The Reykjavik II Series Chess Set - 3.75" King

    Price as configured: $199.00

    Catalog Product Code: MENWREY375

    Wood Selections

    Upgrade Your Order?

    +$29.95
    +$39.95
    +$79.95
    +$79.95
    +$89.95
    Total Price with Upgrade:

    Price as configured: $199.00

    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img

    "A faithful reproduction of one of the most historically important Chess sets ever produced, the Chess set used in the legendary 1972 World Chess Championship, featuring Robert J. (Bobby) Fischer (USA) and Boris Spassky (RUS)."

     

    The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Reykjavik II Series Chess set. A full tournament-sized Chess set, it features a 3.75" King with a 1.6" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish. The design of the Reykjavik II Chess set is an exact reproduction of the Chess set used by the legendary American Grandmaster Bobby Fischer when he won the 1972 World Chess Championship against the reigning World Champion Grandmaster Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Chess set has been designed to withstand years of use (and abuse), as it lacks many of the ornate details commonly found on Chess Sets that can be susceptible to damage in the heat of battle. For example, the Chess set features reinforced Pawn collars and oversized Rook ramparts for unmatched durability. The Reykjavik II Series Chess set is ideal for those that are interested in both the historical importance of the game of Chess, as well as those looking for an attractive Chess set that is both economical and durable.

     

    As with all of our Chess sets, the Reykjavik II Series Chessmen exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!

     

    The Chessmen are new and each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton over 10 years ago.

    Related Products

    • The Exeter Series Artisan Chess Set - 4.4" King
      The House of Staunton is proud to offer another masterpiece - The Exeter Artisan Series Chessmen. These Chessmen feature a 4.4" King with a 2.0" Diameter base and are very heavily weighted.
      img

      The Exeter Series Artisan Chess Set - 4.4" King

      Catalog Code: MENWEXT44
      Our Price: $895.00

    • Calvert Bone Luxury Chess Set - 3.75" King
      Red & White Bone
      This beautifully rich combination of chessmen and display case is a wonderful complement to any collection. The chessmen are faux ivory, so close to the original it would be difficult to determine the old from the new. This elaborate early 1800s English Playing Chess Set design, referred to in the literature as a Calvert Pattern, is derived from earlier German designs from the 15th through the 19th centuries. It is often, but wrongly, attributed to John Calvert, a Master of the Worshipful Company of Turners, located at 189 Fleet Street, from around 1790 to 1840. He specialized in exquisitely turned Chess sets in ivory for the aristocracy and in ebony/boxwood for the many coffee shops and clubs where Chess was a popular pastime. Chessmen of this type were actually manufactured throughout the early-to-mid Victorian period by John Jaques of London and Thomas Lund of Cornhill. The Calvert playing sets were ultimately supplanted by the Staunton pattern chessmen, which were introduced to the public in the fall of 1849 by the firm of John Jaques of London. The pattern dates from 1815, at which time white and red colored ivory pieces were popular. The slender baluster stems and the unusual form of the King and Queen with their pierced floral crowns, makes an attractive and highly decorative design. This reproduction is an exact copy of the original the original Calvert Chess set that is crafted from bone. The bone that was used to craft these Chessmen was hand selected by our lead craftsman to insure that only the purist, whitest bone was used. The result is a striking Chess set whose color and appearance is very similar to that of Elephant Ivory. THESE ARE ACTUAL HAND CARVED BONE CHESSMEN - Not to be confused with our faux Ivory Calvert Chessmen.
      img

      Calvert Bone Luxury Chess Set - 3.75" King

      Red & White Bone
      Catalog Code: MENCAL-BONE
      Our Price: $899.00

    • The Renegade Series Chess Set - 3.875" King
      "From the Maestro Frank A.Camaratta, Jr., astunning and original masterpiece that capturesin both design and proportion the relative value of the individual Chessmen, aunique feature found in no other set of Staunton Chessmen."
      img

      The Renegade Series Chess Set - 3.875" King

      Catalog Code: MENWREN3875
      Our Price: $179.00

    • The Salerno Series Artisan Chess Set - 4.4" King
      The House of Staunton is proud to introduce our newest masterpiece - The Salerno Artisan Series Chessmen. The first of five Chess sets from our brand new Artisan Collection.
      img

      The Salerno Series Artisan Chess Set - 4.4" King

      Catalog Code: MENWSLR44
      Our Price: $995.00

    • The Bolzano Series Artisan Chess Set - 4.4" King
      The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Bolzano Series Artisan Chess set. A full club-sized Chess set, it features a 4.4" King with a 1.875" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with a beautiful finish.
      img

      The Bolzano Series Artisan Chess Set - 4.4" King

      Catalog Code: MENWBOL44
      Our Price: $1,095.00

    • The Zagreb '59 Series Chess Set - 2.875" King
      "With a distinct European flair and styling, a stunning reproduction of one of the most popular chess sets used in the major international Chess tournaments during the 1950s and 1960s."
      img

      The Zagreb '59 Series Chess Set - 2.875" King

      Catalog Code: MENWZAG2875
      Our Price: $99.00

    • The Varese Series Artisan Chess Set - 4.4" King
      The House of Staunton is proud to offer another masterpiece - The Varese Artisan Series Chessmen. The second of five Chess sets from our brand new Artisan Collection.
      img

      The Varese Series Artisan Chess Set - 4.4" King

      Catalog Code: MENWVAR44
      Our Price: $995.00

    • The Burnt Reykjavik II Series Chess Set - 3.75" King
      "A faithful reproduction of one of the most historically important Chess sets ever produced, the Chess set used in the legendary 1972 World Chess Championship, featuring Robert J. (Bobby) Fischer (USA) and Boris Spassky (RUS)."
      img

      The Burnt Reykjavik II Series Chess Set - 3.75" King

      Catalog Code: MENWREY375-BRNT-B
      Our Price: $299.00

    • The Liberty Series Chess Set - 4.0" King
      Our Liberty Series Chess set is an exact reproduction of one of the most popular American Staunton Pattern chessmen, first introduced in 1941.
      img

      The Liberty Series Chess Set - 4.0" King

      Catalog Code: MENWLIB39
      Our Price: $89.00

    • The Imperial Collector Series Luxury Chess Set - 4.4" King
      "The Maestro has improved upon perfection by combining our legendary Collector Series Chessmen with the Imperial Knight, without a doubt one of the most finest Knight designs ever produced."
      img

      The Imperial Collector Series Luxury Chess Set - 4.4" King

      Catalog Code: MENWIMP44
      Our Price: $999.00

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb