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Reproduced Vintage 1950's Circa Bohemia Staunton Series German Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood & Natural Boxwood - 3.89" King

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Material: Ebonized Boxwood & 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 Ebonized Boxwood
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 ebonized boxwood and the opposing pieces are made up of boxwood(also available in sheesham variant) 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 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
Better in person for sure! Review by Christopher
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This reproduction of the Bohemia Staunton chess set is very good and is very likely better than the original. The finish of the pieces was very good, the wood is carved so well that its almost as if it was a fine casting. The 1950s style of this set is much better than I thought it would be as well. That knights are very unique and look even better in person. I think it is now my favorite of the modern chess set styles. The Chess pieces are of basic weighting making them easy to carry, but at the same time have enough weight to where they do not tip over, which I thought was impressive. It was an excellent Christmas present and I could not be more pleased with the look and feel of this chess set. (Posted on 12/26/2018)
An excellent chess set Review by Paul Fields
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The Bohemia Staunton Series German Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood and Natural Boxwood is an excellent value for the money - another fine reproduction from ChessBazaar! (Posted on 10/28/2018)
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