"An exact reproduction of one of the most historically important Chess sets ever produced, the Chess set used in the legendary 1972 World Chess Championship, featuring Robert J. (Bobby) Fischer (USA) and Boris Spassky (RUS)."
The House of Staunton is proud to offer the FIscher Spassky Series Commemorative Chess set. A full tournament-sized Chess set, it features a 3.75" King with a 1.625" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a glossy finish to future accentuate the details.
The design of the Fischer Spassky Series Commemorative Chess Set is an exact reproduction of the Chess set used by the legendary American Grandmaster Bobby Fischer when he won the 1972 World Chess Championship against the reigning World Champion Grandmaster Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Chess set has been designed to withstand years of use (and abuse), as it lacks many of the ornate details commonly found on Chess Sets that can be susceptible to damage in the heat of battle. For example, the Chess set features reinforced Pawn collars and oversized Rook ramparts for unmatched durability. The Reykjavik II 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 economical and durable.
As with all of our Chess sets, the Fischer Spassky Series Commemorative Chessmen 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 House of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!
The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton in 1993.
The Chess Set comes with a personalized Certificate of Authenticity and an original manufacturer's plaque indicating the production number, with an adhesivebacking that would allow it to be affixed to the underside of a Chess box.
Now Available From The House of Staunton
Included with the purchase of these Chessmen is our new Original Manufacturer's Plaque. Crafted from brass, these plaques feature the engraved production details of each individual Chess set, creating a beautiful, permanent record that is truly worthy of House of Staunton-brand Chessmen.
History of the Chess Pieces
In 1972, 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 by a final score of 12.5 - 8.5, having won 7 and losing only 1 of the remaining games. Fischer'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.
We're proud to offer our new Layaway program!
- With Layaway, purchasing from us has never been easier or more affordable. It allows you to purchase selected House of Staunton products by making payments over time.
- Simply choose the items that you wish to purchase and how many months you wish to make the payments over.We'll automatically charge your debit/credit card each month. Once you've paid for the item/s in full, they'll be sent to you. It's that simple!
NOW AVAILABLE - PERSONALIZED CHESS BOXES!
Are you looking to make that Chess gift special and something they will cherish forever?
The House of Staunton is proud to offer Personalized Engraving that will allow you to customize your chess box with your personal message,creating a truly unique gift that they will be sure to love.
Gift engraving is perfect for many memorable occasions, for corporate branding or simply to offer a special gift to your friends and family.
Personalized Gifts are great for...
JUST BECAUSE YOU CARE!
Why choose The House of Staunton to personalize your Chess Gift?
Unlike the engraving shop at your local mall, the House of Staunton doesn’t not charge you up to $3.00 per character for engraving.
Our prices are very affordable, with text engraving starting at just $25.00 Per Line (up to 60 Characters). We use an industrial-grade Laser Engraver that allows us to achieve an incredible amount of detail in our engravings.
Your gift should say what you want it to say and not be limited by how much it costs you to say each of those words!
Note: Only Premium Chess Boxes and Fitted Coffers can be Personalized with engraving directly on the wood.
***Olive Ash Burl, Bubinga Burl & Macassar Ebony Premium Chess Boxes cannot be engraved due to the high gloss finish.***
All other Chess Boxes, including the Fitted Briefcase, will come with a laser-engraved brass plaque when personalized.
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Included with Purchase
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Engraved Registered Plaque
- Individual Production Number
|Chess Board Included?||You Get to Select Your Own Chess Board|
|Manufacturer||The House of Staunton|
|King Height||3.75'' inch / 9 53 cm|
|King Base Diameter||1.625'' inch / 4.13 cm|
|Recommended Chess Board Size||2.25'' inch Squares / 5.7 cm|
|Basepad Material||Billiard Cloth|
|Median Set Weight||52 ounces (1.47 kg)|
|Total Number of Chess Pieces||34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)|