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    Play Winning Chess
    'When most people learn to play chess, they usually memorize the movements of the pieces and then spend years pummeling away at each other with little rhyme and even less reason. Though I will show you how each piece leaps around, what it likes to do on holidays, the real purpose of this book is to teach you to understand the four major principles of my Seirawan method: force, time, space and pawn structure. Each is easy to understand and each is a weapon that will enable you to defeat most anyone you challenge to a game' -Yasser Seirawan
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    Play Winning Chess

    Catalog Code: B0197EM
    Our Price: $26.95
    Chess the Easy Way
    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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    Chess the Easy Way

    Catalog Code: B0012IS
    Our Price: $25.95
    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
    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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    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

    Catalog Code: B0007IS
    Our Price: $25.95
    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I
    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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    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I

    Catalog Code: B0121IS
    Our Price: $25.95
    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II
    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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    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II

    Catalog Code: B0122IS
    Our Price: $25.95
    Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess
    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.
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    Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess

    Catalog Code: B0051OB
    Our Price: $24.95
    Gary's Adventures in Chess Country
    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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    Gary's Adventures in Chess Country

    Catalog Code: B0003EU
    Our Price: $23.95
    Chess In Action
    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.
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    Chess In Action

    Catalog Code: B0107BT
    Our Price: $22.95
    Chess for Dummies
    Chess For Dummies is your quick and easy guide to the rules, strategies, and etiquette of chess.

    Kings, queens, knights - does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? This friendly guide helps you make the right moves. From using the correct terms to engaging in the art of attack, you'll get step-by-step explanations that demystify the game.
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    Chess for Dummies

    Catalog Code: B0033OB
    Our Price: $21.95
    Chess For Rookies
    Short Description for Chess For Rookies - B0279EM
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    Chess For Rookies

    Catalog Code: B0279EM
    Our Price: $21.95
    Chess Workbook for Children
    Chess Workbook for Children is a fun, comprehensive workbook and instruction book for children (and adults!) who are new to chess or who are in the beginning stages of learning to play the royal game. Ten basic chess lessons and chess rules are presented in detail.
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    Chess Workbook for Children

    Catalog Code: B0006OB
    Our Price: $19.95
    Complete Book of Beginning Chess
    In just ten easy lessons, beginning and novice players learn everything they need to know to play and win at chess. From setting up a chess board and moving the pieces to basic concepts and winning strategies, and even how to get rated and play on the internet, this is a great book for players looking to learn and improve their game.
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    Complete Book of Beginning Chess

    Catalog Code: B0013CZ
    Our Price: $19.95
    Chess for the Gifted & Busy
    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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    Chess for the Gifted & Busy

    Catalog Code: B0018LV
    Our Price: $19.95
    Learn Chess Fast
    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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    Learn Chess Fast

    Catalog Code: B0094IS
    Our Price: $19.95
    How to Beat Your Kids at Chess
    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.
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    How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    Catalog Code: B0063RE
    Our Price: $19.95
    Total Chess
    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.
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    Total Chess

    Catalog Code: B0084OB
    Our Price: $19.95
    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess
    You're no idiot, of course. You know that chess is perhaps the most enjoyable - and challenging - game in the world. For those who play, chess provides a lifetime of fun. But how do you make the first move to learn the rules--or improve beyond feeling like a pawn? Don't cry checkmate just yet. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess, Third Edition, will guide your every move across the board.
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    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess

    Catalog Code: B0052OB
    Our Price: $18.95
    Beginning Chess
    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.
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    Beginning Chess

    Catalog Code: B0001SS
    Our Price: $17.99
    Square One
    From ever popular instructor Bruce Pandolfini comes this entertaining, interactive and effective book for teaching young Chess players and other newcomers to the game.
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    Square One

    Catalog Code: B0002SS
    Our Price: $17.95
    The Most Valuable Skills in Chess
    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).
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    The Most Valuable Skills in Chess

    Catalog Code: B0138GB
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    A Fresh Look at Chess
    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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    A Fresh Look at Chess

    Catalog Code: B0019LV
    Our Price: $17.95
    Chess Made Simple
    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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    Chess Made Simple

    Catalog Code: B0004IS
    Our Price: $16.95
    Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess
    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.
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    Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

    Catalog Code: B0014SS
    Our Price: $16.95
    How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
    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.
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    How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

    Catalog Code: B0056GB
    Our Price: $16.95
    Chess for Children
    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.
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    Chess for Children

    Catalog Code: B0157GB
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    Checkmate! Tactics
    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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    Checkmate! Tactics

    Catalog Code: B0307EM
    Our Price: $16.95
    Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess
    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.
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    Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess

    Catalog Code: B0005SS
    Our Price: $15.99
    Everything Chess Basics Book
    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.
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    Everything Chess Basics Book

    Catalog Code: B0002OB
    Our Price: $14.95
    An Invitation to Chess
    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.
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    An Invitation to Chess

    Catalog Code: B0025IS
    Our Price: $14.95
    Starting Out - In Chess
    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.
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    Starting Out - In Chess

    Catalog Code: B0042EM
    Our Price: $14.95
    First Book of Chess
    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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    First Book of Chess

    Catalog Code: B0109IS
    Our Price: $14.95
    Checkmate My First Chess Book
    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.
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    Checkmate My First Chess Book

    Catalog Code: B0140EM
    Our Price: $14.95
    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children
    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.
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    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

    Catalog Code: B0120BT
    Our Price: $14.95
    SHOPWORN - Play Winning Chess
    'When most people learn to play chess, they usually memorize the movements of the pieces and then spend years pummeling away at each other with little rhyme and even less reason. Though I will show you how each piece leaps around, what it likes to do on holidays, the real purpose of this book is to teach you to understand the four major principles of my Seirawan method: force, time, space and pawn structure. Each is easy to understand and each is a weapon that will enable you to defeat most anyone you challenge to a game' -Yasser Seirawan
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    SHOPWORN - Play Winning Chess

    Catalog Code: SWB0197EM

    Regular Price: $26.95

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    Learn Chess
    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.
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    Learn Chess

    Catalog Code: B0130GB
    Our Price: $12.95
    How to be a Winner at Chess
    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.
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    How to be a Winner at Chess

    Catalog Code: B0065RE
    Our Price: $12.95

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