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Reproduced 1930s-70s Hastings Chess Congress Set in Ebony & Boxwood - 4" King (Discontinued)

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Material: Ebony Wood & Boxwood


Dimensions:    King Height - 4.05" (103 mm)
                        King Base - 1.65" (42 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 2.12" (54 mm)
                        Pawn Base - 1.18" (30 mm)


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

Weight
: 1600 grams approx. (56.43 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
52 mm square size

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

Note
: Taxes/Customs charges are included.

Features
Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King     4.05" (103 mm)
 1.65" (42 mm)
Queen 3.34" (85 mm)  1.53 " (39 mm)
Bishop   3.14" (80 mm)  1.37" (35 mm)
Knight   3.11" (79 mm)  1.37" (35 mm)
Rook   2.32" (59 mm)  1.37" (35 mm)
Pawn   2.12" (54 mm)  1.18" (30 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 1600 grams approx. (56.43 oz)
Dark Pieces Ebony Wood
Light Pieces Boxwood
Recommended Board Size 52 mm square size

It all started back in 2014 when we launched our first Reproduction "1849 J.Jaques chess set". Our 1849 chess set reproduction has become the industry gold standard now, the chess set by which all other reproductions are compared and it is the best-selling product of its kind in the history of chess world yet.

Now we've something new for chess collectors community. Presenting you the Reproduced Hastings Congress Series chess set. The King proudly stands at 4.05" tall with a base diameter of 1.65". The dark chess pieces are made of ebony wood. It would be difficult to find a more sumptuous wood than ebony wood for the dark side chess pieces. The texture of the ebony wood is fine and a true pleasure to hold. The deep luster and total blackness of the ebony wood are exceptional. For superior protection against scratches and dirt, we've shielded the pieces with buff-polish instead of lacquer finish. They are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade ebony wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long lasting shine. 

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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 are expertly carved and weighted for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. King, Queens, Bishops, and Pawns have unique rings and thick green felts, which precisely envelops the base of each chessmen for smooth movement on the chess board. The knights are well-crafted and represent the highest grade of knight carving skills that our Indian artisans have to offer.

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The lathe work on the each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the unique collar rings and elegant 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. Like the Dubrovnik series, the King and queen finials are ball-shaped. All chess pieces have a wide base which adds another interesting dimension to the set. 

This chess set is reproduced in collaboration with "Michael Ladzinski", one of the greatest chess collectors in the chess world. The original set was designed without any religious symbols and we've reproduced the same. This English made set has been used in the Premier Grandmaster section of the Hastings Chess Congress in England from the mid-1930s up to the early 1970s. Some of the world's greatest Grandmasters have played with this set. There are many Youtube videos showing the original set from the Hasting Chess Congress tournaments.

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, 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
My Valid Opinion Review by SK
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Though I have not seen the actual set of the Hasting. I strongly felt that ChessBazaar has reproduce an execellent Hasting set. In most of the reproduction of the chess pieces the knight is the most difficult to be crafted to its perfection. To reached and achieve a correct piece of a reproduction in the right proportion and weightage it require a certain astute skill and sense of the pieces feel in order to produce a good set. In my opinion ChessBaraar has done a perfect job for this Hasting Set even though it may not be the exact replica of the origin. The weigtage of this reproduction is very good or I should put it that it was just right. (Posted on 5/20/2017)
Maticulously Crafted. Review by Chess Praxis
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Today (18 May 2017) marked the arrival of my Hasting set which Mike John Lidzinski has recommended to me. I greatly appreciate Chessbazaar has greatly improve their skill in wood turning over the years and maintaining such a high standard in craftmanship and quality. (Posted on 5/18/2017)

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