Bobby Fischer® Ultimate Chess Pieces with New and Improved Weighting System
The Bobby Fischer Ultimate Tournament Chess Pieces give the chess player the ultimate chess-playing experience!
This innovative set of chess pieces was specifically designed for the serious chess player. The pieces are ergonomically engineered to feature smooth surfaces and seamless edges to make extended games comfortable and a joy to play. The large-headed pawns and bishops, and the grooved knights are easier to grasp. Our exclusive weighting system is designed to last the life of the set (within reason of course). The weight is incorporated into the body of the piece without the use of glue or a friction hold. With thick billiard felted bottoms, you can rest assured these chess pieces will endure many years of rigorous play.
- Meets all US Chess Federation and FIDE world standards for chess play
- Pieces are triple weighted and weigh collectively 3.8 lbs. (1.72 kg)
- The king measures 3.75 in. (95.2 mm) tall with a 1.65 in (41.9 mm) base diameter
- Exclusive weighting system designed to last longer than other weighted chess pieces
- Includes 34 pieces including 2 extra queens, a hallmark of a good chess set
Overall this is a very nice chest set. There’s like two things about it I really don’t like. The top of the knights Mane comes to a point and is a little sharp. I used a file to round it off. Even if it wasn’t sharp I don’t like the top of the knight coming to a point The only other thing I didn’t really like much were the felts on the bottom. I wish they were better quality. What I mean is better quality felt and really going edge to edge. The felts are not bad but they don’t go edge to edge on all the pieces. I wish I could pay extra to upgrade the felt on these pieces.
Hi Steve, thank you for leaving a review. I wasn’t able to locate an order from you for the Bobby Fischer Ultimate Chess Pieces, but I wanted to check into the issues that you mentioned to make sure we are only providing the very best products. I confirmed that the felts on the Ultimate pieces are of very good quality and do go from edge to edge. I also didn’t find knights that had a sharp mane. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your proof of purchase so we can be sure to verify that your concerns are regarding the Bobby Fischer Ultimate Chess Pieces and to address your concerns.
Best wishes, Chris.
I've purchased a variety of plastic chess sets from the top chess merchants, including the Marshall, Reykjavik, and Commander designs, as well as the standard Triple Weighted Regulation sets. The Bobby Fischer Ultimate v3 set is on another level. It's notably heavier, and has an iconic design, including large pawns that are great for blitz. You can feel the quality of the plastic, notably harder than other sets, and the weights are rock solid, no hint of a jiggle. The weights are secured with a unique manufacturing process, molding them in place, instead of gluing them with epoxy, which can come loose over time.
Everyone I play with comments on this set the first time they handle it. Accept no substitute!
This is one of the very best, if not THE best tournament set available to the serious chess player, short of a wood set. The pieces are of the best quality design available on the market, perhaps ever, in terms of shape, weight, and aesthetics. Whether you only own one set, are a collector, or a serious chess enthusiast, this one is a must purchase.
My mother and I held a tournament and used these pieces for the top board and were very nice to move while also looking nice and being able to focus on the game still with them. They remain faithful to the Staunton design while also being altered to hold the weights in securely and are extremely easy and nice to grip without having to fear the pieces slipping out of your hand. Other players who got to play with the pieces also really enjoyed using the set. I definitely would recommend this set to any player from beginner to experienced.
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