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  1. How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    $19.95

    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
  2. SHOPWORN - How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    SHOPWORN - How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $9.98

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II

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

    $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. Learn More
  6. A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I

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

    $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. Learn More
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Chess for the Gifted & Busy

    Chess for the Gifted & Busy

    $19.95

    This right-to-the-point book by one of the game's foremost teacher-writing teams uses a breakthrough approach to teach chess fast! Learn More
  11. 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
  12. Learn Chess Fast

    Learn Chess Fast

    $19.95

    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! Learn More
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Checkmate! Tactics

    Checkmate! Tactics

    Regular Price: $16.95

    Special Price $10.00

    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
  17. SHOPWORN -  Checkmate! Tactics

    SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics

    Regular Price: $16.95

    Special 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.

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  18. Chess In Action

    Chess In Action

    $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
  19. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

    $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. Learn More
  20. The Most Valuable Skills in Chess

    The Most Valuable Skills in Chess

    $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
  21. SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

    SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $10.98

    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
  22. Chess Made Simple

    Chess Made Simple

    $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
  23. Gary's Adventures in Chess Country

    Gary's Adventures in Chess Country

    $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. Learn More
  24. Chess the Easy Way

    Chess the Easy Way

    $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. Learn More
  25. Let's Play Chess

    Let's Play Chess

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $10.00

    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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  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Portable Chess Coach

    Portable Chess Coach

    $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
  29. Chess Workbook for Children

    Chess Workbook for Children

    $19.95

    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. Learn More
  30. Chess for Dummies

    Chess for Dummies

    $21.95

    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. Learn More
  31. 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
  32. Chess for Children

    Chess for Children

    $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. Everything Chess Basics Book

    Everything Chess Basics Book

    Regular Price: $14.95

    Special Price $5.00

    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
  34. Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

    Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

    $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
  35. Play Winning Chess

    Play Winning Chess

    $28.95

    '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 Learn More
  36. 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

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