The Modern Soviet Chess Pieces - Ebonized Boxwood - 4.3" King
Violet Crown Chess is proud to offer The Modern Soviet Chess Pieces. This is full club-size chess set featuring a 4.3" 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 nicely weighted with polished ebonized finish.
The design of this set is a mosaic of features of Soviet influence. The king and queen feature opposite color finials, where the King dons a spear and queen a ball. The bishop lacks a miter cut consistent with evolved Soviet sets. The knight resembles the shape of Botvinnik-Flohr pieces emerging in the 1930s. The stem and collar of the pieces follow the outline of the "Voronezh Curve".
|King||4.3" (109mm)||1.6" (42mm)|
|Queen||3.5" (89mm)||1.5" (39mm)|
|Bishop||3.1" (78mm)||1.4" (37mm)|
|Knight||3.0" (76mm)||1.4" (37mm)|
|Rook||2.5" (64mm)||1.4" (37mm)|
|Pawn||2.2" (57mm)||1.3" (33mm)|
|Dark Pieces||Ebonized Boxwood|
|Recommended Square Size||2.16" to 2.36" (55mm to 60mm)|
|Weight||2.5 lbs (1116 grams)|