Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) from a screenplay by William Wheeler (The Hoax) based on the book by Tim Crothers, Queen of Katwe is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher (The Darjeeling Limited) and John Carls (Where the Wild Things Are) with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers. The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo (Selma), Oscar® winner and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.
|This set includes:
The Burnt Grandmaster Chess Pieces & Limited Edition Queen of Katwe Box
Only 100 Available
This box set features the Burnt Grandmaster Series Chess set. It features a 4.0" King with a 1.625" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish. In the Burnt Grandmaster Series Chess, both the dark army and light army are crafted out of Boxwood. These Chessmen have been designed for those players looking for exceptionally well-crafted wooden Chessmen at a very reasonable price. Designed by the Maestro, it is without a doubt the most attractive yet durable set available on the market at this price point. We at the House of Staunton understand that not everyone can afford one of our luxury Chess sets, so we proudly offer the Grandmaster Series Chessmen for your consideration - A high-quality wooden Chessmen at a reasonable price!
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|Chess Board Included?||The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately|
|Manufacturer||The House of Staunton|
|King Height||4.0'' inch / 10.16 cm|
|King Base Diameter||1.625'' inch / 4.13 cm|
|Recommended Chess Board Size||2.25'' inch Squares / 5.7 cm|
|Basepad Material||Billiard Cloth|
|Median Set Weight||46 ounces (1.3 kg)|
|Total Number of Chess Pieces||34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)|