Quality wooden chess pieces, felt base
These chessmen are considered to have significant historical importance and are a timeless design classic.
This set was designed and made for the 1950 chess olympiad in Dubrovnik (Yugoslavia).The 1950 Dubrovnik chess set was designed without religious symbols (king's cross & bishop's mitre).. The pieces were sensibly designed to play with wide bases requiring a minimum of 55 millimetre chessboard squares. Originally were not weigted, however this set of pieces is.
In a radio interview Bobby Fischer stated: This 1950 Dubrovnik chess set is the best set I have ever played on. It is marvellous.Fischer owned a 1950 Dubrovnik chess set that he kept in a safe, which was subsequently sold by a storage company to pay for an outstanding storage bill. A chess collector provided a chess set after Fischer requested it for the 1992 Fischer–Spassky rematch held at Sveti Stefan. This is the plastic replica of Dubrovnik set This is the later version of Dubrovnik chess set, world known design.
Dimensions (height|width at the bottom):
King: 9,0 cm | 3,1 cm
Queen: 8,0 cm | 3,1 cm
Rook: 5,2 cm | 2,9 cm
Bishop: 7,4 cm | 2,9 cm
Knight: 6,6 cm | 2,9 cm
Pawn: 5,4 cm | 2,6 cm
WARNING! Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts! Danger of suffocation.