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The Reproduction 1950 Dubrovnik Bobby Fischer Chess Set in Stained Crimson / Box Wood - 3.6" King





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Material:  Stained Crimson / Boxwood (Gardenia latifolia)

Dimensions: King Height - 3.6"(92 mm)
                        King Base - 1.6"(42 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 1.8"(48 mm)
                        Pawn Base - 1.2"(32 mm)

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

1200 grams (42.33 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 Size2" - 2.25" /50 mm - 55 mm square.

: FedEx 4-6 days delivery for North America, UK, EU, IN
                   IndiaPost 10-15 days delivery for rest of the world

Note :  Taxes/Custom charges are included.

Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King  3.6" (92 mm) 1.6" (42mm)
Queen 3.2" (81 mm)  1.5" (39 mm)
Bishop 2.9" (74 mm)  1.4" (35 mm)
Knight 2.4" (63 mm) 1.4" (35 mm)
Rook 2.1" (54 mm) 1.4" (35 mm)
Pawn 1.8" (48 mm) 1.2" (32 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 1200 grams (42.33 oz)
Dark Pieces Stained Crimson
Light Pieces Box Wood
Recommended Board Size 2" - 2.25" /50 mm - 55 mm square

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Features : Reproduced Dubrovnik weighted chess pieces with a 3.6" King and base diameter of 1.6" This set is Double Weighted and the chess pieces have thick green felt on their bases. The dark chess pieces are made in Stained Crimson and the lighter chess pieces are made in Box wood.

Design & Quality : Handcrafted in India, these chess pieces exude class and history. Appropriately weighted these pieces are very stable on board and a pleasure to touch and feel. Each pieces is meticulously 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 any 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 weighted 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 colour may slightly vary due to photographic lighting sources or your monitor settings.

Caution: These chess pieces are neither waterproof nor UV-resistant


Shipping : This chess set will be shipped from India. We offer FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world. For North America, UK, Europe and India the item will be shipped by FedEx expedited service and for Australia, 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 10-15 days for Registered Parcel. We assure you that you won't pay any additional taxes or custom duties after your payment at chessbazaar.com.

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Customer Reviews
My favorite chess set . . . 3.75 " Dubrovnik flat scarlet finish Review by antipodesman
Thanks Chess Bazaar. Amazing service and outstanding sale price on a set I wanted for a number of years. Definitely worth the wait. Fischer was right about this set. It is the nicest playing set.
(Posted on 10/25/2016)
Great as primary set Review by Drew
I just wanted to add a strong recommendation for these as a primary set to play with, all historical connections aside.
They're pretty much like an ordinary tournament/club type set, though a bit heavier and a bit more bottom heavy... both good things.
It's hard to describe it, but they have a definite "toy" quality about them, in the best possible way. They seem like a really well made children's toy. I like this about them, as they're FUN, colorful, robust. Good for actual PLAY. (Posted on 10/9/2016)
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