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This classic European-style Chess set features a king, queen, and bishop with opposite color finials. The history of this set is somewhat confusing. Many state this is a Russian Style set while others will tell you it was based on a design used in the 1959 Candidates Match that had games in the city of Zagreb. This set with its stylish looks like it came right out of the miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit”. Eastern European styling make this set distinctive from across the room. This set is one of the durable set of wood chess pieces on the market. It is made for the tournament scene, from classic time controls, to the destructive Bullet matches.
Traditional European Chess Pieces
Features a distinctive Russian seahorse knight and opposite colors on the tops of king, queen, and bishop
Acacia wood (dark) and Boxwood (light); Pieces are hand polished & weighted for better stability during play
Collectively weighs 2.425 lbs. King measures 3.74 inch tall with 1.57 inch diameter base
Complete set of 32 pieces (single queens); USCF and FIDE tournament regulation size