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Reproduced Vintage 1950's Circa Bohemia Staunton Series German Chess Set in Sheesham & Box Wood - 3.89" King

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Material: Sheesham Wood (Dalbergia Sissoo) / Boxwood (Gardenia latifolia)


Dimensions:    King Height - 3.89" (99 mm)
                        King Base - 1.45" (37 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 1.92" (49 mm)
                        Pawn Base - 1.18" (30 mm)


You're getting: 34 pieces (2 Queens included); Board and Storage Box is not included.

Weight
: 900 grams approx. (31.74 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: (2.0"- 2.2") / 50-55mm 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

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:  Taxes/Customs charges are included.

Features
Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King  3.89" (99 mm) 1.45" (37 mm)
Queen 3.07" (78 mm)  1.45" (37 mm)
Bishop 2.75" (70 mm)  1.29" (33 mm)
Knight 2.63" (67 mm) 1.29" (33 mm)
Rook 2.12" (54 mm) 1.29" (33 mm)
Pawn 1.92" (49 mm) 1.18" (30 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 900 grams approx. (31.74 oz)
Dark Pieces Sheesham Wood
Light Pieces Box Wood
Recommended Board Size (2.0"- 2.2") / 50-55mm Square Size 

Features: This tournament sized chess set "The 1950's Bohemia Staunton Series" in Staunton pattern has been specifically designed for tournament/serious players. The set features a 3.89" King with a base diameter of 1.45 inches. The Bohemia Staunton Series is expertly weighted from our master artisans and it's superb size proportioning from a king to pawn make this chess set an excellent choice for the blitz play in chess tournaments/clubs or regular home and school play. This is an impeccable reproduction featuring the magnificently robust and so-called "dragon" Knights.

Dark chess pieces are made up of sheesham(Golden Rosewood) wood and the opposing pieces are made up 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 appropriately weighted for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. King, Queens, Bishops, and Pawns have unique collar rings and thick green felts, which precisely envelops the base for smooth contact and 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. 

Craftsmanship: The lathe work on each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the unique collar rings and unique Dubrovnik Chess Set like bishops. All chess pieces have a wide base which adds another interesting dimension to the set. The carving and the craftsmanship around the mane of the knight are quite spectacular and design of the knight is somewhat similar to our Reproduced Romanian-Hungarian National Tournament Chess Set,  The design of the other pieces is also highly outstanding that allows the set to truly stand out. Pieces are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade Sheesham(Golden Rosewood) wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long-lasting shine. 

History: This chess set is also reproduced in collaboration with "Michael Ladzinski", one of the greatest chess collectors in the chess world. The 1950's vintage circa Bohemia German set was very popular in 1950's because of its fabulous design and its so-called "dragon" Knights. A later version of the 50's set was used at the 1970 Siegen Olympiad with less impressive "chicken head" Knights. Bobby Fischer played against Boris Spassky at the 1970 Siegen Olympiad with the later version Bohemia set. The original Chess Sets made by Bohemia are very rare and selling at thousands of dollars a set but that is not what every chess collector can spend on a hobby. 

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.

Just like German Knight Tournament Chess Set, these grandeur chess pieces are undoubtedly an excellent choice for the blitz chess tournaments. Matching chess board for these pieces is available at our web store at extra cost. Shop Here

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
Very good pieces Review by Alex
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very good pieces with a nice design and top quality... a bargain for the price (Posted on 11/30/2018)
My favourite set EVER! Review by Francis
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I have had this set for little over a year and I can confidently state that this one is by far my "all-time favorite". The set is a near-perfect recreation of the original. All of its pieces are stunning. I like how tall the rooks are, how slim the bishops are with the little-colored dots that distinguish them from pawns when you look at them from above, and of course the "Dragon Knights"! These knights do not have little round eyes like cartoon characters, and the impression of the eyes comes from the bumps and edges of the design, which in my opinion, make them look even more serious, dangerous and combat ready. I have purchased other sets from Chessbazaar (including one of their luxury series) but this one is the one I cherish and use the most. (Posted on 11/13/2018)
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