The Kaoori Chess Company

The Kaoori Chess Company is a renowned chess shop that provides ample opportunity for chess players in the UK to purchase their favorite chess sets UK. We provide a variety of product options, ranging from unique chess sets to Staunton chess set to travel chess set and even themed chess set options. If you want to know more about who we are, what we do, and the true Kaoori Chess Company difference, then read on.

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Chess Accessories (12)

Chess Boards (22)

Chess Sets UK (95)

Chess Clocks (24)

Chess Pieces (68)

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20 Inch Staunton Chess Set

(40) $177.53 $90.74

20 Inch Tournament Chess Set

(26) $85.48

14 Inch Chess Set London

(13) $85.48 $64.44

21 Inch Royal Chess Set

(26) $111.78 $85.48

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Wooden Chess SetsWith its origins going back to the 6th century, chess is now one of the most loved games in the world that is played by millions of people, both amateur and professional. Let’s first dive deeper into the history and description of the game just to give some quick information to those of you who are newbies in the game. Supposedly, chess originates from the Indian game chaturanga which was played in the country starting from the 6th century. The game of chess reached Europe around 9th century, but the pieces gained their present power in the 15th century in Spain while the current rules were only standardized in the 19th century.

The game involves 2 players each of who has 16 chess pieces. One of the players has the lighter coloured chess pieces, while the other has the black coloured pieces. For each player there is one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops and eight pawns.  

Chess has come to be a hugely popular game in our era as well. There are many championships held worldwide, as well as a World Chess Championship which is carried out in every even year. Chess is said to be the game for those who have a strong mind and well-developed thinking skills. In the Age of Enlightenment i.e. in the 18th century chess was considered to be a means of self-improvement. With its huge popularity, the game of chess could not go without creating different controversies and becoming a hotbed of heated discussions among the intellectuality about its true essence. Edgar Poe, who immensely despised chess, in his story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” highly criticises the game considering it to be far from as deep and intellectual as everyone thinks. As he mentions in the story, one shouldn’t confuse the “complex” with the “profound”. However, it has been stated many times that Poe did not have the clear and correct idea about the game and did not really know how it should be played.  Read More