Burnt Zagreb ’59 Series Chess Set and Board

$514.95 $685

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“With a distinct 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 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 boxwood that has been burnt and carved to achieve this beautiful result. 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 a 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.

As with all of Staunton Chess sets, the Zagreb ’59 Series Chessmen illustrates a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining a beauty which has become the hallmark of a Staunton chess set.


The Black wood Superior Traditional Chessboard with 2.25″ Squares features Black wood (dark) and Maple (light) squares with a Mahogany frame. This Chessboard is 0.5″ thick, has a molded edge and a satin finish. The Staunton logo is silk-screened on the h1 square.


The Red Burl Premium Chess Box is lined in green billiard cloth, divided and features brass quadrant hinges and a lock and key. This Chess box comes with the Staunton logo laser engraved on the lid.

Manufacturer Staunton
Chess Board Included? Includes Chess Board.
Material(s) Burnt Boxwood
King Height 3.875” inch / 9.84 cm
King Base Diameter 1.75” inch / 4.44 cm
Base pad Material Billiard Cloth
Square Size 2.25” inch / 5.7 cm
Chess Board Footprint 22.5″ x 22.5″
Box Dimensions 9.5″ x 7.4″ x 4.5″
Chess Board Height 0.5″
Median Set Weight 45.2 ounces
Total Number of Pieces 34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)

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