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Giant Chess Europe

32 giant chess pieces for use as a set

90 cm | 60 cm | 40 cm | 20 cm

Teak chess for those who want to play "big".
For both indoor and outdoor use.

 


Embellish your garden, park, hotel or house with a chess collection/chess set made of Indonesian teak wood.
These figures are a wonderful handicraft - they are suitable for playing chess, but not as toys for children!

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

Our giant chess

The chessfigures are made of wood and must be handled with care.


 

King in 90 cm,
the remaining figures in proportion

They are very well suited for chess or an artistic exhibition, but not as a children's game
(in short, our chess pieces break when thrown on the floor, just like any other wooden sculpture).

Prices

4.500 € + VAT and shipping costs

 


 

King in 60 cm,
the remaining figures in proportion

They are very well suited for chess or an artistic exhibition, but not as a children's game
(in short, our chess pieces break when thrown on the floor, just like any other wooden sculpture).

Prices

2.750 € + VAT and shipping costs

 


 

King in 40 cm,
the remaining figures in proportion

They are very well suited for chess or an artistic exhibition, but not as a children's game
(in short, our chess pieces break when thrown on the floor, just like any other wooden sculpture).

Prices

1.500 € + VAT and shipping costs

 


 

King in 20 cm,
the remaining figures in proportion

They are very well suited for chess or an artistic exhibition, but not as a children's game
(in short, our chess pieces break when thrown on the floor, just like any other wooden sculpture).

Prices

520 € + VAT and shipping costs

 

Giant Chess - Giant Chess Europe

We will beautify your
hotel, park, garden,
conference room,
etc.

We are a young team from Val Gardena offering chess sets made of teak wood from Indonesia.

The history of the chessfigures


The history of the chessfigures

The history of the chess piece begins in the 8th century AD. Most of the pieces of this period have an abstract shape. They were elementary forms.

The history of the chessfigures


The oldest chessfigures, which are still preserved, come from the Persian-Arabic cultural area. Often these were made of clay, bone, ivory or even rock crystal from Kashmir. The knowledge about the meaning of these mysteriously designed pieces is not very common today.
These abstract chessfigures came to Europe in the 10th century and were used here for about 800 years.
The mysterious-magical magic of these figures was also felt in the European Middle Ages. This explains the discovery of several abstract game pieces, which were discovered to protect buildings, walled into foundation stones.

The forerunners of modern chess probably originated from the cultural contact India/China.

In the 15th century there was a major reform of the rules of the game. In the following centuries especially European chess masters contributed to the research of the game. With the tournament in London in 1851 the history of modern chess tournaments begins. The competition between Steinitz and Zukertort in 1886 is considered to be the first world championship in chess.


The history of the chessfigures


The oldest European text containing the rules of chess is a rhyme poem written in Hebrew by the Jewish Spanish poet-philosopher Abraham ibn Ezra (1089-1164).

Towards the end of the 15th century the modern chess rules prevailed: Pawns may move two squares on their first move, bishops may move diagonally as far as they like (before they jumped exactly two squares), and the queen may move in all eight directions as far as she likes (before only one square diagonally), thus changing from the weakest to the most powerful piece on the board.

In 1616 the first chess textbook in German language was printed: "Das Schach- oder König-Spiel" by Gustavus Selenus.

In 1927 the first Chess Olympiad took place in London. After the death of Alekhine in 1946 the World Chess Federation FIDE (founded in 1924 in Paris by the FIDE) took over the organization of the World Chess Championship.

In recent times, powerful computer chess programs have been developed.

La The history of the chessfigures

FAQs

Frequent questions

The figures are made of teak wood, waterproof and resistant.

The figures are delivered by our trusted carrier.

The wooden chessboard can also be supplied - but we advise to use stone, marble or any other material as chessboard.

We guarantee for 1 year in case of technical errors in the processing, but not for natural changes in the wood and for damages caused by knocks and knocking over of the figures.

Yes, it can change. Like any wood, teak is a "living" material. In particular, with time, cracks can appear that make these pieces look more unique.

Yes, teak is one of the most weatherproof woods of all, it is mainly used for shipbuilding.

Basically this is not a problem, because the teak chessfigures are weatherproof. If you have the possibility to cover the pieces or to put them in a room this is of course advantageous.


Care and maintenance

The chessfigures made of teak wood are easy to maintain. You only need to clean them from dust or stains caused by rain from time to time with a damp cloth.

Since wood is a "living" material, small changes can occur over time. In particular, cracks can form in the wood due to the constant movements of the wood. Nevertheless, wood is a very warm and beautiful material, unlike plastic, which is rather cold. In the specific case of teak wood, with its characteristic grain and unique colors, these characteristics are even more evident.
Besides, it is exactly the changes in the wood that make a piece or any piece of woodwork even more interesting and unique.

 

Attention: these chessfigures are not to be considered merely as pieces; one should also consider them as a work of wood. This means that they are not suitable for children and should not be dropped or knocked over. This could lead to dents or damage to the pieces.

In short
: you certainly don't have to touch these figures with gloves, but you should be reasonably gentle with them.
Provided that teak wood is very weather resistant (teak is mainly used in shipbuilding), it is still very useful to cover the figures or store them indoors when they are not in use or in very bad weather conditions. This also applies to many other materials such as plastic.



Giant Chess Europe

Contact

Ferdinand Stuflesser 1875 Snc
by Filip & Robert Stuflesser

Str. Pontives 20
I - 39046 Ortisei (Val Gardena) - Italy

VAT number: I-02658370214

info@giantchess.eu
+39 0471 796163
+39 351 751 8904

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