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Labor Day Chess Sale – 2014

Take 20% off of our prices… no exceptions or limitations!

It does not matter if you’re interested in one of our classic chess combination sets or one of the new USA made chess tables or boards – or perhaps some of the fantastic new theme chess sets now available, this week you can get 20% off of your order. All you have to do is enter the coupon code during checkout on our website. The coupon code is:

LABORDAYCHESS2014

Remember you must enter the code to receive the 20% discount. Coupon valid only for new orders, and they must …

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The terror of touch move in Chess

A chess match “loophole”? Understanding Touch Move during your Chess game

It is not unusual for us to get a lot of chess questions here at the store. That’s perfectly fine – when we can help, we’re happy to do it. The fact is, while I may know a lot about chess sets and chess pieces, i’m not a rated player myself and am more into the ‘games’ side of “Your Move Chess & Games”.

That being said, several of my co-workers have either been on a chess team or play chess casually or religiously. AJ frequents chess.com as a …

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Memorial Day 2014 Chess Sale

Take 20% off of our prices… no exceptions or limitations!

It does not matter if you’re interested in one of the forty-five new staunton chess sets, one of the new metal theme sets, or a tournament chess sets we’ve had for years – this weekend only, you can get 20% off of your order. All you have to do is enter the coupon code during checkout on our website. The coupon code is:

MEMORIALDAYCHESS2014

Remember you must enter the code to receive the 20% discount. Coupon valid only for new orders, and they must be submitted before the coupon …

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New Heritage Collection Staunton Chess Pieces

The New Mark of Westminster Heritage Collection Chess Pieces are here!

We’re still taking photos of the new metal chess boards and expanded board size collection (as well as a number of new chess board styles from one of our manufacturers in Poland). However, the new collection of hand carved staunton wood chess pieces has arrived and is now in stock. As we’re gearing up for memorial day we thought we’d take the time to introduce you to all of the new designs.

The Mark of Westminster Heritage Collection features some of the finest heirloom quality chess men available today. …

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New Chess Games – stay tuned!

New arrivals galore! Over fifty new theme and traditional chess games coming soon…

Spring is always a fun time here at Your Move Chess & Games. Not only is it great to finally leave the cold behind us and bring a chess set outside for passer-bys to have fun with, this is also the time of year where all of those new items we had ordered late last year start to arrive!

There are so many new items coming in, we literally had to knock down a wall to get enough room to put out a few more display tables. …

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Chess Lesson – April 16th, 2014

For more great chess discussion, see Dennis Monokroussos’ Chess Blog Here!

Chess Lesson with FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos

The Candidates’ chess tournament is underway as of this writing, and it is the most important chess tournament of the year. The winner wins the right to play Magnus Carlsen for the world championship this November, so a lot is at stake.

Two of the favorites – who are also the co-leaders as I write this, after the eighth round – are ex-world champion Viswanathan Anand and top seed Levon Aronian. As it turned out, their first game was in round …

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Chess Puzzle for March 26th, 2014

For more great chess discussion, see Dennis Monokroussos’ Chess Blog Here!

Chess Puzzle with FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos

Greetings again!

After a bit of a hiatus, we resume our series. We left off last time with a little chess puzzle:

Howell-Bitalzadeh Chess Puzzle

White has a very nice way to win here, by creating a battery with his queen and bishop on the b1-h7 diagonal. The only problem is that Black can close this diagonal with .f5, and that gives us the hint we need to win:

17.Nf6+! If Black takes, then 18.Bd3+ Kh8 19.Qe4 forces mate or …

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