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The Gothic Edition - Reykjavik II Series Chess Set - 3.75" King
The Gothic Edition - Reykjavik II Series Chess Set - 3.75" King
The Gothic Edition - Reykjavik II Series Chess Set - 3.75" KingThe Gothic Edition - Reykjavik II Series Chess Set - 3.75" King, Ebonized BoxwoodThe Gothic Edition - Reykjavik II Series Chess Set - 3.75" King, Ebonized Boxwood
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Deluxe Chess Sets is proud to offer the Gothic Edition Reykjavik II Series Chess set. A full tournament-sized Chess set, it features a 3.75" King with a 1.6" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish. The design of the Reykjavik II Chess set is an exact reproduction of the Chess set used by the legendary American Grandmaster Bobby Fischer when he won the 1972 World Chess Championship against the reigning World Champion Grandmaster Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Chess set has been designed to withstand years of use (and abuse), as it lacks many of the ornate details commonly found on Chess Sets that can be susceptible to damage in the heat of battleFor example, the Chess set features reinforced Pawn collars and oversized Rook ramparts for unmatched durability. TheReykjavik II Series Chess set is ideal for those that are interested in both the historical importance of the game of Chess, as well as those looking for an attractive Chess set that is both economical and durable.

As with all of our Chess sets, the Reykjavik II Series Chessmen exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is unmatched by any set of Chessmen in its price range.

GOTHIC CHESS INTRODUCTION

The pieces added were both about as strong as a queen. As counterparts of the latter, which combined the powers of Rook and bishop, he had a chancellor, moving like a Rook or a knight, and an archbishop, moving like a bishop or a knight.… placed the chancellor between the bishop and knight on the king’s wing, and the archbishop on the corresponding square on the queen’s wing, and, of course, added a pawn in front of each.

NOTE - This Chess Set includes the Standard 34 Pieces of the Reykjavik II plus 2 Arch-Bishops, 2 Chancellors and 4 Pawns

Specifications
Material Used Wood (Hand Carved)
King Height 3.75" (9.53 cm)
King Base Diameter 1.6" (4.06 cm)
Total Set Weight (For the standard 32 pieces) 82 ounces (2.3 kg)
Total Number of Pieces 34 (Includes 2 additional Queens)
Recommended Board Size 2.25" (5.7 cm)
Chess Board Included? The Chess Board featured is for photographic purposes only and must be purchased separately.