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Daniel Walker
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After a very long time away from the game, I am slowly but surely getting back into chess. Right now I am making due with a very small travel set but would love to purchase a tournament set that can be easily transported.

What I think I would like (please feel free to tell me if I am not on the right track):
- A roll-up or mousepad style green/white board with 2 1/4" squares.
- Heavy plastic pieces with a king somewhere between 3 5/8" and 4 1/4" tall.
- Some kind of digital clock.
- Some kind of bag to carry everything in.

Does anyone have good, specific recommendations for said 1) board, 2) pieces, 3) clock, and 4) bag?

(In case it helps, I am U.S. based and am looking for a very high quality set that will last quite some time.)

Thanks!
 
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http://www.uscfsales.com/ = USCF online shop
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http://www.chesshouse.com also has some nice combos already put together. You can get a decent set, roll-up board exactly as you described, a nice clock and bag for around $50. Hard to beat that, unless you're really particular about your pieces and clock but you'll end up spending a lot more to pick and choose.
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http://www.uscfsales.com/product_p/combost.htm

Check this out, everything you need and is cost effective
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As for pieces, try to make sure that they are triple weighted. That will keep them from being bumped over.
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I would also recommend matching the king height to the board square size.

There are guidelines around but the temptation is to have a big set crowded onto a too small board - a tempation to be avoided.
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Courtknight wrote:
http://www.uscfsales.com/product_p/combost.htm

Check this out, everything you need and is cost effective


This is what I would buy. Hard to go wrong unless you prefer a different style/composition of pieces. This would work also in playing those tweener-rounds of speed chess and bughouse, where the pieces fly about the board and your opponents re gernerally not as nice to the equipment. High impact plastic serves the purpose for that.

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Thank you all for the great suggestions. The USCF combo looks like it may be in my future!
 
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I'm not much of a chess enthusiast, but I happen to have a couple of those exact USCF combo sets (minus the cute bag) in my classroom, passed on to me by our former chess club coach when he left and the team died out. They seem like quite solid and usable sets for the price.
 
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markgravitygood wrote:
Courtknight wrote:
http://www.uscfsales.com/product_p/combost.htm

Check this out, everything you need and is cost effective


This is what I would buy. Hard to go wrong unless you prefer a different style/composition of pieces. This would work also in playing those tweener-rounds of speed chess and bughouse, where the pieces fly about the board and your opponents re gernerally not as nice to the equipment. High impact plastic serves the purpose for that.



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vir0 wrote:
markgravitygood wrote:
Courtknight wrote:
http://www.uscfsales.com/product_p/combost.htm

Check this out, everything you need and is cost effective


This is what I would buy. Hard to go wrong unless you prefer a different style/composition of pieces. This would work also in playing those tweener-rounds of speed chess and bughouse, where the pieces fly about the board and your opponents re gernerally not as nice to the equipment. High impact plastic serves the purpose for that.



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Just search on the words "combo set" and you'll find what you want.
 
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