Here is Soviet era Russian design set I turned inspired by my younger granddaughter. I previously posted the first set I made. I had played some chess with her older sister who went on to win a trophy at an after school chess group. This stirred some interest in her younger sibling. The light pieces were turned from Bradford Pear and the green pieces are dyed persimmon. I also did a short video on making this set.
very nice work you did here...Bravo!
That's a weird looking green stain. So that's where Russia's been shipping their radioactive waste from Chernobyl. Puts a whole new spin on "going green."
My chess sets
This is a photo of my Grandfather's set. I didn't know he played chess until after he died. Does anyone recognize this style? I don't know where or when he acquired it.
Nice set your Grandfather had, DavidAKn. I don't recognize the style but it looks great! The bodies of the pieces remind me a little bit of the Saint George style, but only slightly.
it could be a mexican chess set
loubalch: "So that's where Russia's been shipping their radioactive waste from Chernobyl"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Chesspieces?
Thanks MySeT --- great find! My grandparents lived in Mexico for a short time and he could have purchased it there!
you are welcome, happy to help...
I just ordered this set from a seller in Slovenia. It looks like a simplified Vienna Coffeehouse style. I can't wait for it to get here. The board is 31x31 cm (12.25 x 12.25 in), so it is more of an analysis size, and it will be easier to move around.
Jaques Fischer - Spassky set.
Cat loves it
An old mexican set (1940's?) . Take good care of it, you won't find one in such a great condition like yours anymore.
Thanks for the info - informatica!
Copycat--that's my set, too. ;-)