Your Complete Holiday Chess Buying Guide (And A Free Giveaway)
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Your Complete Holiday Chess Buying Guide (And A Free Giveaway)

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It's the time of year when we celebrate holidays and the end of a great 2018 in chess—so it's the perfect time to get that special chess gift for a friend, loved one, or even just treat yourself. has you covered with a 2018 holiday chess buying guide, bringing together a variety of chess-related products for everyone who loves the game. We've also got some discounts and a giveaway to celebrate the season.

Chess sets, boards, clocks and supplies

Playing chess online is obviously great, but sometimes you just need to feel the pieces in your hand for that "real-life" experience I've heard so much about.

If you want to invest in chess supplies to enjoy your favorite game at home, on the go, or at your chess tournament, head to Wholesale Chess.

To celebrate "cyber Monday," WholesaleChess is having a storewide 20 percent off sale. But since you're a user, you deserve a little extra time for the holiday season. That's why Wholesale Chess is offering all users an extended 20 percent discount code, valid for a single use any time from now until Dec. 25.

Use the promo code CHESS.COM (include the period) for 20 percent off (single use) from now to Dec. 25.

Grab a DGT 960 Chess Clock - Limited Edition (Red & Black) for the first chess clock that can automatically generate chess960 positions. I am no mathematician, but this clock could be up to 960 times as fun as your old chess clock.

DGT 960 Chess Clock - Limited Edition (Red & Black)

Looking to get a game without breaking the bank? The Basic Club Chess Set Combo, already a great deal, is now discounted to $12.99—and that's before your special member 20 percent discount. You can choose from six different colors for your board and bag.

The Basic Club Chess Set Combo

Can you remember every chess opening, but not your keys? Clearly, you need the Chess Pieces Keychain Set (17 Pieces).

Chess Pieces Keychain Set (17 Pieces).

For $6.99 you get 17 pieces—that's every piece on your half of the chessboard, plus an extra queen. Give a keychain to your 16 closest friends and keep the king for yourself. Choose from 15 colors.

This is just a small taste of the mind-boggling variety of chess products at Wholesale Chess, so take a look at the full shop now. Don't forget to use the promo code CHESS.COM (include the period) for 20 percent off (single use) from now to Dec. 25.

Chess clothes for kids

Do you have a future chess player in the family? It's never too early to share your love of the game.

The boutique clothing company Monica + Andy has a new "chess master" print in its organic clothing line for babies and small children.

The special chess print is available in one-pieces, bodysuits, hats, baby rompers and even "welcome home blankets."

Here are all the items you can get in the chess master print:

On-the-Go One Piece in "Chess Master" ($32)
The convertible feet fold over for complete coverage. Or fold them back and let their toes wiggle free.
On-the-Go One Piece in

Long Sleeve Jack + Jill Bodysuit in "Chess Master" ($28)
Our unisex bodysuit is designed to make your life easy. Overlap shoulders make it a cinch to put on over baby’s head. And snaps at the inseam make diaper changes, well, a snap.
Long Sleeve Jack + Jill Bodysuit in

Top Knot Hat in "Chess Master" ($13)
Heads up! Our Top Knot Cap plays nice with all of our blankets and bodysuits. Add it to the mix to keep their heads warm.
Top Knot Hat in

Sweet Baby B Romper in "Chess Master" ($26)
Take the stress out of getting baby dressed with our adorable kimono-style short sleeve romper.
Sweet Baby B Romper in

Welcome Home Blanket in "Chess Master" ($38)
Made from the softest organic cotton, a touch of stretch helps you gently wrap and snuggle your newborn for the first few months.
Welcome Home Blanket in

Customers can personalize almost any item by adding an embroidered name or monogram for $15.

Orders must be placed by December 14 for Christmas Day guaranteed delivery (with no additional shipping charges).


Monica + Andy is also running a special giveaway for users.

The winner of the contest will receive a free bundle of the Monica + Andy chess master items in their choice of size, a $150 value.

To enter the contest, just leave a comment on this article about the best way chess brings together family or friends. Our editorial staff will select the best comment to receive the $150 Monica + Andy chess master clothing bundle—a great gift for anyone with a chess kid in their family.

The comment contest will be open until 12 a.m. Pacific time, Monday, Dec. 3. Editors will select the winning comment and contact the winner on Tuesday, Dec. 4. merchandise—t-shirts, hoodies, mugs and stickers

Are you a fan of all the great chess events on How could anyone not be?

If you want to take your chess passion to the next level, there's no better way than to show your spirit with some fun items from our all-new store.

Buy a mug to sip coffee during our marathon events.

chess mug

Or support your favorite PRO Chess League team with a t-shirt.

chess tee shirt

There are even shirts for fans of the Computer Chess Championship (and its chess engines)...

computer chess championship shirt

...and GM Aman Hambleton's beard.

You'll have plenty more merchandise to choose from, including funny chess memes and items from your favorite events. Have a look at the official store for the full lineup.

What chess stuff are you hoping for this holiday season?

Let us know in the comments, and don't forget to share the best way chess has brought together your friends or family for a chance to win the $150 Monica + Andy bundle giveaway.

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