1966 Havana Antique & Edition Chess Set


Official Staunton

£249.00 GBP 

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A fine  Antique and Ebonised set of Chessmen. Beautifully hand carved turned and polished set of chess pieces. The set features kingside stamping and kings foot rims are stamped with our company name to assure you are buying an authentic Official Staunton set 

 

I am proud to have collaborated with Official Staunton to bring to the public this exacting reproduction of the set used in the historic 17th Chess Olympiad, held in Havana Cuba in 1966. "At this moment, the whole country is one mighty chessboard," wrote a Cuban paper. The participants were a mighty array of the world's greatest players. Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Tal, Stein, Korchnoi, the list goes on. The Cuban hosts specially made the sets and tables for the tournament and awarded them to the participants at the conclusion of the event. Some survive to this day. Special thanks to Carmelo Miceli for undertaking this project and to Jon Crumiller and Manuel Rodriguez for sharing photos of their original sets.

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Official Staunton's exacting replicas, together with Foldeak's wonderful 1969 book on Chess Olympiads.

 Chuck Grau

 

Chessboard not included

Height of Sovereign
3.78 Inch
1.75 Inch
Weight of Sovereign
84  grams
 
Materials Used
Antiqued Boxwood / Ebonised
How many Queens?
4

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