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The Reproduction 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Chess Set in Rose Wood / Box Wood - 4" King

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Material: Rosewood / Boxwood (Gardenia latifolia)

Dimensions:  King Height - 4.0" (102 mm)
                        King Base - 1.8"  ( 45 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 2.0" (50 mm)
                        Pawn Base - 1.3"   (33 mm)


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

Weight
1620 grams (57.14 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: 2.25"/ 55 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


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Features
Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King  4.0" (102 mm) 1.8" (45mm)
Queen 3.5" (88 mm)  1.6" (41 mm)
Bishop 3.0" (78 mm)  1.4" (36 mm)
Knight 2.6" (66 mm) 1.4" (36 mm)
Rook 2.2" (55 mm) 1.4" (36 mm)
Pawn 2.0" (50 mm) 1.3" (33 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 1620 grams (57.14 oz)
Dark Pieces Rose Wood
Light Pieces Box Wood
Recommended Board Size 2.25" / 55 mm square

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Features : Reproduced Dubrovnik weighted chess pieces with a 4.0" King and base diameter of 1.8" This set is Double Weighted and the chess pieces have thick green felt on their bases. The dark chess pieces are made in Rosewood and the lighter chess pieces are made in Boxwood.

Design & Quality : Handcrafted in India, these chess pieces are all time favorite of the legendary Bobby Fisher. Appropriately weighted, these pieces are very stable on board and a pleasure to touch and feel. Each piece is meticulously hand carved and buff polished by hand to give it a rich and long lasting shine. The design, quality and craftsmanship of these chess pieces is unmatched and that is what made them favorite with the greatest chess player of all time, Bobby Fischer. When it comes to pleasure of holding a nicely weighted and crafted chess set, no other chess set comes even close to Dubrovnik Wooden Chess Pieces. To make the Dubrovnik chess set what it is, our artisans take more than two days to a carve a single chess set. The result of this hard work of these master craftsmen is a truly wonderful design and a master piece which every connoisseur will admire.

The 1950 Dubrovnik Chess Set: 

There used to be a greatest chess player of all time, Robert James "Bobby" Fischer and there used to be one of his all time favorite chess set. It was called "The 1950 Dubrovnik chess set". In a radio interview, Bobby Fischer stated, "This (1950 Dubrovnik chess set) is the best chess set I have ever played on, it is marvellous." Interestingly there seemed to be some thief who loved this chess set even more than Bobby Fisher and Bobby Fishers original chess set was stolen. On Bobby Fishers special request a chess collector provided this chess set for the 1992 Fischer–Spassky rematch held at Sveti Stefan.

1950 Dubrovnik chess set was first seen in the 9th Chess Olympiad organized by the FIDE and the government of Yugoslavia. The Olympiad was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia between August 20 and September 11, 1950. This Olympiad had 84 chess players representing 16 nations who played a total of 480 games. 

This chess set was designed without any religious symbols, without the king crown or bishop mitres.The pieces were designed for play and had wide bases and the pieces required a chess board with minimum 55 mm squares. They were green felted but were non weighted. 

Approximately 50 chess sets were made, so the original sets are extremely rare and expensive to buy for chess collectors. Chessbazaar presents the reproduction 1950 Dubrovnik chess set where we have made this wonderful chess set available to chess lovers at most affordable prices. We have kept the design of the set as close to the original as possible but we have weighed it to make up for the shortcoming in the original design.

This magnificent chess set should be in every serious collector's collection.

Note: Original Dubrovnik chess pieces are non-weighted. Commercially available 1970 chess set (used by Bobby Fischer) design is slightly changed from the actual 1950 Dubrovnik but the difference is not hugely noticeable. The actual 1950 Dubrovnik Olympiad chess set was never sold in any store.

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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Customer Reviews
Very Nice Review by Dominic
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When I first checked the pieces I was a little disappointed as some of them had a quality control issue. When I informed Sapna, she quickly agreed to send replacements. The replacement pieces are perfect and I am now very happy.

|'m not sure how closely this set is to an original Dubrovnik set, but it's very nice nonetheless. It looks very impressive on my 2 1/4" square board and the pieces complement each other very well. They look as if they are proportional to each other in size and looks. They do feel very nice in the hand with good balance. And the felt bottom makes them easy to push on the board. (Posted on 2/4/2017)
Perfect! Review by Scott G
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The quality of this set went above and beyond my expectations. The woods, the carvings, the weightings: All extremely well done and highly worthy of the famous Dubrovnik name.

I wanted this famous set in a nice dark rosewood, and this was perfect. (Posted on 4/13/2016)
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