Wholesale Chess Zagreb Style Ebonized Wood Chess Pieces - 2.5" King Height
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In the 1950s and 1960s the Zagreb Chess Set was one of the most popular chess sets used at major international chess tournaments, most notably the World Championship Candidates Match that was held in Bied, Zagreb in 1959.Thus, you may often see this set called the Zagreb '59. (Zagreb is now the capital of Croatia.) This beautiful reproduction set comes with two queens of each color. The queens and bishops have a contrasting color ball on top and the king has a contrasting crown. The knight is a most interesting piece. Patterned after a Russian knight, he has his head down, a closed mouth, a dramatically carved head, and thin curved neck above his thick chest.
Beautiful historic pieces - includes extra queens Contrast tops on several pieces Fits boards with 1 1/4" to 1 5/8" squares 2 1/2" king height - 1 1/8" king base 16g king wieght