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  1. 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
  2. Beginner Puzzles

    Beginner Puzzles

    $5.95
    This condensed, 55-page puzzle book contains 50 Mate in One chess puzzles for new players. They start out fairly easy and gradually increase in difficulty. Learn More
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Winning Chess Tactics For Juniors

    Winning Chess Tactics For Juniors

    $9.95
    In our modern era in which many chess opening and middlegame positions are guided by sophisticated stratagems, the iron fist of tactical blows is still inevitably the final arbiter of the result. Learn More
  6. SHOPWORN - 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices & Combinations

    SHOPWORN - 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices & Combinations

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $9.98

    Enhance Your Tactical Weapons! 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combination is the companion volume to Reinfeld's 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate. Of course each book can be taken on its own, but together they make a wonderful collection, and cover the full range of tactical chess. And they are now both available in 21st-century editions, using modern algebraic notation. Learn More
  7. Chess Middlegame Combinations

    Chess Middlegame Combinations

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $10.00

    Chess Middlegame Combinations, a companion volume to Chess Middlegame Planning, forms the second part of Peter Romanovsky's classic Russian textbook on the middlegame. Now available for the first itme in an English language translation, Chess Middlegame Combinations is written with a view to helping the reader acquire a practical understanding of middlegame techniques as well as an appreciation for the beauty and aesthetics of chess. Learn More
  8. Winning Chess Openings

    Winning Chess Openings

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price $10.00

    The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. WINNING CHESS OPENINGS shows you how to do both. In Yasser Seirawan's entertaining, easy-to-follow style, you're shown formations that can be used with other White or Black pieces. Learn More
  9. Chess Training for Post-Beginners

    Chess Training for Post-Beginners

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $10.00

    After you have learned the rules of chess and developed some tactical abilities, how do you go from there? You are now ready to tackle basic issues of strategy, but what is the best way to improve and win more games? Learn More
  10. For Friends & Colleagues - Volume II

    For Friends & Colleagues - Volume II

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $10.00

    The Journey Continues! Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions. Learn More
  11. A Cunning Chess Opening for Black

    A Cunning Chess Opening for Black

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price $10.00

    Taking your opponent out of his comfort zone is a good idea to start your game with. Grandmaster Sergey Kasparov pushes this concept one step further: lure your opponent onto the slippery paths of the Philidor Swamp! Learn More
  12. The Lazy Man's Silcilian

    The Lazy Man's Silcilian

    Regular Price: $22.95

    Special Price $10.00

    The Basman-Sale Variation is a relatively unexplored weapon for Black in the Sicilian Defence. After the perfectly normal moves 1.e4 c5, 2. Nf3 e6, 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Black lashes out with 4…Bc5! English IM Michael Basman and Croatian IM Srdjan Sale were the pioneers of this cunning chess opening system. The advantages are clear: it is surprising, aggressive and easy to learn. Compared to the complexity of mainstream Sicilian variations it requires little theoretical preparation, while you don’t run excessive risks. That is why The Lazy Man’s Sicilian is ideal for club players who don’t have much time to study opening theory (or are not too fond of hard work anyway). Learn More
  13. SHOPWORN - The Lazy Man's Silcilian

    SHOPWORN - The Lazy Man's Silcilian

    Regular Price: $22.95

    Special Price $11.48

    The Basman-Sale Variation is a relatively unexplored weapon for Black in the Sicilian Defence. After the perfectly normal moves 1.e4 c5, 2. Nf3 e6, 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Black lashes out with 4…Bc5! English IM Michael Basman and Croatian IM Srdjan Sale were the pioneers of this cunning chess opening system. The advantages are clear: it is surprising, aggressive and easy to learn. Compared to the complexity of mainstream Sicilian variations it requires little theoretical preparation, while you don’t run excessive risks. That is why The Lazy Man’s Sicilian is ideal for club players who don’t have much time to study opening theory (or are not too fond of hard work anyway). Learn More
  14. Chess Tactics Workbook

    Chess Tactics Workbook

    What makes this book different from the many other tactics books on the market is that it was written by a classroom teacher for other teachers. All the pages are formatted with a heading and perforated for easy use. Learn More
  15. 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
  16. SHOPWORN - Chessbase Complete

    SHOPWORN - Chessbase Complete

    Regular Price: $34.95

    Special Price $13.98

    There’s a general recognition among chess players at all levels that the ChessBase software application is critical for serious chess improvement, but many chess players are intimidated by the software. Now, for the first time, former U.S. correspondence champion Jon Edwards has created real-life scenarios that focus upon why the software is so important for chess players of every class, along with clear explanations of how to use ChessBase. Learn More
  17. SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume II

    SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume II

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $14.98

    The Journey Continues! Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions. Learn More
  18. CLEARANCE - CT-ART 5.0

    CLEARANCE - CT-ART 5.0

    Regular Price: $32.95

    Special Price $16.48

    Finally a new and improved version of the legendary CT-ART has been released! CT-ART is an indispensable training tool for intermediate players. Learn More
  19. Learn Chess in 12 Lessons

    Learn Chess in 12 Lessons

    $16.95
    This is the first book in Lev Alburt's famous Comprehensive Chess Course. Learn everything from the basics of piece movement up to the value of the chess pieces, strategies, tactics, and opening principles. These practical exercises take the reader from beginner to tournament-strength chess player. This chess classic has been praised by players and teachers alike. Learn More
  20. How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

    How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

    $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
  21. Chess Openings for Kids

    Chess Openings for Kids

    $16.95
    For chess-players of all ages and abilities, it is vital to get off to a good start. This simple guide provides all the tips and ideas needed to play purposefully from move one. That's because these 50 Mighty Openings are the very ones used by chess masters and grandmasters to outwit opponents time and again. This book teaches the names and starting moves of all the main chess openings, and explains the basic ideas. Learn More
  22. Chess Tactics for Kids

    Chess Tactics for Kids

    $16.95
    Chess enthusiasts of all ages and levels will find this book an instructive delight. In a simple, easy-to-understand format it explains how to bamboozle your chess opponents using commonly occurring tactical motifs. The illustrative positions, all taken from real games, show the 50 Tricky Tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games. Recognizing frequently-occurring tactical ideas is vital to success in chess. One of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to improve at chess is by learning these thematic manoeuvres. Beginners will benefit from the clear explanation of basic concepts, such as how to utilise a fork, pin, or skewer. Advanced players will delight in the many devious middlegame tricks - some classified here for the first time - which can catch out even grandmasters. Learn More
  23. Chess Endgames for Kids

    Chess Endgames for Kids

    $16.95
    Starting with the basic mates and the simplest pawn endings, this book provides all the endgame knowledge that players need to take them through to club level and beyond. Müller carefully guides us step-by-step through a fascinating range of endgame tactics and manoeuvres, helping us understand the underlying logic. Learn More
  24. Tactics Time 2

    Tactics Time 2

    $16.95
    The best way to improve at chess is to solve tactics puzzles. But why do regular tactics books make amateurs study master games? Is it useful for beginners to analyze games that are unreal for everyday chess players? YES! Tactics Time 2 presents 1001 fresh and instructive positions. Learn More
  25. Chess Training Pocket Book

    Chess Training Pocket Book

    $17.95
    This newly revised volume in the successful Comprehensive Chess Course sharpens and tightens your game through examination and study of the 300 most important chess game positions. The most important and instructive positions over the last 100 years arranged as challenges, with illuminating explanations and solutions. Learn More
  26. Basic Chess Openings for Kids

    Basic Chess Openings for Kids

    $18.95
    In his trademark humorous and kid-friendly way, Hertan teaches what you should actually be trying to achieve at the start of a game. Kids will love learning how to avoid The Five Most Common Opening Mistakes. Learn More
  27. Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player

    Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player

    $19.95
    The third book in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. The first two volumes used only materials that worked well in the former U.S.S.R. This book contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful positions arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen the tactical recognition and vision of experienced players anywhere. Learn More
  28. The King in Jeopardy

    The King in Jeopardy

    $19.95
    This chess classic has been praised by players and teachers alike. Lev Alburt, Grandmaster of Chess and three-time US chess champion, presents and analyzes the attack and defense of the king, with hundreds of game illustrations, dozens of problems and exercises, and instructive explanations and solutions. These practical exercises take the reader from beginner to tournament-strength chess player. Learn More
  29. Teaching Chess in the 21st Century

    Teaching Chess in the 21st Century

    $19.95
    A beginner chess book for teachers, chess club sponsors, or parents with young children. An elementary school teacher can use this book as a textbook to incorporate chess into their standards-based math program incorporating National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards. Also included are exemplars and rubrics and teacher tips about how to handle situations that frequently occur while students are playing chess. Tried and true tested analogies that children will relate to are incorporated so that young children can learn chess in an effective and fun way. Learn More
  30. Chess Strategy Workbook

    Chess Strategy Workbook

    $19.95
    A large-format, fun, comprehensive workbook and instruction book for children and adults ranging from those with a basic chess foundation up to the above-average tournament player. Chess Strategy Workbook teaches you to be observant and take your time to discover the clues in chess positions, introducing many of the strategies used by chess masters in a way that is fun and easy to understand. Learn More
  31. MOVIE - Chess Kids: Special Edition DVD

    MOVIE - Chess Kids: Special Edition DVD

    $19.95
    Lynn Hamrick's award-winning inspirational film is back for the first time on DVD, with all new interviews of the original players, nearly 20 years later! Featuring Josh Waitzkin, top-ranked player Judit Polgar, & more! Watch the Trailer LYNN HAMRICK PRODUCER/DIRECTORLynn Hamrick is a multiple award-winning director of documentaries, features, and network television. Her documentary Chess Kids aired on PBS and won many media and film festival awards. Her feature films, Finding Kelly and Splitsville, aired on Showtime, HBO and The Movie Channel. Selected television directing credits include: Family Ties, Fudge, Silk Stalkings, Baby-Sitter Learn More
  32. 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

    1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

    $19.95
    Ask most chessplayers from the ''baby boomer'' generation how they acquired and sharpened their tactical skills, and chances are a Fred reinfeld tactical collection will be part of their answer. And now, for the first time, 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate is presented in modern Algebraic Notation. Learn More
  33. 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices & Combinations

    1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices & Combinations

    $19.95
    Enhance Your Tactical Weapons! 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combination is the companion volume to Reinfeld's 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate. Of course each book can be taken on its own, but together they make a wonderful collection, and cover the full range of tactical chess. And they are now both available in 21st-century editions, using modern algebraic notation. Learn More
  34. Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 1

    Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 1

    $19.95
    Designed for all levels of players... from advanced novice to master! You will improve your game after a single viewing. I guarantee it! - Yasser Seirawan, IGM & former US Champ "Simply the very best instructional chess product available on today's market." Dave Williams, VGOgamer.com Editor Learn More
  35. Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 2

    Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 2

    $19.95
    Designed for all levels of players... from advanced novice to master! You will improve your game after a single viewing. I guarantee it! - Yasser Seirawan, IGM & former US Champ "Simply the very best instructional chess product available on today's market." Dave Williams, VGOgamer.com Editor Learn More
  36. Pawn Strategy - Chess Lecture - Volume 128

    Pawn Strategy - Chess Lecture - Volume 128

    $19.95
    Bryan takes us through various strategies for using Pawns in your game. Illustrated with real games the lectures cover topes of : Pawns In the attack, Petrosian's Pawn Artistry, Doubled Pawns and Weak Squares, Break the Rules Sometimes, Breaking Through the Pawn Chain. Learn More

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