There is a lot too choose here. There is a huge variety in chess pieces and boards. Always keep in mind that the chess board and pieces work best when rightly matched. We give detailed advice on the product pages to help you choose the right pieces with the right board. The following is important when chosing a chess piece:-> Read more ...
The size of the pieces is mostly defined by king height. We have a lot of sizes available, ranging from about 60mm to 100mm. For match use we recommend pieces of at least 90 mm, since these are best to handle. For home usage it depends on preference. Small sets are easier to take along on trips where larger ones usually have a slightly better grip.
The design of the piece is mostly determined according to personal preference. Most pieces are made according to the Staunton design. More details in the pieces make the price higher. Important for the quality is that the knight is made out of 1 part. If the knight is made out of 2 parts it can split easily.
The material is the major cost factor. Often high quality materials are used for chess pieces like hard wood or technical plastics like ABS. The hardwoods are difficult to carve and are mostly made by companies who have made those pieces for generations.
A weighted piece feels nicer in the hand, and increases the playing experience.
Chess pieces vs chess board dimensions overview
|King height||Field size|
|Home / tournament small||5||89||3,5||>=5||>=50||>=2|
|Tournament / training||6||95||3,75||<=6||<=57||<=2,25|
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