2017 Sinquefield Cup Commemorative Chessmen.
Offered here are the 2017 Sinquefield Cup Commemorative Chessmen. They were produced as part of the cutting for the pieces used for the chessmen used in the Sinquefield Cup and U.S. Championship Tournaments held in St. Louis in 2017. The King stands 3-7/8″ tall with a 1-7/8″ diameter base. The Boxwood and Gaboon Ebony chess pieces are heavily weighted and rest atop green English baize pads. This design iteration is now used exclusively in the World-Famous Sinquefield Cup Tournaments and U.S. Invitational Championships. The Chess pieces are housed in the Premium box shown. The Sinquefield Cup pieces were the first DGT-enabled sets to be weighted using a process patented by us. These chess pieces are not DGT-enabled. The Sinquefield Cup Commemorative Chessmen are designed by and sold exclusively through Frank Camaratta and The House of Staunton. These chess pieces play and display best on a chessboard with either 2-1/4″ or 2-3/8″: squares. The chessboard shown is not included. If you are in the market for a chessboard, our extensive selection of antique and modern chessboards can be found here.
More background and information of the Sinquefield Cup and the tournament winners can be found here. The House of Staunton was founded in 1993 and incorporated in 1999. When building the House of Staunton, our vision was to create a set of chessmen that captured the feel and exquisite old-World craftsmanship found in those early Jaques Staunton pattern chess sets. In line with that pursuit, we concentrated on recreating the masterful workmanship of the Bishops and the Knights which were derived from the noble steeds whose visages are captured in the Parthenon frieze (expropriated in 1806 by Thomas Bruce, 7th Lord of Elgin and since referred to as the Elgin Marbles). We also wanted to retain the graceful proportional relationship among the pieces and Pawns. We hope we have been somewhat successful in that pursuit.