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Model Name: MENWZAG3875-
With European flair and styling, a reproduction of one of the most popular chess sets used in the major international Chess tournaments during the 1950s and 1960s.
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 high grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with beautiful billiard cloth base pads and a glossy finish to further tone the details. The design of the Zagreb ’59 Chess set is an conformation of the most 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 House of Staunton has taken several minor improvements to the design of the Chess set, including the ability to replace the ball finial (cross) atop the King with the more recognizable Formée cross to conform to modern Western tournament praxis. The Chess set comes with both styles of King finials (crosses) that are easily removable, allowing its owner to change between both styles. The Chess set has been designed to withstand years of use (and abuse), as it lacks many of the dressing details commonly found on Chess Sets that can be sensitive to damage in the heat of battle. The Zagreb ’59 Series 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 cost-effective and durable.
As with all of our Chess sets, the Zagreb ’59 Series Chessmen exemplifies a perfect combination of beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an beauty which has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set.
The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton over 10 years ago.
Material Used: Hand Carved
King Height: 3.875 (9.84 cm)
King Base Diameter: 1.75″ (4).45 cm
Total Set Weight: 47 ounces (1.33 kg)
Total Set Weight is for the standard 32 pieces and does not include the 2 Additional Queens
Total Number of Pieces: 34 (Includes 2 Additional Queens)
Recommended Board Size: 2.25″- 2.375″