The allure of chess is timeless. Both of itself and in broader pursuits it instils higher qualities of lateral thinking, creativity, logic, endeavour, time management, sportsmanship and more.

I learned to play chess at age six in 1970, awed by the period rhetoric of The Modern Chess Primer written in 1899! Two years on I avidly followed the Fischer-Spassky “Match of the Century” in Iceland. Later I won several tournament age titles beginning with the 1976 NSW under 13 state championship, followed by a number of high placings in adult competition. It was also in my early years I found an abiding passion in the field of electronic chess computers and chess technology.

As a paradigm of life chess holds a hallowed place in the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide. The raison d'être of Gambit Chess Supplies is to make available locally to Australian players an international range in the professional European-style internet chess shop tradition.


When thou with ſtudy deep haſt toyld,
and over-dull’d thy braine,
Then uſe this Game, which will refreſh
thy wits, and it againe.

Arthur Saul’s The famous game of Cheſſe-play, London, 1614



Gambit Chess Supplies
28 Thorn Avenue
Harrington Park NSW 2567

Owner Cameron Parle
Phone 0468 969 038
Email info@gambitchesssupplies.com.au
ABN 27 412 155 600