Saturday, 29 May 2010
This set was not named contemporary without reason. The Moore Contemporary Chess Set is a perfect example of how far you can deviate from conventions without actually improving the traditional look of chess pieces. The poor attempt to integrate contemporary styles to chess making does not do justice to the wonderful traditional chess pieces that has survived for several centuries. This set is not even worth buying. It is a mediocre rendition of contemporary style. The pieces look like the common depictions of ETs in most movies to date. The Moore Contemporary Chess Set can be good gift to your alien pal if he visits you, but never for earthlings.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Themed chess sets are usually too boring or too interesting, with nothing in between. Clearly, this set borders on the interesting side. With so many variations in chess sets to date, it is no longer a challenge to find what is it that can help you show the uniqueness in you. If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes, then there is nothing else that you can look for in this set. Each piece is very well-decorated and features the physical characteristics of the figures they were patterned after. Even the pawns received an excessive amount of ornamentation normally lacking in normal chess sets. It is simply a well-done set.
Monday, 17 May 2010
If you have been playing chess for a long time using the traditional Staunton set, there will come a time that you might wish to give yourself a break by using a themed set, perhaps. With Hannah Bud Rosewood Staunton Chess Set 3.5 inch King, there is no need for that. See for yourself Staunton set at its finest. If you need quality, and at the same time interesting features on your chess set, this is the most ideal choice you can have. This set comes with 2 extra queens--one for each side-- to give your lonesome king a hearty administration of his kingdom. Since the set comes from ChessBaron, you can assure yourself that this chess set will still be functional when it meets your grandchildren.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
I am not normally comfortable playing with overly big chess pieces, especially the kings. I personally prefer shorter but fully decorated pieces, but with this set I can forget my preference for a while. The reason why I like smaller pieces is that they are usually well furnished with good decorations or are just simply fun to look at. The Very Large Philippino - 6 inch King Chess Set is not only well-decorated for me, but is also shows handsome simplicity I rarely find in bigger pieces. Each piece of this set perfectly complements each other on the board. Both sides present a wonderful team making me forget that they are meant to battle each other endlessly.
Monday, 10 May 2010
Aside from the bigger size of chess pieces, this set can be rated quite easily since there is nothing much to look for. While not exactly mediocre, the pieces should have been given more details to capitalize on the size of each piece. While the king stands at 4.5 inches with a 1.8 inch base, it simply looks ordinary enough. The knights' design is simple given the fact that they are supposed to receive most decorations in the set. The only good thing about this though is its perfect triple weighted base. You will be assured that height will not be a factor in moving the pieces around because of the weight.
Friday, 7 May 2010
I am 9 years old. My dad loves chess. I love chess. My little brother seems to like chess, but its no fun playing him as he doesn't play properly. He calls the pawns pom-poms! And he always cheats and ends up winning because he moves the pieces however he wants. When he was younger, as soon as he could, he picked up the king and said "I won!" Although I tell him that the knights moves in an L shape and that the bishop moves diagonally, he doesn't listen and he then moves the pieces however he wants. He always says I'm playing the game wrong! I want to try to teach him to play chess properly and I'm sure he'll start playing chess correctly eventually.
Monday, 3 May 2010
Most do not see chess as a game for geeks only. There are excellent chess players who build muscles of their body to better improve the muscles of the brain. From grandmasters to simple players, chess is simply the most amusing, inexpensive source of true fun for them. The misconception might be coming from the nature of the game itself. Chess is a game of logic and strategy. It requires concentration for several minutes to hours just to finish a game. The people who hold the view that this game is for geeks does not really know chess at all except, maybe, the basics. Their inability to grasp the strategies and tactics involved push them to associate the game with geeks. That is the most lame of excuse they can come up with to excuse themselves from playing it.