Originating from the city of Moscow, Russia
The Moscow Chess Set is a highly sought after and collectible chess set that has a rich history dating back centuries showcasing the artistry and craftsmanship of the Russian people. The history of the Moscow Chess Set can be traced back to the 16th century, when chess became a popular game in Russia.
The set has been used in many important chess tournaments and matches, and it has been featured in numerous books and articles about the history of the game. This has helped to cement the Moscow Chess Set’s place as one of the most important and sought after chess sets in the world.
Use of traditional Russian themes
One of the key characteristics of the Moscow Chess Set is its use of traditional Russian themes in its pieces, including the tsar and tsarina, knights, bishops, rooks, and pawns. These pieces are carefully crafted, often by hand, and are made from high quality materials such as wood, metal, and ivory. This attention to detail and use of high-quality materials helps to make the Moscow Chess Set stand out from other chess sets.