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Chess House LLC, The, Games & Supplies, Lynden, WA

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Quick ... easy and I love the selection. Hopefully the 7 year old this set is for will love it
- Pati W, Dec 11, 2014

easy to find product I needed. First time ordering, doesn't make you have an account...LOVE that feature.
- Julie, Dec 10, 2014

I appreciate your straight forward return policies with no vindictive refund charges
- Anonymous, Dec 7, 2014

The materials are better quality than expected. Overall I am satisfied with my order. You have exceeded expectations. I look forward to doing more business with you as I have high hopes for the launch of our school's chess club.
- Fero S in LA, Dec 5, 2014
Chess House Blog

Chess Puzzle: white to checkmate in 2

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Can you find the correct move? White to checkmate in 2 moves. Write your answer in the comments section. This puzzle comes from Level 3 of the Chess Tutorial. Currently the comprehensive 5 step TASC tutorial CD is FREE. Just request a copy at ChessHouse.com. It has many hours of step by step, interactive training material in the 5 step system. For comparison, you can get the newer download version from ShredderChess.com. The first 3 steps alone cost $19.95 EUR each.

Why chessboards have algebraic coordinates

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Those letters and numbers along the margin of many chessboards are the coordinate system for naming the squares, commonly called “algebraic”.

The Pawn Gets No Respect

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  Sometimes thought of as the weakest pieces in a Chess game, the pawns have often lacked the respect of novice chess players. These pieces are seen as disposable, powerless, and meant to be trampled upon by other, more important Chess pieces. However, you might be surprised to know that pawns can be some of the most dangerous pieces in a Chess game, and they deserve your respect. Pawn Chains Are Stronger:  Despite your level of Chess play, you can decipher at first glance that some pawns are in better positions of power than others.

5 Key Decisions You Need to Make During a Chess Game

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  Chess is a game of strategy and smarts, so it doesn’t actually matter how experienced your opponent is: If you can out-think them to the very last move, you can claim a victory every time.   Here are just five questions to ponder during your next chess game.   Which Game Are You Playing? Chess actually has three games in one. The opening game involves your first few moves and can immediately establish yourself as an offensive or defensive player. You can also win or lose in the opening. So be watchful! The middle

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