The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Herman Steiner Commemorative Series 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 Herman Steiner Commemorative 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.
Included with your purchase of the Herman Steiner Staunton Chessmen is a limited Edition hard-bound copy of The Herman Steiner Legacy by Bruce Munson and Frank Camaratta. This treatise chronicles the life of Herman Steiner, his early days, his life as a professional chessplayer, his Hollywood connections, his Chess Club and the Hollywood Chess Scene and his entrepreneurial adventures. The book also provides insights into the design of the Herman Steiner chessmen, the tournaments in which they were used, along with his other chessic innovations - his chess clock and chess table. This work is infused with copious high quality photographs of the Steiner chessmen in play with many of the famous chess and Hollywood personalities from the glory days of Alekhine and Capablanca. The book concludes with an annotated selection of Steiner’s games against the World’s best.