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

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Description

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Material:  Sheesham / 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.

Weight
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.

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  3.6" (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 Sheesham Wood
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 sheesham & boxwood. 

What's New in Version 2.0: The Dubrovnik chess set celebrates a love story of aesthetics. 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 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 Sheesham and the lighter chess pieces are made in Boxwood.

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

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

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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
Another stunning set Review by John C
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This is my third set bought from ChessBazaar, and what a stunning looking set. Beautiful carving and colours, the knights are fantastic! (Posted on 10/11/2017)
Version 2.0 of the 1950 Dubrovnik set is a home run Review by David
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This set is a home run. Personally I really enjoy the Dubrovnik & Zagreb-styled sets. I grew up on Staunton and it will always be my first love, but I cannot get enough of this styling.

First things first: the 2.0 revision was made to bring the knight more in line with the original 1950 Dubrovnik design, and Chess Bazaar did a great job here. I don’t personally own an original 1950 Dubrovnik set, of course, but from looking at pictures online, I think that this is plenty close.

The design might not speak to everyone, but it does to me - and it plays just as great as it looks. I really love grabbing the bishops, and after I’ve captured one of my opponent’s I find myself playing with it for the rest of the game. The king is probably my other favorite piece - I cannot get enough of its looks. Simple and elegant.

It’s worth mentioning the rook too - one of my favorite details of the Dubrovnik design is that the rook has five turret cut-outs instead of the typical six.

Finally, this is a great set to use with kids - it’s fairly robust and sturdy, and with no real sharp or pointy bits, children will find it difficult to injure themselves. The same can’t be said for all Staunton-style sets, which is why I point this out.

All in all, a great set. (Posted on 7/11/2017)
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