This is the plastic version of the most popular wood chess set in our collection - The German Knight Staunton. The German Knight is a favorite for club players and used more than any other set in tournaments. The black and aged ivory pieces are made from a glossy plastic and will withstand the rigors of regular play for a lifetime. The king is 3.9" tall and has a base diameter of 1.7". The pieces are nicely weighted for exceptional stability on the chess board and we include 2 extra queens for pawn promotion. More chess games have been played with a German Knight than any other chess set in the world and it continues to be our number one selling chess set.
- King Height: 3.9"
- King Base: 1.7"
- King Weight: 1.6 ounces
- Set Weight: 32 ounces
- Includes 2 Spare Queens
- Green Felt Paper Pads
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well balanced (weighted) as advertised
I ordered the professional plastic chess set with 4 1/8 King. It was everything I was expecting and came with extra Queens and is triple weighted . It is a great looking set. Thanks for selling at a great price.
The ivory colorway perfectly compliments the colour of the vinyl green and buff board. I had to sand the queen's (crown?) with sandpaper; but other than that, its amazing. Extra queens were a nice gesture.
This set is as handsome as it is nice. The pieces are bold and have a weighty appearance. The pieces are appropriately weighted and are nice to move. The size of the pieces are a little larger than "normal" pieces, but not too large to be a distraction. Highly recommend this set. The comments about the queens points are correct, but it took me about 2 minutes to file the crowns down and they look even better with the filed crowns.
Love my weighted plastic chess pieces
Good sturdy pieces. Be careful with the queens though, very sharp points at the top. Will file down a bit.
Received my chess pieces on time undamaged and was very pleased with the quality. Would highly recommend
This set reminds me of those big wooden pieces that they used to play with on old fashioned and huge cardboard chessboards back in the old days in Eastern Europe.. The set has a very substantial feel and the quality is superlative given this price range. Pieces are a joy to look at and play with.
This fine set is the one currently being used at the legendary Hastings Tournament 2009-2010 on green and white vinyl boards. You can't get more sturdy, heavy, attractive staunton style set at this price.