The stylized chess pieces in this silver-and-gold set interlock to form two easy-to-store cylinders, and its flashy, foldable board is composed of black leather and silver squares. Designed and produced by film director and polymath Cy Endfield, the set was inspired by his notion of pieces which could interlock, something he conceived of as a solution to the travel chess set he was using while on location filming Zulu (1964). This limited edition of 650 chess sets was produced as the sole accredited International Chess Federation commemorative set of the famous Spassky-Fischer World Championship Match held in Iceland in July and August of 1972. Dubbed as the Match of the Century, Fisher's win ended the twenty-four-year Soviet domination of the championship. An ideal gift for chess enthusiasts, and particularly for those who travel often, the open board of the Cy Endfield Commemorative Travel Chess Set measures 1.5h x 10.75w x 10.75"d.
SizeOpen Board: 1.5h x 10.75w x 10.75"d
MaterialNickel Silver, 24K Gold Plated steel, Stainless Steel, HPL Board
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