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New 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Reproduced Chess Set Version 2.0 in Stained Crimson / Box Wood - 3.6" King





Quick Overview

Material:  Stained Crimson / Boxwood (Gardenia latifolia)

Dimensions: King Height - 3.6"(92 mm)
                        King Base - 1.6"(42 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 1.8"(48 mm)
                        Pawn Base - 1.2"(32 mm)

You're getting: 34 pieces (2 extra Queens); Board and Storage Box is not included.

1250 grams (44.09 oz) Please note that the weight in the set is added manually so the final weight of the set can vary by plus or minus (±) 10%.

Recommended Board Size2" - 2.25" /50 mm - 55 mm square.

: FedEx 4-6 days delivery for North America, UK, EU, IN
                   IndiaPost 10-15 days delivery for rest of the world

Note :  Taxes/Custom charges are included.

Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King  3.6" (92 mm) 1.6" (42mm)
Queen 3.2" (83 mm)  1.5" (39 mm)
Bishop 2.9" (74 mm)  1.4" (35 mm)
Knight 2.6" (67 mm) 1.4" (35 mm)
Rook 2.0" (52 mm) 1.4" (35 mm)
Pawn 1.8" (48 mm) 1.2" (32 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 1250 grams (44.09 oz)
Dark Pieces Stained Crimson
Light Pieces Box Wood
Recommended Board Size 2" - 2.25" /50 mm - 55 mm square

New 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Reproduced Chess Set Version 2.0: chessbazaar proudly presents you an improved version 2.0 of Dubrovnik chess set in stained crimson & boxwood. 

What's New in Version 2.0: The Dubrovnik chess set celebrates a love story of aesthetics and a unique premium color; stained crimson. Designing this chess set with stained crimson has been attempted - but never before mastered like this. Some customer’s felt that the knight in our previous repro was not an accurate reproduction, so we heard to our customer’s opinion and respected their verdict by bringing a closest possible knight in our version 2.0. The new stained crimson color is subject to only the most rigorous quality inspections, ensuring that if you’re holding any crimson piece in your hands, it is completely free from red color discoloration. The stained crimson Dubrovnik chess set is simply gorgeous, and exquisitely striking, therefore each piece is carved with meticulous care. Our most magnificent chess set yet takes nearly a week to create. It’s a chess set that is truly like no other. 

Features: Reproduced Dubrovnik weighted chess pieces with a 3.6" King and base diameter of 1.6" This set is Double Weighted and the chess pieces have thick green felt on their bases. The dark chess pieces are made in Stained Crimson and the lighter chess pieces are made in Box wood.

Exquisitely Crafted: Handcrafted in India, these chess pieces exude class and history. Appropriately weighted these pieces are very stable on board and a pleasure to touch and feel. Each piece is meticulously carved and buff polished by hand to give it a rich and long lasting shine. The design, quality and craftsmanship of these chess pieces is unmatched and that is what made them favorite with the greatest chess player of all time, Bobby Fischer. When it comes to pleasure of holding a nicely weighted and crafted chess set, no other chess set comes even close to Dubrovnik Wooden Chess Pieces. 

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The 1950 Dubrovnik Chess Set: 

There used to be a greatest chess player of all time, Robert James "Bobby" Fischer and there used to be one of his all time favorite chess set. It was called "The 1950 Dubrovnik chess set". In a radio interview Bobby Fischer stated, "This (1950 Dubrovnik chess set) is the best chess set I have ever played on, it is marvellous." Interestingly there seemed to be some thief who loved this chess set even more than Bobby Fisher and Bobby Fishers original chess set was stolen. On Bobby Fishers special request a chess collector provided this chess set for the 1992 Fischer–Spassky rematch held at Sveti Stefan.

1950 Dubrovnik chess set was first seen in the 9th Chess Olympiad organized by the FIDE and the government of Yugoslavia. The Olympiad was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia between August 20 and September 11, 1950. This Olympiad had 84 chess players representing 16 nations who played a total of 480 games. 

This chess set was designed without any religious symbols, without the king crown or bishop mitres.The pieces were designed for play and had wide bases and the pieces required a chess board with minimum 55 mm squares. They were green felted but were non weighted. 

Approximately 50 chess sets were made, so the original sets are extremely rare and expensive to buy for chess collectors. Chessbazaar presents the reproduction 1950 Dubrovnik chess set where we have made this wonderful chess set available to chess lovers at most affordable prices. We have kept the design of the set as close to the original as possible but we have weighted it to make up for the shortcoming in the original design. This magnificent chess set should be in every serious collector's collection.
Uniformity of pieces: The shapes of turned pieces are guided by metal profiles and so all turned pieces are identical, especially the pawns. You can expect some variation where hand carving or cutting comes i.e. knights.

Craftsmanship: Cultivating a new level of craftsmanship and artisanal luxury in this version 2.0, we present to you our most exquisite Dubrovnik yet.

Felts: Thick green felt precisely envelops the base of each chess men.

Weights: The set is double weighted and so they are pleasure to hold and will last for years if maintained properly in a dry and clean place.

Note: Original Dubrovnik chess pieces are non-weighted. Commercially available 1970 chess set (used by Bobby Fischer) design is slightly changed from the actual 1950 Dubrovnik but the difference is not hugely noticeable. The actual 1950 Dubrovnik Olympiad chess set was never sold in any store.

Package Includes : 34 Chessmen(2 extra queens included). chess board NOT included in this sale. 

Disclaimer: Product colour may slightly vary due to photographic lighting sources or your monitor settings.

Caution: These chess pieces are neither waterproof nor UV-resistant


Shipping : This chess set will be shipped from India. We offer FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world. For North America, UK, Europe and India the item will be shipped by FedEx expedited service and for Australia, Latin America, Russia, Japan and the rest of the world, it will be shipped by India Post Regd. Parcel. Delivery period may vary from 4-6 days for FedEx and 10-15 days for Registered Parcel. We assure you that you won't pay any additional taxes or custom duties after your payment at chessbazaar.com.

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Customer Reviews
wonderful chess set Review by Michel
I recommend a lot this product (Posted on 2/18/2017)
Immensely Pleased Review by Neil Sullivan
Before buying this set, I had been looking for a more traditional Staunton one to replace my beat-up thrift store pieces. It had done faithful service for years before finally becoming a victim of the play value it represented for my cats.

I was aware of the Dubrovnik story and, when I saw it here, it made me pause. The more I looked, the more I liked it and could see this set on my table at home. After that, the question became whether or not I would go for the boxwood and crimson colour scheme. I was concerned it might be too much.

The pieces arrived quickly and the entire transaction impressed me. The website is a breeze to navigate and use and the communication leading up to shipment is excellent. The more I read about Chess Bazaar, the more impressed I became.

Everything was well packaged. Examining the pieces, there was no damage at all. Comparing them for symmetry, I was struck by the quality of the carving and finish. There seemed to be just enough signs of the creative process to add some character and prevent it from being sterile. The crimson finish is lovely to look at and I quickly overcame my concerns.

Playing out a few games, the pieces felt comfortable to my hand. The weighting is lovely, resulting in a stable set that would never tip over except with the most careless of handling. The crimson finish didn't rub off and has just enough variations in shading to mark it as a handmade item.

I am extremely happy with my purchase and would recommend buying from Chess Bazaar without reservation. The only way to improve my satisfaction would be for them to come with a guarantee against cat damage! :) (Posted on 1/4/2017)
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