reykjavik chess set combo with olive wood board
Be a world shopper this Christmas with wooden chess pieces from India, board from Spain and box from Italy!
This Reykjavik chess set is a re-production of one of the most historically important chess sets ever produced. In 1972, Bobby Fisher became the world chess champion after beating Boris Spassky on a Reykjavik chess set. This match was the most widely followed match in chess history.
This reproduction is hand carved from Sheesham wood by master artisans, weighted and fitted with green felt bases to withstand years of play. The pieces lack many of the ornate details commonly found in other sets that can be susceptible to damage and instead include features such as reinforced pawn collars and oversized rook ramparts for unmatched durability.
No additional queens are included.
Size of the king: 100mm (height); 40mm (base).
Size of the queen: 78mm (height);35mm (base).
Size of the pawn: 48mm (height); 28mm (base).
The chess board is hand crafted and imported from Spain. This premium quality veneered 55 cm chess board is made from natural Olive wood and Birdseye Maple wood. The olive is one of the most beautiful timbers in the world and each chessboard is unique.
Products may differ slightly in colour, due to natural wood grains. Size of the board: 55cm x 55cm with 55mm squares.
Option of this rosewood chess box to store pieces away. Imported from Italy, lined with green felt and seperate compartments for dark and light pieces. Box size: 28cm x 13.5m x 10cm.