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Reproduced 1930s-70s Hastings Chess Congress Set Version 2.0 in Ebony & Boxwood - 4" King





Quick Overview

Material: Ebony Wood & Boxwood

Dimensions: King Height - 4.01" (102 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.

: 1450 grams approx. (51.14 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

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

: Taxes/Customs charges are included.

Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King     4.01" (102 mm)
 1.65" (42 mm)
Queen 3.30" (84 mm)  1.53 " (39 mm)
Bishop   3.11" (79 mm)  1.37" (35 mm)
Knight   3.03" (77 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 1450 grams approx. (51.14 oz)
Dark Pieces Ebony Wood
Light Pieces Boxwood
Recommended Board Size 52 mm square size

Reproduced 1930s-70s Hastings Chess Congress Set V2.0: chessbazaar proudly presents you an improved version of Congress Set in Ebony & Boxwood

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.

Improvements in Version 2.0: Designing this chess set in ebony wood has been attempted - but never before accurate like this. Some customer’s felt that some pieces in our previous repro were not an accurate reproduction, so we heard to our customer’s opinion(especially Michael Ladzinski) and respected their verdict by bringing a closest possible replica. The new version features a significantly improved knight, King, Rook & Pawn. The Reproduced 1930s-70s Hastings Chess Congress Set V2.0 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.

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 also 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.

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 Congress set 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.

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

In-Box items: Retail Package consists of 34 Chessmen only (2 extra queens are included).


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
Worth the wait Review by Mike
I am delighted with this set received today.
I had admired the original in pictures but was not satisfied the the first model you produced was accurate enough.
Version 2.0 is superior and pictures of it met my requirements.
I'm looking forward to playing with it both at home and at the club in competitions.

(Posted on 10/16/2017)
Magnificent Hastings Chess Congress Historic Reproduction Review by Mickey Ladz
Many thanks to Vik and Sapna for making this historic reproduction at my request. I have the original Hastings Congress set and thanks to them , ChessBazaar now offers an almost perfect reproduction. The Knight carvings are gorgeous and are just like my original Knights except for the glass eyes. The other pieces are finely turned and exactly like my original pieces. A magnificent historical reproduction that is highly recommended for discerning collectors and tournament players alike. You will not be disappointed with this fabulous set. One minor suggestion to ChessBazaar, I would love to see the set offered with antiqued boxwood pieces which would give the set a more authentic vintage appearance. (Posted on 7/26/2017)
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