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The Modern Soviet Chess Pieces - Ebonized Boxwood - 4.3" King

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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".

Dimensions

 Piece Height Base
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)

 

Details

Dark Pieces Ebonized Boxwood
Light Pieces

Boxwood

Finish Polished
Recommended Square Size 2.16" to 2.36" (55mm to 60mm)
Weight 2.5 lbs (1116 grams)
Extra Queens YES



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