Incredible Savings on One-of-a-Kind Items

X

    Beginner Chess Books

    Year of Publication
    1982 2014 1982 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Al Lawrence (1)
    2. Bobby Fischer (2)
    3. Branislav Francuski (1)
    4. Bruce Pandolfini (3)
    5. Byron Jacobs (1)
    6. Chester Nuhmentz Jr. (1)
    7. Craig Pritchett (2)
    8. Dave Schloss (1)
    9. David MacEnulty (1)
    10. Donn Mosenfelder (1)
    11. Fred Reinfeld (3)
    12. Fred Wilson (1)
    13. Garry Kasparov (3)
    14. I.A. Horowitz (3)
    15. Igor Sukhin (8)
    16. Irving Chernev (1)
    17. Jacob Cantrell (1)
    18. Jim Eade (1)
    19. John Nunn (1)
    20. Jon Edwards (1)
    21. Josh Waitzkin (1)
    22. Judee Shipman (1)
    23. Kenneth Harkness (1)
    24. Lev Alburt (2)
    25. Maurice Ashley (1)
    26. Milton Hanauer (1)
    27. Murray Chandler (2)
    28. Paata Gaprindashvili (1)
    29. Peter Kurzdorfer (1)
    30. Reuben Fine (1)
    31. Roz Katz (1)
    32. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
    33. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
    34. Stuart Marquilies (1)
    35. Todd Bardwick (1)
    36. Yaroslav Srokovski (1)
    37. Yasser Seirawan (1)
    38. Yuri Averbach (1)
    Show Less Show More
    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (16)
    2. AN - Algebraic (23)
    3. LAN - Long Algebraic (1)
    4. DN - Descriptive (7)
    5. NL - Notationless (3)
    Show Less Show More
    Topics
    1. General Chess Instruction (1)
    2. Strategy (1)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Starting Out (1)
    2. Winning Chess (1)

    Items 1 to 36 of 52 total

    per page
    Page:
    1. 1
    2. 2

    Grid  List 

    Set Descending Direction
    1. 101 Questions On How To Play Chess

      101 Questions On How To Play Chess

      Our Price: $2.95

      What is the object of the game of Chess? What is chess notation? How does the King move and Capture? These and a host of other Chess questions are answered simply and clearly in this indepensible guide for beginning players.

      Learn More

    2. The Basics of Winning Chess

      The Basics of Winning Chess

      Our Price: $4.95

      Nine information-packed chapters and twenty-two diagrams show beginning players how to play and win at chess in one quick and easy reading. You'll learn the moves of the pieces, the rules and principles of play, the standard openings, as well as chess notation.

      Learn More

    3. Learn Chess

      Learn Chess

      Regular Price: $12.95

      Our Price: $5.18

      Starting with the very basics, this book tells you everything you need to know to become a successful chess-player. No prior knowledge is assumed. The reader learns step-by-step, with each new point illustrated by clear examples. By the end of the book, the reader will be fully ready to take on opponents across the board, or on the Internet, and start winning. Dr John Nunn has built up a world-wide reputation for the outstanding clarity of his writings on a wide range of chess topics. This is his first book to tackle the fundamentals of chess. Learn More
    4. Starting Out - In Chess

      Starting Out - In Chess

      Regular Price: $14.95

      Our Price: $5.98

      International Master Byron Jacobs provides newcomers to the chess with a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of the game. In this book he takes the novice player to the standard at which they can enjoy a friendly or competitive game. Learn chess from scratch or brush up on the basics.

      Learn More

    5. A Fresh Look at Chess

      A Fresh Look at Chess

      Regular Price: $17.95

      Our Price: $7.18

      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.

      Learn More
    6. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

      Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

      Our Price: $7.95

      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.

      Learn More

    7. Chess 101

      Chess 101

      Our Price: $7.95

      Learning to play chess involves more than just knowing how to move the pieces. Chess 101 is a chess book for beginners that provides a comprehensive overview of everything a new player needs to know. This includes... Types of boards and pieces, setting up the board, the value of the pieces, how the pieces move, including castling and "en passant", chess notation, the three phases of the game of chess, how to study chess, what a chess rating is and how to get one, chess clock rules, an overview of faster chess games, the mechanics of a tournament, rules and etiquette, and tips to winning chess. Chess 101 also contains over two dozen exhibits, designed to make understanding the game easy!

      Learn More

    8. SHOPWORN -  Checkmate! Tactics

      SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics

      Regular Price: $16.95

      Our Price: $8.48

      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.

      Learn More

    9. Chess For Rookies

      Chess For Rookies

      Regular Price: $21.95

      Our Price: $8.78

      Short Description for Chess For Rookies - B0279EM Learn More
    10. 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.

      Learn More

    11. Back to Basics - Fundamentals

      Back to Basics - Fundamentals

      Regular Price: $22.95

      Our Price: $9.18

      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.

      Learn More

    12. Portable Chess Coach

      Portable Chess Coach

      Our Price: $9.95

      This entertaining guide for beginners of all ages is like a human chess coach. It clearly explains the basic rules and moves, opening strategies, middle game and endgame, plus the basic tactics and combinations to give you the winning edge. As you glide through the text, Judee helps you along with review questions, practice puzzles, and instructive games, and shows you the ten most common beginner's mistakes.

      Learn More

    13. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess

      Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $9.98

      Chess is a mental game, but you don't have to strain your brain to learn the basics - not with this guide that shows you how to play. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess covers how to set up the board, how each piece moves, opening strategies and variations, attacking themes and common sacrifices, and more. Photos of the board let you see strategies in action.

      Learn More

    14. SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

      SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

      Regular Price: $21.95

      Our Price: $11.00

      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
    15. 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.

      Learn More

    16. 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.

      Learn More

    17. 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.

      Learn More

    18. Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

      Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

      Our Price: $11.95

      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.

      Learn More
    19. 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.

      Learn More
    20. 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.

      Learn More
    21. Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

      Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

      Our Price: $11.95

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

      Learn More
    22. 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
    23. Everything Chess Basics Book

      Everything Chess Basics Book

      Our Price: $14.95

      If you're looking to learn about the game of chess and win, The Everything Chess Basics Book provides you with the perfect introduction! Endorsed by the United States Chess Federation, The Everything Chess Basics Book is an authoritative guide that appeals to chess players of all ages and skill.

      Learn More

    24. An Invitation to Chess

      An Invitation to Chess

      Our Price: $14.95

      An Invitation to Chess is perhaps the most successful chess book ever written, with sales of over 100,000. It is a basic beginners book, starting with the moves of the pieces and rapidly advancing to more complex problems and examples.

      Learn More

    25. First Book of Chess

      First Book of Chess

      Our Price: $14.95

      Out of stock

      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.

      Learn More
    26. Checkmate My First Chess Book

      Checkmate My First Chess Book

      Our Price: $14.95
      Learn to play the great game of chess with none other than Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as your teacher. Discover all the various pieces - the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate. Learn More
    27. 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
    28. Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess

      Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess

      Our Price: $15.99

      The subject of the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer, Josh Waitzkin has long been the top-ranked player for his age in the United States and a role model for chess-playing kids everywhere. Now, for the first time, Waitzkin reveals the aggressive tactics and psychological techniques that have propelled him to the forefront of the chess world.

      Learn More

    29. 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.

      Learn More

    30. Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

      Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

      Our Price: $16.95

      From America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan.

      One of America's best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops.

      Learn More

    31. How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

      How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

      Our Price: $16.95

      This is not just a book for kids - for 'Dad' read any opponent who beats you regularly! This book teaches the 50 Deadly Checkmates - basic attacking patterns that occur repeatedly in games between players of all standards. Each mating motif is carefully and simply explained, and several illustrative examples are given. A final test enables the reader to grade his pattern recognition abilities, and the last chapter explains what to do if your Dad is Garry Kasparov. Fun, instructive - and guaranteed to improve your game.

      Learn More

    32. Chess for Children

      Chess for Children

      Our Price: $16.95
      With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess. Learn More
    33. Checkmate! Tactics

      Checkmate! Tactics

      Our Price: $16.95

      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.

      Learn More

    34. Square One

      Square One

      Our Price: $17.95

      From ever popular instructor Bruce Pandolfini comes this entertaining, interactive and effective book for teaching young Chess players and other newcomers to the game.

      Learn More

    35. 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
    36. Beginning Chess

      Beginning Chess

      Our Price: $17.99

      Now even beginners can reap the rewards of Pandolfini's acclaimed teaching system. Over 300 problems, tailored to beginning players, encompass everything a player needs to learn, from the basic rules and vocabulary to the moves of various chessmen to sophisticated strategies. 300 line drawings.

      Learn More

    Items 1 to 36 of 52 total

    per page
    Page:
    1. 1
    2. 2

    Grid  List 

    Set Descending Direction

    What Our Customers Are Saying About The House Of Staunton

    lb