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Old 12-12-2019, 01:25 PM   #1
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The final chess set?

After a rather long wait (FedEx misplaced the set for five days), this wonderful set arrived. It was packaged by an expert. It was boxed, protected by a double layer of styrofoam, and in a second box and again wrapped with a protective layer of soft foam wrap. When the box was opened, all the chessmen were again wrapped in foam and tape. WOW! I think it may have been bullet-proof. The set is exquisite! The pieces have nice weight, but don't quite feel like triple weight. The knights are premium. The carving was done by a true craftsman (person). This was my most expensive chess set, and will probably become my favorite. The board was not included with the set, and the squares are a trifle small (2.2 inches), but I can live with it. The most important thing to me was that it was made of bud rosewood to go with the chessmen. Also, because it is borderless, it fits my table perfectly.


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Old 12-12-2019, 01:48 PM   #2
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Fine steeds indeed.
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Old 12-12-2019, 04:02 PM   #3
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Nice, I love the horses.
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Old 12-12-2019, 04:18 PM   #4
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I hope you really enjoy it Bob.
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:14 PM   #5
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Very nice!

And the best news is, if you need money someday, you can pawn it.....
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:38 PM   #6
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Nice set, and nice board. Wpnderful fit to your table, too!!
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:42 PM   #7
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Very nice!

And the best news is, if you need money someday, you can pawn it.....

Spoken by a true YUKSTER.
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Old 12-12-2019, 11:20 PM   #8
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All in a knight's work, Bob.....
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:41 AM   #9
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Nice, I love the horses.
Those are knights!

Very cool set!
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Old 12-13-2019, 09:40 AM   #10
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Great set, love the carving detail! I have a number of chess sets, but that one would be the pride of the collection if I had it.
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