x
Chess - Play & Learn

Chess.com

FREE - In Google Play

FREE - in Win Phone Store

VIEW

Last Friday's Set--The Pieces of the Petropolis 1973 Interzonal

  • #21
    liml wrote:

    This is a good looking set. I like the knight. I am curious what kind of wood was used for the dark pieces. 

     

    I think we have the same chess table. Is that from HOS?

    Yes, that's the same table.

    The dark pieces are Brazilian walnut. I have to check about the white ones.

     

  • #22
    magictwanger wrote:

    Nice looking set! Always nice to see your posts....Btw,I assume you need to dust off that fine collection pretty often?-

    I dust every few months. It's not that hard. I run a HEPA air filter 24/7 and it suppresses the dust. Keeping the proper levels of humidity is more work.

  • #23
    Fer8799 wrote:

    Nice, thanks for sharing!!

    Thanks, Fer, and you're very welcome.

  • #24

     Chuck - don't want to derail the discussion on the beautiful Petropolis set but could you share your experiences with maintaining humidity in a winter climate?

  • #25
    ronwest911 wrote:

     Chuck - don't want to derail the discussion on the beautiful Petropolis set but could you share your experiences with maintaining humidity in a winter climate?

    I keep a humidifier running that allows me to pretty much set the humidity level.

  • #26

    Interesting set. It  wouldn't be my favourite, but it has its charms. I'm curious about the knights especially. They look like, i don't know, some sort of terriier? In post 9 you show them with a knight from another set, just for comparison. Not a very fair comparison, as the other set is far better carved and finished, but if that's your point, well you made it. (BTW, what set is that? I remember it as the set that someone added plastic googly eyes to, but I'm sure it's not called teh googly-eyes set. Not in the advertising)

  • #27

    The other knight is from the Mechanics Institute set. It's in the photo because the Petropolis knights reminded me of it.

  • #28

    https://imagebin.ca/v/3oWQmP5RQpr3

  • #29

    Sorry I'm newbie. I don't know use the links. Please send me info about #28 picture. Regards

  • #30

    This is the image from #28.

    null

    It's hard to tell from this picture alone, but it appears it could be a reproduction of a Petropolis. How did you come across the link?

     

  • #31

    This is from a friend in São Paulo. But he doesn't have another photo. I try to put another much bigger.

  • #32

    https://imagebin.ca/v/3oX4DhAqaJn4

  • #33

    Unfortunately, Nahuel, I just can't tell from that picture. I have seen commercially reproduced sets that have many characteristics of the Petropolis sets, but are significantly smaller and differ in a number of other aspects.

  • #34

    cgrau wrote:

    Unfortunately, Nahuel, I just can't tell from that picture. I have seen commercially reproduced sets that have many characteristics of the Petropolis sets, but are significantly smaller and differ in a number of other aspects.

    Thanks cgrau, I gonna keep looking for. If any need something from Argentina, please let me know. Regards.
  • #35
    Pollochef wrote:
    cgrau wrote:

    Unfortunately, Nahuel, I just can't tell from that picture. I have seen commercially reproduced sets that have many characteristics of the Petropolis sets, but are significantly smaller and differ in a number of other aspects.

    Thanks cgrau, I gonna keep looking for. If any need something from Argentina, please let me know. Regards.

    Many thanks, Nahuel! Will do! I hope to visit Argentina in the not too distant future, and I'll let you know if and when!

Top

Online Now