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Plastic Chess Sets - Wooden Chess Sets - Chess Boards - Chess Clocks - Antique Playing Sets


The Cambridge Springs 1904 Commemorative Series Luxury Chessmen
4.4" King Height - The Connoisseur Collection

Limited Edition Collection

Not Available Anywhere Else
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To pamper you, The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Cambridge Springs 1904 Commemorative  Series Luxury Chess Set, available exclusively through eBay.. A full club-sized Chess set, each set has been hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade Genuine Ebony and Boxwood. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish. 

As with all House of Staunton Chessmen, they exemplify the perfect combination of beauty and functionality. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!

The Cambridge Springs 1904 Luxury Chessmen are exquisitely carved and very heavily weighted, with a 4.4" King and a 2.0" diameter base. The chessmen weigh a massive 72 ounces. 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 a personalized Certificate of Authenticity and 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 (which must be purchased separately).

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Material Used King Height King Base Diameter Total Set Weight* Total Number of Pieces Recommended Board Size
Wood 4.4" 2.0" 82 ounces 34 2.5"


The Cambridge Springs 1904 Chess Tournament

The small town of Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania was an unlikely location for what would would later be known as the greatest turn-of-the-century Chess tournament in the United States.

The tournament was the brainchild of William D. Rider, Jr., owner of a luxury hotel  in the resort town of Cambridge Springs. In an effort to promote the hotel, which was designed to be the greatest hotel between Chicago and New York, Rider and the Erie Railroad sponsored the Cambridge Springs 1904 Chess Tournament to raise national awareness of both the hotel and the Cambridge Springs Area.

The tournament featured 16 players, including many of the world's great chess players. This includes the reigning World Champion Lasker, Chigorin, Schlecter, Pillsbury and Marshall. It is interesting to note that four of the sixteen participants of this single round-robin tournament had never played in an international chess tournament before!

The tournament was won by Frank Marshall, who finished the tournament undefeated with an impressive 13/15 result. Reigning World Champion Lasker tied with Janowski for distant second place with 11/15 result.

The tournament itself was considered wildly successful, from both a marketing and chess point of view. Mr. Rider had planned on making the Cambridge Springs tournament an annual event, but when he passed away the following year, with him went the hope for future events.


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This item ships anywhere in the continuous United States (48 States) for FREE via Fedex Home Delivery. Customers in Hawaii and Alaska are subject to a $15.00 Shipping Surcharge. We are sorry, but because we ship via Fedex Ground, we can not ship to PO Boxes.

We are sorry but we currently do not ship to International customers. 

About The House of Staunton

"Nothing can heighten your Chess playing experience more than the feel and weight of finely crafted Staunton Chess set." 

Headquartered in the United States, The House of Staunton manufacturers the world's finest Chess equipment. Our offerings include Chess sets, Chess boards and Chess boxes of all types and for all budgets. Whether your looking for a plastic Chess set to use at your local Chess club or a luxurious heirloom Chess set to pass on to future generations, you'll find it at The House of Staunton. Our products are crafted from a wide range of materials, including such luxurious materials as Ebony, Blood Rosewood, Amboyna Burl and 40,000 year-old Wooly Mammoth Ivory. We invite you to indulge yourself and discover what countless other Chess enthusiasts know - The House of Staunton offers the finest Chess Equipment - bar none!

Our Chess products have been prominently featured in countless movies, television shows, print ads, book covers and comic strips. This prestigious list includes NBC's The West Wing starring Martin Sheen and Rob Lowe, Warner Bros` Wild, Wild West starring Will Smith, Sony Pictures' The Luzhin Defense starring John Turturro and the recent Disney film The Hoax, starring Richard Gere and Alfred Molina.

The House of Staunton - Why settle for less when you can own the legend!  

The House of Staunton is proud to be an official sponsor and the exclusive equipment provider of the United States Chess Championship, making us truly The Chessmen of Champions! - When America's top Chess professionals battle for the US Chess Championship (shown above), they use House of Staunton Chessmen! 

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