Quality wooden chess pieces, felt base
Material: Sheesham (Wood)
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 millimetre 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 marvellous.
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.
Dimensions (height|width at the bottom):
King: 9,0 cm | 3,1 cm
Queen: 8,0 cm | 3,1 cm
Rook: 5,2 cm | 2,9 cm
Bishop: 7,4 cm | 2,9 cm
Knight: 6,6 cm | 2,9 cm
Pawn: 5,4 cm | 2,6 cm
WARNING! Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts! Danger of suffocation.