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The Cambridge Springs 1904 Commemorative Series Luxury Chessmen
4.4" King Height - The Connoisseur 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 Red
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!
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
Note About These Chessmen
These chessmen were
crafted out of the highest grade of Red
Sandalwood. Over the past 5 years, it has become extremely difficult to secure
Red Sandalwood with such rich, dark coloring and grain.
The House of Staunton was very fortunate to secure a small supply of such
beautiful wood, so we
saved it for what we considered to be a truly special chess set - The
Cambridge Springs 1904 Series.
House of Staunton is proud to offer these Chessmen for your bidding
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||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
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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House of Staunton manufacturers the world's finest Chess
equipment. Our offerings include Chess sets, Chess boards and Chess
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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!
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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