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Chess pieces DUBROVNIK

Chess pieces DUBROVNIK

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King height

Size & Combination Guide

The height of the king is 9.4cm, it is well suited for chessboards where the size of the squares is 50 x 50 mm

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Delivery

Delivery €9.95

DHL delivery to the nearest pick-up point 4-7 days.

Materials

Materials used for chess pieces: Acacia, Boxwood

Dimensions

King height: 94mm

The bottom diameter of the crown: 42 mm

Loosely modeled after the Staunton line of chess pieces, but with its own distinctive appeal, the Dubrovnik style chess pieces were originally designed for use in the ninth Olympic Chess Competition held in 1950 in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) - from which they derive their name.

Pocek, a Yugoslav painter and sculptor, was specifically commissioned to create a new design of chess pieces that would offer better stability, playability and ease of handling - specifically for the occasion.

The so-called Dubrovnik chess piece series, in the design of which Pocek later became famous, not only fulfilled his task but exceeded all expectations, giving his design a restrained elegance - without floral decoration - that has enchanted chess enthusiasts from generation to generation.

Over the past 70 years or so, the design has been modified several times, but its basic design rules have remained largely unchanged.

One of the keys to the enduring popularity of Dubrovnik chess pieces has been their uncompromising support from one of chess' most iconic legends - Bobby Fischer.

Fischer, the only American world chess champion in modern times, was single-handedly responsible for reviving chess in popular culture - at least in the West - when he defeated Spassky in the 1972 World Championship, ending the Soviet Union's 24-year dominance of the game.

Fischer famously had his own original set of Dubrovnik chess pieces, which he treasured. He is also said to have specifically requested the Dubrovnik chess pieces to be used in the 1992 replay against Spassky.

Today, thanks in large part to his personal ownership and public support, the Dubrovnik checkers are widely regarded as one of the five most classic designs of all time.


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Carefully designed. Skillfully crafted.

Most of our products are crafted in Poland by some of the finest artisans we collaborate with. Their dedication to their craft and creativity makes our chess collection an intriguing alternative to modern mass production. Techniques like carving, wood burning, and inlay are employed in the manufacturing process.

We encourage everyone to play chess. This great game develops many skills, improves memory, concentration in attention training and stimulates the imagination of both the youngest and oldest players.