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The 1992 Manila Olympiad Commemorative Series Chess Pieces - 3.75" King

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The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Manila Series Chess Pieces. It features a 3.75" King with a 1.325" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the finest woods and are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish.

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    The 1992 Manila Olympiad Commemorative Series Chess Pieces - 3.75" King
    The 1992 Manila Olympiad Commemorative Series Chess Pieces - 3.75" King

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    Total Price As Configured $109.00

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    The House of Staunton is proud to offer the The 1992 Manila Olympiad Commemorative Series Chess Pieces. It features a 3.75" King with a 1.325" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the finest woods and are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish.

    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.

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    Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
    Material(s) Anjan, Ebonized Boxwood, Golden Rosewood, Indian Rosewood, Natural Boxwood
    Fitted Coffer Compatible? Too Small for Coffer
    King Height 3.75'' inch / 9.53 cm
    King Base Diameter 1.325" inch / 3.37 cm
    Recommended Chess Board Size 2.25" inch / 5.7 cm
    Basepad Material Billiard Cloth
    Median Set Weight 36.5 Ounces
    Total Number of Pieces 34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)
    History of the Chess Pieces
    The 30th Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open and a women's tournament, as well as several other events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between June 7 and June 25, 1992, at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila, Philippines.Following the fall of the Iron Curtain, the field of competitors was quite different from previous Olympiads. Twelve of the 15 former Soviet republics now competed as independent nations, and they all finished in the top half. Meanwhile, an all-German team was present for the first time since World War II. Of the former Yugoslav republics, Croatia, Bosnia, and Slovenia appeared independently; Serbia-Montenegro and Macedonia did not. This Olympiad also marked the final appearance of Czechoslovakia and the re-appearance of South Africa.With the Soviet team a thing of the past, all three medal ranks were now occupied by different ex-Soviet teams. Russia, captained by world champion Kasparov, took up the illustrious legacy of their predecessor and won by four points. Uzbekistan's silver was a small surprise; the Armenian bronze less so.
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