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Chess Lesson for January 24th – 2014

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Chess Lesson with FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos

Many view the tremendous depth of chess opening theory as a curse, and while I probably wouldn’t agree I certainly understand the feeling. There’s a major tournament underway in Holland at the moment, and one game finished in a draw after 35 moves, and the player who had the black pieces had prepared the whole game on his chess set at home. He didn’t have to find a single move on the chess board!

Even your humble author had a blitz …

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Chess Puzzle for January 8th – 2014

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Sorry about the month or so of radio silence – the holiday season was a bit crazy and it was all hands on deck getting all the chess sets to their rightful homes and into waiting hands.

We’re back, and we’ll start with Dennis’ Holiday post. A little late perhaps, but not to bad for a chance to reflect and look back.

Chess Puzzle with FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos

The Christmas season is upon us, a time of year when we are reminded that it is more blessed …

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Black Friday Chess & Game Sale

Others make this process painfully complicated, with great deals on limited numbers of items, restricted availability, and so on. Not Us!

This year we have THREE great options to give you the best deals this Black Friday. These specials are only for this weekend, so you must act now.

Up to 20% Off our prices… no exceptions or limitations!

The following promotion codes are valid now through this weekend only:

BF2013FIVE – 5% off any order, no limitations or exclusions. BF2013TEN – 10% off any order of 75.00 or more. No limitations or exclusions. BF2013FIFTEEN – 15% off any …

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Last Chance for Web-busters, and now Free Shipping!

Final Day of our Web-Buster Sale!

Last week we kicked things off early with a huge list of doorbuster type deals on a variety of chess sets and other games. While there will be other specials this black friday, the discounts on these special items ends tomorrow… so this is your chance!

These uber-specials are will expire BEFORE Thanksgiving this year, so you only have one day left. Don’t wait!

You can see a full list at our chess website here:

FULL LIST OF PRE-BLACK FRIDAY WEBBUSTERS

Now… FREE SHIPPING for orders over 100.00, and 5% off ANY order …

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Chess Store Web-busters (pre-black friday!) w/ additional 10% off

Chess Set Sale + 10% off Coupon for anything – now live!

We know that Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are just around the corner, but why wait?

We decided to take the holiday tradition of ‘door busters’ that you find at most big retailers and make some ‘web-busters’ of our own (Don’t worry – you can still use these deals in our brick-and-mortar store, as well!).

These uber-specials are only available this week and will expire BEFORE Thanksgiving this year. Don’t wait!

So What do we have available? Take a look below at some of our …

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New Chess Pieces – November 2013

Please welcome some of our New Chess arrivals – and some old favorites return!

Every year, we get a ton of new chess sets, boards, pieces, and board games for our ever expanding collection. As of today, we carry over 1950 unique items on our website, with countless combinations of chess pieces and boards available.

While we cannot highlight ever new set that arrives, we just received a sizeable assortment of theme chessmen to our retail store – as well as the return of a few old favorites as well. We thought you’d like to be the first to see …

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Chess Lesson (November 13th, 2013)

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Chess Lesson with FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos

The World Chess Championship started this past Saturday, November 9, and it is the most eagerly awaited title match in many years. The challenger, 22-year-old Magnus Carlsen of Norway, has captured the imagination of the chess public in a way that no one has since perhaps the young Garry Kasparov, or maybe going even further back to the phenomenon that was Bobby Fischer. Carlsen’s charisma doesn’t come from the kind of dynamic, outspoken personality evidenced by Kasparov or Fischer, and his …

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