Wilhelm European Anegre Root Wood Chess Set

Official Staunton™ Chess Company

£299.00 GBP 

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The Wilhelm Steinitz Antiqued Chessmen. This beautifully hand carved and turned chess set encapsulates perfectly the essence of a bygone era and represents what we believe to be an accurate reproduction of an original Staunton design, circa 1885.

Antiqued Chess Pieces

3.95 Inch King: Base Diameter 1.75 Inch. Heavily core weighted and perfect balance.

Named after the Austrian Grand Master Wilhelm Steinitz, World Champion from 1886 to 1894 (8 years)
At the top of the ratings chart for 173 months (over 14 years) from 1866 to 1890
Steinitz was born on May 17, 1836 in the Jewish ghetto of Prague (now capital of the Czech Republic; then in Bohemia, a part of the Austrian Empire). The last of a hardware retailer's thirteen sons, he learned to play chess at age 12. He began playing serious chess in his twenties, after leaving Prague to study mathematics in Vienna, at the Vienna Polytechnic.

Chess Board

Matched perfectly with our 20 inch -2-1/4 Inch Sq. (approx) Litho black and maple inlaid chessboard. Also included in this fabulous chess set bundle deal is  a beautiful burl root chess box to store your chess pieces when not in use.

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