Zagreb Chess Set History
Updated 2016 05 01 zagreb 59 chess set from the house of staunton.
Zagreb chess set history. It gained popularity when it was used in the world championship candidates match that was held in bied zagreb in 1959. In the early 19th century the most common chess design was the st. As with all of our chess sets the zagreb 59 series chessmen exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality.
The zagreb 59 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. Even your great grandchildren will know who purchased the family s heirloom dubrovnik set. All chess pieces have billiard board green felt pads on their bases which give you the smooth movement on the chess board.
Chess box each and every piece is carefully protected against any kind of damage to reach your chessboard in flawless condition. One of the first chess piece designs came from john calvert in 1790. For some photos from a book about the tournament click here.
The king and queen had openwork crowns the bishop had a deep clefted mitre and the rook was a tower on a pedestal. He produced his chess sets from 1790 to 1841. Chess pieces staunton chess set.
The design of the zagreb 59 chess set is an adaptation of the most popular chess set used at major international chess tournaments throughout the 1950s and 1960s most notably the world championship candidates match that was held in bied zagreb in 1959. In the 1950s and 1960s the zagreb chess set was one of the most popular chess sets used at the major international chess tournaments. The set comes with free extra queens for effortless pawn promotion.
In 1959 the chess world s best of the best arrived in yugoslavia to participate in the 4th candidates tournament which was basically one big semi final to determine who would challenge then world champion mikhail botvinnik for his title. Zagreb chess combination zagreb chessmen solid square sheesham 50mm chess board medium box inspired by a design that was extremely popular in eastern europe in the 1950 s and 60 s and was the design used in the 1959 world championship candidates tournament in bled zagreb the zagreb pieces feature a distinctive design of the knight as well as opposite colour finials on the kings queens and bishops.
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