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    Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0002PC

    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
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    Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 2

    $19.95
    Winning Chess Tactics
    Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0196EM

    This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play.
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    Winning Chess Tactics

    $28.95
    Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 1
    Catalog Code: DVD0001PC

    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
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    Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 1

    $19.95
    US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SIXTH EDITION
    IN STOCK AND SHIPS IMMEDIATELY
    Catalog Code: B0023RH

    This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed to be a useful reference for all chess players, especially tournament directors and chess club teachers.
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    US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SIXTH EDITION

    $19.95
    100 Endgames You Must Know
    Vital Lessons for Every Chess Player
    Catalog Code: B0009NIC

    Most players tend to neglect the endgame, many even dodge the endgame by taking extreme risks in the middlegame, simply because they feel uncertain about the final phase. But time limits have shortened, and the endgame has to be played fast. A solid basic knowledge is vital. There are, contrary to what most amateurs believe, relatively few endgames one must know. Here the 100 endgames are presented that:show up most frequently in practice are easy to learn and contain ideas and concepts useful in more difficult positions. 100 Endgames You Must Know is a practical tool to improve your knowledge of endgames most likely to arise in an actual game.
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    100 Endgames You Must Know

    $24.95
    Chess 101
    Everything A New Chess Player Needs to Know
    Catalog Code: B0019OB

    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!
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    Chess 101

    $7.95
    Chess King - SILVER
    with Houdini 4 Chess Engine & GigaKing 2015 Games Database
    Catalog Code: WIN0023AK

    Chess King Silver will help you improve at chess. It’s complete with all the best tools, and it’s easy to use for all levels. Play, learn, analyze, prepare for your opponent, store your own games and share them to the world.
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    Chess King - SILVER

    $79.95
    World Champion Perspective - Vishwanathan Anand - VOL. 1
    5 Time World Champion GM Vishwanathan Anand
    Catalog Code: DVD0035OT

    In 2012 and 2013, the then World Champion Viswanathan Anand traveled to Los Angeles to teach at the annual Metropolitan Summer Chess Camp, sharing his unique insights with some of the top scholastic talents in the U.S. In this first volume, Anand analyzes three high-level games that take place within the Sicilian Defense. By focusing on thematic plans, concepts, and motifs, Anand familiarizes the viewer with the most important ideas of any opening, middlegame, or endgame. Anand’s long-lasting love for the game can also be felt as he enthusiastically presents the most beautiful variations in each game. .
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    World Champion Perspective - Vishwanathan Anand - VOL. 1

    $27.95
    Fritz 15 Chess Playing Software Program
    64 Bit Multiprocessor Version
    Catalog Code: WIN0001CB

    The world's most popular chess playing program is now even better! Fritz 15, published November 15 2015, offers a super-strong chess playing opponent with functions and features needed by chess players of all skill levels. Fritz will automatically adjust its playing strength if you choose, offers handicap and coaching functions, explanation of chess positions, display colored danger warnings, provide openings statistics, automatic game analysis, and training modules for chess openings, tactics and chess endgames - plus a large database of chess games.
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    Fritz 15 Chess Playing Software Program

    $79.95
    Teaching Chess in the 21st Century
    Strategies and Connections to a Standards-Based World
    Catalog Code: B0005OB

    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.
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    Teaching Chess in the 21st Century

    $19.95
    Logical Chess - Move By Move
    Catalog Code: B0079BT

    Once you have learned the basic moves, how exactly should you improve? In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move. When you play through these games and explanations you will get a real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.
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    Logical Chess - Move By Move

    $21.95
    Chess King - STANDARD
    with Houdini 2 for Chess King & GigaKing 2015 Games Database
    Catalog Code: WIN0022AK

    The new Chess King Standard 2015 is considerably improved from the original Chess King [1] or 2011 or the Chess King 2 from 2013. It’s the perfect tool for any chess player to improve at chess. Provides a complete chess program at an unbelievable low price.
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    Chess King - STANDARD

    $39.95
    Chess Strategy Workbook
    A Blueplrint for Developing the Best Plan
    Catalog Code: B0042OB

    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.
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    Chess Strategy Workbook

    $19.95
    KOMODO CHESS 10
    64 Bit Multiprocessor Version
    Catalog Code: WIN0428CB

    Thanks to a host of extensive improvements and fine tweaking, the latest version of Komodo has again gained over 60 Elo points on its predecessor. The changes cover several areas: the evaluation function has been significantly sharpened, particularly with respect to king safety and endgame positions, and the search algorithm has been improved and optimized to run on multiple processors. Komodo 10 is also better at managing its time, and just generally calculates faster.
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    KOMODO CHESS 10

    $89.95
    Chess Assistant 17 - Professional Package with Houdini 5 PRO
    Catalog Code: WIN0071CV

    Chess Assistant 17 includes the latest version of Houdini 5 playing program, Chess Opening Encyclopedia mode, a powerful search system, the unique Tree mode, databases of about 6.6 million games in total (Nov. 8, 2016) that can be automaticaly updated 3000 new games every week for free, 1-year access to 7-piece Lomonosov Tablebases at tb7.chessok.com and more!
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    Chess Assistant 17 - Professional Package with Houdini 5 PRO

    $149.95
    Learn Chess in 12 Lessons
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: B0001LV

    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.
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    Learn Chess in 12 Lessons

    $16.95
    Chess Life and Review - 2 DISK DVD COLLECTION
    Catalog Code: CLONDVD

    A must have item for any serious chess historian or chess collector!

    This massive collection, over 500 issues of the legendary publications of the US Chess Federation, has been painstaking digitized. Every issue is complete - every article, picture and advertisement are shown exactly as they appeared when it was originally published. All of these issues have searchable text!

    Older issues of these magazines often sell on eBay for upwards of $100.00 per year - Here is your chance to get 42 years worth of Chess Magazines at a cost of less than $1.00 per year! 
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    Chess Life and Review - 2 DISK DVD COLLECTION

    $39.95
    Master Class - Bobby Fischer
    Volume 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0400CB

    On this DVD, a team of experts presents you every facet of the chess legend, and shows you the winning techniques and strategies employed by the 11th World Champion. Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenco delves into Fischer’s openings, and retraces the development of his repertoire. What variations did Fischer play, and what sources did he use to arm himself against the best Soviet players? Mihail Marin explains Fischer’s particular style and his special strategic talent in annotated games against Spassky, Taimanov and other greats.
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    Master Class - Bobby Fischer

    $33.95
    Chess 101 for Kids
    A Beginner's Guide to the Royal Game
    Catalog Code: B0088OB

    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.
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    Chess 101 for Kids

    $3.95
    CHESSBASE 14 - STARTER Edition With FREE T-Shirt
    Catalog Code: WIN0015CB-T-B

    ChessBase is a personal, stand-alone chess database that has become the standard throughout the world. Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy your chess even more.
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    CHESSBASE 14 - STARTER Edition With FREE T-Shirt

    Our Price: $199.95
    Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 5
    Catalog Code: B0005LV

    Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player is the fifth volume in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. Endorsed by world champion Gary Kasparov as revealing ''the once-secret Russian method of chess training,'' this new edition has material on the 2006 Absolute World Championship match between Kramnick and Topalov.
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    Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player

    $24.95
    Checkmate My First Chess Book
    Catalog Code: B0140EM

    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

    $12.95
    Endgame Turbo 4
    Catalog Code: WIN0058CB

    The Endgame Turbo 4 consists of 4 DVDs with endgame databases (Syzygy Tablebases). With the help of the Endgame Turbo, all five- and 27 six-piece endgames (including the sophisticated and practice-oriented endgame (R,P,P vs. R) are played with absolute perfection. Likewise, top chess engines like Komodo Chess 8 and Houdini 4 handle endgames with more than six pieces much better since the programs can already access the endgame knowledge during the analysis.
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    Endgame Turbo 4

    $64.95
    Carlsen - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0395EM

    Despite his relatively young age, Magnus Carlsen has already secured his place in chess history as a legend of the game. In a short space of time his accomplishments have been extraordinary. In December 2012 he broke Garry Kasparov’s record to become the highest-rated chess player of all time.
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    Carlsen - Move by Move

    $29.95
    Tactics Time 2
    1001 Real Chess Tactics From Real Chess Games
    Catalog Code: B0150NIC

    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.
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    Tactics Time 2

    $16.95
    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
    Catalog Code: B0011RH

    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

    $7.95
    Winning Chess Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0199EM

    Combinations are the central element in chess; they make the game so magical and captivating. The beautiful point of sacrificing a queen, the strongest piece, in order to checkmate with a lowly pawn brings a smile of joy to all chess lovers. Virtually all chess games possess a combination, either one hidden in the shadows of analysis carefully avoided or one that provides a decisive blow.
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    Winning Chess Combinations

    $28.95
    HIARCS Chess Explorer for MAC
    Catalog Code: MAC0001HC

    HIARCS Chess Explorer is a superb new chess database, analysis and playing program for either PC Windows or Apple Macintosh computers. It offers a truly innovative and intuitive new graphical user interface together with the reigning World Chess Software Champion HIARCS 14 chess engine. This unique combination is refreshingly easy to use and includes many unique new features for managing chess databases, chess preparation, analysis and training for players of all abilities from beginner to Grandmaster.
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    HIARCS Chess Explorer for MAC

    $89.95
    Chess Tactics - CT-ART 6.0
    Catalog Code: WIN0137CV

    Finally a new and improved version of the legendary CT-ART has been released! CT-ART is an indispensable training tool for chess players of all skill levels!
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    Chess Tactics - CT-ART 6.0

    $39.95
    The King in Jeopardy
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 4
    Catalog Code: B0004LV

    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.
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    The King in Jeopardy

    $19.95
    How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
    Including the 50 Deadly Checkmates
    Catalog Code: B0056GB

    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

    $16.95
    Big Database 2017
    Contains more than 6.4 Million Games from 1560 to 2015
    Catalog Code: WIN0018CB

    The Big Database 2017 contains more than 6.8 millions games from 1560 to 2016 in the highest ChessBase quality standard with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames. The most recent games of the database are from the Middle of October 2016.
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    Big Database 2017

    $64.95
    Chessbase Complete
    Chess in the Digital Age
    Catalog Code: B0075RE

    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.
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    Chessbase Complete

    $34.95
    Chess Tactics Workbook
    Learn to Command Your Chess Army!
    Catalog Code: B0008OB

    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.
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    Chess Tactics Workbook

    Play Winning Chess
    An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess from one of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0197EM

    '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

    $28.95
    Hiarcs Chess Explorer
    Catalog Code: WIN0001HC

    HIARCS Chess Explorer is a superb new chess database, analysis and playing program for either PC Windows or Apple Macintosh computers. It offers a truly innovative and intuitive new graphical user interface together with the reigning World Chess Software Champion HIARCS 14 chess engine. This unique combination is refreshingly easy to use and includes many unique new features for managing chess databases, chess preparation, analysis and training for players of all abilities from beginner to Grandmaster.
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    Hiarcs Chess Explorer

    $89.95

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