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 is a large set ideally suited for tournament play with a 3.875” tall king and a base diameter of 1.625”. 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.
- Ebonized Boxwood & Boxwood
- Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel
- King Height: 3.875"
- King Base: 1.625"
- King Weight: 3.5 oz.
- Chess Set Weight: 56 oz.
- 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
- Green Billiard Cloth Pads
- Recommended Chess Board Size: 2.125" - 2.25" Squares (chessboard is not included)
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These chess pieces are really a work of art! Love having them displayed on my board in the house.
This is a truly superb product. The ebonizing of my new set is so good that I had to hold the black pieces under direct sunlight to distinguish them from genuine ebony. They don't quite have that deep luster found only with ebony but they're very close with a deep and even blackness. And the proportions of the pieces are just right, the way a chess set ought to look. And heavy weighting, too. Note: The kings' base in my set is about 1.75". not 1.625" as advertised. House of Staunton has some serious competition here!
I love this set, detailed and distinctive knight, great size and weight, looks good on my walnut and boxwood 2 3/8 " board. good price too.
Excellent set with beautifully carved knights. More than I expected at this price!