The Fischer Series Chess set features a 4.4" King with a 2.0" diameter base and is heavily weighted. The Chess pieces are hand carved by master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade Boxwood and Genuine Ebony. True to the originals, these Chess pieces are heavily weighted, have luxurious billiard cloth base pads on each of the Chessmen and feature the traditional Kingside stamping of the Knights and Rooks.
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.
The most striking aspect of the Fischer Series Chess Set is the beautiful patina on the Boxwood (White) Chessmen. Our artisans have accurately captured the slightly aged appearance of the actual Chessmen used at the 1972 World Chess Championship. Simply put, these Chessmen look like they could very well be used at the 1972 World Chess Championship.
As with all of House of Staunton 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!
- 34 Chessmen, including four Queens
- King height: 4.4 inches
- King Base: 2 inches
- Recommended Board Size: 2.375 inch - 2.5 inch squares