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Booom-dary

Hi I was wondering if anyone can identify this set (board and pieces).

Would really appreciate the help!

5xadrezmemoria7

My friend, this is a KASPAROV Chess set!

Yes!Garry Kasparov Signature Chess Set introduced in market in 1990-91.

"Kasparov Endorsed Sets: The world champ was exacting in laying down the specifications for the best sets. He demanded hand-crafted knights that were works of art. Kasparov insisted in dimensions that more accurately reflected each piece's value. Inaccuracies annoyed the world champ!With the design team of Guigou Paris, we carefully studied the proportions, the weights, the color and harmony of individual pieces. Their perfect stability and weight assured the greatest ease of play from elite chess to tournament play."

I have this set, with the signature box and the chessboard!

My Kasparov set



 

And Kasparov with the set

 



9kick9

Thats a really nice looking set. Thanks for the pics!

9kick9

Like music to my ears!

Booom-dary

Thanks!!

This set is beautiful and I will aquire when I get some money.

alphaaleph

I have a similar set as described above.  My is a Kasparov Signature as well; maybe a different version? size?  Actually my set the bishop, knight, and rook are all the same height.!!  The knight snout is shorter, and the head of the pawn is flatter.

The king is 1-1/4" base 3-3/4" height

Would anyone have an idea, how much this set is worth now adays?

chessroboto

I'm resurrecting this OP because I like this set. To answer the last question: it could be priceless because of its rareness, or worthless because no one wants it.

Thoughts?

m_connors

Exactly. Rarity is important but without demand it goes from priceless to worthless. Another consideration is providence and authenticity. If there is demand, then condition and proof of authenticity become important factors, as well.

Either way, nice looking pieces . . .

KnuppelBerry

Interesting.  Clearly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as those knights' eyes bother me.  grin.png

 

m_connors

Ok Berry, what are you hiding . . .?

chessroboto
m_connors wrote:

Exactly. Rarity is important but without demand it goes from priceless to worthless. Another consideration is providence and authenticity. If there is demand, then condition and proof of authenticity become important factors, as well.

I'm on the fence with the whole "authenticity" part. Does this mean that every expensive chess set that was endorsed by Kasparov, Carlsen or Judit need to come with a piece of paper nowadays? What about all the antique Jacques, Dubrovniks and Zagrebs that didn't come with such documents?

I suppose that chess pieces have finally come to a point where there is a need to certify their origin to distinguish between the "OEMs" from the "knock-offs" for collectors to maintain their value.

The question is: does certification bode well for our hobby?

ertbobb

hello

ertbobb

anyone knows where I can get the kasparov set