FIDE commissioned the first set of Dubrovnik chessmen in 1950 for the 9th Chess Olympiad, which took place in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia (now known as Croatia), from August 20th to September 11th. Unlike other chess sets of the time, these were built from the ground up to endure tournament play, with bigger and sturdier bases than other sets, and included a cross finial on the King and a mitre in the Bishops. During the 19th Chess Olympiad, which ran from September 5th to the 27th and took place in Siegen, West Germany, the Dubrovnik chessmen were reimagined. The famous encounter between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer at this event in 1972 created the ground for Fischer to challenge Spassky for the World Championship. To a new generation of chess players, we proudly introduce the Dubrovnik chessmen.
We at Royal Chess Mall are pleased to provide the Dubrovnik chess set for sale. Our expert craftsmen carefully carve each chess piece by hand, using only the finest woods.