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Zagreb 59 Staunton Chess Set with 82mm (3.25") King in Golden Rosewood, 41cm (16") Chess Board

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From 6 September to 31 October of 1959, eight of the world's best Grandmasters competed in a powerful quadruple Round-Robin Tournament, played in Bied, Zagreb and Belgrade, Yugoslavia,  to determine the challenger for the crown of World Champion currently held by Soviet Grandmaster Michael Botvinnik, Competing were Pal Benkö, born July 15, 1928, in Amiens, France; the young American Robert James Fischer, born March 9, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois; Grandmaster Svetogar Gligoric, born February 2, 1923, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia; Paul Keres, born January 7, 1916 in Estonia; Fridrik Olafsson, born January 26, 1935 in Reykjavik, Iceland; Tigran Petrosian, Born November 17, 1929 in Armenia; Vassily Smyslov, born March 24, 1921 In Moscow, USSR; and Michail Tahl, born November 9, 1936 in Riga.

Michail Tahl who went on to successfully capture the world title from Botvinnik ultimately won the tournament. Fischer tied for 5th place, losing all 4 games to Tal.

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 To commemorate this classic struggle the Zagreb 59 Staunton pattern chessmen was recreated and has since become a favourite for Chess players the world over.

The Zagreb 59 Staunton Chess Set with 82mm (3.25") King in Golden Rosewood & Boxwood and includes a 41cm (16") Folding Presentation Chess Board/Box & 2 FREE Extra Queens.

The stunning Zagreb 59 Staunton Chess pieces supplied with this board/box combination set are accurate reproductions of one of the most popular Chess sets used in the major International Tournaments during the 1950s and 1960s, most notably the World Championship Candidates Match that was held in Bied, Zagreb in 1959.

Some minor modifications such as replacing the ball finial atop the King with a more traditional Formée cross to conform to modern western tournament praxis have been made.

The Zagreb 59 Staunton Chess set is robust, made from premium grade Golden Rosewood & Boxwood, the King stands 82mm (3.25") tall, includes 2 Free Extra Queens, all Chess pieces are weighted, a hand polished lacquer finish producing a beautiful lustre. As a Premium Quality Chess set all Chess pieces have a beveled base cushioned with luxurious billiard cloth pads.

The Chess set is ideal for those that are interested in both the historical importance of the game of Chess, as well as those looking for an attractive Chess set that is both economical and durable.

This unique Staunton Chess set has now become a favourite and is most popular with Chess players the world over.

The master crafted wood inlaid Folding Chess Board/box set combination is made from Premium Grade Golden Rosewood and White Maple.

The presentation case interior is equipped with a special inlaid tray of EP foam with individual cut outs for storage of the Chess Pieces. The Chessboard when fully open measures 41cm x 41cm (16" x 16") has a gloss finish, that provides for a robust playing surface, and is beautifully finished off with an Ebony Wood border. The high quality woods used in these Chessboards provide an awesome appearance.

As with all of our Chess sets, the New Zagreb 59 Staunton Chess set combination exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a The Chess Store Australia chess set.

The design, quality, workmanship and finish of each piece are superb and is truly impressive for a set in this price range, and will surely impress any Chess connoisseur and collector

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The Zagreb 59 Bobby Fischer's favourite Chess Set

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Product Reviews

  1. Amazing! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jul 2017

    The set is incredible! It was delivered quickly and in pristine condition. My partner is in love with it!


  2. Zagreb 59 Staunton Chess Set 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jan 2017

    I bought this chess set as a Christmas present. It arrived very fast and in perfect packaging. It is a very nicely hand-crafted set that is well made. The pieces fit inside the board very securely without any movement. It's great quality wood compared to other heaped sets and well worth the money. The pieces have a nice feel to them and as they are weighted they do not fall over easily. I would like to thank The Chess Store for this set and will keep for years to come! I highly recommend this company and their products.


  3. Zagreb Chess Set 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Nov 2016

    We are very pleased with the chess set. The finish on the box and pieces is perfect. The pieces are beautifully carved and are secure in the pre-cut places for them. We would especially like to thank Chessstore for their prompt delivery and for constantly being in contact with us to let us know how our order was progessing.


  4. I am very pleased with it ............... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Oct 2016

    Hello
    Thank you so much for the prompt delivery of my order for a Zagreb Chess Set which arrived yesterday (Monday 24/10).
    I am very pleased with it as will be my nephew who is getting the chess set for his 50th birthday.
    Kind Regards


  5. Excellent set for the money 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jan 2015

    Very nicely carved pieces - they feel very good to play with. The wood used is beautiful. The box is ideal for a compact travelling set. Only caveat is that the board surface looks a bit "veneered" which it is. Can't fault on presentation and manufacture though. I f you want a set that feels and looks beautiful, you can store easily and take anywhere, for a very reasonable price, this is it.


  6. Beautiful Chess Set 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Dec 2014

    I recently bought this chess set as a Xmas present. The set was shipped very quickly and packaged appropriately so as to avoid any damage during shipping. I have to say that I am not an expert on chess sets but I am quite pleased with the quality of this particular set. The foldable board looks great and on inspection I can tell it was produced with great care, perhaps hand crafted? The chess pieces also look nice and feel nice when handled. The pieces sit nicely and snug inside the foam cut outs. I would have liked the pieces to feel a bit heavier. The king is nice and heavy but not so much the other pieces. Overall, I am quite pleased with this set, and I think that $150 AUD is a reasonable price for the good quality of the set.