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23rd Mar 2018

Spring is Here - It's Time for a Sale!

The snow is melting (in some places), the sun is coming out, and the weather is less frigid, which can only mean one thing - spring is coming!Yes, we know; the first day of spring was March 20th, but …

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Posted by Wholesale Chess on 23rd Feb 2018

About Scratch & Dent Items

We've had several common questions being asked about our Scratch & Dent and Imperfect items. We're going to try to answer some of them here so you can be informed before you make any decis …

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Posted by Wholesale Chess on 25th Jan 2018

Learn From Your Chess Mistakes

Brains are muscles - if you're not constantly exercising, using, and stretching them, then they can easily atrophy. Chess is excellent brain exercise, even if you aren't playing the current champ …

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Selecting A Chess Set To Give As A Gift

Posted by Wholesale Chess on 1st Dec 2017

Selecting A Chess Set To Give As A Gift

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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Posted by Greg Delaney on 16th Nov 2017

Personality Traits and Change

Let’s take a closer look at the process of change and how it plays out in the improvement of a chess player. There’s an old saying about change that goes like this: “the only person who likes change …

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Posted by Greg Delaney on 2nd Nov 2017

On Being a Chess Student (Part Three)

And now for our final pair of suggestions to be a more effective chess student! Record, Annotate, and Review Your Games!! First off, this does not mean “show off only your wins.” There is a facto …

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Posted by Greg Delaney on 18th Oct 2017

On Being a Chess Student (Part Two)

So, let’s continue our examination of ideas and methods by which a chess student can enhance the learning experience and perhaps even accelerate gaining strength over the chess board by mentionin …

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Being A Chess Student - Part 1

Posted by Greg Delaney on 5th Oct 2017

Being A Chess Student - Part 1

One very effective way to improve one’s chess is to develop an instructional relationship with a chess trainer or coach. Numerous informative articles have been written on the important subject of …

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8th Sep 2017

Straight Up Vertical Chess Boards

Space can be limited in an apartment or office, but you never have to sacrifice chess because of it! Vertical chess boards are not only an elegant novelty, but they also take up less space than a trad …

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Basic Chess Movements

29th Aug 2017

Basic Chess Movements

A few weeks ago, we published a blog article about the Chess 101 section we have here on the website. If you are just barely starting out and need some extremely basic pointers before you dive in …

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10th Aug 2017

Chess 101

Playing chess is - and should be - a lot of fun. Unfortunately, there are times when you keenly feel the frustration of it for one reason or another. Generally, that's because you're getting stuck …

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27th Jul 2017

Getting Ready for Back to School Days

It's still too early to send the kids back to school, but that, unfortunately, doesn't mean you aren't thinking about it. Fall is a fun time of year, but it can come as a hassle to students, parent …

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Colorful Chess Sets

16th Jun 2017

Colorful Chess Sets

"Everybody has black and white chess pieces with black or green boards. I want to stand out!" Of course you do. We don't blame you at all. And here at Wholesale Chess, we have just what you need …

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1st Jun 2017

Summer Chess

As the weather continues to warm up, the kids get out of school and are suddenly underfoot constantly. They want to either be outside or sit around. You want them to not rot their brains on video g …

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