This chess set includes our Zagreb Series with genuine ebony and boxwood pieces matched with our Deluxe Two Drawer Black and Bird's-Eye Maple Chess Case. 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 stands out from other Staunton designs with its opposite color tops on the king, queen, and bishop and the unique and handsome knight with its graceful curves and down-turned head. The ebonized boxwood is jet black with no visible grain just like real ebony while the cream colored natural boxwood is the perfect wood for the white chess pieces. The pieces are individually hand polished and lacquered to a beautiful luster. The king is 3.25" tall and has a base diameter of 1.375" - an ideal size for the game at home. The pieces have thick green baize pads so they slide smoothly across the chess board and are heavily weighted for stability. The Zagreb has been favorite with chess players for decades and continues to be one of our most popular chess sets.
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.
- Includes 34 Pieces with 2 Extra Queens for Pawn Promotion
- Wood: Ebony & Boxwood
- Finish: Traditional Polished Lacquer
- King Height: 3.25"
- King Base: 1.375"
- King Weight: 1.8 Ounces
- Chess Set Weight: 22 Ounces
- Green Baize Pads
- Black Stained Poplar & Bird's-Eye Maple
- Case Dimension: 17.5" x 17.5" x 3" tall
- Square Size: 1.75"
- Mahogany Delimiter Around Squares
- Semi-Gloss Polyurethane Finish
- Compartment Sizes:
- Large Compartments (8 per drawer): 3.5" x 1.625" x 1.625" deep/tall
- Small Compartment (8 per drawer): 2.5" x 1.625" x 1.625" deep/tall