The Bobby Fischer Ultimate Chess Pieces

Product Code: WE044037

  • $57.00 USD
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Product Details

A classic for decades, the recreated Bobby Fischer Ultimate Tournament Chess Pieces give the chess player the ultimate chess-playing experience. The low center of gravity makes this an excellent set for blitz or speed chess.

This innovative set of chess pieces was specifically designed for the serious chess player. The pieces are ergonomically engineered to feature smooth surfaces and seamless edges to make extended games more enjoyable.

The unmistakable feel of these heavily weighted pieces provides an extra level of confidence for your game. The "Infinity Weighting System" means the weights are molded into the plastic for a permanent solution against loose weighting

This set features the white/black that players have requested. It weighs in at 3.8 lbs, one of the heaviest club and tournament style pieces you can find.

The large-headed pawns and bishops, and the grooved knights are easier to grasp. The premier weighting system is designed to last longer than other weighted chess sets with extra protection added to keep the weights from falling out. With thick billiard felted bottoms, you can be assured these chess pieces will endure many years of rigorous play.

  • The Ultimate pieces meet all US Chess Federation and FIDE world standards for chess play
  • Pieces are triple weighted and weigh collectively 3.8 lbs. (1.72 kg)
  • King 3.75 in. (95.2 mm) tall with a 1.65 in (41.9 mm) base diameter
  • King weight: 2.9 oz.
  • Premier weighting system designed to last longer than other weighted chess pieces
  • Includes 34 pieces including 2 extra queens



Customer Reviews

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Erik Rairden
Very nice set

Very high quality. I bought this as a gift as I already have a nice "3.75 marshall series" set I just bought. I don't like the fat pawns, bishop top, or knight. But the sound of the plastic seems way better/solid than the marshall series (which sound light; more hollow).

I weighed my 3 sets. My old 2009 wooden set, and these two new plastic sets. The numbers are grams and pounds. This fischer set weights ~1 pound more.

Fierce Knight Staunton in Sheesham & Boxwood - 4" 1426 3.14
Marshall series plastic - 3.75" 1225 2.70
Bobby Fischer ultimate v3 plastic - 3.75" 1709 3.77

The negative part of this set is they seem too big for a 2.25" board, although the king base/square ratio does follow the 75-80% rule (75), and my preferred larger board of 2.375" doesn't (71%). Another negative is one pawn has a black scuff on the top of it easily visible. I tried to rub it out and it helps a little, but even w/ some 70% isopropyl alcohol it still hasn't come off completely.

Attached pic is the 2.25" vs 2.375". Smaller on right.

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jorge vidal

Pieces with good appearance, touch and weight.
Good job

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Karl S
Very Nice Weighted Plastic Set

Great chess set. It is as advertised, weight, king height, etc.

The pieces feel very solid and look and feel like they could take significant abuse. I would not hesitate to give these to the kids to play with.

The pictures seem to give the pieces a more shiny look -- these are not that reflective. And the color in the pictures is off as well, definitely not as yellow as pictured.

The "infinity weighting system" also works, no loose weights clicking inside the pieces.

As far as board size -- I have a 2 1/4 '' squares (using a flex pad)-- and that's the smallest you can go with these pieces.

Production values seem pretty high. The seams on the pieces are thin -- and there is no misalignment. Although, one of the pawns did have a small mark on it (perhaps from the mold).

What don't I like? Stylistically, I don't like the knight's mane -- it's cut too angular for my taste. Price-wise -- a bit expensive? I guess that depends. You might be able to find something just as good at a lower price point. I've recently ordered the Hastings set from Chesshouse for comparison with the Fischer-- Hastings looks great and its cheaper, but Hastings doesn't weigh as much (Hastings: 44 oz; Fischer: 60.8 oz). I'll try and update when I have both sets.

Conclusion: this is a very nice weighted plastic set; it's definitely a keeper, and should provide years of service.

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Joseph B.
Probably the best plastic set you can get

This is the second set I have ordered (the first was for me; this one is for my son). The aesthetics, the weight, and the feel of the pieces are all great. I feel like the only upgrade from here would be to move to the more expensive wooden sets. If you are looking for a great starter chess set, this is it.

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Alexander Edwards
Perfect plastic pieces

Great pieces, nice weight and very sturdy for faster games.




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