This classic European-style chess set features a king, queen, and bishop with opposite color finials. The true history of this set is somewhat muddled. Many state this is a Russian Style set while others will tell you it was based on a design used in the ’59 Candidates Match that had games in the fine city of Zagreb. No matter where it came from…this is an amazing chess set. Eastern European styling cues make this set distinctive from across the room and is made for the tournament scene as the pieces are sturdy. The wenge dark squares and the sycamore light squares go well with the gorgeous wooden, chess pieces. Board weighs 5.6 lbs.
King measures 3.74 inch tall with 1.57 inch diameter base; Collectively weighs 2.425 lbs
Acacia wood (dark) and Boxwood (light); Pieces are handpolished & weighted for better stability during play
Includes 32 chessmen with thick felt bottoms. Single Queens.
Chess board is made of Wenge and Sycamore wood veneer