Reproduced Vintage Soviet Series weighted chess pieces offers a 3.5″ King with a base diameter of 1.25″. The set comes with free extra queens for effortless pawn promotion. All chess pieces are expertly carved and weighted for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. Dark chess pieces are made up of sheesham wood.
Chess Pieces Weight : 900 grams approx (31.74 oz). Please note that the weight in the set is added manually so the final weight of the set can vary by plus or minus (±) 10%.
The opposing pieces are made up of natural boxwood which is traditionally used for white side. It is one of the fairly easy woods to work with and shows off aesthetic details. The lathe work on the each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the unique collar rings and elegant curves. Chess pieces have unique collar rings and thick green felts, which precisely envelops the base of each chessmen for smooth movement on the chess board. The knights are well-crafted and represent the highest grade of knight carving skills that our Indian artisans have to offer.
Chess and its Russian/Soviet connection: Chess is one of the most popular games in the Soviet Union and there is one interesting fact that most of the world chess champions were citizens of the Soviet Union. The period from 1993 to 2000 the world chess champions were almost Russians. From the early days, chess has been a central feature of Soviet history and culture from the middle ages onwards, resulting in a great range of chess sets from various times and zones. Click here to see our full range of Russian/Soviet chess sets. Chess is considered one of the most interesting, exciting and educational games in Soviet. Now a day’s Russians also use chess as a training concentration.
About Chess Board:
This beautiful Board is made of Sheesham Wood ( Golden Brown ) on darker side and Box wood on the lighter side. The underside of the board is felted with green velvet.
Chess Board Weight : 3000 gms (106 oz)
The size of the board is 17″ x 17″ (43 cm x 43 cm) with square size of 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (45 mm x 45 mm).The board is 22 mm thick.