Midnight Sun Edition
Just as chess fans all over the world were excited by the goings-on at the recent Chess Olympics, so were the staff at Chess Informant excited at the prospect of preparing for readers a Midnight Sun edition, primarily devoted to reporting on this same gigantic sporting event. Our authors, exclusively Olympiad participants, sent us bright games, brilliant ideas and breathtaking insights from this wonderful eleven round competition.
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The House of Staunton is proud to offer you the commemorative chess set for the Inagural Sinquefield Cup!
**PRE-ORDER** The 2014 Sinquefield Cup Commemorative Chess Set
This is a new series which provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
1... d6 - Move By Move
Our small Magnetic Travel Chess Set is a terrific Chess set at an unbelievable price. It features a snap-closed plastic box with plastic hinges that opens up to a 9.75" x 9.75" board with 1" squares. The nicely detailed pieces stay put with magnetic bases that keep them firmly planted on the board no matter how you hold it. The King is 2.0" tall and all of the pieces are very visible and easy to play with. When folded, the set and board fit nicely in your bag or backpack for later use. If you run a Chess club or teach Chess, we recommend these sets as a great prize and gift! This set also includes non-magnetized Checkers at no additional cost!
10" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set
The Tactics Workbook that Explains the Basic Concepts Too!
1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is a great first tactics book. It helps you in identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, in recognizing patterns of combinations, and in visualizing tricks.
1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners
Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
Steve Giddins is an author acclaimed for his ability to write in down-to-earth style on fundamental chess topics. In this book he answers the questions that really matter to chess-players. His topics include many basic ideas, including some that have rarely been addressed so directly in chess literature, and thus are often misunderstood by club players. Where appropriate, the answers also address highly sophisticated concepts, providing insights gleaned from many years of experience and discussions with players and trainers of the highest level.
101 Chess Questions Answered
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.
101 Questions On How To Play Chess
We've got your game! These challenging board games are perfect for Family Fun Night or as a great addition to the family game room. There is a game inside to please everyone:
11-in-1 Family Game Center
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A Fun and Instructive Workbook for Childred Serious about Chess!
Veteran chess teachers and authors, Wilson and Alberston, who specialize in teaching chess to children, present 202 fascinating puzzles that are both instructional and fun. Large diagrams and clearly explained solutions will thrill kids as they work their way through the concepts while they have fun with chess. This book is perfect for kids!
202 Checkmates For Children
The Magnetic Chess Demonstration Set is the ultimate way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It features 3" squares and comes with large black and red pieces that are easy to see from a distance. Unlike traditional demonstration sets, where the pieces have to be inserted into the board, it uses magnets to safely secure the pieces. No more replacing the demonstration board because of a rip or tear! Two wooden dowels give the board support at top and bottom while a strong cord allows the chessboard board to be hung up almost anywhere.
28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
The Slotted Style Chess Demonstration Set is the most economical way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It features 3" squares and comes with large black and red pieces that are easy to see from a distance. The term 'slotted' refers to the fact that each of the squares has a slot to hold the pieces. Two wooden dowels give the board support at top and bottom while a strong cord allows it to be hung up almost anywhere.
28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
What the Chess Openings Look Like
Chess openings are the most important part of every novice's journey and the most fun. The most common and important openings are presented in an easy-to-use format with large, frequent diagrams showing every position along with clear explanations of the goals, objectives, and concepts behind the moves.
51 Chess Openings for Beginners
This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.
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.
A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II
Alex first learned to play chess when he was four years old. He loved it. He loved the pieces, the challenge, and the sweet taste that winning left in his mouth. He loved it until he played a chess game with moldy old Uncle Hooya...and lost. Then Alex decided to give up chess for good. Now in third grade Alex wants to give chess another try. He joins the chess club and discovers that chess is fun again.
Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club
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Listen to Chess Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk as she gives instruction on how to play chess for the absolute beginner. Practice what you learn by playing chess against dinosaurs, and watch yourself grow as you progress.
Alexandra Teaches Chess
Show your chess pride with our exclusive aluminum chess water bottle! It features a cool chess piece design, a screw-on lid and food grade internal liner. Includes matching carabiner! 26 oz. Available in Mod Red, Electric Blue, or Sultan Silver.
Aluminum Water Bottle
Informal intermediate introduction, quite strong in explaining reasons for moves. Covers basic material, tactics, important openings, traps, positional play in middle game, end game. Attempts to isolate patterns and recurrent configurations.
An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained
The most famous of the ornamental woods, Genuine Ebony is a luxurios hardwood that is prized for its jet black color, very fine grain, and overall beauty.. Genuine Ebony is considered to be the quintessential chess set by chess collectors that appreciate the purity of the white army versus the black army on the 64-square battlefield.
Anderssen Series Timeless Chess Set - NATURAL BOXWOOD/GENUINE EBONY - 3.5'' King
Author: Per Skjoldager and Jorn Erik Nielsen
Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 458
Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)
Book Description One of the greatest chess legends of all time, Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935), is best known for founding the Hypermodernism school of chess, which emerged after World War I to challenge the chess ideologies of traditional central European masters. This first full-scale biography of Nimzowitsch chronicles his early life in Denmark, his family and education, and his fascination with the game that would become the focus of his life. Also included are explorations of his tournament games and records, his dispute with influential chess teacher Siegbert Tarrasch, and his role in the development of Hypermodern Chess. With detailed accounts of nearly 450 games and the only narrative of Nimzowitsch from 1914 to 1924, a period formerly cloaked in mystery, this volume offers the most thorough profile available of one of chess's greatest innovators.
Aron Nimzowitsch - On the Road to Chess Mastery
Product Description The Basic Chess Set Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Basic Chess Bag. Exceeds all US Chess Federation and FIDE requirements for Official Tournament Use! NOTE: Color selection indicates the color of BOTH the Chess Bag and Chessboard included in this combination set.
Basic Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Basic Bag
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Product Description The Basic Chess Set Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Basic Chess Bag. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. NOTE: Color selection indicates the color of BOTH the Chess Bag and Chessboard included in this combination set.
Basic Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Basic Bag
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The Lowest Prices on Tournament Combinations! Enjoy Tremendous Savings! Everything needed to get your scholastic chess club up and running! This combo gives you everything you need to start a new team or club from scratch, or to use as a booster for equipping new members. Outfit your entire team for tremendous savings! 5x Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chessmen 5x Regulation Vinyl Chessboards - 2.25" Squares 5x Standard Chess Bags – Review product page 1x Slotted Style Chess Demonstration Set Single weighted Regulation Plastic Chessmen: If you're looking for an affordable, yet high quality set of plastic Chessmen, look no further than our Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chessmen. These Chessmen are ideal for schools, chess clubs, and tournament play as they EXCEED all US Chess Federation Tournament Requirements. These are the exact same chess pieces that the US Chess Federation uses at all of it's National Chess Tournaments. In addition, each set of Chessmen comes with 34 pieces instead of the traditional 32 - We included 2 Additional Queens to be used in the event of Pawn promotion.
The Regulation Plastic Chessmen were designed specifically with serious chess play in mind! While these are Staunton Pattern Chessmen, the look and feel of the chessmen was designed to minimize the possibility of the pieces being damaged during both play and transport. . And because it is manufactured out of the highest grade plastic, it will withstand many years of use (and abuse). Regulation Vinyl Chessboard: Our Regulation Vinyl Tournament Chessboard - 2.25" measures 20" x 20". Feature 2.25" squares, squared corners, Algebraic Notation on all sides, and are made of the durable vinyl for long life. These boards roll up and unroll easily for storage, resist tears, spills and the most demanding abuse. Great for use with either the Standard Chess Bag or Deluxe Chess Bag.
Exceeds all US Chess Federation and FIDE requirements for Official Tournament Use!
20" x 20" in size Features rank and file labels on all for sides - ideal for beginners! Manufactured out of high-grade vinyl and will resist dirt, tearing and spills Rolls up into a tight tube-shape for easy transport. Standard Chess Bag:
The Standard Chess Bag is designed to hold a roll-up chessboard in a protective sleeve (that is located on the bottom of the bag) and any full set of plastic chess pieces in the zippered compartment. It measures 12" x 9" and is large enough that you can also fit a small clock, scorebook and other small accessories in with the chess pieces. The Standard Chess Bag is crafted from a high grade vinyl material and will resist dirt and water. It has two reinforced vinyl handles for easy transport. Chess Demonstration Set: The Slotted Style Chess Demonstration Set is the most economical way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It features 3" squares and comes with large black and red pieces that are easy to see from a distance. The term 'slotted' refers to the fact that each of the squares has a slot to hold the pieces. Two wooden dowels give the board support at top and bottom while a strong cord allows it to be hung up almost anywhere.
Basic Scholastic Club Starter Kit - For 10 Members
Everything needed to get your scholastic chess club up and running!
Basic Scholastic Club Starter Kit - For 20 Members
Shock Your Opponents with the Four Pawns Attack!
It seems unfair that Black gets all the attacking chances in the normal lines of the King's Indian. Readers can now take a tip from the World's leading expert of sharp systems and shock their opponent with the Four Pawn Attack! Black has countless ways to go wrong, while White is risking little if well-prepared. Vaisser's hitherto unpublished analysis will give readers the edge they need to send Black's King to the guillotine.
Beating the King's Indian and Benoni
Perfect for any beginner! Our Beginner's Combination includes classic favorites and exciting new products: Chess cinch drawstring backpack, Kasparov's Checkmate!, How to Beat Your Dad at Chess, chess wristband, standard vinyl roll up board and regulation chess pieces.
Beginner Chess Set Combination
This is probably the best chess tutor a beginner can buy. is a new Speed-Method that is virtually guaranteed to teach the game quickly and will build great skill beyond the beginner level. Fred Reinfeld presents a simple method utilizing the algebraic system and a number and letter grid. is a simple presentation of a demanding subject. The great chess teacher Fred Reinfeld continues to command respect for his several classic books on this game of skill.
Beginner's Guide to Winning Chess
Over 300 Elementary Problems For Players New to the Game
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.
5 Available Color Choices
Show your chess pride while staying warm this winter with this beautiful knit cap! It features a duo-tone (Black and Silver) Bishop design with a stylish flip-up look. One size fits all.
Bishop Knit Cap
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It features a snap-closed vinyl-covered box that opens up to a 10" x 10" board. The nicely detailed pieces stay put with magnetic bases that keep them firmly planted on the board no matter how you hold it.
BLACK - MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set - LARGE
This smart chess pen has a unique twist action mechanism that retracts pen tip while simultaneously exposing pocket clip.
Black Twist Pen
National Master Paul Powell explores the games of Bobby Fischer from a unique point of view. Focusing on his own personal journey and taking up the mission statement of his bestselling book “Chess Patzer to Master - How an Everyday Joe Does it” he continues the battle to help the average player become a chess master.
Bobby Fischer - 60 More Memorable Games
The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions
Bobby Fischer Comes Home tells the story of their complicated friendship and paints an intimate portrait of the last years of the man who many see as the greatest chess player that ever lived.
Bobby Fischer Comes Home
The Most Famous Chess Player Explained
Bobby Fischer's lone fight against the Soviet chess powerhouse made him a global hero, also for people who did not play chess at all. The Russians trembled before him, the Americans and the rest of the world cheered him on. Fischer's chess prowess and his will to win were unparalleled. But so were his eccentric behaviour and his paranoia. After he won the world title, Bobby Fischer vanished and the former prodigy became a mystery. The memories of his successwere clouded by his anti-American and anti-Semite rants.
Bobby Fischer for Beginners
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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.
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Botvinnik games. Lakdawala examines Botvinnik's renowned skills in the key areas of attack and defence, initiative, exploiting imbalances, accumulating advantages and endgame play. He demonstrates clearly how we can all improve by learning from Botvinnik's play.
Botvinnik - Move by Move
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