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    The Zagreb '59 Series Chess Pieces - 2.875" King

    Product Code: MENWZAG2875

    Description

    "With a distinct European flair and styling, a stunning reproduction of one of the most popular chess sets used in the major international Chess tournaments during the 1950s and 1960s."

     

    The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Zagreb '59 Series Chess set. A full library-sized Chess set, it features a 2.875" King with a 1.3" 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 beautiful finish. The design of the Zagreb '59 Chess set is an adaptation of the most popular Chess set used at major international Chess tournaments throughout the 1950s and 1960s, most notably the World Championship Candidates Match that was held in Bied, Zagreb in 1959.

     

    The House of Staunton has taken several minor improvements to the design of the Zagreb 59' Chess set, including the ability to add on to the ball finial (cross) atop the King with adding extra finials with the more recognizable Formée cross to conform to modern Western tournament praxis. The Chess set comes with both styles of King finials (crosses) that are easily removable, allowing its owner to option to change between both styles. The Zagreb 59' 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 Zagreb 59' Chess set features reinforced Pawn collars, stylized Knights and minimal Queen crenelations for unmatched durability. The Zagreb '59 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 Zagreb '59 Series 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.

    History of the Chess Pieces


    Fischer, Tal and Petrosian - 1959
    World Chess Champions

    From September 6 to October 31 of 1959, eight of the world's strongest Grandmasters competed in a powerful quadruple Round-Robin Tournament, played in Bled, Zagreb and Belgrade, Yugoslavia, to determine the challenger for the crown of World Chess Champion currently held by Soviet Grandmaster Mikhail Botvinnik. The participants of the tournament were Mikhail Tal, Paul Keres, Tigran Petrosian, Vasily Smyslov, Svetozar Gligoria, Frederik Olafsson, Pal Benko and a 16-year old American named Robert James "Bobby" Fischer. This prestigious list includes 4 World Chess Champions.

    Tal showed superior form by winning with 20/28 points, ahead of Paul Keres with 18.5, followed by Tigran Petrosian, Vasily Smyslov, Bobby Fischer, Svetozar Gligoria, Frederik Olafsson, and Pal Benko. Tal's victory was much attributed to his dominance over the lower half of the field; whilst scoring only +1 -3 vs Keres, he won all four individual games against Fischer, and took 3 3/4 from Gligoria, Olafsson, and Benko.

    Although Bobby Fischer failed to win the Candidates Tournament, he finished a respectable fifth place and established himself as a legitimate contender for the World Chess Championship.

    Returns & Exchanges

    This is a clearance chess set and All Sales are Final. No refunds, returns, exchanges or replacement pieces are allowed.

     

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    Immaculate Small Zagreb Pieces Review by John
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    I got these in natural boxwood and ebonized boxwood at a clearance price. I wanted a quality set that I could use on a smaller board with 1.875 or even 1.5 inch squares. These pieces are the perfect size. Plus, they are flawless: no blemishes in the finish or knicks in the wood on any pieces. Even the knights show no significant carving variations. I personally think the Zagreb knight design is one of the best: a perfect compromise between realistic and stylized. They also fit the fingers perfectly when moving them. (Posted on 11/6/2019)

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    Product Details

    Google Yes
    Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately
    Material(s) Blood Rosewood, Ebonized Boxwood, Genuine Ebony, Golden Rosewood, Indian Rosewood, Lacquered Boxwood, Natural Boxwood, Painted Boxwood
    Manufacturer The House of Staunton
    Fitted Coffer Compatible? Too Small for Coffer
    King Height 2.875" inch / 7.30 cm
    King Base Diameter 1.3'' inch / 3.30 cm
    Recommended Chess Board Size 1.75" inch / 4.44 cm, 1.875" inch / 4.8cm
    Basepad Material Billiard Cloth
    Median Set Weight 28 Ounces
    Total Number of Pieces 34 Chess Pieces, including 2 Additional Queens (for Pawn Promotion)

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