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American Staunton Chessmen in Sheesham 3.75 InchesAmerican Staunton Chessmen in Sheesham 3.75 Inches
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Down Head Ebonised Chess Men 3.75 inchDown Head Ebonised Chess Men 3.75 inch
Down Head Ebonised Chess Men 3.75 inch Sale price€127,95 Regular price€152,95
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Pioneer Golden Rosewood Chessmen 3.75 InchesPioneer Golden Rosewood Chessmen 3.75 Inches
Pioneer Golden Rosewood Chessmen 3.75 Inches Sale price€133,95 Regular price€177,95
Oxford Series Acacia and Boxwood Chess Pieces 3.5 InchesOxford Series Acacia and Boxwood Chess Pieces 3.5 Inches
Opus Series Sheesham and Boxwood Chessmen 3.75 InchesOpus Series Sheesham and Boxwood Chessmen 3.75 Inches
Leningrad Anjan Chess Men 4 inchLeningrad Anjan Chess Men 4 inch
Italian Black and White Lacquered 3" Staunton Chess Men by ItalfamaItalian Black and White Lacquered 3" Staunton Chess Men by Italfama
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Highgrove Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 3 InchesHighgrove Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 3 Inches
Highgrove Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 3 Inches Sale price€177,95 Regular price€215,95
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Highclere Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 3 InchesHighclere Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 3 Inches
Highclere Series Ebony Staunton Chess Pieces 3 Inches Sale price€215,95 Regular price€254,95
Fierce Knight Ebonised Chessmen 4 InchFierce Knight Ebonised Chessmen 4 Inch
Executive Staunton Ebonised Chess Men 3 InchesExecutive Staunton Ebonised Chess Men 3 Inches
Executive Staunton Chessmen in Sheesham 3.75 Inches
Emerald Series Ebonised Boxwood Chess Pieces 3.25 InchesEmerald Series Ebonised Boxwood Chess Pieces 3.25 Inches
Down Head Knight Sheesham Staunton Chess Pieces 3.25 InchesDown Head Knight Sheesham Staunton Chess Pieces 3.25 Inches
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Down Head Knight Sheesham Staunton Chess Pieces 3 InchesDown Head Knight Sheesham Staunton Chess Pieces 3 Inches
Down Head Knight Sheesham Staunton Chess Pieces 3 Inches Sale price€101,95 Regular price€114,95
Down Head Knight Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 3.25 InchesDown Head Knight Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 3.25 Inches
Down Head Knight Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 2.5 InchesDown Head Knight Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 2.5 Inches
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Rosewood Staunton Deluxe Chessmen 3.75 inchesRosewood Staunton Deluxe Chessmen 3.75 inches
Rosewood Staunton Deluxe Chessmen 3.75 inches Sale price€165,95 Regular price€222,95
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Down Head Acacia 3 inch Chess PiecesDown Head Acacia 3 inch Chess Pieces
Down Head Acacia 3 inch Chess Pieces Sale price€63,95 Regular price€82,95
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Burnt Parker Chessmen 4 inchBurnt Parker Chessmen 4 inch
Burnt Parker Chessmen 4 inch Sale price€266,95 Regular price€330,95
Broadbase Club Staunton 3.75 inch Teak Chess MenBroadbase Club Staunton 3.75 inch Teak Chess Men
Broadbase Chess Men in Red and Black 3.75 inchBroadbase Chess Men in Red and Black 3.75 inch
British Ebonised Chess Men 3.5 inchBritish Ebonised Chess Men 3.5 inch
Blackmore Series Sheesham and Boxwood Chess Pieces 4 inchesBlackmore Series Sheesham and Boxwood Chess Pieces 4 inches
Black Flower Chess SetBlack Flower Chess Set
Black Flower Chess Set Sale price€276,95
Atlantic Series Staunton Black & Natural Lacquered 3.75 InchesAtlantic Series Staunton Black & Natural Lacquered 3.75 Inches
Antiqued British Staunton Chessmen 3.75 InchesAntiqued British Staunton Chessmen 3.75 Inches
Antipodean Series Rosewood Staunton Chessmen 4 InchesAntipodean Series Rosewood Staunton Chessmen 4 Inches
3.5 Inch Classic Staunton chessmen Ebonised3.5 Inch Classic Staunton chessmen Ebonised
3.5 Inch Classic Staunton Chessmen Acacia Wood3.5 Inch Classic Staunton Chessmen Acacia Wood
Competition Chess Men 3 Inch with Chess Piece CaseCompetition Chess Men 3 Inch with Chess Piece Case
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Down Head Knight Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 3 InchesDown Head Knight Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 3 Inches
Down Head Knight Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 3 Inches Sale price€88,95 Regular price€114,95
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Victoria Series Ebonised Boxwood Chessmen 3.75 InchesVictoria Series Ebonised Boxwood Chessmen 3.75 Inches
Victoria Series Ebonised Boxwood Chessmen 3.75 Inches Sale price€203,95 Regular price€241,95
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Oxford Series Ebonised Boxwood Chess Pieces 3.75 inchesOxford Series Ebonised Boxwood Chess Pieces 3.75 inches
Oxford Series Ebonised Boxwood Chess Pieces 3.75 inches Sale price€215,95 Regular price€241,95
Leningrad Series Ebonised Chess Men 4 inchLeningrad Series Ebonised Chess Men 4 inch
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Leningrad Series Acacia Chess Men 4 inchLeningrad Series Acacia Chess Men 4 inch
Leningrad Series Acacia Chess Men 4 inch Sale price€228,95 Regular price€254,95
Jacob Knight Golden Rosewood Staunton Chess Pieces 3.75 InchesJacob Knight Golden Rosewood Staunton Chess Pieces 3.75 Inches
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Highgrove Series Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 3 InchesHighgrove Series Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 3 Inches
Highgrove Series Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 3 Inches Sale price€127,95 Regular price€152,95
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French Knight Series Rosewood Staunton Chess Pieces 3.25 InchesFrench Knight Series Rosewood Staunton Chess Pieces 3.25 Inches
French Knight Series Rosewood Staunton Chess Pieces 3.25 Inches Sale price€152,95 Regular price€190,95
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French Knight Series Golden Rosewood Chess Pieces 3.25 InchesFrench Knight Series Golden Rosewood Chess Pieces 3.25 Inches
French Knight Series Golden Rosewood Chess Pieces 3.25 Inches Sale price€114,95 Regular price€139,95
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French Knight Series Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 3.25 InchesFrench Knight Series Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 3.25 Inches
French Knight Series Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 3.25 Inches Sale price€114,95 Regular price€127,95
Frankfurt Series Ebonised Boxwood Chess Pieces 4 InchesFrankfurt Series Ebonised Boxwood Chess Pieces 4 Inches
Flower Series Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 3.25 InchesFlower Series Ebonised Staunton Chess Pieces 3.25 Inches
Fierce Knight Sheesham Staunton Chessmen 3 Inches Including CaseFierce Knight Sheesham Staunton Chessmen 3 Inches Including Case
Fierce Knight Ebonised Staunton Chessmen 3 Inches Including CaseFierce Knight Ebonised Staunton Chessmen 3 Inches Including Case
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Down Head Knight Sheesham Staunton Chess Pieces 2.5 InchesDown Head Knight Sheesham Staunton Chess Pieces 2.5 Inches
Down Head Knight Sheesham Staunton Chess Pieces 2.5 Inches Sale price€88,95 Regular price€101,95
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Victoria Series Sheesham and Boxwood Chessmen 3.75 InchesVictoria Series Sheesham and Boxwood Chessmen 3.75 Inches
Victoria Series Sheesham and Boxwood Chessmen 3.75 Inches Sale price€177,95 Regular price€215,95
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Conquest Series Ebonised Chess Pieces 4 InchesConquest Series Ebonised Chess Pieces 4 Inches
Conquest Series Ebonised Chess Pieces 4 Inches Sale price€95,95 Regular price€114,95
Atlantic Series Rosewood Staunton Chess Pieces 3.75 InchesAtlantic Series Rosewood Staunton Chess Pieces 3.75 Inches
Windsor Series Rosewood Staunton Chess Pieces 3 InchesWindsor Series Rosewood Staunton Chess Pieces 3 Inches

Staunton in Pop Culture?


Staunton chess sets have made notable appearances in various movies, TV shows, and books, cementing their place in popular culture. For example, in the TV series The Queen's Gambit, the Staunton design is prominently featured, reflecting the era's authentic chess equipment. In the film Searching for Bobby Fischer, the Staunton set symbolizes serious competition and tradition. The sets are also present in literary works like Walter Tevis' The Queen's Gambit, where the protagonist's journey in the chess world often revolves around matches played with Staunton pieces. These appearances highlight the Staunton set's role as the quintessential chess set recognized universally.

 

 

Grandmasters Endorsing Staunton

 

Many renowned chess grandmasters have endorsed and preferred Staunton chess sets. The legendary Howard Staunton originally endorsed the design, which is why it adopted his name. Even today, it is the most commonly used design, especially for tournaments. Garry Kasparov, one of the greatest chess players in history, has often been seen using Staunton sets in his matches and public appearances. Similarly, Magnus Carlsen, the current World Chess Champion, frequently plays with Staunton sets, particularly in official tournaments. Their preference underscores the set's status as the gold standard in the chess world, valued for its clarity, balance, and elegance.

 

Magnus Carlsen vs Garry Kasparov - YouTube

 

Best Educational Chess Sets


Staunton chess sets are widely used in schools and chess clubs for educational purposes. Their clear and easily distinguishable pieces make them ideal for teaching beginners the game. The straightforward design helps students quickly learn to recognize and understand the roles of each piece. Many educational programs and chess camps prefer Staunton sets because they provide a consistent and professional learning experience, ensuring that students become familiar with the standard equipment used in competitive play.


Staunton pieces are the universal standard for diagrams and analysis in chess books and software programs. Authors and developers choose the Staunton design for its clarity and widespread recognition. This consistency helps players at all levels to analyse positions and solve puzzles without confusion. The use of Staunton sets in instructional materials reinforces their status as the definitive chess pieces for learning and improving at the game.

 

Travel Sets


Portable Staunton sets are designed for chess enthusiasts who want to play on the go. These travel sets mostly maintain the classic Staunton design but in a more compact and often magnetic form, ensuring the pieces stay in place during travel. They are perfect for chess players who wish to practice or enjoy casual games while on the move, combining the traditional look and feel of Staunton pieces with convenience and portability.