This chess set is named after the spectacular city of Barcelona, the largest metropolis on the European Mediterranean coastline. Barcelona was host to some 740 high ranked players in 2015 from 41 countries including over 100 titled and 25 Grandmasters.
The Barcelona chess set pairs the wonderful, detailed Grand master chessmen with a clean, crisp chessboard, for a fantastic chess playing experience every time you sit down to play the game or work on your technique.
Luxurious chessmen in full-size 4" tournament style play wonderfully on the 21" maple and mahogany chess board.
The pieces are hand carved by master artisans from high grade woods, then heavily weighted for a superb chess playing experience and beautifully finished complete with a luxurious billiard felt base. The robust design can withstand rigorous chess games with no delicate points to break or chip. These chessmen truly combine finesse and function - elegance amid frequent chess matches.
Ebonized refers to boxwood specially stained black. The light pieces are finished in clear-stain boxwood.
- King height: 4"
- King base: 1 3/4" (1.75")
- King weight: 2.5 oz
- Pawn height: 1 7/8"
- Set weight: 45.8 oz
- 32 Pieces + 2 Extra queens for that occasional pawn promotion
- Thick green felt bases
- Made in India
(Weights and heights may vary from set to set)
- Board size: 21" x 21" x 1/2"
- Square size: 2 1/4" (2.25")
- Made in Poland
Not as expected for the price. The images show a more lovely board and pieces than the actual ones!
The Barcelona Grandmaster Chess Set