The Reykjavik Series Plastic Chess Pieces - 3.75" King
The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Reykjavik II Series Plastic Chess set. A full tournament-sized Chess set, it features a 3.75'' King with a 1.65'' diameter base and is very heavily weighted.
The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Reykjavik II Series Plastic Chess set. A full tournament-sized Chess set, it features a 3.75" King with a 1.65" diameter base and is very heavily weighted.
The design of the Reykjavik II 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.
Chess Board Included?
The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
3.75'' inch / 9.53 cm
King Base Diameter
1.65'' inch / 4.19 cm
Recommended Chess Board Size
2.25" inch / 5.7 cm
Median Set Weight
Total Number of Pieces
34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)
History of the Chess Pieces
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.
These Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, 17 light and 17 dark (including the two additional Queens.)
THESE CHESSMEN ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL US CHESS FEDERATION TOURNAMENT PLAY.
Good value plastic set
A well made and nicely proportioned set that feels good to play with, and at a good price. The only downside is the paper thin cloth under the bases. They are ok on vinyl boards but on wood it is noisy and the edges hit the board. So I have put some thicker baize on them and now I am really happy with them.
Probably the best plastic chess set
Many people say that it would be better with thicker felt, but I don't think so.
Reykjavik is good with thin fabric.
When I place the piece with think fabric, it feels like I am knocking the board directly.
I like that feeling.
Classic design with durability, but a little defect
There are two advantages of plastic chess pieces over wooden chess pieces.
1. they are more durable and not afraid to get dirty
2. You can buy classic design chess pieces at a cheaper price
The House of Staunton's plastic chess pieces are perfect for both, and although I had to find a bigger board, the chess pieces do feel good in my hands.
I was very happy with the chessmen. Very well made and very good size & weight. The colors are nice the red & natural.
Review byPeter the Greek
I refelted mine and I really appreciate the look. It's a plastic set under 20$! With the refelting I'm happy with mine. Good luck!!
Reykjavik in Black and White
The figures are well made and feel very good and valuable. The weighting makes this chess set very stable. I would have liked felt instead of thin fabric, which would have been better for this historical chess set. Therefore only 4 stars in the rating.
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