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    The 2019 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz DGT Commemorative Chess Pieces

    Only 5 Chess Sets Are Available!

    Product Code: MENWSTL2019-DGT-B


    About the Tournament

    The 2019 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz is the fourth Super GM tournament to be held in Saint Louis, and it features ten of the best players on the planet including: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Richard Rapport, Yu Yangyi, Leinier Dominguez, Ding Liren and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

    Started in 2017 and carried into 2019, a fresh new design for the DGT-enabled St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Chessmen has been selected. The chessmen are a reproduction of the earliest Staunton chessmen produced between 1849-1850, but with the magnificent new Camaratta Knight design.Because the players would be playing on DGT Project Electronic Sensor Boards, it was decided that the Chessmen would need to feature a 3.75" King Height, allowing it to fully adhere to both USCF and FIDE tournament rules. And the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Official Chessmen were born!

    In cooperation with the Chess Club and Scholastic Chess Center of St. Louis, the House of Staunton is offering the 2019 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Official Chessmen. It is a limited edition Chess set, with a total of only 5 units available, with each Chess set coming with hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity. Chess sets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis; purchase quickly to insure yourself a low production number! 

    Here's your chance to own a piece of chess history, featuring ten of the greatest players in the world, including World Champion Magnus Carlson & Fabiano Caruana 

     NOTE - These are DGT-Enabled Chess Sets.

    Meet the Players


    Rank and Name:

    GM Magnus Carlsen 
    Magnus Carlson
     FIDE Ranking - 2822
     Country - Norway


    GM Fabiano Caruana 
    Fabiano Caruana
     FIDE Ranking - 2807
     Country - United States 


    GM Sergey Karjakin
    Sergey Karjakin

    FIDE Ranking - 2773

    Country - Russia


    GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

    FIDE Ranking - 2789

    Country - France

    GM Levon Aronian
    GM Levon Aronian

    FIDE Ranking - 2799

    Country - Armenia


    GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

    Peter Svidler

    FIDE Ranking - 2769

    Country - Azerbaijan

    GM Ding Liren

    Ding Liren

    FIDE Ranking - 2800

    Country - China

    GM Lienier Dominguez

    Leinier Dominguez

    FIDE Ranking - 2760

    Country - United States

    GM Yu Yangyi

    Yu Yangyi

    FIDE Ranking - 2736

    Country - China

    GM Richard Rapport

    Richard Rapport

    FIDE Ranking - 2735

    Country - Hungary

    The event is a ten-player, round robin, that began on August 10th. The players compete for a $35,000 prize, and the right to hoist the coveted St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Trophy.

    Place    Prize
    1st $35,000
    2nd $30,000
    3rd $25,000
    4th $20,000
    5th $15,000
    6th $10,000
    7th $5,000
    8th $5,000
    9th $5,000
    10th $5,000


    About the Chessmen


    The House of Staunton is proud to offer another masterpiece - Camaratta Signature Series Cooke Luxury Chess Set! Combining the Staunton perfection of the Cooke set with the Maestro's Knight design from the Craftsman set, these Chessmen showcase the Maestro's passion for Greek architecture, as well as the highest standard of the Staunton pattern.


    The Cooke design is a perfect reproduction of the original Staunton-pattern chessmen, the standard by which every tournament Chess set has been designed.  


    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 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. 

    About the Chess Box

    Each Chess Set comes packed in a House of Staunton Red Burl Premium Chess Box with the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Cup name and logo laser engraved on the lid.


    About the Signed Certificate of Authenticity

    Each Chess Set comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that was hand-signed by all ten of the participants in the match - Magnus Carlsen •  Fabiano Caruana • Sergey Karjakin • Yu Yangyi • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave • Levon Aronian • Richard Rapport • Leinier Dominguez • Ding Liren • Shakhriyar MamedyarovUpon the completion of the event, we will put up a sample of the Signed 2019 St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Certificate.







    Layaway Available

    We're proud to offer our new Layaway program!


      • With Layaway, purchasing from us has never been easier or more affordable. It allows you to purchase selected House of Staunton products by making payments over time.


    • Simply choose the items that you wish to purchase and how many months you wish to make the payments over.We'll automatically charge your debit/credit card each month. Once you've paid for the item/s in full, they'll be sent to you. It's that simple!

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    Limited Warranty

    The House of Staunton warranties this item to be free from manufacturing defect for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

    Please click here to download a copy of our warranty and guide to caring for your House of Staunton Chess Pieces.

    Kingside Stamping

    What is Kingside Stamping?


    Kingside stamping was part of the original Staunton Pattern design, consisting of a King's Crown stamped into the Rook  and Knight that started on the right side (or King's Side) of the chessboard.  In Descriptive notation, it is useful for distinguishing between the Kingside and Queen's Side pieces.

    Whether you use them in your chess strategy or for historical decoration, we offer kingside Stamping on some of our chess sets!



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    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Engraved Registered Plaque
    • Individual Production Number

    Product Details

    Additional Information

    Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
    Material(s) Genuine Ebony, Natural Boxwood
    Manufacturer The House of Staunton
    Weighting Our Patented Weighting Technology "U.S. Patent No. 11,000,757” that Eliminates the Possibility of Cracking
    King Height 3.75'' inch / 9.53 cm
    King Base Diameter 1.75'' inch / 4.44 cm
    Recommended Chess Board Size 2.25" inch / 5.7 cm
    Basepad Material The Kings Feature English Leather Embossed with St. Louis Rapid and Blitz Tournament Logo. All Other Pieces Feature Luxurious Green Baize
    Median Set Weight 42 ounces
    Total Number of Pieces 34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)
    DGT eBoard Compatible Yes