reykjavik chess set combo (walnut board)


Specifically handmade in South Africa for the connoisseur buyer, this premium-quality chessboard is made from alternating walnut and maple woods. The board is raised on a solid wooden base to protect against humidity and temperature changes and is made from imported woods from the USA. It is finished by rubbing natural oils into the wood before applying multiple coats of Bri-wax (a mixture of beeswax and carnauba). Each chessboard is carefully handcrafted and promises to last for generations to come if cared for properly. Board size: 55cm x 55cm with 55mm squares.

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This Reykjavik chess set is a reproduction 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 set 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).