This is one of the Benzoni Luxury chess set series limited editions, the most beautiful and completely Made in Italy chess. Each piece is Gold (24k) and Silver finished, is signed by the Sculptor Piero Benzoni. The beautiful board is made in precious Onyx.
Size : King h 3.03″ Base h 1.1″ – The Poker Signs Chessboard base : 17.7″ x 17.7″ x 2.3″ – Square 1.9″ x 1.9″
This Luxury handcrafted limited production Poker Signs themed chess set is one of the most beautiful set you can desire and the perfect item to be shown in each chess player’s house. Decorated with typical cards symbols, with chessmen as king, queen and others is the best gift for chess and poker lovers!
The best-known deck internationally is the 52-card Anglo-American deck used for such games as poker and contract bridge. It contains one card for each unique combination of thirteen ranks and the four French suits spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs. The ranks (from highest to lowest in bridge and poker) are ace, king, queen, jack (or knave), and the numbers from?ten?down to two (or deuce). The trump cards and knight cards from the French playing tarot are not included.
Originally the term knave was more common than “jack”; the card had been called a jack as part of the terminology of All-Fours?since the 17th century, but the word was considered vulgar. (Note the exclamation by Estella in Charles Dickens’s novel Great Expectations: “He calls the knaves, Jacks, this boy!”) However, because the card abbreviation for knave (“Kn”) was so close to that of the king, it was very easy to confuse them, especially after suits and rankings were moved to the corners of the card in order to enable people to fan them in one hand and still see all the values. (The earliest known deck to place suits and rankings in the corner of the card is from 1693, but these cards did not become common until after 1864 when Hart reintroduced them along with the knave-to-jack change.) However, books of card games published in the third quarter of the 19th century evidently still referred to the “knave”, and the term with this definition is still recognized in the United Kingdom.