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With a distinct European flair and styling, a stunning reproduction of one of the most popular chess sets used in the major international Chess tournaments during the 1950s and 1960s.
Staunton is proud to offer the Zagreb ’59 Series Chess set. A full tournament-sized Chess set, it features a 3.875″ King with a 1.75″ diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with billiard cloth base pads and a glossy finish. The design of the Zagreb’59 Chess set is the popular Chess set used at major international Chess tournaments throughout the 1950s and 1960s, most notably the World Championship Candidates Match that was held in Bied, Zagreb in 1959.
The Chess pieces has been designed to withstand years of use (and abuse), as it lacks many of the ornate details commonly found on chess pieces that can be damage in the heat of battle. The chess pieces features reinforced Pawn collars, stylized Knights and minimal Queen pattern for unmatched durability. The Zagreb ’59 Series chess pieces is ideal for those that are interested in both the history importance of the game of Chess, as well as those looking for an attractive Chess set that is both economical and durable.
The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by Staunton in 1993.
King Height 3.875” inch / 9.84 cm
King Base Diameter 1.75” inch / 4.44 cm
Recommended Chess Board Size 2.25″ inch / 5.7 cm
Basepad Material Billiard Cloth
Median Set Weight 45.2 Ounces
Total Number of Pieces 34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)