This chess set includes our Reykjavik Series with burnt boxwood pieces matched with our Deluxe Two-Drawer Black & Bird's-Eye Maple Chess Case. This is the same chess set 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 ebonized and natural boxwood pieces with a traditional polished lacquer finish and 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 Deluxe Two-Drawer Black & Bird's-Eye Maple Chess Case is the ideal choice for combining a chess board with a way for storing pieces when you are not playing a game. This exterior of the case is made from solid poplar with an elegant molded edge design that incorporates a graceful curve and a three row beaded section at the top. The chess board is made from black stained poplar and bird's-eye maple veneer and has a decorative mahogany inlaid border to delineate the playing area. There are two drawers, one on each player's side that completely pull out to make it easy to put pieces away or take them back out. A recessed magnet on each of the drawer secures the drawer when closed.
Chess Set Specifications & Features:
- Includes 34 Pieces with 2 Extra Queens for Pawn Promotion
- Wood: Boxwood
- Finish: High Gloss Lacquer
- King Height: 3.75"
- King Base: 1.625"
- King Weight: 2.6 Ounces
- Chess Set Weight: 46 Ounces
- Green Baize Pads
- Black Stained Poplar & Bird's-Eye Maple
- Case Dimension: 19" x 19" x 3" tall
- Square Size: 2"
- Mahogany Delimiter Around Squares
- Semi-Gloss Polyurethane Finish
- Compartment Sizes:
- Large Compartments (8 per drawer): 4.25" x 1.75" x 1.75" deep/tall
- Small Compartment (8 per drawer): 3.25" x 1.75" x 1.75" deep/tall