More than once we have seen how many people make huge queues to be the first to get a product that is going to be launched, or even pages that send invitations to be the first to acquire the first unit of a new product.
Exclusivity is very important, in addition, exclusivity makes customers loyal to the brand.
An exclusive product has an emotional effect that causes the product to be valued with an intangible value that people who lack the product can have.
Being exclusive makes it limited, like art and more if it is made by hand one by one, since each product is limited.
In this article we are going to analyze the most exclusive chess-related products, from products made by hand with very limited material, boards in which the best players in the world have played (there are limited units) to material that replicates the best chess games of all the ages.
In this first section we are going to analyze the most exclusive chess pieces (or sometimes misused chess pieces), these chess pieces each have different characteristics.
Due to their rarity or exclusivity, most have a certificate of authenticity, the pieces that we are going to see some of them are made with material that today few can have access or in which the best games in the world have been played. This is due to the fact that for certain tournaments chess pieces are manufactured in which the games are played and no more is played, each tournament has its own pieces, which makes it have a very great value.
The first product we bring you is some pieces made with 40,000-year-old woolly mammoth ivory, maintaining the exquisite design and proportions of the original Staunton pattern chess set, registered by Nathaniel Cooke and produced by Jaques de Londres in 1849. This game It incorporates 2 extra queens for the coronation and has been handcrafted by professional craftsmen for this type of material. Less than one percent of the mammoth ivory collected is of suitable quality for chess piece making, making these exquisite chess pieces a rare treasure to behold.
The first set incorporates both colors with pieces of mammoth ivory, however if you want something less exclusive they also offer an alternative where one of the two colors is of this precious ivory.
The Saint Louis Chess Club, known worldwide for its elite tournaments and magnificent club, hosts the Cairns Cup, an elite tournament for the best players from around the world.
Named Cairns Cup in honor of the co-founder's maiden name, Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield. The top ten players from around the world measured the out, including: Wenjun Ju, Humpy Koneru, Mariya Muzychuk, Kateryna Lagno, Harika Dronavalli, Nana Dzagnidze, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina, Irina Krush and Carissa Yip.
In collaboration with the San Luis club they make available the commemorative chess pieces of the Cairns Cup 2020. It is a limited edition chess set, with a total of only 5 units available, and each chess set comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by hand by each of the 10 players.
The San Luis 2022 Rapid and Blitz Chess Tournament is one of the elite tournaments held in San Luis, featuring ten of the best players on the planet, including: Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Peter Svidler, Liem Le, Richard Rapport, Sam Shankland, Leinier Domínguez, Jeffery Xiong and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.
In collaboration with the San Luis Chess Club, the official pieces are offered. This is a limited edition chess set, with a total of only 5 units available, and each chess set comes with a certificate of authenticity hand-signed by each of the 10 players.
Once we have seen some of the boards used by the best players in the world or with material that really today are very exclusive and complex to find, we are going to start with precious materials.
It is clear that if we want to stand out, have something exclusive and luxurious, the best materials are gold and silver. In this section we are going to show some of the boards made with these materials that will surprise anyone who looks at them.
The first product is one of the most exclusive and serious models. The pieces contain a unique variegated pattern created by intermixing gold and silver with a darker base metal. What gives a fineness, texture and fineness of gold and silver together with the resistance of the base metal.
With the same idea, the classic Persian model is born, using the same pattern of gold and silver painted in the central wooden section, an elegant contrast is born with the mirror-like metal on each side that gives the following pieces imported from Italy.
If we want to go down a level, but still want exclusive pieces with an incomparable touch, we come to complete metal chess pieces. These pieces undoubtedly resistance is one of the relevant characteristics, however the sensation when moving the pieces and contrast with our board is something to highlight as well.
The price by not using precious materials is also reduced by more than half, but it does not lose the style they have. The chess pieces are made of solid brass and have eloquent curves that create beautiful profiles that will amaze anyone who looks at our board or even show interest to any fan who sees them.
If we are looking for a more classic version that follows a pattern more similar to Staunton we have the following. Where all the pieces are very similar except the knight with a unique design that distinguishes it from the others. In this case the pieces are made of solid brass and the white pieces bathed in sterling silver.
Once we have seen the different exclusives or with the highest quality materials, we come to the thematic chess pieces section. Where the most important historical moments are represented by the pieces that we will see below.
They are undoubtedly exhibition pieces but playing a game with these pieces makes it unique.
Starting with hand-carved pieces that seek to replicate the exquisite design and detail of Anglo-Dutch chess pieces from around 1800 from the renowned workshops of George Merrifield and Thomas Lund that exemplify a perfect combination of beauty and functionality.
The following themed pieces show some pieces made of bone about the two-headed German knight Zwillingspringer.
Crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the original deluxe bone pieces from the Anglo-Indian Lund reproduction, these chess pieces are named after their original creator, English master craftsman Thomas Lund.
Thomas was in the business of making chess sets from the early 1800s until his death in 1843. William Lund, Thomas's son, continued to make sets for the remainder of the 19th century, and is one of the best-known manufacturers.
Experience and class show that this design could have been Thomas's creation and without a doubt the luxury could be admired in the pieces.
The same craftsman Thomas was born the Valencia series, an example of the perfect combination of beauty and functionality. With a design to withstand the rigors of practical play, while maintaining an elegance that has become the hallmark of a chess game, we have the following model with which we can appreciate some similarities with the previous one.
The chess pieces are heavy and beautifully finished, made from aged boxwood and genuine ebony.
The design of the Savano series deluxe chess set is one of the best chess sets ever produced according to the Staunton house. It offers the highest level of detail and is a wonderful addition to any chess collection.
The chess pieces are heavily weighted with English leather pads on the king and luxurious billiard cloth pads on the other chess pieces, beautifully finished.
This series of chess pieces has even appeared in the Wall Street Journal, leaving everyone who is lucky enough to enjoy them wanting to play a game again.
Our article could not miss the pieces imported from Italy this impressive chess set from Italfama made of solid brass with nickel-plated white chess pieces. The chess pieces are represented by figures and artifacts of the ancient Egyptian culture, including the pharaoh, the obelisk and the Great Sphinx of Giza, in addition to greater detail each of them is painted by hand.
These highly detailed sculptured pieces represent the royal figures of the Renaissance period: the king, the queen and the bishop. The knight corresponds to a rearing knight in full armor, a castle tower is the tower, and the foot soldier with a shield is the pawn.
The pieces are made of zinc cast using the old world lost wax casting process, furthermore plated in brass and nickel to finally be hand painted to accentuate the details.
You can't miss a modern looking Staunton chess set with a sleek profile, unique shapes being an exclusive display piece.
Manufactured from Italy by Italfama one of the most renowned metal chess set manufacturers in the world.
The chess pieces are turned, machined from solid brass and steel, an ideal chess set for home, offices or offices.
Cast in solid zinc through the ancient lost wax casting process and plated in brass, nickel to finally be painted by hand, these pieces show the interesting history together with the artistic design of the pieces with the key figures of the medieval era: the king, queen, bishop, knight and castle.
A metal themed chess set, ready for a game of chess, that unleashes interest and beauty to the decoration of any place.
This beautifully sculpted chess set in Florence, Italy, is a themed chess set that combines a broken Roman column with the busts of Caesar, his wife, and other Roman characters seated on top.
You could not miss a brass chess game based on Julius Caesar, one of the most influential men in the history of the world. Julius Caesar played a pivotal role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. He was a military and political genius with great achievements in both areas.
This chess set commemorates his deeds over the years with nickel-plated cast zinc and brass chess pieces imported from Italy.
Napoleon sitting at home looking handsome and ready for a game of chess.
Cast into solid zinc by lost wax casting they show the story that Napoleon made and his military conquests, long a favorite subject for themed chess games.
The pieces illustrate Napoleon Bonaparte, his wife Josephine, and other key elements of his French army.
Any fan of history and in particular the history of Napoleon will not be able to miss this luxurious chess set.
It is clear that having exclusive pieces is something very precious for many collectors, however without a board it is impossible to enjoy a game of chess or have an exhibition of the pieces as they really should be.
In this section we show you complete sets of pieces and boards, which make having the set ready to put anywhere in the house or office to surprise people who pass near them.
The first complete set of chessboard and chess pieces, as with the pieces we start with a variegated gold and silver chess set.
The chess pieces are made of gold and silver plated brass with wooden columns that are painted in a variegated gold and painted silver.
The erable gray checkerboard has a high-gloss, glass-like finish.
With a process of 4 weeks from order, manufactured entirely from scratch for you.
From Florence comes this extraordinarily luxurious looking chess set featuring classic Staunton gold and silver plated chess pieces , along with its alabaster single drawer chess case.
The pieces are made of solid cast zinc formed by the lost wax casting process, bathed in gold and silver.
Italia includes the Grande Persian Staunton brass chess set from Italfama paired with its elm wood and erable chess case.
A luxurious chess set made of solid brass and with nickel-plated white pieces. The pieces feature traditional Staunton shapes and design along with a sleek profile.
To finish the sets of chess boards, once the precious metal and metal boards have been analyzed, they touch the boards made of wood.
Wood is one of the materials most seen in chess tournaments and it requires great delicacy when manufacturing.
A high quality board due to the hours dedicated to making it by hand by professionals who have spent decades dedicating themselves to it.
When it comes to storing the pieces, unlike traditional chess boxes, in which the chess pieces are stacked on top of each other while not being used, the chest it has provides each of the chess pieces its own individual storage compartment. It features brass dial hinges, two removable trays along with a tassel lock and key.
Made in the USA, our solid walnut and maple wood chess board.
This beautiful chess set very delicately crafted from genuine ebony and boxwood, combined with a solid South American walnut and maple chess board.
The knight is one of the most delicately manufactured pieces, the mane flows back as if running into battle, with realistic features and fine details.
Only the best sculptors in the world can accurately sculpt and reproduce the details of this piece, the remaining pieces are equally impressive, with graceful shapes and an elegant profile.
The Cyrus Staunton is a large club sized chess set with unique and elegant features that extend the Staunton design far beyond the ordinary.
A Staunton chess set named after Cyrus the Great, king of the Persian empire that conquered the Median and Babylonian empires.
All pieces are unique in shape and have different details than any other Staunton chess set.
At this point, you have seen separate pieces of all chess materials or complete sets. We are going to show some complete tables that include a fancy board.
Many elite tournaments that do not have boards have a table completely designed and created with the built-in boards.
These chess tables are masterfully handcrafted and made in the USA and are available in limited numbers
In this case the first of them the base has been created using a beautiful white oak and has been finished with a refined walnut top. The game board is a combination of maple wood and exotic Brazilian ebony squares.
Each table is individually manufactured to our customers' specifications and is personally signed by master craftsman Nate Cohen.
The next model we see the table designed for chess players by Frank Camaratta with an eye on utility, flexibility, quality and stability.
The table has a transitional design and fits in almost any décor. Special care has been taken to provide our customers with a comfortable and stable gaming table with the right proportions for both a casual game of chess and serious competition.
The tabletop is designed with space for a chess clock, notepad, reference book, captured chess pieces, a snack, and your favorite drink.
The table below has a transitional design and matches just about any décor. Special care has been taken to provide our customers with a comfortable and stable gaming table with the right proportions for both casual chess and serious tournament competition.
Finally, a perfectly proportioned wooden game table, which was designed by chess players with the serious competitor in mind. The table has a transitional design and matches almost any décor. Special care has been taken to design a stable game table with the perfect proportions for chess.
At this point to finish the exclusive products, we have searched each page that is dedicated to creating exclusive products which are the best sellers, we bring you these products.
These exclusive products despite having an expensive price, none exceeds € 300, which is a considerable price but when it comes to having something that few people have, manufactured with great delicacy it is an affordable price.
Chess pieces carved by hand by expert master craftsmen and made with the highest quality woods.
Heavily weighted chess pieces with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish.
Designed for those players looking for exceptionally well made wooden chess pieces at a very reasonable price.
That is the description of the grand master series that can be seen in the following photo and that is one of the most purchased exclusive products.
An exact reproduction of one of the one of the most important chess encounters in history, the chess set used in the legendary 1972 World Chess Championship, in which Robert J. (Bobby) Fischer (USA) participated. ) and Boris Spassky (RUS).
The chess set has been designed to withstand years of use as it lacks many of the ornamental details commonly found in chess sets that can be susceptible to damage.
For example, the chess set features reinforced pawn collars and oversized ramparts for unmatched durability. It is ideal for those who are interested in the historical importance of chess, as well as those looking for an attractive chess set that is both inexpensive and durable.
Affordable and one of the best-selling exclusive pieces, the Parker Staunton Decorative Burnt Boxwood and Boxwood offers a traditional Staunton chess set with a unique design and finish.
A classic style with a construction where the black color, the chess pieces are burned, followed by the final carving work and creating a beautiful contrast of colors between the blackened areas and the natural golden colors of the wood underneath.
The chess pieces are finished with a high gloss lacquer that gives them a glass-like finish.
Finally, this elegant chess set features unique metallic-look pieces that are paired with a luxurious brown ash and maple chess board. The pieces combine a look of metal and stone, but it is actually a cast resin chess set with a silver and black anodized finish.
It has a silver and black anodized metallic finish with the same appearance as real metal and the colorful stone-look resin columns that look real and create a special elegance.
With this we finalize the article, if you think that we have been missing an exclusive element, do not hesitate to contact us. The chess community together with the collectors of exclusive chess products will surely thank you.
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