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How to Handle Tough Losses

August 4th, 2016

by Paul Swaney

The bad news is that if you continue to play chess you will have to deal with many losses. The good news is that these losses are just stepping stones in your overall improvement as a chess player. 

Here are three tips to handle tough losses:

1. Be a good sport.

No matter how tough the loss feels, shake your opponent's hand and say good game. Always take advantage of the chance to review the game with your opponent. This is the first step in the learning process.

2. Go for a walk.

If you have time between games, take a nice walk to clear your mind, calm down, and get some fresh air. Getting away from the exciting tournament area and skittles room can help you to relax and get ready for your next game.

3. Start over.

Forget about your loss and treat your next round like it's the beginning of a new tournament. Just imagine that the next round is the first round, and you just want to play good moves. 

Do not forget after the tournament to review these losses and look at them as an opportunity to improve.

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Giant Chess & Checkers Sets

Updated June 30th, 2016

Today we show you how to get your kids off the couch and their minds working with our Giant Chess and Checkers Sets.  These sets are much larger than the standard size set which makes them much more fun for kids to play with.  Enjoy it on the back lawn or in the family room! The suggested age is 8 and older, but we know of many who have purchased this for very young children as their first chess set because of its durability.  Those of you who are experienced chess players will find a new element of fun and strategy as you use this set indoors or outside.

We have these giant sets available in a variety of sizes, ranging from an 8" king to the much larger 25" king, and you can make them even taller than that with the available 12" extensions.

Fill the bases of the 25" sets with sand or water to weigh them down for outside use, or keep them light for young children. They're great for backyard, indoor, school, resort, hotel, park, library, or club use!

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Chess Sets

Wholesale Chess is home to one of the best selections of chess sets on the web! We offer many different styles and types to choose from including club chess sets, tournament chess sets, wood sets, and even travel sets! Every set comes with the right pieces and board to fit your needs and many come in a variety of fun colors! Find your personal chess set right here at Wholesale Chess.

More than Just Chess Sets

Sure, our strength lies in chess sets, chess pieces, and other chess supplies ... but Wholesale Chess also offers a wide variety of classic games available at very low prices.

Why Buy From Wholesale Chess?

We do everything we can to offer you the best price possible. We also offer quantity discounts on many of our most popular items and ship for free to the contiguous US when your order total is $60 or greater.

We pride ourselves in offering an efficient and friendly shopping experience. Our customer service is second to none. Our customer reviews tell the story. We're serious about our customers! We stand behind the products we sell and want you to be completely happy with the items you purchase from us.