The Hammond chess set by Ralph Lauren is designed to be modern and minimalist and a real eye catcher, whether displayed on a coffee table at home or in the office. The board has a black leather base and blackened nickel trim, with blackpowder coated squares and each set is individually numbered via a plaque under the lid. The Hammond kit comes shipped in a leather case, which stores all the components, including the clean-cut chessmen, which are also blackpowder coated, giving off a unique lustre that any chess player, from novice to grand master, can appreciate. Whilst this set might not improve your playing, it will certainly make it more enjoyable.
Danish Grand Master Bent Larsen once said: “Chess is a beautiful mistress”