Fischer/Spassky Staunton Chess Pieces Set with 95mm (3.75") King in Golden Rosewood
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The Fischer/Spassky Staunton *Chess Pieces Set with 95mm (3.75") King in Golden Rosewood & Boxwood
*Chess set also includes Two Free Extra Queens and a Bonus Billiard Green Cloth Pouch with Tie Cord (RRP $9.95) to hold your Chess pieces.
In 1972 at Reykjavik the capital city of Iceland, Robert James"Bobby" Fischer and Boris Spassky battled for the World Chess Championship in the most widely followed match in the history of Chess.
It was a disastrous start for Fischer, who lost the first 2 games in strange fashion. The first game was lost by an uncharacteristic blunder in a clearly drawn endgame. The second game was lost by forfeit, when Fischer refused to play the game in a dispute over the playing conditions. When the tournament organizers refused to give into his demands and the match appeared destined for a forfeit victory for the reigning Champion, Spassky yielded since it would have been a hollow victory. The third game was moved to a back room, away from the cameras whose presence had upset Fischer during the first game. The match continued and Bobby Fischer fought his way back and decisively defeated Spassky by a final score of 12.5 - 8.5, having won 7 and losing only 1 of the remaining games.
Fischer's win was a momentous victory for the United States during the time of the Cold War. The iconoclastic American almost single-handedly defeating the mighty Soviet chess establishment that had dominated world chess for the past quarter-century.
The Chessmen that were used during the match were produced by the legendary firm Jaques of London. The Chess Store Australia is proud to offer the new Reykjavik Staunton Chess set also known as The Spassky/Fischer Chess Set, the Chess Pieces are an accurate reproduction of one of the most historically important Chess sets ever produced. The Chess set used in the legendary 1972 World Chess Championship, featuring the legendary American Grandmaster Robert J. Bobby Fischer when he won the 1972 World Chess Championship against the reigning World Champion Grandmaster Boris Spassky (RUS) in Reykjavik, Iceland.
This is a full size Tournament Chess set where all the Chess pieces are hand carved by master craftsmen, out of premium grade Golden Rosewood and Boxwood & Boxwood and have a hand polished lacquer finish producing a beautiful lustre.
The Reykjavik Staunton Chess set is robust, the King stands 95mm (3.75") tall with a 1.75" diameter base and includes 2 Free Extra Queens.
As a Premium Quality Chess set all Chess pieces are heavily weighted and cushioned with luxurious billiard cloth pads.
The Chess set has been designed to withstand years of use, as it lacks many of the ornate details commonly found on Chess Sets that can be susceptible to damage in the heat of battle.
The Chess set features reinforced Pawn collars and oversized Rook ramparts for unmatched durability.
The Reykjavik Staunton 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.
Note: The Chessboard shown in this listing are for photographic purposes only and is not included with the purchase of these Chessmen.
This unique Staunton Chess set has now become a favourite and is most popular with Chess players the world over.