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CB Blackburne (Joseph Henry) Edition Chess Set in Bud Rose & Box Wood - 4.6" King with Free Storage Box





Quick Overview

Material: Bud Rose Wood/ Boxwood (Gardenia latifolia)

Dimensions:    King Height -   4.60" (117 mm)   
                        King Base - 1.92" (49 mm)
                        Pawn Height -   2.40" (61 mm)
                        Pawn Base -  1.49" (38 mm)

You're getting: 34 pieces(2 extra queens); with storage box, Chess board is not included.

2200 grams (77.60 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
: (2.1"- 2.5")/(55 mm - 65 mm) sq.

Shipping: FedEx 4-6 days delivery for North America, UK, AU, EU, IN
                   IndiaPost 15-25 days delivery for rest of the world - Know More

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Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King    4.60" (117 mm)
1.92" (49 mm)
Queen    3.85" (98 mm)
 1.81" (46 mm)
Bishop  3.54" (90 mm)
 1.65" (42 mm)
Knight  3.34" (85 mm)
1.65" (42 mm)
Rook  2.48" (63 mm) 1.65" (42 mm)
Pawn  2.40" (61 mm)
1.49" (38 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 2200 grams (77.60 oz)
Dark Pieces Bud Rose Wood
Light Pieces Box Wood
Recommended Board Size  (2.1"-2.5")/(55mm - 65 mm) sq.

Features: We are proud to announce the launch of our much awaited CB Blackburne Edition chess set in Bud Rose and Boxwood. This chess set comes with a 4.6" King with base diameter of 1.9" This Triple Weighted Chess Set has the chess pieces fitted with thick green felts on their bases. The dark chess pieces are made in bud rose Wood and the lighter chess pieces are made in Boxwood.

Design & Quality: Designed by chessbazaar and handcrafted in India, these chess pieces are exclusively available on chessbazaar.com. The pieces are heavily weighted which makes them very stable on the chess board and the heavy feel of the pieces makes them really nice to touch and hold. Each piece in the set has been meticulously carved, sanded, finished and buff polished by hand to give it a rich long lasting shine. To make the Blackburne chess set what it is, our artisans took more than 4 days to a carve a single chess set. The result of this hard work of these master craftsmen is a truly wonderful design and a master piece which every connoisseur will admire.

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CB Blackburne Chess Set: 

Dedicated to Joseph Henry Blackburne also known as "The Black Death". J.H. Blackburne dominated the British chess scene during the last quarter of the 19th century. He played the London International Tournament in 1862 finishing 9th in the tournament. But this tour paved his way to be a professional chess players as it cost him his job at Manchester. In 1868 he became the British Champion by beating the current holder, Cecil Valentine De Vere. His first major Internation success came in 1870, at the tournament of Baden-Baden where he shared 3rd place along with Gustav Neumann. Starting from 1871 to 1889, Joseph Henry Blackburne was amongst the top five players of the world. 

After losing his job and discovering that he had a special aptitude for blindfold chess, Blackburne began giving blindfold and simultaneous exhibitions all over Britain and for most of his career, these exhibitions were to be a major source of his income. He is known to have played against up to sixteen opponents simultaneously while being blindfolded. In 1899 he also published Mr. Blackburne's Games at Chess. For many years Blackburne was a  chess correspondent for The Field, UK's leading journal. He held that position until his death.

Having lived an illustrious life, at the age of 82 years, Blackburne died of a heart attack on 1 September 1924. 

Package Includes: 34 Chessmen(2 extra queens included) with free matching box. Chess board NOT included in this sale.  

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

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


Shipping: We offer FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world. For North America, UK, Australia, 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 15-25 days for Registered Parcel. We assure you that you won't pay any additional taxes or customs duty after your payment at chessbazaar.com. Know More

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Customer Reviews
Wonderful Review by Pillan
I've just received today this wonderful set of chess pieces. I can´t be happier with my purchase: actually a masterpiece!...congratulations to the Indian artisans from Chile, South America (Posted on 8/8/2018)
good shopping Review by Goldkäfer
Pieces and Box are everything super ! (Posted on 8/10/2017)
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