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We have chess sets, clocks and books for kids and adult improvers at our Hamden, CT location.

Play More Chess Academy & Hamden Chess Club
1227 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517


Store Hours:

Day of Week


12:00-4:00pm and 6:30-8:30pm
12:00 -4:00pm


By Appointment Only

*Additional afternoon and evening hours for scheduled Classes, Lessons, Appointments and Tournaments. To confirm hours over holidays, make an appointment, or confirm item availability please email

Items in-stock at Hamden, CT Location:

Chess Sets:
-Tournament Chess Sets with Deluxe Bags, triple-weighted pieces (various color bags and boards)
-Magnetic Travel Sets
-Wooden Chess Sets
-Deluxe Club Series - Solid wooden box, board combo; ebonized pieces

Chess Clocks:

-DGT North American Professional Chess Clocks (with multi-period delay included; approved for USCF and FIDE
-DGT Easy+ Game Timer
-DGT 1001 Digital Chess Clocks

Books for Kids and Adult Improvers:

-Ashley, Maurice - Chess for Success
-Basman, Michael - Chess for Kids
-Capablanca, Jose - Chess Fundamentals
-Chandler, Murray - How to Beat Your Dad in Chess
-Chandler, Murray - Chess for Children: How to Play the World's Most Popular Board Game
-Chandler, Murray - Chess Tactics for Kids
Chernev, Irving Logical Chess: Move by Move, Rev 2003
-Chernev, Irving Logical Chess: Move by Move, Original

-Coakley, Jeff - Winning Chess Strategy for Kids
-Duckworth, Angela - Grit: The Power of Passion and Perserverance
-Estrin, Yakov Gambits
-Firmian, Nick de Modern Chess Openings
-Fischer, Bobby My 60 Memorable Games
-Fischer, Bobby - Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
-Gladwell, Malcolm Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
-Gude, Antonio Fundamental Chess Tactics
-Hansen, Carsten Marvelous Modern Miniatures: 2020 Games in 20 Moves or Less
-Harman, Ron, Shaun Taulbut Winning With the Scandinavian
-Kahneman, Daniel - Thinking Fast and Slow
-Kasparov, Gary - How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves-from the Board to the Boardroom
Kasparov, Gary, et al Kasparov v Karpov 1990
-Klein, Cory Chess Openings for Beginners: A Comprehensive and Simplified Guide to Chess Openings
-Kramnik, Vladimir, 5th ed. rev by K. Muller Dvoretsky's Endame Manual -Lakdawala, Cyrus Rewire Your Chess Brain
-McArdle, Megan - The Up Side of Down:Why Failing Well is the Key to Success
Medina, Craig Chess Openings for Beginners: The Complete Chess Guide to Strategies and Opening Tactics to Start Playing Like a Grandmaster
-Minev, Nikolay French Defense 2: New and Forgotten Ideas
-Neishtadt, Iakov Queen Sacrifice
-Nesis, Gennady Tactics in the French
-Nimzowitsch, Aron My System: 21st Century Edition
-Norwood, David Winning with the Modern
Nunn, John Learn Chess
-Nunn, John Learn Chess Tactics: Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games

-Orlova, Yelizaveta - Chess for Beginners: Know the Rules, Choose Your Strategy, Start Winning
-Pandolfini, Bruce - Beginning Chess: Over 300 Elementary Problems for New Players to the Game
-Pandolfini, Bruce - Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess: Basic to Advanced Strategies with America's Foremost Chess Instructor
-Price, Bill - The History of Chess in Fifty Moves
-Russell, Hanon W. - Russian for Chessplayers
-Seirawan, Yasser - Winning Chess Strategies
-Seirawan, Yasser - Winning Chess Openings

-Silman, Jeremy - Complete Book of Chess Strategy: Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z
-Silman, Jeremy - How to ReAssess Your Chess: Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances, 4th Ed.
-Silman, Jeremy - The ReAssess Your Chess Workbook: How to Master Chess Imbalances
-Silman, Jeremy - Silman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to Master
Smerdon, David - The Complete Chess Swindler
-Smith, Axel & Hans Tikkanen - The Woodpecker Method
-Soltis, IM Andrew - 365 Chess Master Lessons: Take One a Day to be a Better Chess Player
-Soltis, IM Andrew - The Fighting French
-Soltis, IM Andrew - Bird-Larsen Attack, Rev 2nd ed.
-Stean, Michael - Simple Chess - New Algebraic Edition
-Tevis, Walter -The Queen's Gambit
-Townes, Michael - Chess for Beginners
-Van der Sterren, Paul - Fundamental Chess Openings
-Vukovic, Vladimir - Art of Attack in Chess
-Woolum, The Chess Tactics Workbook, expanded 4th ed.

Chess4Life Pawn Workbook 1
Chess4Life Pawn Workbook 2
Chess4Life Pawn Workbook 3
Chess4Life Knight Workbook 1
Chess4Life Knight Workbook 2
Chess4Life Knight Workbook 3
Chess4Life Bishop Workbook 1
Chess4Life Bishop Workbook 2
Chess4Life Bishop Workbook 3
Chess4Life Rook Workbook 1
Chess4Life Rook Workbook 2
Chess4Life Rook Workbook 3

-Scorebooks, PMCA t-shirts, Chess Pencils, Key Chains and more!

Items available at the USCF Sales online catalog:

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A small portion of purchases made through our USCF Affiliate Link (Play More Chess Academy Affiliate) will benefit our chess academy's programs and keep classes and lessons more affordable here in Hamden! All online orders by 2pm Central ship the same day - Low Prices - Wide Selection!



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Email: | Phone: 203.680.8456 | Hamden, CT