CLEARANCE - The Fischer Spassky 1972 Series Commemorative Chess Pieces - 3.75" King
In Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the legendary 1972 World Chess Championship, featuring Robert J. (Bobby) Fischer (USA) and Boris Spassky (RUS), we proudly introduce the finest reproduction of one of the most historically important Chess sets ever produced.
"In Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the legendary 1972 World Chess Championship, featuring Robert J. (Bobby) Fischer (USA) and Boris Spassky (RUS), we proudly introduce the finest reproduction of one of the most historically important Chess sets ever produced.
The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Fischer Spassky 1972 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 1972 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. This 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 1972 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 over 10 years ago.
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Chess Board Included?
The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
Fitted Coffer Compatible?
Too Small for Coffer
3.75'' inch / 9.53 cm
King Base Diameter
1.625'' inch / 4.13 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
Bobby Fischer & Boris SpasskyIn 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.
Returns & Exchanges
This is a clearance chess set and All Sales are Final. No refunds, returns, exchanges or replacement pieces are allowed.
High quality chess set. I really like this set. Highly recommended.
Phenomenal set of pieces
What a fantastic wooden chess set to be offered at a clearance price!!
Review byEric L
I ordered the ebonized boxwood pieces and I must say, I got what I wanted; a nice wooden chess set. looks fancy and feels fancy too. totally recommended for those looking for a lower price luxury set of pieces.
Review byNoah J Guthrie
Got these babies on clearance and the are fire. A joy to play with!
Exceptional appearance and feel during play.
Have used this beautiful and practical set for 3 years now. Highly recommend.
Well worth the money
A Fantastic set ! Ordered the ebonized Black pieces and am 1000% satisfied !
Review byW. Gradl
Good really Good
Love this set!
I purchased these Fischer Spassky pieces on clearance and what a STEAL!
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