n1950’s Soviet Latvian Chess Pieces modelled after one of the favorite Latvian designs of Soviet Grandmaster Mikhail Tal.
nThe pieces have a unique and slender design which is aesthetically pleasing in their elegance. Wide Bases and sleek tops consistent in king, queen and bishop; make it a fresh change from the traditional staunton design.
nKnights are unusually large with their manes only on one side. The pieces have been double weight using a combination of iron; and lead studs to improve their playability on the chess board.
nNo wonder, this is one of the most popular designs of the soviet era!