Plastic chess pieces / chessmen, Dubrovnik Style, weighted, felted
These chessmen are considered to have significant historical importance and are a timeless design classic.
This set was designed and made for the 1950 chess Olympiad in Dubrovnik (Yugoslavia).The 1950 Dubrovnik chess set was designed without religious symbols (king's cross & bishop's mitre). The pieces were sensibly designed to play with wide bases requiring a minimum of 55 millimeter chessboard squares. Originally were not weighted, however this set of pieces is.
In a radio interview Bobby Fischer stated: This 1950 Dubrovnik chess set is the best set I have ever played on. It is marvelous. Fischer owned a 1950 Dubrovnik chess set that he kept in a safe, which was subsequently sold by a storage company to pay for an outstanding storage bill. A chess collector provided a chess set after Fischer requested it for the 1992 Fischer–Spassky rematch held at Sveti Stefan. This is the plastic replica of Dubrovnik set
Dimensions (height | width at the bottom):
King: 8,2 cm | 3,6 cm
Queen: 7,7 cm | 3,6 cm
Rook: 5,1 cm | 3,4 cm
Bishop: 7,1 cm | 3,4 cm
Knight: 6,1 cm | 3,4 cm
Pawn: 4,7 cm | 3,2 cm
Material: PVC, canvas
Color: Black & white
Board square dimension: 5,0 cm
Board dimension: 44 x 44 cm