The Staunton chess set is made up of a particular type of chess pieces to play chess. The style is used for competition. The design was created by Nathaniel Cook and was named after the chess player Howard Staunton. The pieces are the standard pieces of use. The Staunton pieces look like columns with wide bases and felt covering the bottoms. Knights look like horses. The king has a stylish closed crown and a cross pattee. Queens have a coronet top with a tiny ball. Rooks resemble castles and bishops look like a western style mitre. Pawns being small are topped by a round ball.Read More →