Posted on 27th Jul 2016
Time flies when you're having fun, and unfortunately, that means that summer vacation is nearly over! Those of you who have children, are teachers, or are coaches know that it's time to get ready to get back to school. Of course, you'll have backpacks, notebooks, textbooks, lunch boxes, and erasers, but we thought we'd remind you of far more important supplies - your chess gear!
Every good chess player needs two things: a board and some pieces. There are plenty of choices as to piece size, weight, and color, as well as board material. If you're in charge of a school club, the important thing to remember is that you need one board and one set of pieces for every two students. For beginners, you might be interested in our Basic Board and Pieces Sets, which are economically designed with unweighted plastic pieces and basic vinyl roll-up boards. They meet all tournament regulations. More intermediate to advanced players might want something a little more high-end and detailed, like a silicone board and some Traditional Staunton pieces.
Once you've got your board and pieces, it's time to think about all of the other helpful equipment you should probably have. It's much easier to carry your gear around in a bag - and we have a great selection to help you find what's most convenient for your situation. You might want something just for the pieces, such as a Perfect-Fit Bag, or you might want something that can hold all the gear you want to take to and from tournaments, such as a Carry-All Bag.
As you get better, you'll want to improve your game and prepare for tournaments with a chess clock. There are many different types of clocks, including both analog and digital. For clubs and those who don't need complicated timing methods, analog clocks as well as Chronos clocks, like the one pictured above, are very high-end clocks. Metal casing and either push button or touch switch controls make them well-known in the chess community.
If you're doing any teaching, Demo Boards make it a lot easier in classroom or club settings. Larger, vertical boards, complete with stars for showing moves, are easy for students to see, learn, and analyze. There are many options.
We have a great selection of other accessories you might want, including pencils, wristbands, keychains, scorebooks, and more. We even have plenty of books, workbooks, and wood sets to get you on your way.
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□ Pencils, Keychains, Stickers, and Other Chess Accessories
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