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
I purchased this set from Amazon. I like how The weights are actually molded into the chess set with no glue. This way nothing should ever come loose.
I like everything about the chess pieces except for the following:
The knight lacks any kind of detail and looks like a stoned donkey. The entire mane lacks detail and looks lazy. Not sure why the top on the mane comes to a point. Need to be careful how you pick it up or you get stuck with it. It won’t hurt you but I find it annoying. I hear people are using Emery files to round that out on top. I am definitely going to try that.
The pawn is very nice with the big round ball. However, the weird thing under the ball that flares out is just weird for a better word.
The felt would be unacceptable if this was an expensive wood set, so I would give the felt an ok rating for plastic. I did have some time on my hands and some really nice felt. I replaced the felt and this really gave the set a serious upgrade feel.
Even with all the negatives I pointed out it is still the best plastic chess that I have ever found.
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.
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