1950's Soviet Latvian Chess Pieces are modeled after one of the favorite Latvian designs of Soviet Grandmaster Mikhail Tal.
The pieces have a unique and slender design which is aesthetically pleasing in their elegance. Wide Bases and sleek tops consistent in king ,queen and bishop make it a fresh change from the traditional staunton design.
Knights are unusually large with their manes only on one side. The pieces have been double weighted using a combination of iron and lead studs to improve there playablility on the chess board.
No wonder, this is one of the most popular designs of the soviet era !
||Ebonised Boxwood / Boxwood
|Dark Chess Pieces
|Light Chess Pieces
|Recommended Square Size
||2.16" to 2.36" (55 mm to 60 mm)
|Total Weight Of Chess Pieces
||2.5 lbs (1140 grams)