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 1959 Candidates Match that had games in the fine city of Zagreb. This set with its styling looks like it came right out of the miniseries "The Queen's Gambit". No matter where it came from this is an amazing chess set. Eastern European styling cues make this set distinctive from across the room. The nice thing about this set is the set is one of the sturdiest set of wood chess pieces on the market. It is made for the tournament scene, from classic time controls, to the destructive Bullet matches.
Traditional European Chess Pieces, Ebonized wood and Boxwood
Russian seahorse knight and color tops of king, queen, and bishop
King measures 3.74 inch tall, 1.57 inch diameter
Weighted and handpolished, collectively weighs 2.425 lbs.