Chess Set Designs

People sometimes wonder what sort of chess set they should get. My take is that nothing beats a wooden Staunton set for clarity, elegance and feel. And using one of them gets you used to the sets used in tournaments.

Of course not everyone agrees and there have been some ‘different’ designs over the years. Like this horrible thing:

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Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Besides teaching chess, Nigel is a registered tai chi and qigong instructor and runs several weekly classes.