Rhapsody in Red

Obsessed with colors lately. Here’s a nice setup I did for the family. One of a kind.



The new Zmartfun deserves separate video review, stay tuned. The custom (and experimental) Rh Red color on my new BCE S1ER0053 turned out nice beyond expectations. Spectacular.

-Izmet


Custom Rh Red

Just came from the woodshop with our first custom “Rh Red” prototype set. It’s a keeper. This is my everyday set from here on. Most beautiful set ever in my mind.

Here’s the first evening photo, stay tuned:

BCE Stage 1 Eastern Red - S1ER0053+ - 3

Did you know we film the serial of each and every set? This one has a number of S1ER0053:



-Izmet

The Gazebo Table

Just finished, this is what we'll use in our family gazebo. Nothing fancy. A rough old table, a little spray-on red paint, a dozen coats of shellac finish and a little elbow grease.

I say it looks good on the first sunny day of the year.

BCE S1ENS0049 - 07

I walked by a game in the park today. Spring is coming.

-Izmet

Price Upgrade

Attention chess lovers, our time limited introductory price offer for Stage 1 sets starting at 199.99 € is about to end! This week we will begin charging full price for the Stage 1 sets starting at 249.99 €. Prices for Stage 2 sets remain as they are.

We are giving our faithful followers a little head start here. Old prices for a few days more, get your orders in. Keep it hush-hush.

-Izmet

Dubrovnik DGT Red

Here’s a chess set with a story.
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Last December a nice lady from UK wanted to surprise her husband for Christmas. The hubby is a chess nut. She figured a handcrafted top end chess set from Slovenia will do the job. So she ordered a Dubrovnik from the GNovak workshop. You know, the one our BCE’s are made at.

But there’s a waiting list, they said. Delivery in January at best. Christmas? Yea, right, ...

So she begged. Unable to handle the situation, the workshop pointed her at me. Try that guy, they said. We just made a very nice one in custom dark red for that guy. Go and ask. It’s not like he needs it.

So she went and she asked. Made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. So I sold her that set, shipped it to London on 24th and I hear the hubby is happy.

The workshop promised I’ll have a replacement in early January. Yea, right,...

Got it in March.

But this one is special. This one I ordered custom rigged. See the video.



One of a kind.

-Izmet

P. S. Anybody asking for this one will be paying through the nose. You have been warned.