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This review is from: Magnetic Chess Wooden Game Set (Toy)As a tournament player I was looking for something handy to stick in my travel bag and take with me on the weekends I go away to play, so I could analyse games afterwards and maybe play a few casual games in the bar at night.
Unfortunately I was disappointed with this purchase.
In the sets defence, the measurements are clearly given and for it's size the board and pieces are nicely made - the pieces are magnetic and do work well. However the bottom line is it's just too small to use.
I'm a young man and I don't ware glasses, but I can't tell the bishops from the pawns in dim light! You just can't concentrate on the position etc.
Another downside is it's a huge hassle to set up - the pieces all fit into individual grooves on the inside of the board (which folds up into a box) you have to turn the board upside down, take a piece out individually, turn the board back round again and stick it to the top - then repeat. It's all too fiddly.
You'll buy this and only use it a couple of times believe me.