Plastic chess pieces / chessmen, Dubrovnik Style, weighted, felted
These chessmen are considered to have significant historical importance and are a timeless design classic.
This set was designed and made for the 1950 chess olympiad in Dubrovnik (Yugoslavia).
The 1950 Dubrovnik chess set was designed without religious symbols (king's cross & bishop's mitre).
The pieces were sensibly designed to play with wide bases requiring a minimum of 2.12" chessboard squares.
Originally were not weigted, however this set of pieces is.
In a radio interview Bobby Fischer stated: This 1950 Dubrovnik chess set is the best set I have ever played on.
It is marvellous.Fischer owned a 1950 Dubrovnik chess set that he kept in a safe, which was subsequently sold by a storage company to pay for an outstanding storage bill.
A chess collector provided a chess set after Fischer requested it for the 1992 Fischer–Spassky rematch held at Sveti Stefan.
This is the plastic replica of Dubrovnik set
King: 3.2" | 1.4"
Queen: 3" | 1.4"
Rook: 2" | 1.33"
Bishop: 2.79" | 1.33"
Knight: 2.4" | 1.33"
Pawn: 1.85" | 1.25"
Field size: 2.12"
Board size: 19.6"
Material: Polyester wood coating