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bunta
04-01-2006, 03:22 PM
im looking for nice and preferably cheap wooden chessboards and chess set similar to ones they use in world champs, also have cordinates, how much you reckon im looking at?

fianchetto
11-01-2006, 07:32 PM
Try Australlian Chess Enterprises (ACE) at Riverstone,NSW. You'll be happy to know that ACE has an impresive collection of chess materials in a well organized and comfortable shop. First visit the web site at www.chessaustralia.com.au...

arosar
11-01-2006, 07:47 PM
im looking for nice and preferably cheap wooden chessboards and chess set similar to ones they use in world champs, also have cordinates, how much you reckon im looking at?

The more important question is: how much are you willing to spend? I think you probably mean pieces in the Staunton design. Right?

AR

bunta
11-01-2006, 09:32 PM
The more important question is: how much are you willing to spend? I think you probably mean pieces in the Staunton design. Right?

AR

haha, wouldnt have a clue, but i want one similar they use in world championships (topalov, anand) those kinds of boards but i dont want an eboard, coordinates as well if possible.. in terms of price im not sure how much is it for a good one

arosar
11-01-2006, 10:15 PM
Is there any reason why you need a good one? Just get one of them $25 ones.

AR

bunta
12-01-2006, 08:46 PM
Is there any reason why you need a good one? Just get one of them $25 ones.

AR

yeah i got one of those, but maybe when i get more money i might get those wooden ones they do look pretty nice and show the beauty of the chess pieces

noswonky
27-01-2006, 07:21 PM
yeah i got one of those, but maybe when i get more money i might get those wooden ones they do look pretty nice and show the beauty of the chess pieces

Yes, a nice chess set is a beautiful thing - and the bigger the better.
You'll probably find that the nicer looking boards tend not to have coordinates (although some do) as they tend to detract from the look of the board.

Southpaw Jim
28-01-2006, 10:32 AM
nice and preferably cheap

I think you may struggle to find this combination.

Several years ago I bought a nice board from a local market stall that specialises in handmade boards and novelty sets. It's very nice (IMO), a bit larger than standard competition boards, no coordinates, was around $250. It wasn't the cheapest, but it wasn't the most expensive either :hmm:

If ACE doesn't have what you're looking for you could try your local arts and crafts market (if there is a local one).