1950s&
1950s&
1950s&
1950s&
1950s&
1950s&
1950s&
1950s&
1950s&
1950s&
1950s&
1950s&
1950s&
1950s&
1950s&

1950s' Fischer Dubrovnik Chess Pieces Only Set - Mahogany Stained & Boxwood - 3.8 " King

Regular price$224.00 USD
/
OTHER WOOD COMBINATIONS
OTHER WOOD COMBINATIONS
  • Low stock - 1 item left
  • Inventory on the way
Add to Wishlist
The original Dubrovnik Set was made in the fifties and sixties in the renowned master carver Jakopović's workshop. These are the pieces that Bobby Fischer proclaimed his favourite, this is the chess set that we can see him analyze with in various documentaries and photographs. He famously said ," I think it's the best chess set I've ever played on. It's just a joy to play with, a joy to hold, the definition of the pieces, the design, … it's just a marvelous set, but it's very hard to get, I don't have it."

Getting an original Jakopovic's set is almost impossible. Price of some of these sets which are in playworthy condition can run in excess of hundreds of thousands of dollars and possibly more.  

We have bought to life a precise reproduction of the original Dubrovnik with increased ballast at the base. The dark side army has been mahogany gilded replicating the original Jakopovic's Dubrovnik Variants.
The Dubrovnik with its fat, chunky bases and a solid well proportioned design is a crown jewel for any chess player or collector.
Update: After feedback received from many chess collectors and players from the chess community, we have made revisions to the rook which has now a straight body and shank as compared to the tapered variant which was sold earlier.

Chessmen Dimensions
  Height Base
King 3.8" (97mm) 1.7" (44mm)
Queen 3.4" (85mm) 1.7" (42mm)
Bishop 3.0" (75mm) 1.5" (39mm)
Knight 2.8" (70mm) 1.5" (39mm)
Rook 2.2" (56mm) 1.5" (39mm)
Pawn 1.9" (49mm) 1.3" (33mm)
Wood Combination Mahogany Stained / Boxwood
Dark Chess Pieces Mahogany Stained 
Light Chess Pieces Boxwood
Recommended Square Size 2.16" to 2.36" (55 mm to 60 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Pieces 3.0 lbs (1350 grams)
Contains
34 Chess pieces

Express Shipping (4-7 business days) via Fedex/ DHL to USA, Canada, Mexico, Some EU & non- EU countries (UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Brunei, Cambodia, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Italy, Liechtenstien, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vietnam)Rest of the World, we ship via Indiapost.Areas covered under Remote Locations as per DHL/ Fedex would be serviced via Indiapost.*No Additional Taxes/ Customs/ GST/ VAT/ Sales Tax.

3 year free replacement guarantee for Chess Pieces (Manufacturing Defects, Cracking, issues in craftsmanship or materials)

6 months guarantee against manufacturing defects (cracking or warping) for Chess Boards, Wooden Storage Boxes and Travel Chess Sets

The original Dubrovnik Set was made in the fifties and sixties in the renowned master carver Jakopović's workshop. These are the pieces that Bobby Fischer proclaimed his favourite, this is the chess set that we can see him analyze with in various documentaries and photographs. He famously said ," I think it's the best chess set I've ever played on. It's just a joy to play with, a joy to hold, the definition of the pieces, the design, … it's just a marvelous set, but it's very hard to get, I don't have it."

Getting an original Jakopovic's set is almost impossible. Price of some of these sets which are in playworthy condition can run in excess of hundreds of thousands of dollars and possibly more.  

We have bought to life a precise reproduction of the original Dubrovnik with increased ballast at the base. The dark side army has been mahogany gilded replicating the original Jakopovic's Dubrovnik Variants.
The Dubrovnik with its fat, chunky bases and a solid well proportioned design is a crown jewel for any chess player or collector.
Update: After feedback received from many chess collectors and players from the chess community, we have made revisions to the rook which has now a straight body and shank as compared to the tapered variant which was sold earlier.

Chessmen Dimensions
  Height Base
King 3.8" (97mm) 1.7" (44mm)
Queen 3.4" (85mm) 1.7" (42mm)
Bishop 3.0" (75mm) 1.5" (39mm)
Knight 2.8" (70mm) 1.5" (39mm)
Rook 2.2" (56mm) 1.5" (39mm)
Pawn 1.9" (49mm) 1.3" (33mm)
Wood Combination Mahogany Stained / Boxwood
Dark Chess Pieces Mahogany Stained 
Light Chess Pieces Boxwood
Recommended Square Size 2.16" to 2.36" (55 mm to 60 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Pieces 3.0 lbs (1350 grams)
Contains
34 Chess pieces

Express Shipping (4-7 business days) via Fedex/ DHL to USA, Canada, Mexico, Some EU & non- EU countries (UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Brunei, Cambodia, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Italy, Liechtenstien, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vietnam)

Rest of the World, we ship via Indiapost.

Areas covered under Remote Locations as per DHL/ Fedex would be serviced via Indiapost.

*No Additional Taxes/ Customs/ GST/ VAT/ Sales Tax.

3 year free replacement guarantee for Chess Pieces (Manufacturing Defects, Cracking, issues in craftsmanship or materials)

6 months guarantee against manufacturing defects (cracking or warping) for Chess Boards, Wooden Storage Boxes and Travel Chess Sets


Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
83%
(5)
17%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
Armando Cordova
The 1950 Fischer Dubrovnik Pieces - Mahogany Stained

The pieces arrived in a sealed box in seven days. The pieces were individually wrapped so as not to touch each other. The unboxing was so exciting that I felt like a child opening his Christmas gift.

I placed the pieces in a 2.5 inch square board. The pieces looked like they were ready for battle. I liked the contrast of the light boxwood pieces and the mahogany stained dark pieces, with their different shades of hue. When I moved the pieces, I felt like they were like butter sliding in a glass. It will be a real pleasure playing with these pieces.

I weighed the pieces individually. The total weight was 1,416 grams. The site declared a weight of 1,350 grams, so I was pleased with the weight of the pieces. Sometimes, I feel like I just want to hold and admire these pieces as it gives me great pleasure.

In conclusion, the pieces met my expectations. Kudos to Royal Chess Mall for providing us chess lovers with a good replica of Bobby Fischer's favorite chess set, at a good price, and excellent service.

J
Jorge Reyes
Beautiful chess set

Excellent chess set, perfect weight, great quality in the pieces. Thank you Royal chess mall for fast shipping.

G
Garrett Townsend
Beautiful set with odd weights

This set is one that I have wanted for quite a while and it does not disappoint. The mahogany stain is wonderfully realized on the pieces. This stain gives them a luster in the sunlight that makes them seem more expensive than they are.
This is a redesign of the original set from old images so there are some variations. For the most part this is for the best. The original aesthetic of the Dubrovnik knights front facing image made them look dog-like, while this rendition gives them a more appropriate and noble visage. The pieces as a whole are comfortable in the hand and pleasurable to play with.
The one thing that I find odd is the weights in the pieces. They are not claimed to be weighted, instead the page claims that they have increased ballast at the base. For the pawns, bishops and knights, this weight is fantastic. The rook, queen and especially the king are incredibly heavy in comparison. The original 1950 set was unweighted, and while I did not expect that here, the weights of the greater pieces was a surprise. Stranger still is that the white king is significantly heavier than the black king.
The weights are by no means a deal breaker, but will keep this set from getting the perfect score it would have gotten if the weights were more consistent throughout the set. I was able to purchase this set on black Friday with a 20% discount and at that price this is more than fair.

E
Eric Huerta
A better Dubrovnik 1950s chess set than the original?

This Dubrovnik replica is now my preferred set to play, study, and analysis. It has adequate size, the right weight, and the best design. The size is not too large nor small, just the standard FIDE with proper proportions between the pieces and pawns. The weight is over 1 Kg, just the right amount to not move on the board and to be comfortable while relocating the pieces (remember that the original was unweighted). I like the size of the knights and the rooks in this set that are chunkier than other similar repros. The best feature is, of course, the design. The Dubrovnik set is one of those sets with historical value. Having one is like having a piece of history. Chess had a part in the cold war, and this set was in the middle of its ending. There are many repros around, and some are claimed to be the best overall. Dubrovnik 50s is a faithful repro of the original 1950s chess set, with only minor variances.

Considering that an artist designed the original Dubrovnik, the artisans that made this improved design improved is impressive. For example, a minor variation on the knights makes them look even better than the original. Yes, that's right, the originals had a dog face from the front (front-facing eyes), while the knights in this set look like horses' heads from any angle (side-facing eyes). On the historical side, there is some controversy on what Dubrovnik's version Mr. Fischer named his favorite. Listening to the recording, he was talking about the 1950s, which is why it was called Fischer Dubrovnik. In any case, the 1970s repros have cartoonish knights instead of classic-looking ones. This set is now my endgame, and my small collection will go on sale. I no longer need any other chess set; this Fischer Dubrovnik would be my companion and outlive me.

M
Marc Schelpe
Beautiful Pieces

This set (Dubrovnik 1950) was out of stock but thanks to Ajay, I received an email when they became available again.
I ordered them on August 5th and they arrived in Alberta Canada on August 9th. Talk about speedy delivery!
It's no wonder that Bobby Fischer said they were his favourite pieces. Now I own the same pieces. I don't ever expect to be able to play like Fischer did but I can sure share his appreciation of them and my set is made of mahogany. They are beautiful pieces. I highly recommend them to any player and collector. I think Royal Chess Mall is the only seller that offers a set in mahogany.
Thanks for a beautiful chess set Royal Chess Mall, I will treasure these.

K
Khosak Phanudom

I receive the 1950 Dubrovnik today. The chess set is very nice and I like it very much.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
83%
(5)
17%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
Armando Cordova
The 1950 Fischer Dubrovnik Pieces - Mahogany Stained

The pieces arrived in a sealed box in seven days. The pieces were individually wrapped so as not to touch each other. The unboxing was so exciting that I felt like a child opening his Christmas gift.

I placed the pieces in a 2.5 inch square board. The pieces looked like they were ready for battle. I liked the contrast of the light boxwood pieces and the mahogany stained dark pieces, with their different shades of hue. When I moved the pieces, I felt like they were like butter sliding in a glass. It will be a real pleasure playing with these pieces.

I weighed the pieces individually. The total weight was 1,416 grams. The site declared a weight of 1,350 grams, so I was pleased with the weight of the pieces. Sometimes, I feel like I just want to hold and admire these pieces as it gives me great pleasure.

In conclusion, the pieces met my expectations. Kudos to Royal Chess Mall for providing us chess lovers with a good replica of Bobby Fischer's favorite chess set, at a good price, and excellent service.

J
Jorge Reyes
Beautiful chess set

Excellent chess set, perfect weight, great quality in the pieces. Thank you Royal chess mall for fast shipping.

G
Garrett Townsend
Beautiful set with odd weights

This set is one that I have wanted for quite a while and it does not disappoint. The mahogany stain is wonderfully realized on the pieces. This stain gives them a luster in the sunlight that makes them seem more expensive than they are.
This is a redesign of the original set from old images so there are some variations. For the most part this is for the best. The original aesthetic of the Dubrovnik knights front facing image made them look dog-like, while this rendition gives them a more appropriate and noble visage. The pieces as a whole are comfortable in the hand and pleasurable to play with.
The one thing that I find odd is the weights in the pieces. They are not claimed to be weighted, instead the page claims that they have increased ballast at the base. For the pawns, bishops and knights, this weight is fantastic. The rook, queen and especially the king are incredibly heavy in comparison. The original 1950 set was unweighted, and while I did not expect that here, the weights of the greater pieces was a surprise. Stranger still is that the white king is significantly heavier than the black king.
The weights are by no means a deal breaker, but will keep this set from getting the perfect score it would have gotten if the weights were more consistent throughout the set. I was able to purchase this set on black Friday with a 20% discount and at that price this is more than fair.

E
Eric Huerta
A better Dubrovnik 1950s chess set than the original?

This Dubrovnik replica is now my preferred set to play, study, and analysis. It has adequate size, the right weight, and the best design. The size is not too large nor small, just the standard FIDE with proper proportions between the pieces and pawns. The weight is over 1 Kg, just the right amount to not move on the board and to be comfortable while relocating the pieces (remember that the original was unweighted). I like the size of the knights and the rooks in this set that are chunkier than other similar repros. The best feature is, of course, the design. The Dubrovnik set is one of those sets with historical value. Having one is like having a piece of history. Chess had a part in the cold war, and this set was in the middle of its ending. There are many repros around, and some are claimed to be the best overall. Dubrovnik 50s is a faithful repro of the original 1950s chess set, with only minor variances.

Considering that an artist designed the original Dubrovnik, the artisans that made this improved design improved is impressive. For example, a minor variation on the knights makes them look even better than the original. Yes, that's right, the originals had a dog face from the front (front-facing eyes), while the knights in this set look like horses' heads from any angle (side-facing eyes). On the historical side, there is some controversy on what Dubrovnik's version Mr. Fischer named his favorite. Listening to the recording, he was talking about the 1950s, which is why it was called Fischer Dubrovnik. In any case, the 1970s repros have cartoonish knights instead of classic-looking ones. This set is now my endgame, and my small collection will go on sale. I no longer need any other chess set; this Fischer Dubrovnik would be my companion and outlive me.

M
Marc Schelpe
Beautiful Pieces

This set (Dubrovnik 1950) was out of stock but thanks to Ajay, I received an email when they became available again.
I ordered them on August 5th and they arrived in Alberta Canada on August 9th. Talk about speedy delivery!
It's no wonder that Bobby Fischer said they were his favourite pieces. Now I own the same pieces. I don't ever expect to be able to play like Fischer did but I can sure share his appreciation of them and my set is made of mahogany. They are beautiful pieces. I highly recommend them to any player and collector. I think Royal Chess Mall is the only seller that offers a set in mahogany.
Thanks for a beautiful chess set Royal Chess Mall, I will treasure these.

K
Khosak Phanudom

I receive the 1950 Dubrovnik today. The chess set is very nice and I like it very much.