Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Famous Chess Set Auctioned

Auction house Weiss Auctions has sold the chess set used in the infamous Game 3 of the World Chess Championship Match of 1972 between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky for $67,500.

The game was the first ever win by Fischer over Spassky and followed a game 2 default by Fischer. The win allowed Fischer to settle down to play chess and he came back from 2-0 down to score 6.5 points from the next 8 games.

The chess set is both nice and part of history, there were only two chess sets used in the match, this and the one used for the rest of the match. This one was presented to Gudmundur G. Thorarinsson.

Photos of the set
Report on TWIC
Play through Game 3
Download PGN of this Game

1 comment:

  1. Hi friends,

    Chess pieces vary in both value and abilities. The variation of designs available is broad, from small cosmetic changes to highly abstract representations to themed designs such as those that emulate the drawings from the works of Lewis Carroll or modern treatments such as Star Trek or The Simpsons. Thanks for sharing it.......

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