This chess set package includes our Reykjavik Series burnt boxwood pieces matched with our Black and Ash Burl High Gloss Chess Board. This chess set is the same one used by the legendary American Grandmaster Bobby Fischer when he beat reigning world champion and Grandmaster Boris Spassky in the 1972 World Chess Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland. These handsome pieces have traditional Staunton features and are a favorite for chess players wanting a set that will stand up to the rigor of frequent use. These are boxwood pieces with a unique decorative design carved into each piece and a high gloss lacquer finish. The pieces are heavily weighted for superior balance and stability on the chess board. The king is 3.75" tall and has a base diameter of 1.625", the perfect size for tournament chess games. Thick green billiard cloth pads let the pieces slide smoothly across the chess board and a quite soft feel when sitting down. We include two extra queens for pawn promotion and a certificate of authenticity so you will always know what the chess set is and where it came from.
Our Black and Ash Burl High Gloss Deluxe Chess Board goes perfect with burnt boxwood chess pieces. Imported from Spain, this is an inlaid chess board made for us by Rechapados Ferrer. The black and golden color of the natural ash burl are enhanced by the high gloss, glass-like finish creating an elegant backdrop for the ebony and boxwood chess pieces. A pinstripe delimiter around the squares and an extra-wide frame adds an elegant look to the board. The squares are 2" with the chess board measuring 19.5" x 19.5”. Playing chess with these special pieces from the past will add a special satisfaction to every game you play, whether you win or lose. Playing chess with these special pieces from the past will add a special satisfaction to every game you play, whether you win or lose.
Chess Set Specifications & Features:
- Includes 34 Pieces with 2 Extra Queens for Pawn Promotion
- Burnt Boxwood
- High Gloss Lacquer Finish
- King Height: 3.75"
- King Base: 1.625"
- King Weight: 2.6 Ounces
- Chess Set Weight: 46 Ounces
- Green Baize Pads
- Black & Ash Burl Veneer over MDF
- High Gloss Polyurethane Finish with a Glass-Like Finish
- Triple Layer Pinstripe Delimiter around Squares
- Extra-Wide Frame
- Square Size: 2”
- Chess Board Size: 19.5” x 19.5” x .5”
- Felt Pads on the Bottom
- Made in Spain by Rechapados Ferrer