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  1. 101 Questions On How To Play Chess

    101 Questions On How To Play Chess

    $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. Chess 101 for Kids

    Chess 101 for Kids

    $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. The Basics of Winning Chess

    The Basics of Winning Chess

    $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
  4. SHOPWORN - Checkmate My First Chess Book

    SHOPWORN - Checkmate My First Chess Book

    Regular Price: $14.95

    Special Price $5.98

    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
  5. Start Playing Chess

    Start Playing Chess

    $6.95
    Award-winning author Charles Hertan has written a lively and user-friendly chess primer for kids and other beginners. He'll teach you the ins and outs of the chess board., how the pieces move, the value of the pieces and much more! With this book, you'll learn all of the important rules and get tips on how to start playing chess yourself. Learn More
  6. SHOPWORN - The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

    SHOPWORN - The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

    Regular Price: $14.95

    Special Price $7.48

    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
  7. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

    $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
  8. Chess 101

    Chess 101

    $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
  9. SHOPWORN - How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

    SHOPWORN - How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

    Regular Price: $16.95

    Special Price $8.48

    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
  10. Start Playing Chess Today!

    Start Playing Chess Today!

    $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. Your First Chess Lessons

    Your First Chess Lessons

    $9.95
    Assuming no previous knowledge of the game, Grandmaster Paul van der Sterren teaches you how to play and draws you into the fascinating world of modern chess. This carefully crafted chess course is divided into true lessons, each building on what has been learned in the previous ones. Before moving on from a topic, you have the chance to test that you have fully understood it with the help of thoughtfully graded exercises. Learn More
  12. Chess Basics

    Chess Basics

    $9.95
    Learn how easy it is to play the world's most popular game with this straightforward, jargon-free guide. Expert advice, clear instructions, specimen games and more than 200 illustrations ensure that novice players can be more than a match for any opponent. With everything from the simple moves to defense strategies of grand masters, this is a complete course for the novice player. Learn More
  13. SHOPWORN - Let's Play Chess

    SHOPWORN - Let's Play Chess

    Regular Price: $19.95

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    In this updated and revised second edition of Pandolfini's acclaimed "Let's Play Chess, you will find the rules, the logic, some of the culture and history, and the basic principles of good chess play. Chess is by far the most popular board game in the world. There are millions of players of all ages and the number keeps growing.

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  14. SHOPWORN - How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    SHOPWORN - 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
  15. 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
  16. SHOPWORN - My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    SHOPWORN - My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    Regular Price: $21.95

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    Every chess player needs to decide which openings he is going to play. But where do you start? Experienced French chess trainer Vincent Moret provides a complete, ready-to-go chess opening repertoire for White with a sound set of lines that do not outdate rapidly, do not require memorization and are easy to digest for beginning players and other amateurs. Learn More
  17. Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

    $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
  18. Chess Camp - VOLUME 2

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 2

    $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
  19. Chess Camp - VOLUME 1

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 1

    $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
  20. Chess Camp - VOLUME 5

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 5

    $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. Prepare with Chess Strategy

    Prepare with Chess Strategy

    $11.95
    Do you want to become a better chess player? A more proficient chess teacher? If so, then Dr. Alexey Root’s Prepare With Chess Strategy is for you. Building on the Boy Scouts of America’s Chess merit badge pamphlet, Dr. Root uses multiple examples to explain and reinforce the concepts introduced in that pamphlet. Learn More
  22. Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

    $11.95
    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Learn More
  23. Chess Camp - VOLUME 3

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 3

    $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
  24. Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

    $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
  25. How to be a Winner at Chess

    How to be a Winner at Chess

    $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
  26. Chess for children activity book

    Chess for children activity book

    $12.95
    Build up your child’s knowledge of, and interest in, chess through an imaginative, fun series of games and activities. This follow-up to The Batsford Book of Chess for Children features the same two cheeky chess-playing kids, Jess and Jamie, discussing the games in child-friendly language. The exercises include puzzles, crosswords, easy chess ''variants,'' and a guess-the-next-move section. Learn More
  27. Checkmate My First Chess Book

    Checkmate My First Chess Book

    $12.95
    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
  28. Enchanted Chess - Cupcake Escape!

    Enchanted Chess - Cupcake Escape!

    $14.95
    it's time to cook up some fun in Enchanted Chess Book 2! Students will learn clever tricks, traps and sneak attacks - especially the "Fork". Learn More
  29. First Book of Chess

    First Book of Chess

    $14.95
    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
  30. The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

    $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
  31. Instant Chess

    Instant Chess

    $14.95

    The authors explain in a logical and easily way the basic rules of chess, how the pieces move and some of the more fundamental ideas of chess strategy. A special feature of the book is the inclusion of numerous illustrations and clear diagrams to emphasize and supplement the various points made in the text.

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  32. Become a Chess Champion

    Become a Chess Champion

    $14.95
    Hundreds of beginner chess books have been written and published, even in the last 10 years. While they are often well written and well intentioned, they were seldom written solely with the correct audience in mind: Chess Parents, Educators and Chess Students Even more seldom can you find these books written by true chess professionals. Become A Chess Champion, is written by two Full-Time Chess Professionals. Become a Chess Champion was written to stray from age old thought and process for learning the game of chess. It is a new style Chess guide for you featuring the authors thoughts on the best way to learn how to: “Become A Chess Champion!” Learn More
  33. Enchanted Chess - Master-Piece Disaster!

    Enchanted Chess - Master-Piece Disaster!

    $14.95
    Are you ready test your chess skills and checkmate your way to victory?! In the this book, Master Disaster, your chess pieces become the paint for your next project. You'll have fun creating chess “masterpieces” out of the masterful placement of your chess pieces! Learn More
  34. An Invitation to Chess

    An Invitation to Chess

    $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
  35. Enchanted Chess - Island Adventure!

    Enchanted Chess - Island Adventure!

    $14.95
    Grab a compass & pack your bags as you set sail for fun in Enchanted Chess Book 1! Students will learn clever tricks, traps and sneak attacks Learn More
  36. The Teenage Chess Book

    The Teenage Chess Book

    $15.95
    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

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