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Awesome…Awesome…Awesome!

This 1950’s Dubrovnik reproduction is incredible and an almost exact representation of the original 1950’s set. I feel this is one of the absolute best reproductions available and at a great price. You can thank YouTube’s “Random Chess Talk” for leading me to your store! :)

I purchased the mahogany-stained set and it looks so much like the original I was smiling from ear-to-ear for just about every piece as I unpacked! The buffing gives the pieces such a soft, satin glow and the overall craftsmanship is just beautiful. With a few nuanced differences, the Knight is very well done and bold. I appreciate the deference that Royal Chess Mall made to the chess community in changing the design of the Rook to better reflect the look of the 1950’s rook.

Not to overstate it, but these pieces are beautiful, honoring of the 1950’s version, and makes me proud to own a respectful reproduction of a piece of 20th century chess history.

French Chavet Added To My Collection

I own 40+ Chess Sets. Nice little collection. I was showing it off to a Chess Friend of mine, and he liked what he saw, but at the end asked "Where is your French Chavet Set?" I didn't have one. Thanks to my friends at Royal Chess Mall, I have corrected that omission with this beautiful set. The knights are particularly nice. Quickly becoming one of my favorites.

opere d'arte

scacchi bellissimi da vedere e da giocare, davvero complimenti. Comprati ed arrivati a casa in 7 giorni (India-Italia). Fantastico!

What a wonderful experience working with Royal Chess Mall. I had the 19" board and 3.6" Professional Staunton Chess Pieces sent to a freight forwarding company in Miami Florida, which took 7 days, with a final destination of Costa Rica and had concerns ordering it because of possible shipping damage and or damage as customs inspected the set in different countries (5 or 6) as it made it's way to me, I needed not to worry. The packing was fantastic, other then deliberate intent there is no way that the set could have been damaged.

The board has an incredibly smooth finish and is beautifully made as are the pieces. The board was flawless as I expected it to be, there were a few very small marks on a couple of pieces that some would call blemishes, to me it authenticates the handmade workmanship. I would have preferred a darker wood which to me looks a bit more elegant but opted for Golden Rosewood & Maple, which is really quite nice, due to the dark wood table that the set will be used on. The 19" board works very well with this set, and the size and added weight of the pieces are comfortable to use.

Not knowing what to expect as far as quality and the cost to return it being prohibitive I was reluctant to spend any more for a set then I did and after receiving it I don't believe that I needed to, but there is one other set I saw and the detail really caught my eye, and I am considering ordering one more of Royal Chess Mall's set of artwork.

wonderful purchase

What a wonderful experience working with Royal Chess Mall. I had the 19" board and 3.6" Professional Staunton Chess Pieces sent to a freight forwarding company in Miami Florida, which took 7 days, with a final destination of Costa Rica and had concerns ordering it because of possible shipping damage and or damage as customs inspected the set in different countries (5 or 6) as it made it's way to me, I needed not to worry. The packing was fantastic, other then deliberate intent there is no way that the set could have been damaged.

The board has an incredibly smooth finish and is beautifully made as are the pieces. The board was flawless as I expected it to be, there were a few very small marks on a couple of pieces that some would call blemishes, to me it authenticates the handmade workmanship. I would have preferred a darker wood which to me looks a bit more elegant but opted for Golden Rosewood & Maple, which is really quite nice, due to the dark wood table that the set will be used on. The 19" board works very well with this set, and the size and added weight of the pieces are comfortable to use.

Not knowing what to expect as far as quality and the cost to return it being prohibitive I was reluctant to spend any more for a set then I did and after receiving it I don't believe that I needed to, but there is one other set I saw and the detail really caught my eye, and I am considering ordering one more of Royal Chess Mall's set of artwork.

Imperfect????

I bought this "Imperfect" set of Chessmen, saving $70. Slightly Imperfect 1950s' Fischer Dubrovnik Chess Pieces Only Set - Antiqued Boxwood - 3.8 " King
I received them today, expecting something to be wrong with them, easy to spot. I have spent over an hour trying to find the imperfection. I cannot. I have carefully studied all 34 pieces, they all look perfect to me.
I had never purchased an "Imperfect" set before from anywhere. This experience certainly makes it more likely I will again in the future. These Chessmen are beautiful
(see photo) - you can't have them back. I am thrilled with this purchase.

a beautiful chess set

this set it is beautiful for me, maybe a triple weighted my only issue. King, queen, bishop and knight are specially precious. Pics speaks itself

Beautiful Chess pieces to match my custom 2" square walnut and bird's eye maple chess board.

Son unas piezas de bonito diseo y bien elaboradas

Great quality, high level of detail for the price.

A very large and sumptuous board with a nice finish. Some tiny scuffs and imperfections in the finish here and there, but it's a fair compromise for the price.

Beautiful and Sturdy

It is a beautifully crafted box with a sturdy construction and will undoubtedly protect the chessmen in case the box is dumped. But the reason why I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that there were small scuff marks on one of the edges upon opening the package; and my particular bulky knights don't fit in their designated spot, and I wish there was a bit more flexibility in the cushioning, but it is what it is.

Beautiful and high quality set. Glad I ordered triple weight. Feels good in hand. Packing was careful. All pieces were individually wrapped in foam sheets. Only wish my chess play skills can come close to the same high standards, LOL.

The quality of the pieces is fantastic for a very reasonable price. I purchased the pieces mainly because I really like the "Sinquefield-style" knights which look absolutely beautiful. The items fully matched the description and absolutely matched my expectations. All pieces were wrapped very carefully to avoid damage during transport.

Beautiful chessmen, top quality

My order shipped quickly, and arrived to the eastern US within a week. The quality of the Ebony is top notch, and the chessmen are all consistent and well done. The 4.6" King set is a bit large for fast play, but they display so well, and play very nicely on slow paced games. Highly Recommended

The best chessmen you will find for the money

These are the most exquisitely crafted pieces I've seen, especially the knights. If you love playing chess over the board, then this set, paired with a complementary board, will fuel your enthusiasm for the game even more. I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase. I Highly recommend.

The board is beautiful, Just what I wanted, Well worth the money........A+A+A+A+

Almost Perfect

The pieces are incredible, the knights have fantastic detail, and the angular representation of the bishops is quite unique. They fit very well on my board with 2" squares, albeit a little tight, 2.25" might be a little better. The one issue I've had is one of the weights on a pawn is a little loose.

Great experience fast delivery, extremely well cared for packaging, and the black and white marble chessboard is absolutely superb. Hoping for such a good experience when ordering parts

A gorgeous set

Beautiful to look at. Perfectly weighted. In the initial shipment some pieces came chipped, but Royal Chess Mall had sent me brand new pieces in a timely manner. The company communicates with you and are very professional. Would 100% recommend shopping here to anyone.

Pieces are expertly crafted and cannot be beaten for the price. Very happy with my purchase!

I LOVE my new chess pieces!!

I purchased these during the 2022 Father's Day sale, and I'm so glad I did! The price was more than fair, and the pieces were neatly and meticulously packaged and protected. The pieces themselves are great! The woodworking is simply stunning and the triple weight makes these an absolute pleasure to move around my wooden chess board. Although these aren't the 50's version of the set legend Bobby Fischer said were his favorite, they are much heavier than the reproduced 50's set featured on this site and others, and - in my opinion - just as beautiful. They seem to be one of the heaviest set of pieces you purchase on this site in the $150-$170 price range. They also arrived in a week or two despite the origin destination being on the other side of the planet. All in all, it has been an absolute pleasure ordering from this site, and I can't wait to make another purchase from this wonderful chess site!

Masterfully crafted set. Strongly recommended.

I got into chess relatively recently, I've only been learning and playing for the past two years. I wasn't really sure where to start, but Mr. Amritpal Singh helped me the whole way through, and was impeccable in the quality of service he provided. Delivery to South East Asia via IndiaPost took around 25 days.

Really happy with this set. The pieces have a great weighted feel to them, just what I wanted. There were some slight deviations between the knights, particularly in the mane of the knight, but understandable given the complexity involved in crafting them. I purchased a storage box as well. It is sturdy, but wish it came with a logo on top and maybe a painted exterior. On the whole great seller, and great product. You likely will not go wrong with them.