The Fischer Series Chess set features a 4.4" King with a 1.75" diameter base and is heavily weighted. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade Boxwood and Genuine Ebony and are heavily weighted with gold embossed English Leather base pads under the Kings and luxurious billiard cloth base pads on the other Chess pieces.
The original set from the 1972 World Championship match was created by the legendary firm Jaques of London and is considered by collectors to be one of the finest Chess sets ever produced. When designing the Chessmen, the craftsmen of Jaques of London attempted to create a Chess set that was both classical yet unique in its appearance. What is most striking about the Chessmen is how unique each of the individual pieces are from a typical Staunton Pattern Chess set. From its elongated Rook ramparts to its spherical Bishop head to the tightly cropped Queen crenels, each of the Chessmen are a true masterpiece. These Chessmen are a fitting tribute to the life and Chess of Bobby Fischer.
As with all of our Chessmen, the Fischer Series Luxury Chess Set 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.
History of the Chess Pieces
Bobby Fischer & Boris Spassky
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.
The Chessmen that were used during the match were produced by the legendary firm Jaques of London.
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