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      Bobby Fischer for Beginners
      The Most Famous Chess Player Explained
      Catalog Code: B0090NIC

      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.
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      14" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set
      Catalog Code: TRV0034

      Our large 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 14" x 14" board with 1.625" 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 3.2" 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!
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      Superior Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Superior Bag
      Catalog Code: COMBO21

      The Superior Chess Set Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Superior Chess Bag. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag.
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      Superior Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Superior Bag

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      Chess Endgames for Kids
      Featuring 50 Endgame Lessons
      Catalog Code: B0187GB

      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.
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      Square One
      The Best Chess-Drill Book For Beginners of All Ages
      Catalog Code: B0002SS

      From ever popular instructor Bruce Pandolfini comes this entertaining, interactive and effective book for teaching young Chess players and other newcomers to the game.
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      Square One

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      1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners
      The Tactics Workbook that Explains the Basic Concepts Too!
      Catalog Code: B0110NIC

      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.
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      1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

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      Beginning Chess
      Over 300 Elementary Problems For Players New to the Game
      Catalog Code: B0001SS

      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.
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      Beginning Chess

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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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      How to Beat Your Kids at Chess
      An Adult Beginner's Guide to Chess - 2nd Edition
      Catalog Code: B0063RE

      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.
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      How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

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

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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan
      Catalog Code: E-DVD0086FX

      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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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan

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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 87 - Attack Defense Space Time Easily Explained
      Catalog Code: E-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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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 88 - Endgames Self-Training
      Catalog Code: E-DVD0088FX

      In Volume Five Andrew Martin shows how to develop good endgame technique, using typical need-to know positions to lay the foundation and then full master games to show how the strongest players tackle this part of chess.
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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 88 - Endgames Self-Training

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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - Novice
      Catalog Code: E-DVD0114FX

      Senior FIDE Trainer and International Master Andrew Martin chooses easy-to-understand key ideas to help you improve. Adopt his virtual recommendations and you will find your game improving quicker than you ever thought possible.
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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - Novice

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      DOWNLOAD - Chess Tactics ART for Beginners
      Catalog Code: E-WIN0132CV

      This course can be rightfully considered the predecessor to the Chess Tactics ART (CT-ART) course written for club and intermediate players.
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      DOWNLOAD - Chess Tactics ART for Beginners

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      Regulation Silicone Tournament Chess Pieces - 3.75" King
      Catalog Code: MENSLCN-BI

      Our new Regulation Silicone Tournament Chess Pieces are an exciting alternative to the same old plastic chess pieces everyone uses. What makes them so unique is that their made out of highly flexible silicone material, which means that they won't break if accidentally dropped. This elastic material has the look and feel of a pencil eraser, which kids of all ages will love!
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      Regulation Silicone Tournament Chess Pieces - 3.75" King

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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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      28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
      Catalog Code: DEMOSLT28

      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.
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      28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

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      ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CHAMPION
      Catalog Code: T-CHAMPION

      Some folks speak of a time when chess was reported on the evening news. They speak of a time when chess was a regular feature in Sports Illustrated magazine. They speak of a time when an American was the World Champion. That time was 1972. The CHAMPION 1972 chess shirt was created in recognition of historical event. The Champion chess shirt is a two color design printed on a heather-gray, 90%-10% cotton-poly blend.
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      ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CHAMPION

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      ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CHESS CLUB
      Catalog Code: T-CHESSCLUB

      Inspired by the classic rock festival shirts, Chess Club is a four color design using discharge inks on a white, 100% ring-spun cotton shirt. The discharge inks produce a super soft feel that is "invisible" to the touch and deliver an authentic washed vintage feel.
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      ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CHESS CLUB

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      ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CLASSIC
      Catalog Code: T-CLASSIC

      The Classic Shirt: Black shirt with 2 color front-and-back panel using soft plastisol inks for a crisp look. Small logo print on the front left breast and large logo print on center of back.
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      ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CLASSIC

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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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      DRUEKE MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set
      Catalog Code: TRV0004

      This magnetic travel set makes playing on the road a breeze.
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      DRUEKE MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set

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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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      CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0361CB

      You love moving the chess pieces, but always wanted to know how to really play? Then this DVD series is just the thing for you.
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      CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 2

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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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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan
      Catalog Code: DVD0086FX

      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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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan

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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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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 88 - Endgames Self-Training
      Catalog Code: DVD0088FX

      In Volume Five Andrew Martin shows how to develop good endgame technique, using typical need-to know positions to lay the foundation and then full master games to show how the strongest players tackle this part of chess.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 88 - Endgames Self-Training

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - Novice
      Catalog Code: DVD0114FX

      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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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - Novice

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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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      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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      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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      Chess Fundamentals
      Catalog Code: B0017IS

      This is the masterpiece by World Chess Champion Jose Raul Capablanca who is regarded as the strongest chess player who ever lived, prior to the arrival of Bobby Fischer.World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik regarded Capablanca's Chess Fundamentals as the best chess book ever written.
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      Chess Fundamentals

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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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      A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II
      Catalog Code: B0122IS

      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 II

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