In 2017 I purchased a wooden tournament chess board from USCF Sales. I wanted a hard, flat, regulation-sized surface to study chess while in bed, and a vinyl roll-up board just wouldn’t do.
At the same time, I knew I wasn’t going to use it much, and I’m not a wealthy guy, so I had to choose carefully.
I think I made a good choice.
In my humble opinion, this is a really nice board for only $39.50 (on clearance; regular price $79.00)! You can also choose between two different bags for the board, but at an additional cost of $39.95 or $59.95, I decided to pass.
When I got it in person, it was just what I expected and I am very happy with it. The only problem is that I don’t use it nearly enough…
Warning: It’s not a DGT board, so don’t buy it expecting to use it for game broadcasts.
It will fit any standard chess set. A test to determine if a chess board and pieces are appropriately-sized for each other: four pawns should fit within one square.
If you’ve got a small chess club or run invitational tournaments, I would highly recommend this wooden tournament chess board. From a price-to-value perspective, this is one of the best chess purchases I have made in at least several years.