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Tal-Keres Soviet Reproduction Chess Set

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Violet Crown Chess is proud to offer a limited run of the Tal-Keres Soviet Reproduction Chess Set. This is full club-size chess set featuring a 4.2" King height with a 1.6" diameter base. This set comes complete with 34 pieces including extra Queens. The chess pieces are hand-carved by our master artisans from the highest quality wood. These pieces are heavily weighted, beautifully antiqued, and completed with a glossy lacquer finish. 

The design of this set is highly sought after "Soviet Staunton" style that emerged in tournament chess starting in the 1940s. The king, queen, and bishop feature opposite color finials with a three collar design. The knight arches back with an S curve. The rook features angled merlons with a thick base.

This set is paired with a Barcelona Deluxe Chess Board in either Walnut or Wengue. Made in Barcelona by Rachapados Ferrer, this veneer board features 55mm squares and a square size boarder. It easily accommodates most 3.75"-4.2" Kings, making it ideal for competition or home display.


 Piece Height Base
King 4.2" (109mm) 1.6" (42mm)
Queen 3.7" (95mm) 1.6" (40mm)
Bishop 2.9" (75mm) 1.4" (37mm)
Knight 2.9" (75mm) 1.4" (37mm)
Rook 2.5" (64mm) 1.4" (37mm)
Pawn 1.9" (48mm) 1.3" (32mm)



Dark Pieces Ebonized Boxwood
Light Pieces

Antique Boxwood

Finish Lacquer
Recommended Square Size 2.16" to 2.36" (55mm to 60mm)
Weight 3 lbs (1384 grams)
Extra Queens YES

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