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Zagreb Chess Pieces - 3.75" King

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Zagreb Chess Pieces - 3.75" King

$79.99
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SKU:
WSC23103c
Availability:
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King Height:
3.75"
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In the 1950s and 1960s the Zagreb Chess Set was one of the most popular chess sets used at major international chess tournaments, most notably the World Championship Candidates Match that was held in Bied, Zagreb in 1959. Thus, you may often see this set called the Zagreb '59. (Zagreb is now the capital of Croatia.)

This beautiful reproduction set comes with two queens of each color. The queens and bishops have a contrasting color ball on top and the king has a contrasting crown. The knight is a most interesting piece. Patterned after a Russian knight, he has his head down, a closed mouth, a dramatically carved head, and thin curved neck above his thick chest.

As with all wood pieces, sets many have variations in colors of grain within a set.  These pieces are weighted. The smaller pieces contain lighter weights, while larger pieces have heavier weights. Featured in this set:

  • Beautiful historic pieces
  • Extra Queens
  • Contrast tops on several pieces
  • Distinctive knight
  • Beautiful distinctively grained wood pieces
  • Available in Sheesham, Ebonized Hardwood, or Rosewood (+ $40)
Specifications:
  • 3 3/4" King Height
  • 1 1/2" King Base
  • 54g King Weight
  • For Chess Boards with 1 3/4" to 2 1/8" Squares
  • Set weighs approximately 3 pounds 5 ounces

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  • 5
    Rosewood Zagreb Chess Pieces 3.875 Inch King

    Posted by Cheshire Plays Chess on 26th Oct 2017

    I liked the Rosewood Zagreb chess pieces so much I bought two sets of them so that I would always have at least one complete set. First set was perfect with no major or minor defects. Second set had one major defect in the form of a large blister on the bottom of a boxwood pawn. Wholesale Chess replaced the defective pawn without requiring the return of the defective pawn. Very surprised at that. Replacement arrived in only a few days. Both sets are now perfect. Very little of machine marks are visible on the Rosewood pieces. Pay the extra for the Rosewood pieces. They are spectacular and are worth the difference. The Rosewood pieces are too good to take to a chess club.

  • 5
    Very nice pieces

    Posted by Jim on 31st Dec 2016

    I purchased the rosewood pieces with the 3.75 inch king, waited impatiently for them to arrive and I was not disappointed. They are beautiful. The order arrived in two boxes, one for the dark and one for the light. Altogether, this was a nice heavy package. Each piece was individually wrapped in bubble wrap. I checked each piece and none had any scratches or other issues issues (except the rooks). I couldn't really see any machine marks, although I didn't use a magnifier.

    The only small deficiency is on the rooks. Three of the four had some wood left over where the top was cut. I'm sure I can remove that easily enough with an exacto knife.

    The weight is very nice and the pieces feel great. They could be a bit heavier but only a bit and I would not say they are light. These are perfect on my wood board with 2 inch squares. A great edition to my living room.

    If I could I would have rated this 4.5 stars only because of the rooks, but I think 4 is too low so I went with 5.

  • 5
    Great quality and value for the price

    Posted by Thomas on 19th Nov 2016

    I bought this set for $49 with a Thursday deal and a 10% off coupon. The set was an exceptional value at that price. The workmanship, finish and weighting are excellent. The sheesham pieces are all of similar color and grain. The packing and service were great - WSC quickly replaced a slightly miscarved knight. I own a HOS Zagreb set, which I got for 60% off - this WSC set is not as refined or large/heavy but the regular price of $80 is only 40% of the $199 HOS set. The WSC set is very nice, more playable and a much better value - if you want a Zagreb set, this WSC set is the way to go.

  • 5
    Attractive and robust playing set

    Posted by TD on 22nd Oct 2016

    I'm very happy with this set. I've been eyeing a Zagreb-style set for a while, and if you are too, I highly recommend this one.

    I very much like the simplicity of this style, and particularly like the contrasting woods in the bishop, queen, and king finials. I've paired the set with a 55mm veneer board, (mahogany and maple, I think) and the pairing of these rosewood and boxwood pieces with this board is very attractive.

    Everything looks quite sturdy, and I don't have concerns about the pieces being damaged in blitz or rapid games. So far, I've used it for analysis only, and haven't had the chance to try it out in actual play. However, judging by other sets I have, I expect these to play very well.

    The weighting is sufficient to give the pieces a good feel, and they slide nicely on their felts. Kings are around 60g, rooks and bishops 35-40g, and pawns 25g. The knights are a bit on the heavy side, over 40g. They compare pretty closely with the Lardy-style, modern-production Indian pieces I have in my other 3.75 inch set, except that the range of piece weights is somewhat narrower in this set; the kings, in particular, are noticeably less hefty, and the pawns are slightly heavier here.

    All in all, I'm very happy with my decision to buy this set.

  • 5
    Very nice well crafted chess pieces.

    Posted by Angelito on 3rd Aug 2016

    This is one of the best chess pieces I have seen for that price. Great value.

  • 5
    Gorgeous

    Posted by Mike on 10th Jun 2016

    This set is gorgeous. The sheesham is so dark I'm wondering if they sent the rosewood by mistake. The pieces are nicely weighted and balanced. It's perfect if you want something a little different from a Staunton set but not too crazy looking. A couple of the pieces have very minor flaws but otherwise this set is fantastic.

  • 5
    Chess set

    Posted by Jim on 9th May 2016

    Far exceeded what I expected for the price. Very nice set and I love it.

  • 4
    Very nice

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Apr 2016

    Ordering easy online. Arrived earlier than shipping estimate. My only complaint if any is that there is no appreciable grain to the pieces. I made a chessboard of my own out of walnut and maple but with very nice grain patterns. The pieces although very good quality - do not show any grain at all.

  • 5
    Wow

    Posted by Ralph on 6th Apr 2016

    I have wanted the Zagreb set for some time. The pieces are wonderfully crafted and very nicely weighted and balanced. They look stunning on my maple and walnut board. The price for the shiesham was reasonable. Withoutnquestion, my next purchase will be the rosewood. Nice job folks.