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ChessMate® Ultima       $59.99
ChessMate Pocket Sets
The ChessMate® Wallet       $79.99
The CM TravelMate-Ultra     $149.99
The ChessMate® Ultra-Wallet       $99.99
The NEW TravelMate Deluxe       $99.99
ChessMate® Professional       $69.99
The NEW CM TravelMate       $69.99

The ChessMate®
$39.99
The ChessMate® Deluxe
$49.99
Ultra-Flat Kit
$14.99
Classic Kit
$9.99
Slim-Pocket
$34.99

 

The ChessMate ® Ultra-Wallet
The ChessMate®  Ultra-Wallet   $99.99   Item #CM113-ULTRA
Ultra-Wallet Ultra-Wallet Ultra-Wallet

Our original ChessMate® Chess Wallet was reviewed with much enthusiasm by noted chess author, lecturer, and teacher IM Jeremy Silman, and it has for over eight years been our top-of-the-line pocket chess set. But now, the ChessMate Chess Wallet is extremely pleased to hand over its "top-of-the-line" status to the newest member of our ChessMate® family, the ChessMate® Ultra-Wallet!

Like the original ChessMate® Wallet, the Ultra-Wallet has a large capture-panel, while the folding chessboard opens to a generous 6 inches by 6 inches. And just like the original ChessMate Wallet, the Ultra-Wallet has plenty of space and ample slots and pockets for the things one usually puts in a wallet.

Also -- as with all of our ChessMate® pocket chess sets -- the Ultra-Wallet includes four extra pieces per side (Queen, Rook, Bishop and Knight) for promotion.  All 40 of the 9/16" diameter chess piece disks that come in this Chess Wallet are clearly and durably printed using 4 subtle colors, and a protective clear-coat that will protect the piece images for the life of the set.

However, the ChessMate® Ultra-Wallet incorporates some innovative improvements that put it in a class all by itself:

1) First of all, this is a completely non-leather Chess Wallet! The entire zippered case, folding chessboard compartment, and capture-panel are handcrafted using black, superb quality imitation leathers having an elegant look-and-feel. Also, the stitching in this zippered case is stronger, more uniform, and more consistent in appearance than ever before (available only in Black).

2) The new metal zipper-pull has a unique aesthetically pleasing appearance, with a "Hematite" look to its surface finish.

3) The interior ID window is crafted using a high-grade, clear and flexible matte-finished vinyl.

4) The ChessMate Ultra-Wallet is the first pocket chess set in our line that incorporates our new, #CM120 Ultra-Flat Magnetic piece disk design. These new pieces have the same clear and durable diagram-style piece images as our other pocket sets, but they combine the ease-in-movement of our classic #CM116 pieces with the capability that our original #CM114 Ultra-Flat piece disks had for storing ongoing game positions while closing the set.

5) As if all of those features were not enough, the ChessMate Ultra-Wallet even ships with an extra #CM120 piece disk-kit (retail value = $14.99 with some assembly required). Yes that's correct: your new ChessMate® Ultra-Wallet comes with a full extra kit-set of disks pieces!

6) And last but not least, the ChessMate® Ultra-Wallet measures a slimmer -- and lighter -- approx. 3.75 inches by 7 inches by .75 inches!

Available in Black only. Made in the USA by ChessMate.

The ChessMate® Ultra-Wallet is $99.99   Item #CM113-ULTRA

Ultra-Wallet Ultra-Wallet Ultra-Wallet Ultra-Wallet


Replacement piece disk-kit #CM120 is available for $14.99 (some assembly required).



 

The ChessMate ® Chess Wallet
The ChessMate® Wallet   $79.99   Item #CM113

Now is your chance to own our ChessMate® Chess Wallet at a very special price!

Because the ChessMate Wallet comes with one #CM120 Disk Piece Kit (10 minutes of minor assembly required) rather than the two sets of disk pieces that come in our ChessMate Ultra-Wallet, this elegant pocket chess set is available to our customers for the first time at the attractive price of just $79.99.

Reviewed with considerable enthusiasm by noted writer, lecturer, and teacher IM Jeremy Silman, the ChessMate Chess Wallet is one of our two top-of-the-line pocket chess sets.

Our ChessMate® Wallet has the largest capture-panel among all of the ChessMate® Pocket Chess Sets, and just like our other pocket sets, the board itself opens to a generous 6 inches by 6 inches.  As with all of our ChessMate® pocket chess sets, each set includes four extra pieces per side (Queen, Rook, Bishop and Knight) for promotion.  All 40 of the 9/16" diameter chess piece disks that come in this Chess Wallet are clearly and durably printed with 4 subtle colors, as well as a durable clear-coat that will protect the piece images for the life of the set.

With enough space, slots and pockets for everything one usually puts in a wallet, the ChessMate Wallet represents the culmination in years of pocket chess set thought and design.  The high quality imitation-leather zippered case w/ interior compartments and hidden folding board w/ capture-panel area, put this innovative pocket chess set head and shoulders above those that have come before it in the marketplace.

Please remember that the ChessMate Chess Wallet comes with one #CM120 Disk Piece Kit (with some minor assembly required).

The ChessMate® Wallet is $79.99   Item #CM113
Replacement piece Disk Kit #CM120 is available for $14.99 (some assembly required).




 

Chess Product Review by Jeremy Silman

Product: The ChessMate® Chess Wallet -and- ChessMate® Ultra-Wallet
Creator: David Weinstock
Company: ChessMate.Com
Target Audience: Beginner through Grandmaster
Price: $79.99 -to- $99.99

    Okay, it's not a book.

    However, Christmas is coming up and I know there are a lot of people wondering what to give their chess maniac friends. This, in my opinion, is THE perfect chess gift.

    Back in the late 60's, when I was a young boy that worshipped Bobby Fischer, I wanted to make a deal with the devil and take two of Fischer's most prized possessions: his chess skills and his chess wallet.

    Yes, I heard he owned a real chess wallet and I lusted after it. Though I never actually saw this mythical chess tool, the idea captivated my imagination and I wanted one throughout my teens, twenties, and thirties. Now, well into my dotage, I finally own the object of my affection, and it's everything I imagined and more.

    Naturally, certain tests were necessary:

    1)  Made of top quality imitation-leather, its "feel" is very nice, and it easily fits into a front pants pocket, or into the inner pocket of a sport coat or suit (I was told that it shouldn't be placed in one's back pocket since sitting on it can bend or dent the metal material behind the board design).

    2)  My driver's license fit comfortably into the clear pocket created for it. The 6 tabs for credit cards are also user friendly.

    3)  Two sections for cash are present, as well as an additional section that's perfect for huge denominations, pictures, or an emergency stash of viagra.

    4)  The board itself (the pieces are made of a strong magnetic material) unfolds to a comfortable 6"x6," and an extra Rook, Bishop, Knight, and Queen (for both sides) are added in case you promote a pawn during play.

    5)  The whole wallet zippers shut so that your pieces and money are completely safe.

    6)  Sticking it in my washing machine and adding huge amounts of detergent, I sent it churning through several wash cycles. The result wasn't pretty. Don't try this at home!

    For wives or mothers of players who are tired of hearing their loved ones gripe about the uselessness of "just another chess book present" (how would the poor ladies know better?), this wallet will bring relief from criticism for at least one holiday season.

    To order, or to ask questions, call:     (425) 697-4513.

    You can also check out their website at:  http://www.chessmate.com/



 

The Chess Mate ® Ultima
The ChessMate®  Ultima   $59.99   Item #CM112

One of our two most popular pocket chess sets (the other is our ChessMate® Chess Wallet), the ChessMate® Ultima is an upgraded version of our original ChessMate® Pocket Chess Set.

The size and shape of this set are the same as the basic ChessMate®, but the ChessMate® Ultima comes with our deluxe, Ultra-Flat magnetic, 9/16" diameter chess piece-disks #CM120.  Each set of piece disks includes four extra pieces per side (Queen, Rook, Bishop and Knight) for promotion.

A high-quality, textured imitation Ostrich case-covering material (available in both brown and black) elegantly enhances the look and feel of this set, and it also lays flat very nicely when open; the first time and every time.  And just as with our other pocket chess sets, the board itself opens to a generous 6 inches by 6 inches.

You are sure to play and analyse "with the best of them" on this luxurious pocket chess set.

The ChessMate® Ultima sells for $59.99    Item #CM112

Replacement piece disk kit #CM120 is available for $14.99.
Handmade in the USA by ChessMate.




 

The NEW CM TravelMate
The NEW CM TravelMate   $69.99
Hand Made in the USA by ChessMate     Item #CM111-A

This NEW portable travel set comes with an elegant set of magnetic Boxwood and Dark Indian Rosewood, Staunton style pieces (1.5" King height). Plus, this set includes one of our #CM116 Disk Piece Kits for storing your ongoing game positions when you close the set.

The piece magnets are quite strong, and the 8" square folding board has a laminated, clear matte scratch-resistant coating to protect it.  And it all comes in a bright-red, folding fabric travel pouch (with extra pockets) -- that will be difficult to misplace while you are on the go -- for easy storage and transport.

The board and pieces are very comfortable and more pleasant to hold and to play games with than those cheap tiny sets one finds on the market, yet this superb chess set is portable enough for playing in style whether you are going by plane, train, bus, boat, or car.

The NEW CM TravelMate $69.99  Item #CM111-A
Deluxe, magnetic replacement wood pieces are item #CM121 for $34.99.
Handmade in the USA by ChessMate.




 

The ChessMate® TravelMate-Ultra
The ChessMate® TravelMate-Ultra   $149.99

Hand Made in the USA by ChessMate     Item #CM111-ULTRA

A very long time in the making, the ChessMate® TravelMate-Ultra is finally here.  Not just another magnetic Travel Set, the TravelMate-Ultra is in a class all by itself, even by ChessMate® standards!

Here at ChessMate.com we believe it was well-worth the wait, and we feel that you will too.  Though you really should experience this elegant creation for yourself to fully appreciate it, we'll detail here the refinements that make this offering the superb travel-style chess set that it is.


Check out Jeremy Silman's reviews of the TravelMate-Ultra, the TravelMate Deluxe, and ChessMate® Ultra-Wallet.

Check out GAD's review of the TravelMate Deluxe and TravelMate-ULTRA.

1)  To begin with, let's talk about the Pieces:   Ahhh, the pieces!  These elegant handmade (lathe-turned, hand-carved and hand-finished) magnetic, Dark Indian Rosewood and Boxwood Staunton-style figures (with a 1.75" King height, and a 3/4" base-diameter for all of the pieces), are unrivalled by any magnetic chess pieces on the market today.  For such small pieces to be as detailed and suggestive of large tournament Staunton designs is nothing short of remarkable.  And not only are they pleasing to the eye, they are uncommonly functional as well.  They grip the board like "nobody's business" (due to the powerful neodymium magnet that is inside each piece's base), yet they are a genuine pleasure to move around the board.  Why, if you wanted to you might even play a game upside-down while hanging from a tree, and the little devils would stay on the board as though they were born that way!  And the TravelMate-Ultra comes with a full set (KIT) of our CM-116 magnetic disk pieces as well, for storing ongoing game positons when you put the set away.  Now, that's functionality!

2)  Now, as for the Board:   What can we say? It is quite elegant, yet exceedingly practical.  Let's get the dimensions out of the way first, shall we?  When closed, the TravelMate-Ultra folding board measures approximately 9.75" wide by 7" deep, and -- when open -- it measures approximately 9.75" wide by 14" deep (from player to player, including the hand-wrapped case-covering and the two magnetic capture areas on each player's side of the board).  Each square measures approximately 1 - 1/8" by 1 - 1/8" while each magnetic capture area measures approximately 9" wide by 2" deep.  The laminated, clear matte coating of the board panels protect an elegant, parchment-look board design and capture areas, as well as a marbled-foil, hand-inlaid border that complements the aesthetics of the board and pieces perfectly.  But all of those details are statistics, more or less.  And statistics -- while very useful -- don't begin to describe the chessic pleasures you'll experience whenever you take out this little wonder.  You'll understand what we mean, each and every time you unfold it and set it up to play a game with your favorite chess companion, or to replay a myriad of chess brilliancies with your chess comrades, or on your own; or perhaps even when you rendezvous "for chess" in some little out-of-the-way European-style cafe.  Ooh la la, indeed!

3)  There's a handmade Zipper-Pouch for easy and elegant storage and transport:   Our hand-made, imitation-leather zipper pouches are made here in the Great Pacific Northwest, especially to fit the TravelMate-Ultra (PLEASE NOTE: The color and texture of our imitation-leather zipper pouches vary according to what is available and in-stock; however all of the TravelMate-Ultra pouches are made specially to complement the pieces, boards, and hand-wrapped folding case coverings), and inside you will find a smaller black zipper pouch, constructed of durable black nylon, to hold your set of TravelMate-Ultra wood pieces and your set (KIT) of CM-116 piece disks.  In addition, each TravelMate-Ultra comes with a semi-flexible separator-insert for added protection of the board and pieces during storage and travel.

And, The ChessMate® TravelMate-Ultra is handmade in the USA.

The ChessMate® TravelMate-Ultra $149.99  Item #CM111-ULTRA
Replacement Ultra Wood Magnetic Pieces are item #CM124 for $49.99.
Handmade in the USA by ChessMate.




 

The NEW ChessMate® TravelMate Deluxe
The NEW ChessMate® TravelMate Deluxe   $99.99

Hand Made in the USA by ChessMate     Item #CM111

The ChessMate TravelMate Deluxe has been completely re-tooled and enhanced, to bring the best features of both the TravelMate Deluxe and the TravelMate Ultra into a small but elegant and fully functional form-factor.  Yes, while the original CM TravelMate Deluxe was -- according to our customers -- a fantastic set, we feel that you'll fall in love all over again with the NEW TravelMate Deluxe!

This superb travel-style chess set comes with a beautiful set of magnetic, Dark Indian Rosewoodand Boxwood Staunton chess pieces (1-5/8" King height) and a full KIT of CM-116 disk pieces (minor assembly required).  The 9.375" by 11.5" folding board (with two capture areas) has a laminated, clear matte scratch-resistant coating and a marbled-foil inlaid border. The magnets in the bases of the wood pieces are strong enough that the board can be turned upside-down and lightly shaken and they will not come off, yet they will glide around the board with ease during play and analysis.  Also included with this set is a black nylon drawstring pouch to hold the wood pieces and disk pieces, and everything comes in an elegant, imitation leather zipper pouch for easy storage and transport.

The new CM TravelMate Deluxe is portable enough for playing in style whether you are going by plane, train, bus, boat, or car.



Check out Jeremy Silman's  REVIEW  of the original CM TravelMate Deluxe!

Check out GAD's  REVIEW  of the TravelMate Deluxe and TravelMate-ULTRA!

Check out Fortune Small Business's  REVIEW  of the original CM TravelMate Deluxe!

The ChessMate® TravelMate Deluxe $99.99  Item #CM111
Replacement magnetic wooden pieces are item #CM119 for $34.99.
Handmade in the USA by ChessMate.




 

The ChessMate® Professional
The ChessMate® Professional   $69.99    Item #CM104

The NEW ChessMate® Professional is a pocket chess set bundle that is built around our CM109 Slim-Pocket Chess Set, our CM116, 9/16" diameter magnetic piece disk kit, an elegant set of magnetc, handcarved Seissamwood and Boxwood Staunton-style chess pieces (King height = 1.25"), and a very cool, sturdy-yet-elegant fabric and metal zipper-case which holds everything compactly and safely inside.  And just as with our other pocket chess sets, there is a capture-panel and the board of the Slim-Pocket set itself opens to a generous 6 inches by 6 inches.

With this NEW ChessMate® Professional bundle, we are re-introducing a long unavailable, previous favorite of our customers that was also called "The ChessMate® Professional," but at a much more economical price (the original version was priced at $99.99, and was always sold out!).

The ChessMate® Professional is $69.99    Item #CM104

The Replacement Wood Pieces, Item #CM118 is available for just $24.99.

The Replacement Disk Piece Kit, Item #CM116 is available for just $9.99.

Handmade in the USA by ChessMate.




 

The ChessMate® Pocket Chess Set
The Original ChessMate®  Pocket Chess Set    $39.99    Item #CM106

The ChessMate® Pocket Chess Set gives you what you really want and need in a pocket chess set, namely;  durable and high-quality casing, board, and pieces.  It is so compact that it will fit smoothly and easily into your shirt or jacket pocket.

The ChessMate is slim (5/8" thick), and is about the size of a checkbook (6" x 3-1/8"). It is wrapped in durable imitation leather and has a magnetic capture panel. The board colors are light tan & dark green, and the border design is of an elegant antique gold color.  And just as with our other pocket chess sets, the board itself opens to a generous 6 inches by 6 inches.  Each set includes four extra pieces per side (Queen, Rook, Bishop and Knight) for promotion. Some assembly is required with the included 9/16" diameter, classic ChessMate disk pieces.

Read more about the Original  ChessMate®  Pocket Chess Set.

PLEASE NOTE:  As with the ChessMate® Slim-Pocket (CM109), the ChessMate® Pocket Chess Set comes with our "Classic" set of magnetic disk pieces in a two-part assembly kit (#CM116).  Those pieces are designed for ease of use and are a pleasure to pick up and to move around the board.  However, those same "Classic" ChessMate® piece disks cannot be used to store an ongoing game position in this folding set -- or in the ChessMate® Slim-Pocket -- but must be set up in their starting positions in order to close the set.  That is because they have more thickness than our "Ultra-Flat Magnetic Piece Disks" (#CM120), which come in our ChessMate® Ultra-Wallet, our ChessMate® Wallet, and our ChessMate® Ultima.

The ChessMate® Pocket Set   $39.99   Item #CM106
Replacement disk piece kit #CM116 is available for $9.99.

Here is more information about  The ChessMate® Pocket Chess Set,  including some testimonials from our customers!

Handmade in the U.S.A. by ChessMate




 

The ChessMate® Deluxe
The ChessMate®  Deluxe    $49.99    Item #CM106-Deluxe

The ChessMate® Deluxe gives you what you really want and need in a pocket chess set, namely;  durable and high-quality casing, board, and pieces.  It is so compact that it will fit smoothly and easily into your shirt or jacket pocket.

The ChessMate Deluxe is slim (5/8" thick), and is about the size of a checkbook (6" x 3-1/8").

The ChessMate Deluxe is hand-wrapped in our flexible imitation Ostrich material, just like that of the ChessMate Ultima (however, in Black only) and has a magnetic capture panel. The board colors are light tan & dark green, and the border design is of an elegant antique gold color. And just as with our other pocket chess sets, the board itself opens to a generous 6 inches by 6 inches.  Each set includes four extra pieces per side (Queen, Rook, Bishop and Knight) for promotion (Note: some assembly is required with the included 9/16" diameter, CM120 Ultra-Flat ChessMate disk piece KIT).

So, if you would like the quality of the ChessMate Ultima and don't mind doing about 10 -15 minutes of disk piece assembly, then the ChessMate Deluxe is a great way to save ten bucks!

PLEASE NOTE:  The ChessMate Deluxe comes with our KIT set of CM120 Ultra-Flat Disk Pieces, ITEM #CM120. Once assembled, these disk pieces allow you to close the set with an ongoing game position set up.

The ChessMate® Deluxe   $49.99   Item #CM106-Deluxe
Replacement disk piece kit #CM120 is available for $14.99.



Handmade in the U.S.A. by ChessMate




 

The ChessMate® Slim-Pocket
The ChessMate® Slim-Pocket  $34.99  Item #CM109

The ChessMate® Slim-Pocket -- the thinnest pocket chess set in our entire line -- is designed for players wanting elegance and economy at the same time.

Yes, it is constructed of high-quality imitation leathers, but at a lower price!  The hand-construction methods that allow us to offer this set less expensively are based on "cut-edge" -- rather than "turned-edge" -- fabrication techniques.  As with all of our pocket chess sets, the ChessMate® Slim-Pocket has four extra pieces per side for promotion (Queen, Rook, Bishop and Knight).  And just as with our other pocket chess sets, the board itself opens to a generous 6 inches by 6 inches.

The Slim-Pocket set that you see in the photograph is made with a "fossilized-look" material, but depending upon what is in stock at any given time, the case materials vary among several high-quality imitation leathers.

PLEASE NOTE:  As with the ChessMate® Pocket Chess Set (CM106), the ChessMate® Slim-Pocket comes with our "Classic" set of 9/16" diameter magnetic disk pieces in a two-part assembly kit (#CM116).  Those pieces are designed for ease of use and are a pleasure to pick up and to move around the board.  However, those same "Classic" ChessMate® piece disks cannot be used to store an ongoing game position in this folding set -- or in the original ChessMate® Pocket Chess Set -- but must be set up in their starting positions in order to close the set.  That is because they have more thickness than our "Ultra-Flat Magnetic Piece Disks" (#CM120), which come in our ChessMate® Ultra-Wallet, our ChessMate® Wallet, and our ChessMate® Ultima.

The ChessMate®Slim-Pocket sells for just $34.99    Item #CM109
Replacement pieces #CM116 are available for just $9.99.

Handmade in the USA by ChessMate.





 

The ChessMate® CM120 Ultra-Flat Disk Piece Kit
The ChessMate® CM120 Ultra-Flat Disk Piece Kit   $14.99  Item #CM120

THAT CLASSIC LOOK, BUT WITH NEW CAPABILITIES:
The diagram-style piece images in this NEW Ultra-Flat CM120 disk piece kit have the same classic look as those in our CM116 disk piece kit, but the enhanced functionality of these new pieces combines ease-of-movement with the capability for storing ongoing game positions while closing the set!

These 9/16 inch diameter, 20 ml. rigid vinyl, diagram-style magnetic chess piece disks are durably printed and clear-coated, and will last for the life of your ChessMate® Pocket Set, ChessMate® Ultima, ChessMate® Wallet, or etc. These replacements pieces come as sets of 40 pieces (including extra Queens, Bishops, Rooks and Knights for each side for promotion) along with our new, Ultra-Flat attachable magnets in this self-assembly kit, for just $14.99.

 * PLEASE NOTE:  Our special offer to ChessMate® Pocket and Travel Set customers is that, if you purchase a replacement set of these piece-disks, then tell us at the time of your order which pieces you are missing from your pocket set, we will replace that number of pieces (within reason) when we fill your order.

And remember, the above offer applies to both our our NEW #CM120 Ultra-Flat disk piece kit, AND to our Classic #CM116 disk piece kit.

The ChessMate® CM120 Ultra-Flat Disk Piece Kit is $14.99.  Item #CM120.



Handmade in the USA by ChessMate.

 

The ChessMate® CM116 Replacement Disk Piece Kit
The ChessMate® CM116 Replacement Disk Piece Kit   $9.99  Item #CM116

Our 9/16 inch diameter, 20 ml. rigid vinyl, diagram-style magnetic chess piece disks are durably printed and clear-coated, and will last for the life of your ChessMate® Pocket Chess Set (But if you lose any, we sell these replacements sets of 40 pieces with attachable magnets in a self-assembly kit for just $9.99).

 * PLEASE NOTE:  Our special offer to ChessMate® Pocket and Travel Set customers is that, if you purchase a replacement set of these piece-disks, then tell us at the time of your order which pieces you are missing from your pocket set, we will replace that number of pieces (within reason) when we fill your order.

And remember, the above offer applies to both our Classic #CM116 disk piece kit, AND to our NEW #CM120 Ultra-Flat disk piece kit!

The ChessMate® CM116 Replacement Disk Piece Kit is $9.99.  Item #CM116.


Handmade in the USA by ChessMate.

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