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Argentina 1978 Olympic Chess Pieces

  • #21
    Alv-maria wrote:
    Alv-maria wrote:
    Alv-maria wrote:

    My father was captain of Uruguay in the 1966 Havana olympiada tournament. He received a table/marble board and chess set. Unfortunately i no longer have the table but still have the board and chess set. I am looking to get an appraisal. [email protected] 

     

     

    Wow! Would you please post portraits of each of the pieces so we can see their detail? What happened to the table? Many thanks.

  • #22
    Alv-maria wrote:
    Alv-maria wrote:
    Alv-maria wrote:

    My father was captain of Uruguay in the 1966 Havana olympiada tournament. He received a table/marble board and chess set. Unfortunately i no longer have the table but still have the board and chess set. I am looking to get an appraisal. [email protected] 

     

     

    Here's an earlier post about that even in 1966 showing many pics AND another set just like yours ... Laughing   https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/havana-1966-chess-olympiad-videos?page=1

  • #23

    Some pictures of my argentinian Olímpico...

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  • #24
    informaticacobach29 wrote:

    Some pictures of my argentinian Olímpico...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Beautiful set informatic, thanks for sharing

  • #25

    Gorgeous, Manuel!

  • #26
    informaticacobach29 wrote:

    Some pictures of my argentinian Olímpico...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Beautiful Example !! I like how some sets have a gloss finish and some are matte.

  • #27

    Beautiful set informaticacobach29. Thanks!

  • #28

    @goodknightmike

    @cgrau

    @Ronbo719

    @UpCountryRain

    Thanks a lot guys! I'm glad you liked the pictures. I have another 2 sets coming: the Olímpico King and the "improved" Olímpico (like the set used on the Polugaievsky - Korchnoi match of 1982)

  • #29

    Hello Informaticacobach29 and others

    Did you know that at the Olympiad of 1939 in Buenos Aires there was a "Fenolit" (kind of Bakelite) set in the Jaques Staunton manner? I'm only not sure that that set was actually used and still look for more information. For instance see at my site http://www.schaak-museum.nl/americas/ame-argentina/

    I thought it could interest you and if you have more information on the set then please let me know.

  • #30

    On that page you see a set designed for Unicef. Those were sold at the Olmpiad of 1978.

  • #31
    Most trash set I've seen in my LIFE.
  • #32

    @jvreij

    Thanks for sharing that information, I didn't know they had used a bakelite set in the "Torneo de las Naciones de 1939". I found this picture of Sonja Graf and Vera Menchik:

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    I'm almost sure that that's an argentine chess set. The profile of the knight is unmistakable. I'll try to find more information. 

    By the way, your web page is very interesting. 

    Best regards!

     

     

  • #33

    I looked more closely to the pictures on your webpage, I guess the picture I posted above is the proof that those sets were used in the 1939 Chess Olympiad.

    Look at the box of the next picture:

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    That knight looks like a "Magistral" knight :-)

  • #34

    nice info, thanks icobach!!!

  • #35

    Has anyone ordered the casa Zanzi set?  i was just wondering about the logistics of getting it to the US. thanks

     

  • #36

    Alex, basically you have to send a message to the seller asking if he is willing to ship the chess set outside  the country. These kind of shipments involve a lot of bureucracy, and they have to go to a special office where there are customs officers who inspect everything.

    Not every seller is williing to do this task, because it implies a good amount of time.

  • #37
    informaticacobach29 wrote:

    Alex, basically you have to send a message to the seller asking if he is willing to ship the chess set outside  the country. These kind of shipments involve a lot of bureucracy, and they have to go to a special office where there are customs officers who inspect everything.

    Not every seller is williing to do this task, because it implies a good amount of time.

     

    thank you. i will send them another email. i sent one but have not received a reply

  • #38
    alexmares50 escribió:
    informaticacobach29 wrote:

    Alex, basically you have to send a message to the seller asking if he is willing to ship the chess set outside  the country. These kind of shipments involve a lot of bureucracy, and they have to go to a special office where there are customs officers who inspect everything.

    Not every seller is williing to do this task, because it implies a good amount of time.

     

    thank you. i will send them another email. i sent one but have not received a reply

    Could you get the Casa Zanzi set?  

  • #39
    informaticacobach29 wrote:
    alexmares50 escribió:
    informaticacobach29 wrote:

    Alex, basically you have to send a message to the seller asking if he is willing to ship the chess set outside  the country. These kind of shipments involve a lot of bureucracy, and they have to go to a special office where there are customs officers who inspect everything.

    Not every seller is williing to do this task, because it implies a good amount of time.

     

    thank you. i will send them another email. i sent one but have not received a reply

    Could you get the Casa Zanzi set?  

     

    working on it.  they are out of stock 

     

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