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Chess is a mental game, but you don't have to strain your brain to learn the basics - not with this guide that shows you how to play. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess covers how to set up the board, how each piece moves, opening strategies and variations, attacking themes and common sacrifices, and more. Photos of the board let you see strategies in action.
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess
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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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A Gold Medal Winner Explains How to Play and Win at Chess
Starting with the very basics, this book tells you everything you need to know to become a successful chess-player. No prior knowledge is assumed. The reader learns step-by-step, with each new point illustrated by clear examples. By the end of the book, the reader will be fully ready to take on opponents across the board, or on the Internet, and start winning. Dr John Nunn has built up a world-wide reputation for the outstanding clarity of his writings on a wide range of chess topics. This is his first book to tackle the fundamentals of chess.
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Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games
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.
Learn Chess Tactics
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.
Checkmate My First Chess Book
An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess Openings from one of the World's Top Chess Players
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.
Winning Chess Openings
Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
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.
Winning Chess Tactics
An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess from one of the World's Top Chess Players
'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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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.
Winning Chess Combinations
A Scintillating Move By Move Account of the Best Chess Games of the Last 25 Years, Played by the World's Greatest Grandmasters
This book by International Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan provides a move-by-move account of the best chess games of the last 25 years, played by the world's foremost chess competitors. With an authoritative voice that is by turns poetic and analytical, Seirawan serves as host of a fascinating excursion of the most brilliant chess game, providing highlights into and explanations of each and every move.
Winning Chess Brilliancies
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Chess For Tomorrow's Champions
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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
Chess players have a tendency to focus mainly on improving their opening play but one must not forget that many games are actually decided in the endgame. Ginger GM has released two new endgame DVDs that will enhance a players performance in this particular area of the game.
Killer Endgames - Part 1: Beginner to Intermediate
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.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 85 - Essential Chess Tactics Easily Explained
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!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan
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.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 87 - Attack Defense Space Time Easily Explained
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.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 88 - Endgames Self-Training
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.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - Novice
Mamma-mia! It's a battle for the Mushroom Kingdom! Mario and Bowser are battling it out once again... this time in the classic strategy game of Chess!
Super Mario Chess Set
Finally, a way to learn chess without stress! With this revolutionary chess teacher, you'll be playing the world's greatest game in no time at all! The secret? An innovative deck of action cards. Unlike any other chess educational products, No Stress Chess teaches you how to play using illustrated cards and an illustrated two-sided game board.
No Stress Chess
What is so unique about the game of PlunderChess? PlunderChess is traditional chess with a fun, novel twist. In its simplest definition, it is chess that allows each player the ability to strengthen their chessmen as the game is played out.
PlunderChess Game Set
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.
ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CHAMPION
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.
ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CHESS CLUB
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.
ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CLASSIC
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
It is crafted from Golden Rosewood & Maple and is the Strongest Magnetic Travel Set on the Market - You can turn the board upside down and the pieces will not move!
WOODEN MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set - 10" Square
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
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.
CHESS ENDGAMES - Basic Knowledge for Beginners - Karsten Muller - VOLUME 1
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If you're a beginner, you simply can't afford to miss a mate in one if you want to improve your chess. This comprehensive course, developed by the chess experts at Convekta, addresses this problem.
Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I
This training program is designed for beginning chess players, those that have a basic understanding of the game of Chess.
Chess Tactics - LEVEL 1
This training course contains 77,000 mate in one exercises taken from practical games with many pieces on the board. An excellent follow-up to CD Elementary Checkmates I.
Elementary Checkmate - VOLUME II
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.
Chess Training Package for Beginners
This training program is designed for teaching children, either in groups with a teacher or at home guided by parents.
Chess Tactics for Beginners - VOLUME 2.0
This teaching program is an excellent guide to learning the fundamentals of chess.
Chess: From Beginner To Club Player
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
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.
DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Xstream GR