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Chess Set

Postby heyhoe » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:33 am

DS asking for a chess set as X'mas present. Anyone knows where to get one? I want something nice but reasonably price. Hopefully he'll play more chess instead of electronic games.

Also, any idea if there is a club he can join for a short term?

Thanks!

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Re: Chess Set

Postby Imami » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:24 am

Hi hey hoe,

You can consider the Singapore chess federation. It's in bishan. They run classes, organize tournaments etc. Selling chess set too. Not too exp, two versions, about $30-$40.

I was told that these sets are the international standard sets. All big scale competitions uses these chess sets. The chess pieces are of the standard quality, sizes and colours. But I personally is not keen to buy them. I am looking for some exquisite sets, maybe something made of wood?

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Re: Chess Set

Postby Funz » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:59 am

DH bought a set from Vietnam for DS. Simple set with magnetic board. We also have a glass set given by DH's boss but that one is in our display cupboard.

I think you might be able to find in Toys R Us if you don't mind. If they are young and still starting out, don't spend too much on it, they misplace the pieces and so far I have not been able to find any place that just sell the pieces.

I am looking for a chess clock for DS. The chess school that DS goes to does not sell those.

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Re: Chess Set

Postby heyhoe » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:10 am

Hi Imami and Funz,

Thanks for the suggestions. :please: I'll start to look at these places.

Funny, Ds played with a friend and suddenly gets all interested. I just want to fuel his interest so that he doesn't play too much electronic games. Hopefully the brothers will start to pick up chess too. :evil:

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Re: Chess Set

Postby Imami » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:04 pm

Funz wrote:I am looking for a chess clock for DS. The chess school that DS goes to does not sell those.

oh Funz, the Singapore chess federation sells them too.

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Re: Chess Set

Postby Imami » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:06 pm

heyhoe wrote:Hi Imami and Funz,

Thanks for the suggestions. :please: I'll start to look at these places.

Funny, Ds played with a friend and suddenly gets all interested. I just want to fuel his interest so that he doesn't play too much electronic games. Hopefully the brothers will start to pick up chess too. :evil:

Most welcome.

Playing chess is good. The child gets to train his/her concentration/ focus on the game.

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Re: Chess Set

Postby PAINT » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:05 am

heyhoe wrote:Hi Imami and Funz,

Thanks for the suggestions. :please: I'll start to look at these places.

Funny, Ds played with a friend and suddenly gets all interested. I just want to fuel his interest so that he doesn't play too much electronic games. Hopefully the brothers will start to pick up chess too. :evil:


It'll be good to let them join the chess CCA in school and play in small committee club competitions like Queenstown etc as it will be good for experience.

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Re: Chess Set

Postby grownupbaby » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:28 am

Hi,

I've a BN chess set to let go cheaply at only $20:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/grownupbab ... 1061248548

You can drink some juices or other drinks while playing... ;-)

Please PM if keen.

Thanks.

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Re: Chess Set

Postby timtamfan » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:25 am

If you're buying a first chess set, suggest a larger sized one. Nice to hold and move. Mine has the King standing at 9cm tall; not sure if this is 'Standard Tournament Size. Sure beats those teeny weenie chess pieces. Just a suggestion.

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Re: Chess Set

Postby sleepy » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:54 pm

Reviving this old thread.

Just wanna ask, does popular bookshop sell chess set?
Or any retail store in convenient location

Not too ex and no need to be atas quality, just have to be functionally big (not those mini type)

Thanks in advance!

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