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We have chess books for kids and adults, chess sets, clocks, gifts and supplies. As one of the only chess stores in the country with a drive-thru we are happy to provide curbside pickup for any item!

Hours:

* Please note that any changes from the hours posted below for Holidays, weather closures, etc. will be posted at the top of the home page under the News section: www.PlayMoreChess.com. Thank you.

Day of Week

Daytime Hours*

Evening Hours*
Mon
11:00pm-2:00pm
6:00pm to 9:00 pm | Casual Play & Adult Tournaments as listed
Tue
11:00am -2:00pm
5:00pm-6:30pm
Wed

11:00am-2:00pm

4:00pm-7:30pm
Thu
11:00am-2:00pm
4:00pm-6:30pm
Fri
By Appointment Only
Special Events | Kids Tournaments as listed
Sat
10:00am-1:00pm
Special Events | Tournaments
Sun
By Appointment Only
By Appointment Only



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A small portion of purchases made through this USCFSales Affiliate Link will benefit our chess academy's programs and keep classes and lessons more affordable here in Hamden!



 

A partial list of the items we normally have in stock at our Hamden store location:

Chess Sets:
-Tournament Chess Sets with Deluxe Bags, triple-weighted pieces (various color bags and boards)
-Magnetic Travel Sets
-Club Series - Box, Board Combo; Ebonized Boxwood

Chess Clocks:

-DGT North American Professional Chess Clocks (with multi-period delay included; approved for USCF and FIDE
-ZMF-II Tournament Game Clock; approved for USCF and FIDE
-DGT 1001 Digital Chess Clocks

Top 20 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
-Coakley, Jeff - Winning Chess Strategy for Kids
-Duckworth, Angela - Grit: The Power of Passion and Perserverance
-Fischer, Bobby - Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
-Kahneman, Daniel - Thinking Fast and Slow
-Kasparov, Gary - How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves-from the Board to the Boardroom
-Klein, Cory - Chess Openings for Beginners
-McArdle, Megan - The Up Side of Down:Why Failing Well is the Key to Success
-Nunn, John - Learn Chess Tactics
-Orlova, Yelizaveta - Chess for Beginners
-Pandolfini, Bruce - Beginning Chess
-Pandolfini, Bruce - Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess
-Price, Bill - The History of Chess in Fifty Moves
-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
-Soltis, Andrew - 365 Chess Master Lessons
-Van Der Sterren, Paul - FCO Fundamental Chess Openings
-Woolum, The Chess Tactics Workbook, expanded 4th ed.
-Chess-Steps Workbook Series
-Chess4Life Workbook Series: (Pawn, Knight, Bishop, Rook workbooks)

Supplies:
-Scorebooks
-Chess Pencils, Key Chains, Pins
-Chess Playing Cards: 52 Chess Openings


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

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Email: info@PlayMoreChess.com | Phone: 203.680.0657 | Hamden, CT