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Combo of 1972 Reproduced Fischer-Spassky Staunton Pattern Chess Set with Wooden Board in Sheesham / Box Wood - 3.75" King

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Material: Sheesham Wood /  Boxwood 

Dimensions:    King Height - 3.75" (95 mm)
                        King Base - 1.65" (42 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 1.92" (49 mm)
                        Pawn Base - 1.14" (29 mm)


Weight : 980 grams (34.56 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%.


MaterialWalnut / Maple

Dimensions:    Board - 19.6" x 19.6" (50 cm x 50 cm)
                        Square - 2.12" x 2.12" (54 mm x 54 mm)
                        Board Thickness - 12 mm (0.4")                       


Board Finish Matte, non-shiny finish.


Weight : 2350 gms (82.89 oz) Please note that this is a handmade item so the final weight of the board can vary by plus or minus (±) 10%.


Chess Pieces SKU : R0302, Chess Board SKU : B1003


Retail Package Includes: 34 Chessmen (2 Extra Queens Included) with one chess board


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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Features
Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King 3.75" (95 mm) 1.65" (42 mm)
Queen 3.14" (80 mm) 1.53" (39 mm)
Bishop 2.75" (70 mm) 1.37" (35 mm)
Knight 2.59" (66 mm) 1.37" (35 mm)
Rook 2.08" (53 mm) 1.37" (35 mm)
Pawn 1.92" (49 mm) 1.14" (29 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 980 grams (34.56 oz)
Dark Pieces Sheesham Wood
Light Pieces Box Wood
Recommended Board Size 55mm Square Size 


Reproduced Fischer-Spassky Series chess set in Staunton style is made up of sheesham and 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 stained dyed 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 boxwood which is traditionally used for white side. 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. 

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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.

About Chess Board:

Made in Spain - This classic 20" wooden chess board is finest of the chess board a chess player or collector can have. Crafted from Walnut (dark) and Maple (light) veneer* this chess board features a Matt finish.

The size of the board is 19.6" x 19.6" (50 cm x 50 cm) with square size of 2.12" x 2.12" (55 mm x 55 mm).The board is 12 mm thick.

Why Veneer Chess Board

  • Veneered chess boards have a long life and durability.  
  • Their finish and quality are much better.
  • They are light weight and hence easy to carry.  

In-Box items : Retail package consists of 34 chessmen, 2 extra queens included, chess board. 

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

chessbazaarShipping: 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
Very happy with the set Review by Ramon Aberto
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Great quality of the set, however some pieces came with the bottom support not well glued(minor details). The chess board came the damaged of two of their corners, I believe It is the fault of south Africa post office, not of the seller. (Posted on 5/5/2017)

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