Fischer/Spassky Staunton Chess Set with 95mm (3.75") King in Golden Rosewood, 46cm (18") Folding Chess Board
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The Fischer/Spassky Staunton Chess Set with 95mm (3.75") King in Golden Rosewood includes a 46cm (18") Folding Chess Board/Presentation Case & 2 FREE Extra Queens.
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 a final score of 12.5 - 8.5, having won 7 and losing only 1 of the remaining games.
Fisher'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.
The Chess set comes complete with a folding Chess board/box combination presentation case. 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.This unique Staunton Chess set has now become a favourite and is most popular with Chess players the world over.
The included master crafted wood inlaid folding Chess Board/box 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 Chess board when fully open measures 46cm x 46cm (18" x 18") with 46mm Squares and a full gloss finish, this provides for a robust playing surface and is beautifully finished off with an Ebony Wood border. The high quality woods used in these Chess boards provide an awesome appearance.
As with all of our Chess sets, the New Reykjavik 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.
We bought these for our Year 10-12 students to play with. They love the beautiful quality of these chess boards and love how all the pieces fit snugly into the board underneath. It is beautifully made, our young people love them. Thank you
This looked beautiful online but when it arrived it looked even better. The timber and the finish is done so wonderfully and the detailing in the pieces just stunning. We bought it as a present for grandpa (as every grandfather should have a chess set to teach his grandchildren not to jump too quickly and think ahead). We felt so proud of passing this on as a gift as it's truly stunning.