning.