About the Tournament
Only 5 Sets have been produced and the Official 2023 sets will never be produced again!
The 2023 Champions Showdown Chess 9LX is a tournament hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club. It is played in the Chess 960 or Fischer Random format. Created by Bobby Fischer in the late 1990s, Chess 960 shuffles the pieces on the home rank, with 960 representing the number of possible starting positions. Players will not know the order of the home rank until 15 minutes before each round. This tournament features ten of the best players on the planet including: Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Levon Aronian, Leinier Dominguez, Jeffrey Xiong, Ray Robson, Sam Sevian, Sam Shankland and Garry Kasparov
Started in 2017 and carried into 2022, a fresh new design for the DGT-enabled Sinquefield Cup Chessmen has been selected. The chessmen are a reproduction of the earliest Staunton chessmen produced between 1849-1850, but with the magnificent new Camaratta Knight design. Because the players would be playing on DGT Project Electronic Sensor Boards, it was decided that the Chessmen would need to feature a 3.75" King Height, allowing it to fully adhere to both USCF and FIDE tournament rules.
In cooperation with the Chess Club and Scholastic Chess Center of St. Louis, the House of Staunton is offering the 2023 Champions Showdown Official Chessmen. It is a limited edition Chess set, with a total of only 5 units available, with each Chess set coming with hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity that was signed by each of the 10 players. Chess sets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis; purchase quickly to insure yourself a low production number!
Here's your chance to own a piece of chess history, featuring ten of the greatest players in the world!
NOTE - These are DGT-Enabled Chess Sets.
The event is a ten-player, round robin, that began on September 7th. The players compete for a first place prize of $37,500, and a total funds prize of $150,000.
About the Chessmen
THE PIECES HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED WITH OUR PATENTED WEIGHTING TECHNIQUE ("U.S. Patent No. 11,000,757”) AND COMES WITH A LIFETIME WARRANTY AGAINST HAIRLINE CRACKS
The House of Staunton is proud to offer another masterpiece - Camaratta Signature Series Cooke Luxury Chess Set! Combining the Staunton perfection of the Cooke set with the Maestro's Knight design from the Craftsman set, these Chessmen showcase the Maestro's passion for Greek architecture, as well as the highest standard of the Staunton pattern.
The Cooke design is a perfect reproduction of the original Staunton-pattern chessmen, the standard by which every tournament Chess set has been designed.
The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton over 10 years ago.
The Chess Set comes with an original manufacturer's plaque indicating the production number, with an adhesive backing that would allow it to be affixed to the underside of a Chess box.
About the Chess Box
Each Chess Set comes packed in a House of Staunton Mahogany Premium Chess Box with the Chess 960 name and logo laser engraved on the lid.
About the Signed Certificate of Authenticity
Each Chess Set comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that was hand-signed by all ten of the participants in the match
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