CHESS SETS

CHESS SETS

We have hundreds of beautiful wood chess sets matched with a wood chess board or wood chess case, elegant metal chess sets from Italy and Grece, plastic chess sets for schools and clubs, theme sets for the special interest, travel sets for on the go, and decroative bone sets for decorating your home. More »

CHESS PIECES

CHESS PIECES

Here you will find many chess piece designs and styles, including wood, plastic, marble, metal, and more. More »

CHESS BOARDS

CHESS BOARDS

From affordable vinyl rollup chess boards that are perfect for schools and tournaments to handcrafted solid wood chess boards that are nothing less than a fine piece of furniture. More »

Understanding the King’s Indian

Despite its sharp and aggressive nature, the King’s Indian is an opening that lends itself well to discussion in terms of plans, ideas and pawn-structures. Those who are familiar with these underlying

Secrets of Attacking Chess

In his previous work, Secrets of Chess Defence, Mihail Marin examined the task facing the defender. Now he considers the other side of the coin. In this wide-ranging treatise, he discusses many

Deluxe Old Club Staunton Chess Set Ebonized & Boxwood Pieces 3.25″ King with Macassar Case

This luxurious chess set combines our ever popular Deluxe Old Club Staunton with our beautiful Macassar Ebony and Maple Chess Case. Our Deluxe Old Club is an ageless classic that for years

Edinburgh Upright Antique Reproduction Chess Set in Black & Ivory – 4.25″ King

This is our antique reproduction chess set of the EdinburghUpright that was produced in the mid 19th century. There were numerous variations of this general chess set design produced over the years

Mastering the Najdorf

The Najdorf is the most popular line of the Sicilian Defence for a very good reason: Black can play for a win without taking undue risks. The Najdorf’s fundamental soundness has been

German Knight Staunton Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood & Boxwood with Black & Ash Burl Chess Board – 3.75″ King

Picture this sharp looking chess set with genuine Staunton wood chess pieces and a beautiful chess board sitting in your living room or office ready for a chess game. If you are

Parker Staunton Chess Set in Burnt Golden Rosewood & Boxwood – 3.75″ King

From our Staunton by Design Collection, our Decorative Parker Staunton in burnt golden rosewood and boxwood offers a traditional Staunton chess set with a unique design and finish. It has a classic

Yugoslavia Staunton Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood & Boxwood with Black & Ash Burl Chess Board – 3.25″ King

This chess set package includes our Yugoslavia Staunton Chess Set in ebonized boxwood and boxwood matched with our Black and Ash Burl Deluxe Chess Board. As you can see from our photo,

Play the Sicilian Dragon

The Dragon variation is one of the key battlegrounds of modern chess, and a perennial favourite of ambitious chess-players of all standards. Black develops his pieces so as to maximize the strategic

Play the 4 f3 Nimzo Indian

The Nimzo-Indian is an extremely popular and reliable defence, upon which most world champions have relied at some point in their careers. Black controls the vital e4-square with his pieces, and retains

Why We Lose at Chess

The main reason why we lose at chess is no big secret: we all make unnecessary mistakes! But simply acknowledging this fact isn’t enough to help us improve. The big question is,

1890 Heirloom Staunton Chess Set in Antiqued Ebony & Boxwood – 4.4″ King

Our 1890 Heirloom Staunton Chess Set resembles closely produced in 1890 by Jaques of London. The 1890 is a club size set with a 4.4″ tall king with pieces that are robust

1850 Heirloom Staunton Chess Set in Antiqued Ebony & Boxwood – 4.4″ King

Our 1850 Antique Reproduction Staunton Chess Set resembles closely that of the circa 1849-50 Jaques London sets. The replication of the carvers work from knight to knight is remarkable. The pieces have

Improve Your Positional Chess

Throughout a game of chess, the players must constantly make judgments and decisions that cannot be determined simply by calculation. They must then rely on their positional judgment. Good positional skills are

Dangerous Weapons: The Caro-Kann – Dazzle Your Opponents

Dangerous Weapons is a series of opening books which supply the reader with an abundance of hard-hitting ideas to revitalize his or her opening repertoire. In this book, three openning specialist team

The Scotch Game

The Scotch Game is an ideal opening weapon for White. It’s ambitious, totally sound and leads to a wide variety of strategically complex positions. The Scotch was a particular favourite of Gary

How to Win at Chess – Quickly!

Let’s face facts: everyone enjoys winning. And the only thing better than winning is to win quickly! Mistakes are often made in the early part of the game at all levels of

Who Dares Wins! Attacking the King on Opposite Sides

The Nimzo-Indian is one of Black’s most universally popular and respectable answers to 1 d4. It could be said that no other opening allows Black to play for a win from such

Starting Out: Open Games

Open Games refer to a myriad of openings arising after the ever-popular 1 e4 e5: the Italian Game, the Scotch, The Two Knights Defence, the King’s Gambit, the Evans Gambit, the Bishop’s

1849 Heirloom Staunton Chess Set in Antiqued Ebony & Boxwood – 4.4″ King

Our 1849 Heirloom Staunton Chess Set resembles closely that of the circa 1849-50 Jaques London sets. The 1849 is a club size set with a 4.4″ tall king with pieces that are