REPRODUCED 1940 SOVIET CLUB CHESS SET

Soviet / Russian Chess Set- A Royalty to Keepsake

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Chess has a great role to play in Russian history and there are various Soviet chess sets to buy as a keepsake or for playing purposes. These authentic treasures are surely a privilege to witness and a great honor to play with. 

If you have watched- The queens gambit on Netflix, then you must know how difficult was for Beth Harmon to defeat the Russian chess master. But, she defeated him like a pro in the second game at the end. 

This perfect merge of trauma, addiction, and passion for chess put a proper light on how thrilling chess can be! This limited series show is definitely a feast for the eyes of everyone and is quite intriguing for chess enthusiasts. 

If you are seeking some inspiration before you invest in your first-ever Soviet chess set- The Queen’s Gambit is available on Netflix with its 60s-era chess vibes. 

While you watch this amazing series on Netflix, We are recommending some of the best Russian chess sets from reliable online chess sites. Let’s have a look-

1. Reproduced 1940 Soviet Club Chess Set in Ebony & Ivory White- 4” King

REPRODUCED 1940 SOVIET CLUB CHESS SET

Key Highlights:

Material: Ebony Wood & Ivory White Boxwood
King Height: 4.05”
King Base : 1.73”
Chessmen Weight: 1700 gms (59.96 oz)
Base Pad: Green Felt
Recommended Chess Board Size: 60mm
Extra Queens: Yes

With or without Croco storage chess box- This Soviet club chess set is a fabulous investment. Available on Chess Bazaar, it is a reproduced of 1940 Soviet club chess set made of Ivory White & Ebony. 

With a total weight of 1700 grams, this chess set is offered without the chessboard. However, the recommended size for the chessboard is 60 mm square size. There are two extra queens and a King of 4.05” inch height & 1.73” inch of base.

2. The 1950s Soviet (Russian) Latvian Reproduced Chess Pieces in Sheesham & Natural Boxwood- 4.1” King-

THE 1950S SOVIET (RUSSIAN) LATVIAN REPRODUCED CHESS PIECES

Key Highlights:

Material: Sheesham Wood  & Natural Boxwood
King Height: 4.17”
King Base : 1.69”
Chessmen Weight: 1050 gms (37.03 oz)
Base Pad: Green Felt
Recommended Chess Board Size: 50-55mm
Extra Queens: Yes

With the noteworthy lathe work on each chessmen, this 1950s Latvian reproduced is made from natural Boxwood and Sheesham. There are unique collar rings, the authenticity of Chess Bazaar, and elegant curves. 

The King of this Soviet chess set stands tall at 4.1” inch with a diameter of 1.69” inches. Each piece has thick green felt bottoms for a smooth playtime and weighs around 1050 grams.

3. 1935 Botvinnik Flohr Reproduced Soviet Chess Pieces in Ebony/ Boxwood- 4” King

1935 BOTVINNIK FLOHR REPRODUCED SOVIET CHESS PIECES

Key Highlights:

Material: Ebony Wood / Boxwood
King Height: 4.0”
King Base : 1.7”
Chessmen Weight: 1640 gms (57.84 oz)
Base Pad: Green Felt
Recommended Chess Board Size: 60mm
Extra Queens: Yes

This replica of the 1935 Botvinnik Flohr Russian chess pieces set depicts the merge of Alan Dewey and Chess Bazaar. All 34 chessmen are made from Boxwood and Ebony wood for an alluring appeal. 

Its King stands tall at 4” inch and possesses a diameter of 1.7” inches. The key highlight of this triple- weighted chess set is its felt bottoms. The total weight of this Russian chess set is 1640 grams.

4. The Issac Lipnitsky 1946 Berlin Tournament Reproduced Chessmen in Ebonized Boxwood- 4.0” King

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Key Highlights:

Material: Ebonized Boxwood / Boxwood
King Height: 4.0”
King Base : 1.77”
Chessmen Weight: 1400 gms (49.38 oz)
Base Pad: Green Felt
Recommended Chess Board Size: 55 mm – 60 mm
Extra Queens: Yes

Made from the highest quality Ebonized Boxwood and Boxwood, this replica of the Issac Lipnitksy 1946 Berlin tournament is available on Chess Bazaar with the collaboration of Mike Ladzinki. It is beautifully carved by the most creative and experienced craftsman. 

The King of this elegant Russian chess set is 4.0” tall and has a base of 1.7” inches. There are iron studs in each double-weighted chessmen for a feasible playtime.

5. 1940- 50 Reproduced (Soviet Era) Russian Series Chess Pieces in Sheesham & Boxwood- 4.13” King

1940-50 REPRODUCED (SOVIET ERA) RUSSIAN SERIES CHESS PIECES

Key Highlights:

Material: Sheesham Wood / Boxwood
King Height: 4.13”
King Base : 1.69”
Chessmen Weight: 1400 gms (49.38 oz)
Base Pad: Green Felt
Recommended Chess Board Size: 50 mm – 55 mm
Extra Queens: Yes

This 34-Chess piece set can take you to the Soviet Era. This 1940- 50 reproduced is made from Sheesham & Boxwood and is available on Chess Bazaar.  

This weighted Russian chess set with 1400 grams of weight contains only pieces and no board. However, the recommended chess board for its 4.13” King is 50 mm- 55 mm square size.

6. The “New” Minsk Series Chess Pieces- 3.75” King

The *NEW* Minsk Series Chess Pieces

Key Highlights:

Material: Anjan, Ebonized Boxwood, Golden Rosewood, Indian Rosewood, Natural Boxwood
King Height: 3.75”
King Base : 1.5”
Chessmen Weight: 
Base Pad: Billiard Cloth
Recommended Chess Board Size: 2.25″
Extra Queens: Yes

Carved by the master artisans, this exclusive offering of House of Staunton is a true Russian class to own. Those lavish billiard cloth base pads as well as their entire finish is its main highlights. 

The King of this chess set possesses a height of 3.75” inch and 1.5” inch base diameter. This 40.6 Oz weighted chess set is made in a way to stand all the rigors of practical play.

7. Reproduced 1961 Soviet Championship Baku Chess Pieces in Sheesham/ Boxwood- 4” King

Reproduced 1961 Soviet Championship Baku Chess Pieces

Key Highlights:

Material: Sheesham wood & Boxwood
King Height: 4.05”
King Base : 1.53”
Chessmen Weight: 1450 gms (51.14 oz)
Base Pad: Green Felt
Recommended Chess Board Size: 55mm
Extra Queens: Yes

There is an option to buy this replica of the 1961 Soviet championship Baku with or without a storage box. Available on the Chess Bazaar, this chess set is made from the finest quality Sheesham and Boxwood. 

This chess set is quite renowned for its carving and turning quality of the chessmen and especially the Knight. The King of this 1450 grams weighted chess set stands tall at 4.05” inch with the 1.53” inch base.

8. Russian Zagreb Staunton Chess Pieces in Rose Wood/ Boxwood- 3.8” King

Russian Zagreb Staunton Chess Pieces

Key Highlights:

Material: Rosewood / Boxwood
King Height: 3.8”
King Base : 1.6”
Chessmen Weight: 1600 gms (56.43 oz)
Base Pad: Green Felt
Recommended Chess Board Size: 50 mm – 60 mm
Extra Queens: Yes

Finest quality Rosewood & Boxwood with Russian charm and authenticity is the perfect blend. This Russian Zagreb Staunton chess pieces set available on Chess Bazaar possess such enchanting features. 

The King of this beautiful chess set is 3.8” inch in height and a base of 1.6” inch. It’s all the chessmen showcase the true intricate craftsmanship and feels great in the hand while playing. 

Conclusion

No doubt, Russian or Soviet Chess Set offers some unique characteristics, authenticity, luxurious craftsmanship, traditional appeal, and fine quality.

Russia’s achievements in terms of chess are well-depicted from their exclusively crafted chess pieces sets and which are definitely a foundation of an elite game experience.

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