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Reproduced Argentina Olympic (Ajedrez Olímpico, 'Campo') Chess Set in Ebony & Boxwood - 3.75" King

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Material: Ebony Wood & Boxwood


Dimensions:  King Height - 3.75" (95 mm)
                       King Base - 1.53"(39 mm)
                       Pawn Height - 2.16" (55 mm)
                       Pawn Base - 1.22" (31 mm)


You're getting: 34 pieces(2 extra queens included); Board and Storage Box are 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
(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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Features
Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King   3.75" (95 mm)
 1.53"(39 mm)
Queen 3.38" (86 mm)  1.53" (39 mm)
Bishop   3.11" (79 mm)  1.45" (37 mm)
Knight   3.03" (77 mm)  1.37" (35 mm)
Rook   2.36" (60 mm)  1.37" (35 mm)
Pawn   2.16" (55 mm)  1.22" (31 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Pieces 1600 grams approx (56.43 oz)
Dark Pieces Ebony Wood
Light Pieces Boxwood
Recommended Board Size (2.0"- 2.2") / 50-55mm Square Size 

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chessbazaar™ is proud to introduce the "Reproduced Argentina Olympic (Ajedrez Olímpico, 'Campo') Chess Set". This chess set features chessmen that are crafted with a combination of ebony wood and boxwood. The King proudly stands at 3.75(Tournament Size) inches and its base is a robust 1.5 inches. The dark chess pieces are made up 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. They are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade genuine ebony wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long-lasting shine. 

The opposing pieces are made of boxwood which is traditionally used for the 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. Pieces have unique collar rings and thick green felts, which precisely envelops the base of each chessmen for smooth movement on the chess board. The Knights are well-reproduced and represent the highest grade of knight carving skills that our Indian artisans have to offer.

The lathe work on each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the unique collar rings and unique angular miter cut on the bishops. All chess pieces have a wide base which adds another interesting dimension to the set. 

Inspiration: This set is done with the collaboration of a renowned collector(he prefers to remain anonymous).

History: This distinctive chess set was used in Argentina Chess Olympiad. The Argentina Olympic set was very popular in the 1980's because of its unique collar rings and extraordinary knights. The original Chess Sets which was used in the Argentina Chess Olympiad are very rare and selling at thousands of dollars a set but that is not what every chess collector can spend on a hobby. 

Why Reproduced Argentina Olympic Chess Set? The original Argentina Olympic chess set in playable condition is very very hard to find and may cost thousands of dollars if available. Our Argentina Replica is a humble try to bring this legendary design to life and to let chess enthusiasts experience the game with this exquisite chess set which was not possible hitherto.

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: The carving and the design of the knight are quite spectacular, look closely at the eyes, nostrils, teeth and, craftsmanship around the mane. The design of the other pieces is also highly outstanding that allows the set to truly stand out. They are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade ebony wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long-lasting shine. Superb size proportioning from king to the pawn exhibits true intricate craftsmanship in all the pieces.
 
Felts: Thick green felt precisely envelops the base of each chessmen.

Weight: The set is heavily weighted and so they are a 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), chessboard 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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Customer Reviews
Superb Argentina Olympic Reproduction Review by Mickey Ladz
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Kudos to ChessBazaar for another outstanding reproduction. A refreshing departure from the typical Staunton style English sets. I love the large over-sized King's finial cross and the Queen with its unique crown and crenellations. Also pleasing are the wide collar pieces. The hand carved Knights are uniquely gorgeous. And the Bishop is also quite pleasing. This set is quite heavy as I have never had another 3.75" set feel this heavy. This makes for a great playing set for tournaments and blitz play. This set is highly recommended. (Posted on 9/23/2018)
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