Our Yugoslavia Staunton chess set which is commonly referred to as the Zagreb, has been a mainstay in our collection for decades. This design became prominent in the 1950’s when it was first used in the World Championship Candidates Match held in Zagreb in 1959. This set is a slightly smaller version with a 3.25” tall king and a base diameter of 1.375”. Pieces are made from ebonized and natural boxwood and are heavily weighted for exceptional stability on the chess board. Thick green baize pads on the bottom create a soft cushion and allow the pieces to slide smoothly across the chess board. The uniquely shaped knight with its arched neck and turned down head is what distinguishes this chess set from others. As is often found on eastern European sets, the king, queen, and bishop finials are made in the opposite color of the main body. We include two extra queens for pawn promotion and a certificate of authenticity so you will always know what the chess set is, what the wood is, where it came from, and when it was made.
- Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel
- King Height: 3.25"
- King Base: 1.375"
- King Weight: 1.8 oz.
- Chess Set Weight: 32 oz.
- 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
- Green Billiard Cloth Pads
- Recommended Chess Board Size: 1.75" - 2" Squares (chessboard is not included)
4 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews
I love this set. It is beautiful, well balanced and a joy to play with.It is a good value for the $$$. I especially love the intricate carving on the knight and the two tone pieces.
I use this set with a 2" walnut and maple board. I really like these pieces, they feel nice and substantial. The ebony is light, you can see a bit of wood grain which is nice. My pieces were fine and had a nice even finish.
Order 19524. One-half the horizontal cross on the Black King was broken off. It is a small part of the horizontal portion of the cross---about 1/16" in size. The set was packed in two separate, cellophane bags, inside a small cardboard box, which itself was inside a larger cardboard box with padding materials to protect the chess set.
The set is a Yugoslavia Staunton Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood & Boxwood; a 3.25" King. Item #30897
I emailed Customer Service Friday, December 1, 2017 to see what solution there is to improve the broken
Cross on the King. I have purchased 2 previous such chess sets from The Chess Store, and they are
working very well.
I bought this set for my mother. It just arrived today. It looks gorgeous. I think she will like it very much!