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Anyone here from Houston, TX?
I would like to know if there are any chess stores here? It's the fourth largest city in the US there's gotta be something. I wanted to buy a couple of magnetic chess sets. I know I can go to Target and Walmart but I'd like to shop where there is some selection. Thanks in advance...if you know of a store.
Hey Aperture. Not from Houston here, sorry. Other than the ubiquitous amazon.com I can recommed to you the store at uscf.com. Cheers.
Ya ya, I could......just like to be able to put my hands on things.
Hey Aperture. Yes I understand. The other option you have is to go to a big uscf tournament in Houston. Big tournaments hosted at hotels set up a bookstore specifically for chess enthusiasts where they not only sell obviously books but also chess sets, DVDs, etc all at discounted prices. Cheers.
Don't know about Target, but forget Walmart. Only found cheap folding sets and that common cheap glass set there, and I was surprised to find them. Even Toys R Us has a better selection of chess sets.
I live just outside of Houston. I don't know about any chess stores . . . As far as I know all of the adult tournaments are run by the Houston chess club, and all of the Scholastic Tournaments are run by a man called Mr. Liptrap. He sells some very nice magnetic sets for $7. Here's a link to that part of his website:
I would recomend the "Magnetic set--folding travel," but I think you'd have to physically come to a tournament to pick it up.
Thanks for remding me of Rick's. I will go there today!
Went to Rick's and got a couple of sets and saw one that I would have gotten on Amazon and was able to see it's complete junk......it's of my wish list. Good place to shop.
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