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    The Herman Steiner Master Series Luxury Chess Set, Board, & Box Combination - 5.0" King

    Product Code: SETWSTN50

    Description


    The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Steiner Signature Series Luxury Chess Pieces. It features a 5.0" King with a 2.0" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the finest woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with English Leather basepads stamped with Frank Camaratta Signature under the King, luxurious billiard cloth base pads under the other pieces and a beautiful finish.

     

    As with all of our Chess sets, the Steiner Signature Series exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!

     

    The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton in 1993.

    History of the Chess Pieces

    2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Second Piatigorsky Cup tournament. It is no coincidence that the beautiful Limited Edition set you see before you is a tribute to the man responsible for the famous Piatigorsky Cup Tournaments, Herman Steiner. There can be no doubt that were Herman alive today he would have jumped at the opportunity to see his set remastered to the degree of precision embodied in this official House of Staunton Limited Edition Signature set. These sets are available in the authentic Antiqued Boxwood and Bois de Rose, as well as Antiqued Boxwood and Bacote. It is the only reproduction expressly approved by the Steiner family!

     

    For many, looking at this elegant chess set will instill a sense of déjà vu. It’s the knights that grab you. You’ve seen them before—you’re sure if it—but you’re not quite sure where or when. Was it at a tournament? An old photo? Perhaps. Was it something with Fischer? Maybe. Whatever the case you know there is something special about it . . . some historical significance.

     

    And you would be right! 

     

    The set has a strong pedigree with a storied history. It was designed by the enterprising Hungarian-American International Master Herman Steiner, near the end of World War II in Los Angeles 1945.

     

    Steiner’s association with Jacqueline Piatigorsky was a relationship of special importance to American chess history. As it turns out, it was also a relationship that catapulted Steiner’s chess set design into immortality.

     

    Jacqueline took over Herman’s Hollywood Chess Group after his sudden death from a heart attack in November 1955, re-christening it the ‘Herman Steiner Chess Club’ in his honor. She also carried on Steiner’s legacy of promoting international chess events.

     

    It was always Herman’s goal to host an epic international tournament rivaling the legendary New York International of 1924. It is hardly surprising, given his special relationship with the Piatiogorskys, that the Piatigorsky Cup tournaments of 1963 and 1966, as well as and the 1961 Fischer-Reshevsky match, had Herman Steiner written into their DNA - right down to the Herman Steiner Master Chess Sets! One notable feature of Steiner’s pieces was their size. With 5-inch kings they were about a half-inch taller than other luxury sets, something that provided a stunning presence without being gaudy or obtrusive to game play.

     

    It is unclear how many sets were actually produced. The bulk of production work occurred between late 1946 to early 1947, with the first finished sets publicly displayed in the Spring of 1947 at Steiner’s club. The first documented appearance of the set in the photographic record occurred in June 1947 with Steiner’s match against California master Harry Borochow.

     

    It is estimated that fewer than a hundred sets were ever completed, No more sets were ever made by family or anyone else.

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    Product Details

    Chess Board Included? You Get to Select Your Own Chess Board
    Manufacturer The House of Staunton
    Fitted Coffer Compatible? Will Not Fit In Any Coffer
    King Height 5.0'' inch / 12.7 cm
    King Base Diameter 2.0'' inch / 5.0 cm
    Recommended Chess Board Size 2.5'' inch / 6.4 cm, 2.75'' inch / 7.0 cm
    Basepad Material The Kings Feature English Leather Embossed with Frank Camaratta Signature
    Median Set Weight 84.2 ounces
    Total Number of Chess Pieces 34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)

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