Thursday, August 7, 2014

For The Chess Aficionado

  Around Brooklyn out in the fringes: I normally cover only Sunset Park, Bay Ridge and Park Slope, but every now and then in my travels around Brooklyn I stumble onto something unique. If you are a chess player you know that finding any store to cater to your needs is extremely rare even in New York City. There are only four stores in Manhattan, two are close to each other on Thompson street in the village. But in the outer boroughs this one appears to be the only one. Located on the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street just over the border from Park Slope, under the shadow of the Barclay Center, this store specializes in one thing only, the most popular board game in the world, Chess. Inside you will find chess sets to cater to any budget and taste. They also sell books on the subject and magazines devoted to the game. If you are looking for lessons for yourself or your children, they do that too. They can even point you in the direction of some tournaments if you think you're good enough like this $1 million tournament out in Las Vegas this coming October with a hefty entry fee. Check out their website for more information and if you should drop in there for a visit, tell them you heard about it here and that we sent you....

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