The Tal Set is a reproduction of the famous chess set used in Soviet chess Championships in the 1960's.
This chess set has been a fruit of hard work done by our best artisans over 2 and a half months after we were given this design as a project by a chess piece collector
Tal set is a collectors' edition and a dream chess set for your chess collection or professional play. Serious chess players and collectors can recognize this set from the book - The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal.
The chess pieces have a very unique profiling with very broad and chunky bases, which greatly increase the stability during play.
|King||4" (102 mm)||1.5" (39 mm)|
|Queen||3.6" (91 mm)||1.5" (38 mm)|
|Bishop||3.0" (77 mm)||1.4" (35 mm)|
|Knight||3.0" (75 mm)||1.4" (36 mm)|
|Rook||2.5" (64 mm)||1.4" (35 mm)|
|Pawn||2.1" (54 mm)||1.4" (35 mm)|
|Wood Combination||Antiqued Boxwood / Ebonised Boxwood|
|Dark Chess Pieces||Antiqued Boxwood|
|Light Chess Pieces||Ebonised Boxwood|
|Recommended Square Size||2.16" to 2.36" (55 mm to 60 mm)|
|Total Weight Of Chess Pieces||3.3 lbs ( 1500 grams)|
|34 Chess pieces|
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Its a gorgeous set unlike some other sets Ive bought from others, including a dubrovnik and Hungarian set, this set has a really classic appearance. It truly looks like its not new even though it completely is. I have to say, I was surprised at the level of quality of this set ! Couldnt be happier. One piece broke on arrival, but I dont blame that on the supplier.
What RoyalChessMall did was to make a set with a king of 4 "and a reproduction that is not the same as the TAl photo, is clearly one of those variations. An exceptional set, with perfect manufacturing, a concern for fairness and balance between all the remarkable pieces, which gives the set an image of perfect simplicity so typical of many Soviet sets. Being a connoisseur and collector of Soviet chess pieces, I can say that a reproduction of chess pieces of this quality has rarely appeared on the market, careful in wood carving, in the aesthetic search of "not spoiling" the original. And that is very, very meritorious. pleasure to move these pieces. This set does not look bad in 5.5 square chessboard, but with 6.0 cm, you can see the beauty of these pieces and their "breath" on a chess board. Congratulations Royal Ches Mall
Feb. 4, 2021 The 1960's Soviet Championship Tal chess pieces arrived today after only one week to the day and I couldn't be happier! I especially like the flared tops of the rooks and the large, distinctive knights - unmistakably Tal era! Also of note are the pawns which are practicably impossible to tip over because of their wide, high bases. Of course the remaining pieces are great as well and anyone wishing to buy a ""Tal"" set should give this one a serious look - it's attractive and reasonably priced!
I have order multiple orders from RCM and have been completely pleased from start to finish. This particular order was beyond expectations. The chess pieces are exactly as described and are even more beautiful in the hand. Our family will continue to shop from this supplier only. We couldn’t be happier. Thanks to everyone over there that keep creating these wonderful works of art.
Initially I didn't think I'd like the thick bases as much, but now I definitely love them, and it gives the pieces a particularly nice feel, which I never got with any other set. Not only do the pieces feel good, but they also look good. Additionally, the pieces arrived on time and very safely packaged.
Some people may be wondering if the white pieces truly are as 'orange' as they appear in the photos, and the answer to that is: Yes, they are. They're definitely not white, but to me that's absolutely fine, as they are supposed to have an antique look, and I don't mind that at all, personally. Overall very happy, thank you RCM :)
Great pieces at a great price
By far and away the best chess pieces I’ve ever owned or seen for that matter. I feel lucky just to have found this set. If you love chess you deserve this.
Great service from Royal Chess Mall thanks you ! Nice version of Soviet Tal set from 1960's. A bit disappointed at the pawns and pieces as the bases are too thick and not as rounded as historical photos. Overall very nice
I'm certainly very happy with the Tal set I purchased at Royal Chess Mall.
The set is of a high quality craftmanship and very beautiful to look at and play with. The weighted pieces are perfect. I cannot say enough of how much I love this chess set. Well made. Your artisans are top notch. Thank you for creating very beautiful works of art over there at Royal Chess Mall.
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