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  1. Chess Endgames for Kids

    Chess Endgames for Kids

    Our Price: $16.95
    Starting with the basic mates and the simplest pawn endings, this book provides all the endgame knowledge that players need to take them through to club level and beyond. Müller carefully guides us step-by-step through a fascinating range of endgame tactics and manoeuvres, helping us understand the underlying logic. Learn More
  2. Chess 101 for Kids

    Chess 101 for Kids

    Our Price: $3.95
    This short pamphlet is a beginner's guide to the royal game of chess. It was written to provide new chess players with basic information that will prepare them to play chess in any venue, whether it's a tournament or club or even just casual games with friends. It includes information on setting up the board and pieces, how the pieces move, understanding chess notation, and more. Learn More
  3. Bobby Fischer: My 60 Memorable Games - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Bobby Fischer: My 60 Memorable Games - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Our Price: $24.95
    This is the infamous translation into Russian of the famous work by Bobby Fischer “My 60 Memorable Games”. This translation is famous because it was denounced vehemently by Bobby Fischer in his radio broadcasts because this translation was not authorized by him. However, he even more vehemently objected to the revision by the English publisher Batsford, as he had not given them permission to reprint his work even though they had a contractual right to reprint his work by virtue of an agreement they had with the original publisher, Simon and Schuster. To make matters much worse, the Batsford edition translated all the moves from Descriptive Notation as in P-K4 into Algebraic Notation as in e4. Batsford hired English Grandmaster Nunn to go through the book and correct any mistakes in Fischer's analysis. Unfortunately, in the course of “correcting” Fischer's “mistakes”, the English grandmaster made mistakes of his own, because one “correction” required an illegal move, as the piece was pinned, as otherwise the king would have been in check. So, in reality the correction was wrong and the original note by Fischer was correct. Learn More
  4. The Teenage Chess Book

    The Teenage Chess Book

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    This book is a lively result of a chess authority's attempts to help his teenage son improve his play. In writing this book, the author kept in mind the player who has little or no previous knowledge of chess. His aim has been to provide a useful practical technique for handling the game. In addition to basic information about the board, the chess men and notation, Dr. Fine in a special chapter on chess moves introduces the reader to some of the delights or more complex play. The last chapter is devoted to describing a study scheme which is bound to lead to steady improvement on one's play. Learn More
  5. The Soviet Chess Primer

    The Soviet Chess Primer

    Our Price: $24.95
    Ilya Maizelis’s masterpiece is the definitive introduction to the game of chess. It has inspired generations of Russians to take up the game, including arguably the two greatest players of all time, the 12th and 13th World Champions. The Soviet Chess Primer is a modern English translation of Maizelis’s witty introduction to the royal game. This new edition of a timeless classic includes an original foreword from the 2nd World Champion, Emanuel Lasker, as well as an introduction from the most celebrated chess trainer of modern times, Mark Dvoretsky. Learn More
  6. Journey to the Chess Kingdom

    Journey to the Chess Kingdom

    Our Price: $26.95
    GM Arkadij Naiditsch presented a copy of “Journey to the Chess Kingdom” to me during the recent Chess Olympiad in Tromsø. The cover and illustrations are quite attractive and stand out in a positive way among the popular “chess board on the cover” designs. The diagrams are neat-looking and the paper is glossy and nice to touch. Overall, the book has a positive aura and feels inviting to read. Learn More
  7. Chess Training for Post-Beginners

    Chess Training for Post-Beginners

    Our Price: $21.95
    After you have learned the rules of chess and developed some tactical abilities, how do you go from there? You are now ready to tackle basic issues of strategy, but what is the best way to improve and win more games? Learn More
  8. The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

    Our Price: $14.95
    Chess is great for developing a child's analytical skills, fostering the competitive instinct—and having fun. Nothing beats this cute, character-based guide for teaching youngsters how to play. Jess and Jamie—two rough-and-tumble, chess-obsessed kids—explain it all: what the pieces are and how they move; the opening, middlegame, and endgame; checkmate; and sneaky tricks that win. The book's friendly, entertaining, and essential to any child's bookshelf. Learn More
  9. How to be a Winner at Chess

    How to be a Winner at Chess

    Our Price: $12.95
    The Essence of Good Chess The incomparable Fred Reinfeld is back in print! This new 21st-century edition is presented in modern algebraic notation in a double-column format, with more diagrams and a refresher course for beginners. How to be a Winner at Chess is among the very best introductory chess books ever produced, bar none. In it Reinfeld manages to capture the essence of good chess in a most readable, enjoyable, easy-to-grasp format. How to be a Winner at Chess is designed for the average player who knows the moves and rules but not much more. Warning! - you have to be able to read! Let Fred Reinfeld, the master wordsmith and instructor take you to the next level - in short turn you into a winner. Learn More
  10. How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

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    How to Beat Your Kids at Chess is a book that truly starts at the beginning, with the most basic idea of all: the straight line. This book offers clear explanations, opportunities to practice each concept before moving on, and a systematic progression of ideas. Learn More
  11. Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

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    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them.

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  12. Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

    Our Price: $11.95

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.

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  13. A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II

    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II

    Our Price: $25.95

    This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.

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  14. A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I

    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I

    Our Price: $25.95

    This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.

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  15. Chess Camp - VOLUME 5

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 5

    Our Price: $11.95

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.

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  16. Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

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    In this fourth volume, Elementary Endgames, the student will: 1) learn how to deliver fundamental checkmates such as a king and a rook against a lone king; 2) discover how to avoid stalemating the opposing king, and how to induce stalemate when threatened with checkmate; and 3) develop not only an understanding of concepts such as passed pawns and king opposition, but also a sense of confidence in the final phase of the game.

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  17. First Book of Chess

    First Book of Chess

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    This book holds the distinction and is famous for being the first chess book Bobby Fischer ever read. As Bobby himself tells the story, when he was 6 years old, one day his sister Joan brought home a plastic chess set she had bought in the market and they learned how to play by reading the instructions on the box. Later, when Bobby had developed an interest in the game, Joan brought home a book appropriately entitled "First Book of Chess". It was then a new book, just out.

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  18. A Fresh Look at Chess

    A Fresh Look at Chess

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    For this book, Lev has selected 40 of his best columns, arranged them by themes, cut some material — and added much more, all to make A Fresh Look at Chess both truly instructional and fun to read.

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  19. Chess for the Gifted & Busy

    Chess for the Gifted & Busy

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    This right-to-the-point book by one of the game's foremost teacher-writing teams uses a breakthrough approach to teach chess fast!

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  20. Start Playing Chess Today!

    Start Playing Chess Today!

    Our Price: $8.95

    Take large diagrams, straightforward instruction and helpful tips and quizzes—and what do you have? The winning formula for a quick and easy way to play chess today. Perfect for players new to the game, the author explains the basics of chess and each piece's characteristics —how they move, their relative value and how they can be used to checkmate opponents.

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  21. Learn Chess Fast

    Learn Chess Fast

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    IN THIS remarkable book, a great master and a great teacher have collaborated to produce what is probably the clearest and simplest guide to the game ever written. Containing more than 300 diagrams, Learn Chess Fast!

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  22. Total Chess

    Total Chess

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    Total Chess is your complete guide to Chess. It covers everything: rules, strategies, tactics and checkmates. Everything in Chess comes in threes. Three simple strategies are presented for the opening, midgame, endgame, etc. Learn More
  23. Chess Camp - VOLUME 3

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 3

    Our Price: $11.95

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chess players, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.

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  24. Chess Camp - VOLUME 2

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 2

    Our Price: $11.95

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.

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  25. Chess Camp - VOLUME 1

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 1

    Our Price: $11.95

    is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.

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  26. SHOPWORN -  Checkmate! Tactics

    SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics

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    Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.

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  27. Checkmate! Tactics

    Checkmate! Tactics

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    Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.

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  28. Chess In Action

    Chess In Action

    Our Price: $22.95
    This is not your typical beginner's chess book! Written by longtime children's book author Paul Mantell, and International Master of Chess Dean Ippolito, Chess in Action effectively captures the excitement of the battle: the thrill of staying one step ahead of your opponent, of launching a surprise attack, of drawing your adversary into a trap. Learn More
  29. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

    Our Price: $25.95

    Learn to think the same way Bobby Fischer did. This is the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable book on chess ever compiled. As the student, you start at the beginning and progressively develop your skills as you apply Bobby Fischer's principles and learn how to play Chess the Bobby way.

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  30. The Most Valuable Skills in Chess

    The Most Valuable Skills in Chess

    Our Price: $17.95
    This book makes his ideas and material available to all: teachers and students alike. He has been called the Tiger Woods of chess. In 1999, Maurice Ashley became the first African-American to qualify for the elite Grandmaster title, an achievement that was widely reported in the international media, including Time magazine, USA Today, New York Times, Sports Illustrated and The Times (London). Learn More
  31. SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

    SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

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    Chess for Rookies is a fun-to-read, leisurely, yet well-paced guide. Assuming no prior knowledge of the game, Craig Pritchett takes the beginner on a journey through the crucial basics. Mixing instruction and good humour, this book is an ideal way to learn how to play and win at chess. Learn More
  32. Chess For Rookies

    Chess For Rookies

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    Short Description for Chess For Rookies - B0279EM Learn More
  33. Chess Made Simple

    Chess Made Simple

    Our Price: $16.95

    This is a book about the most fascinating game in the world. It is both a manual for beginners and a refresher course for experienced players. Clear and methodical explanations begin with the various chess pieces and proceed to subtle, advanced plays.

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  34. Gary's Adventures in Chess Country

    Gary's Adventures in Chess Country

    Our Price: $23.95

    The book's story begins when Gary, a young boy, finds himself at home with his babysitter one boring afternoon. His day picks up when a young girl named Cassie comes to take him away to Chess Country, a world where everything is related to the royal game. Along the way, Gary meets many of the residents of Chess Country, including Riddles -- who provides Gary and the reader with numerous chess puzzles -- and Zug, another young boy who will become Gary's chess rival.

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  35. Chess the Easy Way

    Chess the Easy Way

    Our Price: $25.95

    More chess coaches in America recommend this book for their students than any other book. Written by one of the World's Strongest Grandmasters who was top contender for the World Chess Championship, "Chess the Easy Way" takes the player from the beginning moves of chess, rapidly advancing to the Expert Level.

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  36. Back to Basics - Fundamentals

    Back to Basics - Fundamentals

    Our Price: $22.95

    How about a Nice Game of Chess?

    The game of chess has challenged and delighted the world for centuries. In Back to Basics: Fundamentals, the essential building blocks of the royal game are presented simply and in an easy-to-understand format. With the expert guidance of chess master Branislav Francuski, you will learn how the chess pieces move and capture; the underlying principles of the game; how to spot and carry out simple checkmates; and understand the basic tactical ideas that are so important to playing and winning.

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