Rarity ... Wanted Brazilian chess set

BurnAmos

Can you still buy a brazilian chess set Amazónia or Bragança? With great difficulty, some money, yes!
But the pieces that I will look for years? No, or maybe… never!
They are Brazilian chess pieces and were used in  Petrópolis Interzonal  1973.
I've never seen a decent pictures of these chess pieces, and the pictures that exist of this interzonal are not famous, but through them,  we can see the curious features of the Knights and Bishops and the elegance of pawns.. A simple, direct, chess set  for the competition and that perhaps it was only done to the Interzonal.
Maybe some Petropolis Chess Club has a survivor of this magnificent Staunton.
A rarity ever seen anywhere. Another set that perhaps deserved a replica as it should be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bawker

You should see if Chessbazaar can duplicate this set. I know I would definitely buy one...

BurnAmos

Alex, agradecido do coração pela informação.

A partir do que informou, bastou ir ao site da Federação Bahiana de Xadrez, fazer uma pesquisa de fotos, e no ano de 2003 no memorial Messias Lemos Lopes, lá aparecem as peças. Só que este Memorial foi em 2003.
Não sei se as Peças do Clube de Xadrez da Bahia foram realizadas pelo mesmo fabricante que fez as do Interzonal Petropolis 1973, ou se estas foram feitas segundo um modelo que já exisatia na Bahia na época das fotos que estão no link ( infelizmente não se conseguem ver as fotos).

It was enough to go to the website of Bahia Chess Federation, do a photo search, and in 2003 the memorial Messias Lemos Lopes, there appear the pieces. Only that this Memorial was in 2003.
I do not know if the Bahia Chess Club pieces were made by the same manufacturer that made the Interzonal Petropolis 1973 or if they were made according to a model that already exisatia in Bahia at the time of the photos that are in the link (unfortunately not able to see the pieces in the photos).

More two Photos og Mecking with this set:


Amado_Batista

I have a Petropolis Interzonal 1973 Chess Set for sale. For a contatct, e-mail me: eucaliptico@gmail.com

QtoQlevel3

Chess bazaar's offering a reproduction with interchangeable finials. A nice looking very affordable set if a reproduction is in your consideration for purchase.

https://www.chessbazaar.com/reproduced-1973-petropolis-1979-interzonal-tournament-chess-set-in-sheesham-box-wood-4-3-4-5-king.html

Ronbo710



They are still out there. I was lucky to find this Original Braganca with box on that auction site wink.png about two years ago ... 

 

BonTheCat
QtoQlevel3 wrote:

Chess bazaar's offering a reproduction with interchangeable finials. A nice looking very affordable set if a reproduction is in your consideration for purchase.

https://www.chessbazaar.com/reproduced-1973-petropolis-1979-interzonal-tournament-chess-set-in-sheesham-box-wood-4-3-4-5-king.html

No offence to Chess Bazaar, but that reproduction is rather a far cry from the original if you ask me. The original has a proportional beauty which is entirely lacking in the CB set. As a rule, I refrain from bashing producers' reproductions, because they are helping to preserve and important part of our collective chess heritage, but this is substandard.

 

torrubirubi
I spend a lot of time in different cities in Brazil searching for Brazilian chess sets ( Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba). The best set I bought was an European set, one he best in my collection. I found an interesting Brazilian set in a shop in Rio, but unfortunately the shop was close. I will probably go to Brazil this year again.
DanielFerreiraJorge

The ChessBazaar reproduction is not even close... I have an original set:

Tumpies

that's amazing

jjupiter6

Keres doesn't look well in that photo does he?

forked_again

The knights look like Lions!

sound67

And to say that the CB reproduction "does not even come close" is a crass overstatement. They took some liberties on the knight, but the rook is closer even to the photos above than to your "original". [Granted, the photos are murky]

The mistake that CB did make was to select sheesham for the black pieces, which doesn't seem ideal for this set. With a relatively crude style like this, darker or ebonized wood would have made more sense.

As with practically *every* design, there've always been VARIATIONS between makers, or even different batches by the same maker. And that's a fact. Also, the fact that some individuals around here always insist their vintage set is the one, the only real one, is amusing. Or, at least it would be if it weren't quite so sad.

klevertonmoises

Hello, DanielJorgeFerreira!
Can you post more photos of this set at various angles, mainly from the knight?

 

I am trying to reproduce this set. Thank you!

brasileirosim
The set is historically interesting, but I don’t like it very much, especially the knights are quite weird
brasileirosim
In my last trip to Brazil I bought an interesting set done by Bonatto & CIA. I found it in a shop in Curitiba, Parana, South Brazil. It was the last sets available there. Who told me about this set was a guy who was making high quality sets in the past. His family stopped the production several years ago.
brasileirosim
brasileirosim wrote:
In my last trip to Brazil I bought an interesting set done by Bonatto & CIA. I found it in a shop in Curitiba, Parana, South Brazil. It was the last sets available there. Who told me about this set was a guy who was making high quality sets in the past. His family stopped the production several years ago.

michaelcausey7
forked_again wrote:

The knights look like Lions!

Or Schnauzers...Strangely, the only pieces of this set I like are the pawns. (and that's unusual) I much prefer Ronbo710s version. But to each his own.happy.png

brasileirosim

Yes, the pawns are okay.