Material: Ebonized Boxwood & Antiqued Boxwood
Dimensions: King Height - 3.75" (95 mm) King Base - 1.69" (43 mm) Pawn Height - 1.88" (48 mm) Pawn Base - 1.22" (31 mm)
You're getting: 34 pieces (2 extra Queens included); Board and storage box is not included.Weight: 1130 grams (39.85 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"- 2.3") / 55-60mm Square Size
Shipping: FedEx/DHL 4-6 days delivery for North America, UK, AU, EU, IN IndiaPost 15-25 days delivery for rest of the world - Know More
Reproduced 1972 Reproduced Fischer-Spassky Staunton Pattern Chess Set Version 2.0: chessbazaar proudly presents you an improved version of Fischer-Spassky set in Ebonized Boxwood & Antiqued Boxwood
The King proudly stands at 3.75(Tournament Size) inches and its base is a robust 1.6 inches. Wider base and superb size proportioning from the king to the pawn exhibits true intricate craftsmanship in all the pieces. Dark chess pieces are exquisitely crafted in ebonized boxwood. All Chess pieces are expertly carved in India and weighted for prodigious hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board.
The opposing pieces are made of antiqued boxwood which is traditionally used for reproduced chess sets. It is one of the fairly easy woods to work with and shows off aesthetic detail. The set comes with free extra queens for effortless pawn promotion. All chess pieces have pristine cut green felt pads on their wide bases which give you the smooth movement on the chess board.
History: Challenger Robert James"Bobby" Fischer and Boris Spassky battled for the World Chess Championship in 1972. The match took place in 1972 at Reykjavik the capital city of Iceland and has been dubbed the Match of the Century. Fischer won the match by impressive 12½–8½, becoming the eleventh undisputed World Champion. However, Fischer lost the first game by a blunder in a clearly drawn endgame and the second game by forfeit because Fischer refused to play the game in a dispute over the playing conditions. Unfortunately, tournament organizers refused to give fulfil his demands and the match appeared destined for a forfeit victory for the reigning Champion, Spassky yielded since it would have been a hollow victory. Fischer was upset from the cameras in the first game so tournament organizers shifted the third game to a back room, away from the cameras where Fischer defeated the mighty Boris Spassky who ruled the chess yard for the past quarter-century.
This historic Fischer and Boris Spassky Chess set was produced by the legendary company Jaques of London, who also introduced the first Staunton chess set in the fall of 1849. We have reproduced the exact reproduction of the chess set used during the iconic 1972 World Chess Championship rivalry match between legendary Bobby Fischer and reigning Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland. The reproduction of Fischer and Boris Spassky Chess set(also known as Reykjavik chess set) has been attempted - but never before accurate like this. This reproduction exemplifies a perfect combination of class and history.
Design & Quality: 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 of the masses. To make the Fischer-Spassky repro chess set what it is, our artisans take more than a day to a carve a single chess set. The result of this hard work of these master craftsmen is a truly wonderful design and a masterpiece which any connoisseur will admire.
Weight: 1130 grams (39.85 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%.
New Antique Finish Process: The new antique finish is accomplished through an innovative four-step process of color and rotational 3-D polishing for a uniform finish. This new antique finish even prevents pieces from cracks and splits.
The original Jaques Fischer-Spassky chess sets are selling at thousands of dollars, but that is not every what every chess collector can spend on a hobby. chessbazaar worked very hard to take out this repro design at very affordable price without compromising on quality so that every chess enthusiast can buy and admire the beauty of this chess set.
In-Box items : Retail package consists of 34 chessmen, 2 extra queens included. chess board NOT included in this sale.
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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