A sublime chess set featuring the Wilhelm Steintz antiqued chessmen with large 3.95 Inch King, Base Diameter 1.75 Inch. Heavily core weighted and perfect balance. Poised on the perfect anegre and maple 19″ economy chessboard with 2 inch squares.
Named after the Austrian Grandmaster Wilhelm Steinitz, World Champion from 1886 to 1894 (8 years)
At the top of the ratings chart for 173 months (over 14 years) from 1866 to 1890, Steinitz was born on May 17, 1836 in the Jewish ghetto of Prague (now the capital of the Czech Republic; then in Bohemia, a part of the Austrian Empire). The last of a hardware retailer’s thirteen sons, he learned to play chess at age 12. He began playing serious chess in his twenties, after leaving Prague to study mathematics in Vienna, at the Vienna Polytechnic.
Height of Sovereign: 3.95 Inch
King Base Diameter: 1.75 Inch
Weight of Sovereign: 80g
Materials Used: Boxwood/Ebonised
How many Queens? 4
Chessboard Size: 19 Inch