Spassky Fisher Chess
£3,550.00 – £4,330.00A special edition chess set celebrating this mementoes match. Still thought of as “THE” World Championship game all others are judged by.
Reykjavik, Iceland 1972 sees at the height of the Cold War, the young brash American genius; Bobby Fischer, take on the dependable and seemingly unbeatable Russian, Boris Spassky for the World Chess Championship.
After much drama, Fischer finally won the Championship. Spassky returned home to the USSR in disgrace as this was seen as much as a defeat of political ideology as the loss of a chess match! However, he continued to play on; winning the Soviet title again the following year. Fisher’s life was one of turmoil and culminated in his passing a few years ago almost destitute in the very place where his fame and fortune was won, in Reykjavik.
We offer this historic Staunton pattern, these are hand carved in Boxwood and Ebony as they were back in 1972 and by Jaques of course; and celebrate this match by embossing the King’s bases of the chess piece with the legend “Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 – Jaques London – Howard Staunton” and with a facsimile of Howard Staunton’ s signature in either gold or silver. Extra Queens are provided as standard and the King size is 89 mm/ 3.5″.
A pair of handsome leather book-boxes, a Geoffrey Parker classic design of the same period; is reproduced again with suede “pages” and gold embossing to each spine with the same legend as the King’s bases. A matching inlaid leather chessboard finishes this collector’s piece.