The new World Championship Chess Set is now the standard in the world of prestigious chess tournaments. This set made its debut at the Candidates' Tournament held in London, England in early 2013 to determine the challenger to reigning World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India. It was subsequently used in the 2013 and 2014 World Championship matches between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. These attractive pieces were designed by architect and industrial designer Daniel Weil, incorporating features from the Parthenon in Greece. The pieces are carved, turned, polished and refined from graded Boxwood. The bases of the pieces are unique in that they introduce the use of black and white felt. The board is made from quality veneers of maple and rosewood. Each board has the hexagonal motif of the set inlaid on the border. The pieces and board are supplied separately with branded box and sleeve.
This set ships free of charge to any location in Canada. Currently, and in the near future, the board in this set will not be available. We suggest the 19.7 Wenge board as a substitute.
- King Weight : 2.2 OZ (62G)
- Pawn Weight : 1.1 OZ (33G)
- Total Weight : 7.7LBS (3.5KG)
- King Height : 3¾ inches (9.5CM)
- King's Base Diameter : 1½ INCHES (3.8CM)
- Pawn Height : 2¼ inches (5.7CM)
- Materials Used: Montgoy palisander, Maple, Boxwood