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    Chess Basics for Beginners - Chess Lecture - Volume 133
    by GM Jesse Kraai and IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0133CL

    Learn the basics with chess terms, principles of opening play, basics of how to checkmate and more tips from our two well respected masters.
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    Chess Basics for Beginners - Chess Lecture - Volume 133

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    Superior Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Superior Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO20

    The Superior Chess Set Combination includes a set of Single 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 - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Superior Bag

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    Basic Chess Set Combination - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Basic Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO19

    Product Description The Basic Chess Set Combination includes a set of Solid Plastic 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 - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Basic Bag

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    Your First Chess Lessons
    A Simple Guide to Chess for Absolute Beginners
    Catalog Code: B0196GB

    Assuming no previous knowledge of the game, Grandmaster Paul van der Sterren teaches you how to play and draws you into the fascinating world of modern chess. This carefully crafted chess course is divided into true lessons, each building on what has been learned in the previous ones. Before moving on from a topic, you have the chance to test that you have fully understood it with the help of thoughtfully graded exercises.
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    Your First Chess Lessons

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    Standard Chess Set Combination - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Standard Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO22

    Product Description The Standard Chess Set Combination includes a set of Solid Plastic 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 - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Standard Bag

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    Deluxe Chess Set Combination and Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | 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 Chess Board | Deluxe Bag

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    Prepare with Chess Strategy
    Catalog Code: B0119EU

    Do you want to become a better chess player? A more proficient chess teacher? If so, then Dr. Alexey Root’s Prepare With Chess Strategy is for you. Building on the Boy Scouts of America’s Chess merit badge pamphlet, Dr. Root uses multiple examples to explain and reinforce the concepts introduced in that pamphlet.
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    Prepare with Chess Strategy

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    A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    A Quick-to-Learn King's Pawn Repertoire with Healthy Development and Attacking Chances
    Catalog Code: B0193GB

    By carefully choosing variations that lead to similar structures, IM Sam Collins has put together a powerful repertoire book ideal for players with limited study time. White opens with 1 e4 and develops his pieces to natural squares, seeking open lines and the initiative.
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    A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White

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    Design Your Own House of Staunton Standard Tournament Combo
    Catalog Code: DYO-HOSSTD-COMBO

    With our Design Your Own Complete Chess Combo, we're giving you the ability to create the Chess Combo that is perfect for you. You can select which chess pieces, board and bag you want. All of our most popular items are available.
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    Design Your Own House of Staunton Standard Tournament Combo

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    The Chess Expert's Combination - Regulation Silicone Pieces | Silicone Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook
    Catalog Code: EXPCOMBO

    The Chess Expert's Combination includes a set of Regulation Silicone Chess Pieces, Premium Silicone Chessboard (with 2.25'' Squares), a Deluxe Chess Bag, and a Chess Scorebook. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. The Scorebook holds 100 games, with 80 moves each game.
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    The Chess Expert's Combination - Regulation Silicone Pieces | Silicone Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

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    Standard Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | 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 Chess Board | Standard Bag

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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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    36" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
    Catalog Code: DEMOPCH36-C

    The Pouch Style Chess Demonstration Set is the better way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It is available in two different widths - 28 inches and 36 inches, allowing you to choose the size that is right for you.
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    36" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

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    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 3
    Mastering Defensive Technique
    Catalog Code: B0098RE

    Learn Chess the Right Way is a five-volume chess puzzle book series aimed at the novice, beginner and intermediate level player, using the unique methods of the award-winning coach and former world champion Susan Polgar. In Volume 3, you will be introduced to 500 must-know defensive techniques. Each chapter will start with a few introductory examples and explanation about to what to look for in the puzzles that follow
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    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 3

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    Standard Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | 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 Chess Board | Standard Bag

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    Prof. Chester Nuhmentz, Jr. Chess Training Material
    Level 1
    Catalog Code: B0002US

    This is a collection of 6 individual Chess Training Books by Professor Chester Nuhmentz, Jr.
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    Prof. Chester Nuhmentz, Jr. Chess Training Material

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    Chess Fundamentals
    Catalog Code: B0046EM

    This is a reprint of the original "Chess Fundamentals" by Capablanca, as first published in 1921 and only a preface added by Capablanca in 1934. The reader here can feel confident that this reprint contains the exact, complete words of Capablanca. Unlike other reprints, not one word has been changed or omitted.
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    Chess Fundamentals

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    Winning Chess Endings
    Endgame-Winning Moves, Strategies and Philosophy from One of the World's Best Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0198EM

    Approach every endgame with a winning strategy! Good books about endgames for beginners are few and far between. WINNING CHESS ENDINGS is a great one, a gripping introduction to what you need to know to win chess endings, taught by American Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan. His entertaining, easy-to-understand style, incisive stories and insiders advice will help you develop a solid grasp of proven principles that you can apply with confidence whenever a game goes the distance. You'll learn to prevail time and again in endgames with common and uncommon combinations and pieces.
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    Winning Chess Endings

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    Design Your Own Standard Combo
    Catalog Code: DYO-STD-COMBO

    With our Design Your Own Standard Chess Combo, we're giving you the ability to create the Chess Combo that is perfect for you. You can select which chess pieces, board and bag you want. All of our most popular items are available.
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    Design Your Own Standard Combo

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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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    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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    CLEARANCE - 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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    CLEARANCE - Bobby Fischer for Beginners

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    LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners
    Catalog Code: DVD0014SP

    Susan Polgar's Learning Chess the Easy Way: Chess for Absolute Beginners is by far one of the best ever DVDs made to teach beginners how to play the worlds greatest game. Susan teaches with the aid of great graphics and annimation beginners basic chess knowledge.
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    LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners

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    WIN - Dinosaur Chess
    Catalog Code: WIN0015CV

    Sign up for Professor MacDinosaur's chess class. You will grow from a hatchling, fresh from the egg, to a huge dinosaur ready to take on the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The action takes you through different parts of the dinosaur's world from jungles to forests. Here you learn the chess skills that will help you grow enough to defeat the other dinosaurs in battle.
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    WIN - Dinosaur Chess

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    Step by Step Training Guide - in 5 Steps, Beginner to 1600 - Chess Lecture - Volume 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0002CL

    GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the U.S. Championship from 2002-2006.
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    Step by Step Training Guide - in 5 Steps, Beginner to 1600 - Chess Lecture - Volume 2

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    Super Mario Chess Set
    Catalog Code: NOVMARIO

    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!
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    Super Mario Chess Set

    Regular Price: $49.95

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    Beginner Chess Set Combination
    Catalog Code: BEG-COMBO

    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.
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    Beginner Chess Set Combination

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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

    $25.95
    Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0038EP

    Understanding the decisive impact certain types of pawn moves can have in different positions can change the development of a beginner chess player. Many players find it easy to learn the first 10-15 moves of an opening or memorize common tactical patterns, but it may be much more difficult to understand the reasons behind certain pawn moves in different positions.
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    Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS

    $29.95
    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

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

    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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    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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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 4
    Elementary Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0076EU

    In this fourth volume, Elementary Endgames, the student will: 1) learn how to deliver fundamental checkmates such as a king and a rook against a lone king; 2) discover how to avoid stalemating the opposing king, and how to induce stalemate when threatened with checkmate; and 3) develop not only an understanding of concepts such as passed pawns and king opposition, but also a sense of confidence in the final phase of the game.
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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

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    Aluminum Chess 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 Chess Water Bottle

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    CLEARANCE - Chess Tactics ART for Beginners
    Catalog Code: 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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    CLEARANCE - Chess Tactics ART for Beginners

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    Searching for Bobby Fischer
    He Wasn't Afraid of Losing a Match... Just His Father's Love
    Catalog Code: DVD0003MV

    An all-star cast shines in this heartwarming story of one family’s journey of understanding. Joe Mantegna stars as Fred Waitzkin, a sportswriter who dreams his 7-year-old son, Josh (Max Pomeranc), will grow up to play baseball. One day in the park with his mother (Joan Allen), Josh displays more than talent – he has a gift. Sensing his son is a future champion, Fred places Josh under the tutelage of a strict chess teacher (Oscar ® winner Ben Kingsley). But when Josh suddenly starts to lose, his parents must confront their own motivations, and recognize what Josh prices more than winning: his family’s love. Costarring Laura Linney and William H. Macy, Searching for Bobby Fischer is a movie “not only to enjoy but to cherish” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times).
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    Searching for Bobby Fischer

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