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The 1950s Soviet (Russian) Latvian Reproduced Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood / Antiqued Boxwood - 4.1" King

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Material: Ebonized Box Wood / Antiqued Box Wood


Dimensions: King Height -  4.17" (106 mm)   
                        King Base -  1.69" (43 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 2.08" (53 mm)
                        Pawn Base - 1.29" (33 mm)


You're getting: 34 pieces; Board and Storage Box is not included.

Weight
: 1050 grams approx. (37.03 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 Size
50-55mm square size

Shipping
: 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.

Features
Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King    4.17" (106 mm)
 1.69" (43 mm)
Queen   3.54" (90 mm)  1.57" (40 mm)
Bishop  2.99" (76 mm) 1.45" (37 mm)
Knight  2.79" (71 mm)  1.45" (37 mm)
Rook  2.36" (60 mm)  1.45" (37 mm)
Pawn  2.08" (53 mm)  1.29" (33 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 1050 grams approx. (37.03 oz)
Dark Pieces Ebonized Box Wood
Light Pieces Antiqued Box Wood
Recommended Board Size 50-55mm square size

 

Presenting you a chess set that has no equal, Reproduced Old Soviet Latvian Series chess set in antiqued boxwood & ebonized boxwood. The Latvian chess set in the glorious antique finish is simply gorgeous and exquisitely striking, therefore each piece is carved with meticulous care. Our most magnificent replica yet takes nearly a week to be made. Quality is so good that you will forget that it's a reproduction. 

Reproduced Old Soviet Latvian Series weighted chess pieces offers a 4.1" King with a base diameter of 1.69". The set comes with 34 pieces including 2 extra queens. The chess pieces are weighted and have thick green felt on their bases for smooth movement on the chess board. Dark pieces are hand carved in ebonized box wood and the lighter pieces in antiqued box wood. 

The lathe work on the each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the unique collar rings and graceful curves. Knights have a divergent style of carving on each side making even more captivating pieces from different angle views. There are 4 cuts in the turrets of the rook. This chess set was designed without any religious symbols, without the king crown or bishop mitre cut. Like most of the Soviet/Russian chess sets the King finial and queen ball is of opposite color. All chess pieces have a wide base which adds another interesting dimension to the set. It’s a chess set that is truly like no other.

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Chess and its Russian/Soviet connection: Chess is one of the most popular games in the Soviet Union and there is one interesting fact that most of the world chess champions were citizens of the Soviet Union. The period from 1993 to 2000 the world chess champions were almost Russians. From the early days, chess has been a central feature of Soviet history and culture from the middle ages onwards, resulting in a great range of chess sets from various times and zones. Click here to see our full range of Russian/Soviet chess sets. Chess is considered one of the most interesting, exciting and educational games in Soviet. Now a day's Russians also use chess as a training concentration.

In-Box items: Retail Package consists of 34 Chessmen only

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Shipping: We offer FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world. For North America, UK, AU, Europe and India the item will be shipped by FedEx expedited service and for 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
Superb Reproduction, Superb Antiqued Boxwood Finish Review by H.L. Mencken
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Another fantastic Soviet reproduction from ChessBazaar. The pieces are a thing of beauty, I can't get my eyes off them. The antiqued boxwood pieces are a sight to behold. The pieces look awesome on my green and white mouse pad board. I love the hand carved knights, I love the pieces. I have never seen another set where each piece rates a 10 out of 10. This Soviet reproduction has it all! Highly recommend. and a special thanks to ChessBazaar. (Posted on 2/18/2017)
The Antiqued 1950's Latvian Set: Amazing! Gorgeous! Stunning! Review by Mickey Ladz
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I previously purchased ChessBazaar's 1950's Soviet Latvian reproduction set in boxwood and ebonised boxwood and have to say that set made quite an impression and is outstanding in every way. But when ChessBazaar recently released this set in an antiqued boxwood version, I couldn't resist also having this stunning and unbelievably gorgeous set in my collection.The antiqued boxwood and black pieces display a striking board presence which makes this a fabulous playing set and a set every collector should have in their collection. This set will make you one happy camper, so take my advice and get this awesome set. (Posted on 2/9/2017)

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