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    1992 2014 1992 to 2014
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    3. 3.5'' inch / 8.89 cm (1)
    4. 3.75'' inch / 9 53 cm (10)
    Author(s)
    1. Bruce Albertson (1)
    2. Bruce Pandolfini (4)
    3. Byron Jacobs (1)
    4. C. H. OD Alexander (1)
    5. Craig Pritchett (1)
    6. Dave Schloss (1)
    7. David MacEnulty (1)
    8. Franco Masetti (1)
    9. Garry Kasparov (1)
    10. I.A. Horowitz (2)
    11. J. N. Walker (1)
    12. Jim Eade (1)
    13. John Nunn (2)
    14. Jon Edwards (1)
    15. Jose Raul Capablanca (2)
    16. Milton Hanauer (1)
    17. Paata Gaprindashvili (1)
    18. Peter Kurzdorfer (1)
    19. Renzo Verwer (1)
    20. Reuben Fine (1)
    21. Roberto Messa (1)
    22. Steve Giddins (1)
    23. Yasser Seirawan (9)
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    2. AN - Algebraic (22)
    3. LAN - Long Algebraic (1)
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    Topics
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    2. Winning Chess (9)
    Host
    1. GM Karsten Muller (1)
    2. GM Nick Pert (1)
    3. IM Andrew Martin (12)
    4. WFM Sabrina Chevannes (2)

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      Basic Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Basic Bag
      Catalog Code: COMBO2

      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.
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      Basic Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Basic Bag

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      Chess In Action
      From First Attack to Checkmate
      Catalog Code: B0107BT

      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

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      Standard Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Standard Bag
      Catalog Code: COMBO4

      Product Description The Standard Chess Set Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces,Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Standard 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.
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      Standard Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Standard Bag

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      Quiver Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Quiver Bag
      Catalog Code: COMBO14

      Product Description The Quiver Chess Set Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Quiver 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. Exception: Products with camo selections would come with closest matching color.
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      Quiver Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Quiver Bag

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      Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Drawstring Bag
      Catalog Code: COMBO12

      Product Description The Drawstring Chess Set Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Drawstring 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.
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      Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Drawstring Bag

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      Deluxe Game Time II Chess Set Combination
      Catalog Code: COMBOGT2

      Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces Traditional Staunton pattern. 3.75" king with 1.5" base diameter. Complete set of 34 pieces - Includes two additional queens for pawn promotion! Manufactured out of plastic and is virtually indestructible. Triple weighted for improved stability and performance. Vinyl Tournament Chessboard (2.25" Squares) Made in the USA 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 Deluxe Chess Bag 24" x 9" in size. Designed to hold all chess equipment, including clock, scorebook and 2 pencils. Features two zippered compartments to comfortably store the chess pieces. Has two internal loops to hold rolled up chessboard for easy transport. Removable shoulder strap and two nylon handles. Can hold ANY Chess Clock - including the Chronos! Excalibur Game Time II Digital Chess Clock A simple digital clock to use - no more memorizing the instruction manual! The Official Chess Clock of the US Chess Federation. Features multiple modes, including blitz, tournament and user-defined time controls. Two large, easy-to-read LCD displays. Rugged design that will provide years of dependable use.
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      Deluxe Game Time II Chess Set Combination

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      CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - FOXY OPENINGS #86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan - VOL. 2
      Catalog Code: DVD0002ES

      All the Basic tactical ideas are discussed fully, followed by a series of very recent illustrative games, where we will see all that ideas in action . On this dvd you will gain confidence in your ability to handle tactics when they crop up over the board and who knows, you may be able to land some tactical knockouts yourself!
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      CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - FOXY OPENINGS #86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan - VOL. 2

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      Deluxe Chess Set Combination and Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Deluxe Bag
      Catalog Code: COMBO6

      Product Description The Deluxe Chess Set Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Premium Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Deluxe 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. Exception: Products with camo selections would come with closest matching color.
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      Deluxe Chess Set Combination and Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Deluxe Bag

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      Pocket Chess Basics
      Catalog Code: WIN0057CV

      This chess program is designed especially for novice players who have already learned the rules of chess and now wish to become players of intermediate strength. Students will study essential concepts such as development, the center, fundamentals in chess tactics, basic endgame rules and much more!
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      Pocket Chess Basics

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      Basic Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Basic Bag
      Catalog Code: COMBO3

      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.
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      Basic Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Basic Bag

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      Regulation Plastic Mechanical Chess Clock
      Catalog Code: CLKREG

      This basic clock is a must for casual players who want to put a time limit on their games.
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      Regulation Plastic Mechanical Chess Clock

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      Quiver Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Quiver Bag
      Catalog Code: COMBO15

      Product Description The Quiver Chess Set Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Quiver 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. Exception: Products with camo selections would come with closest matching color.
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      Quiver Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Quiver Bag

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      Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Drawstring Bag
      Catalog Code: COMBO13

      Product Description The Drawstring Chess Set Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Drawstring 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.
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      Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Drawstring Bag

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      Chess For Rookies
      Learn To Play, Win and Enjoy!
      Catalog Code: B0279EM

      Short Description for Chess For Rookies - B0279EM
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      Chess For Rookies

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      Deluxe Saitek Chess Set Combination
      Catalog Code: COMBOST

      Select your color choice(s) and quantity below.NOTE: Color selection indicates the color of BOTH — the Chess Bag and Chessboard — included in this combination set. Exception: Products with camo selections would come with closest matching color.
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      Deluxe Saitek Chess Set Combination

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      CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - FOXY OPENINGS #114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - VOL. 3
      Catalog Code: DVD0003ES

      Senior FIDE Trainer and International Master Andrew Martin chooses easy-to-understand key ideas to help you improve. Adopt his simple recommendations and you will find your game improving quicker than you ever thought possible.
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      CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - FOXY OPENINGS #114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - VOL. 3

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      Deluxe Chess Set Combination and Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Deluxe Bag
      Catalog Code: COMBO7

      Product Description The Deluxe Chess Set Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Premium Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Deluxe 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. Exception: Products with camo selections would come with closest matching color.
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      Deluxe Chess Set Combination and Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Deluxe Bag

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      SHOPWORN - Learn Chess
      A Complete Course
      Catalog Code: SWB0098EM

      Learn Chess: A Complete Course provides everything you need to know to get started in chess. The first part is devoted to first principles, explaining the rules and basic strategies, whilst the second develops a thorough understanding of the various winning methods, and includes a systematic study of openings, an introduction to attacking techniques, and a guide to fundamental endgame themes.
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      SHOPWORN - Learn Chess

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      Pocket Chess Tactics for Beginners
      Catalog Code: WIN0058CV

      The author, well-known coach Ivaschenko, has been working at this chess material for over 20 years and many experts consider his handbook to be the best for beginners.
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      Pocket Chess Tactics for Beginners

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      Standard Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Standard Bag
      Catalog Code: COMBO5

      Product Description The Standard Chess Set Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Standard 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.
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      Standard Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Standard Bag

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      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

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      CHESS ENDGAMES - Basic Knowledge for Beginners - Karsten Muller - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0051CB

      Basic Knowledge for Beginners - Fritz Trainer on DVD Endgame theory constitutes the foundation of chess. You realize this in striking clarity once you obtain a won endgame but in the end have to be content with a draw because of a lack of necessary know-how.
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      CHESS ENDGAMES - Basic Knowledge for Beginners - Karsten Muller - VOLUME 1

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      Glass Chess and Checkers Set
      Catalog Code: NOVGLASS

      Enhance your next game night with the Glass Chess and Checkers Set. This set features two classic games in elegant glass.
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      Glass Chess and Checkers Set

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 87 - Attack Defense Space Time Easily Explained
      Catalog Code: DVD0087FX

      DVD Four concentrates on attack and defence, space and time. IM Andrew Martin will teach you skills that will help you understand when to attack and the important of avoiding premature attacks. In order for an attack to succeed is you must have a lead in development and space. Timing is vital, so take advantage of opportunities and attack with as many pieces as possible.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 87 - Attack Defense Space Time Easily Explained

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      DOWNLOAD - Chess Training Package for Beginners
      Catalog Code: E-WIN0103CV

      Chess Training Package for beginners consists of five magnificent educational chess programs: Elementary Checkmates I, Elementary Checkmates II, Easy Ways to take pieces, Chess Tactics for Beginners, and Complete Chess Course.
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      DOWNLOAD - Chess Training Package for Beginners

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      Chess the Easy Way
      Catalog Code: B0012IS

      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

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      Winning Chess Openings
      An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess Openings from one of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: B0194EM

      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.
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      Winning Chess Openings

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      Aluminum Water Bottle
      Catalog Code: WATERBOTTLE

      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.
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      Aluminum Water Bottle

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      CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0355CB


      This DVD is for anyone who knows the rules of chess but would like to be able to improve their game with some specific tactics and strategies. It builds on the basic principles of chess that should have already been learnt. However, there is also an introductory chapter for those that may have gaps in this part of their foundation. The main part of the DVD is split into four chapters: Opening – The general principles of the opening are discussed here. No specific opening repertoire is suggested but a guide of how to tackle any opening and come through the first stage of the game in a better position. Middlegame – Some basic tactical devices are introduced such as the pin, fork, skewer and discovered attack. These devices are used throughout the levels of chess and even top grandmaster games are won from a basic device as these. Ending – The basic checkmating technique of the most common endings that occur in novice games are instructed here. These techniques are essential to master before continuing with more complex checkmates. Test – The DVD finishes with a test chapter which consists of 20 exercises based on the information discussed throughout the DVD. Each exercise allows time for you to pause and calculate the answer before the answer is discussed. This DVD is a must for anyone who wants to improve their game, whether they are a junior or an adult. It can be for those who have just learnt the moves or for those who have played for some time but want to consolidate their knowledge. Video running time: 4 hours 15 min. System requirements Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard
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      CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 1

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 85 - Essential Chess Tactics Easily Explained
      Catalog Code: DVD0085FX

      This dvd will help you the next time you are sitting across from your opponent and not sure what your next move is. You will gain confidence by learning about strategy and ideas to look for to create a plan. A plan may consist of a Pawn Minority attack, controlling the center or just improving your pieces.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 85 - Essential Chess Tactics Easily Explained

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      DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Black Beyond
      Catalog Code: CLKDEZ-BB-B

      The Easy Game Timer digital chess clock from DGT Projects is stylish, easy to use and easy to setup. It can be programmed for games up to 9 hours and 59 minutes and can be used for both countdown and count-up starting from zero. It is an ideal clock for chess beginners and chess players that are budget conscious and do not need the advanced features offered on more expensive models. It is very attractive and is manufactured by the leader in digital excellence, DGT Projects.
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      DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Black Beyond

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      DOWNLOAD - Chess: From Beginner To Club Player
      Catalog Code: E-WIN0116CV

      This teaching program is an excellent guide to learning the fundamentals of chess.
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      DOWNLOAD - Chess: From Beginner To Club Player

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      Chess Made Simple
      Catalog Code: B0004IS

      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

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      Learn Chess Tactics
      Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games
      Catalog Code: B0134GB

      This book teaches basic tactical ideas such as the fork, pin, and discovered attack, and introduces general ideas such as elimination, immobilization and compulsion. A basic knowledge of simple tactics will enable a novice to start winning games, by giving checkmate or capturing material. As the player progresses, his tactical arsenal will broaden, and he will start to play sacrifices and combinations, and develop a deeper understanding of the game. Players who fail to study tactics systematically tend to suffer from tactical blind-spots that plague them throughout their playing career, and thus they fail to realize their full potential.
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      Learn Chess Tactics

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      A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I
      Catalog Code: B0121IS

      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

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      DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Xstream PG
      Catalog Code: CLKDEZ-GP-B

      The Easy Game Timer digital chess clock from DGT Projects is stylish, easy to use and easy to setup. It can be programmed for games up to 9 hours and 59 minutes and can be used for both countdown and count-up starting from zero. It is an ideal clock for chess beginners and chess players that are budget conscious and do not need the advanced features offered on more expensive models. It is very attractive and is manufactured by the leader in digital excellence, DGT Projects.
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      DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Xstream PG

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