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Stocking Up Your School Chess Club

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 18th Jun 2020

Stocking Up Your School Chess Club

COVID-19 is causing us to create a new normal for almost every aspect of our lives, and schools are in the same boat! Most students finished the latest school year unusually at home, rather than wi …

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Playing Chess Outdoors

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 4th Jun 2020

Playing Chess Outdoors

The weather is warm and comfortable, which is great for getting some air and enjoying yourself outside for a while (6 feet away from others and carefully respecting social distancing, of course!). …

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Silicone Chess Pieces and Boards

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 21st May 2020

Silicone Chess Pieces and Boards

By now, everyone is aware of  silicone chess boards. They are novel and fun. You can roll, wad, or fold them up. They can fit in smaller spaces than the usual vinyl or wood boards. They stil …

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Digital Chess Clocks

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 7th May 2020

Digital Chess Clocks

Chess clocks are an important part of the game, and while they aren't necessary in casual or beginner games, they do eventually become crucial with a higher level of playing. Here are some of our f …

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Chess in the Summer

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 27th Apr 2020

Chess in the Summer

The pandemic is still infecting people globally, but some locations are starting to make moves toward normalcy. As such, we would like to recommend some activities to get you started. Giant Chess …

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Playing Chess During A Pandemic

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 9th Apr 2020

Playing Chess During A Pandemic

This pandemic has uprooted everyone's everyday routines, hobbies, and jobs, and as such, many of us are floundering in all aspects of our lives. We're wondering what our new normal is going to be w …

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COVID-19 Pandemic Update

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 26th Mar 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe, we are taking action to ensure our safety and yours!For the time being, customer service and shipping will remain functional as usual. We have t …

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Online Chess Site Survey

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 12th Mar 2020

Online Chess Site Survey

We'd like your opinion on playing online chess. We know you love chess (that's why you're here!), and we share your enthusiasm. That's why we would like to know which site you love to play on. We know …

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Chess Pieces and Their Weights

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 27th Feb 2020

Chess Pieces and Their Weights

When buying a chess set, whether it's your first or your fiftieth, there are two main things you look for - design/style, and weight. If you're getting a set for travel and club use, you want somet …

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Site Improvements

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 30th Jan 2020

Site Improvements

We hope you're still doing great on the resolutions you want to keep and that you've already given up on the ones you didn't want!We've made several site updates recently, focused on making your shopp …

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Happy New Year from Wholesale Chess!

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 3rd Jan 2020

Happy New Year from Wholesale Chess!

2020 has arrived! We're in a new year, and a new decade, and we're excited for the future! We also want to thank you for your continued support of Wholesale Chess and offering your business to us. …

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Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 6th Dec 2019

Gift Ideas for the Holidays

As we head into the holiday season, we here at Wholesale Chess are often asked by our customers to make gift suggestions or offer opinions on sets for the chess players in their lives. Purchasing …

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Gearing Up For the Holidays

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 22nd Nov 2019

Gearing Up For the Holidays

As you know, the holiday season is fast approaching! We all have a lot to do, and not much time to do it. If you're looking for great deals on gifts for your friends, family, students, club, or sel …

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Happy Halloween!

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 24th Oct 2019

Happy Halloween!

The holiday filled with tricks and treats alike is coming up fast! Here at Wholesale Chess, we love any reason to celebrate, and this Halloween, we're offering great savings to you on all of your ches …

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New Look for Wholesale Chess!

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 10th Oct 2019

New Look for Wholesale Chess!

We carefully went through the feedback we received when we asked for help getting information for a site face lift, and we're unveiling our new look! Our goal is to make it as easy and fast as possibl …

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Books to Help Teachers, Coaches, and Parents

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 12th Sep 2019

Books to Help Teachers, Coaches, and Parents

Hopefully you had a chance to take advantage of our Back to School sale last week so you could get all of your chess supplies ready for the new school year. Whether you're a chess parent, player, teac …

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New Chess Gear!

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 16th Aug 2019

New Chess Gear!

We've gotten several new items in recently that we know you're going to love if you haven't seen them already! Be sure to keep an eye on our  New Items category, where we're frequently addin …

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Getting Chess Gear Ready for School Clubs

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 2nd Aug 2019

Getting Chess Gear Ready for School Clubs

Summer is winding down fast! We know you're getting ready for school to start up again, and we are, too! We'll be having our annual back-to-school sale soon.If you're in charge of getting things ready …

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History and Tips about Chess Kings

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 20th Jun 2019

History and Tips about Chess Kings

This is part six of our series on how chess pieces move as well as the history of chess pieces. THE KING Chess has been called “The Royal Game,” so it should come as no surprise that the King …

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History and Tips about Chess Queens

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 6th Jun 2019

History and Tips about Chess Queens

This is part three of our series on how chess pieces move as well as the history of chess pieces. Check back in two weeks for our next installment on the King.THE QUEENThe Queen is the strongest piec …

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History and Tips about Chess Bishops

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 23rd May 2019

History and Tips about Chess Bishops

This is part three of our series on how chess pieces move as well as the history of chess pieces. Check back in two weeks for our next installment on the Queen.THE BISHOPThe piece we know as the Bish …

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History and Tips about Chess Knights

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 9th May 2019

History and Tips about Chess Knights

This is part three of our series on how chess pieces move as well as the history of chess pieces. Check back in two weeks for our next installment on the Bishop.THE KNIGHTThe Knight, with its unusual …

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History and Tips about Chess Rooks

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 25th Apr 2019

History and Tips about Chess Rooks

This is part two of our series on how chess pieces move as well as the history of chess pieces. Check back in two weeks for our next installment on the Knight. THE ROOK It may look like a c …

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History and Tips about Chess Pawns

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 11th Apr 2019

History and Tips about Chess Pawns

This is part one of our series on how chess pieces move as well as the history of chess pieces. Check back in two weeks for our next installment on the Rook. THE PAWN The lowly pawn begins …

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