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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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    51 Chess Openings for Beginners
    What the Chess Openings Look Like
    Catalog Code: B0027CZ

    Chess openings are the most important part of every novice's journey and the most fun. The most common and important openings are presented in an easy-to-use format with large, frequent diagrams showing every position along with clear explanations of the goals, objectives, and concepts behind the moves.
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    51 Chess Openings for Beginners

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    Chess2Go Travel Chess Set
    Catalog Code: TRV0031

    Enjoy this travel chess game. Folds up easily and stores in a velvet drawstring pouch. The flat plastic Chess pieces are held secure but a metal pin, ensuring they won't get lost during travel. Great for both the beginner and expert! Conveniently sized-the entire set can fit in your pocket when not in use! Flat plastic pieces are held together by a metal pin when not in play. Chess board has rank and file numbers. Great for the beginner and expert A fun set to use when teaching kids the game! Makes a Great Gift!
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    Chess2Go Travel Chess Set

    $12.95
    10" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set
    Catalog Code: TRV0032

    Our small 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 9.75'' x 9.75'' board with 1'' 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 2.0'' 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! This set also includes non-magnetized Checkers at no additional cost!
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    10" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set

    Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | 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 Chess Board | Drawstring 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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    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

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    BLEMISHED - 28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Magnetic Pieces
    Catalog Code: BLEMDEMOMAG28-C

    The Magnetic Chess Demonstration Set is the ultimate 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. Unlike traditional demonstration sets, where the pieces have to be inserted into the board, it uses magnets to safely secure the pieces. No more replacing the demonstration board because of a rip or tear! Two wooden dowels give the board support at top and bottom while a strong cord allows the chessboard board to be hung up almost anywhere.
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    BLEMISHED - 28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Magnetic Pieces

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $12.95

    Design Your Own Quiver Combo
    Catalog Code: DYO-QVR-COMBO

    With our Design Your Own Quiver 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 Quiver Combo

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

    Starting at: $13.95

    Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Drawstring Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO24

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

    Starting at: $13.95

    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

    Starting at: $13.95

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

    Starting at: $13.95

    Chess Teacher
    Catalog Code: NOVTEACH

    This Chess Teacher is a learning set for the beginner. Have you always wanted to learn how to play chess? The Chess Teacher easily shows how many spaces each piece can move and in which directions. No reading required. Complete with deluxe 15'' x 15'' chess board. For two players. For two players Perfect learning set for chess beginners Chess pieces are marked with arrows to teach the player what direction the chess pieces can move Pieces are large enough for little hands to grasp 6 years + Up
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    Chess Teacher

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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

    Starting at: $14.95

    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

    Starting at: $14.95

    Become a Chess Champion
    A New Guide to Learn & Teach Chess
    Catalog Code: B0111OB

    Hundreds of beginner chess books have been written and published, even in the last 10 years. While they are often well written and well intentioned, they were seldom written solely with the correct audience in mind: Chess Parents, Educators and Chess Students Even more seldom can you find these books written by true chess professionals. Become A Chess Champion, is written by two Full-Time Chess Professionals. Become a Chess Champion was written to stray from age old thought and process for learning the game of chess. It is a new style Chess guide for you featuring the authors thoughts on the best way to learn how to: “Become A Chess Champion!”
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    Become a Chess Champion

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    Enchanted Chess - Master-Piece Disaster!
    From Vellotti's Chess School
    Catalog Code: B0116OB

    Are you ready test your chess skills and checkmate your way to victory?! In the this book, Master Disaster, your chess pieces become the paint for your next project. You'll have fun creating chess “masterpieces” out of the masterful placement of your chess pieces!
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    Enchanted Chess - Master-Piece Disaster!

    $14.95
    Enchanted Chess - Island Adventure!
    From Vellotti's Chess School
    Catalog Code: B0114OB

    Grab a compass & pack your bags as you set sail for fun in Enchanted Chess Book 1! Students will learn clever tricks, traps and sneak attacks
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    Enchanted Chess - Island Adventure!

    $14.95
    Quiver Chess Set Combination - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Quiver Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO25

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

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    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children
    Catalog Code: B0120BT

    Chess is great for developing a child's analytical skills, fostering the competitive instinct—and having fun. Nothing beats this cute, character-based guide for teaching youngsters how to play. Jess and Jamie—two rough-and-tumble, chess-obsessed kids—explain it all: what the pieces are and how they move; the opening, middlegame, and endgame; checkmate; and sneaky tricks that win. The book's friendly, entertaining, and essential to any child's bookshelf.
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    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

    $14.95
    Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | 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 Chess Board | Drawstring Bag

    Starting at: $14.95

    Design Your Own Superior Combo
    Catalog Code: DYO-SUP-COMBO

    With our Design Your Own Superior 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 Superior Combo

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    Enchanted Chess - Cupcake Escape!
    From Vellotti's Chess School
    Catalog Code: B0115OB

    it's time to cook up some fun in Enchanted Chess Book 2! Students will learn clever tricks, traps and sneak attacks - especially the "Fork".
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    Enchanted Chess - Cupcake Escape!

    $14.95
    Castle-Mate Chess Cards
    Catalog Code: NOVCASTLE

    Castle-Mate adds an entertaining new dimension to the game of chess. This 54 card set comes in a clear plastic jewel case to protect the cards as you travel. Each set comes with 2 game instructions and rule cards. The playing cards are Designed and Manufactured in the USA
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    Castle-Mate Chess Cards

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    Superior Chess Set Combination - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Superior Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO27

    The Superior Chess Set Combination includes a set of Solid Plastic Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Premium 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 - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Superior Bag

    Starting at: $15.95

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

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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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    Valentine's Day Quiver Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Quiver Bag
    Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Quiver Bag
    Catalog Code: VALCOMBO

    Spend the day with your loved one and a game of chess. 
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    Valentine's Day Quiver Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Quiver Bag

    $15.95
    Chess Puzzles for Kids
    100 Puzzles to Torment Your Brain Cells
    Catalog Code: B0183GB

    This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard.
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    Chess Puzzles for Kids

    $16.95
    Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2
    More Ways to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School
    Catalog Code: B0132NIC

    For kids who love to amaze their friends with their chess skills, Charles Hertan presents new ways to find Power Moves, winning tactics that require thinking ahead. In Volume 2, the four special teachers get a new colleague! Knelly the Knight arrives on the scene and will assists Zort (a computer from outer space), the Dinosaurs, the Power Chess Kids and the Chess Professor. Together they will help you to become a very dangerous chess player.
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    Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

    $16.95
    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 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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    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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    Chess Endgames for Kids

    $16.95
    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

    $17.95
    The Most Valuable Skills in Chess
    From the Basic Moves to Winning Your First Game - And Beyond
    Catalog Code: B0138GB

    This book makes his ideas and material available to all: teachers and students alike. He has been called the Tiger Woods of chess. In 1999, Maurice Ashley became the first African-American to qualify for the elite Grandmaster title, an achievement that was widely reported in the international media, including Time magazine, USA Today, New York Times, Sports Illustrated and The Times (London).
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    The Most Valuable Skills in Chess

    $17.95

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