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    Year of Publication
    1992 2014 1992 to 2014
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    1. Plastic (22)
    2. Vinyl (10)
    3. Nylon (10)
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    1. 2" inch / 5.08 cm (1)
    2. 2.5'' inch / 6.35 cm (1)
    3. 3.5'' inch / 8.89 cm (2)
    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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    Square Size
    1. 1.0" inch / 2.54 cm (1)
    2. 2.25" inch / 5.7 cm (10)
    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (5)
    2. AN - Algebraic (22)
    3. LAN - Long Algebraic (1)
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    Topics
    1. Beginner Chess (1)
    2. Biographical (1)
    3. Strategy (1)
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    2. Winning Chess (9)
    Host
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    2. GM Nick Pert (1)
    3. IM Andrew Martin (12)
    4. WFM Sabrina Chevannes (2)

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      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

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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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      101 Chess Questions Answered
      Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
      Catalog Code: B0013GB

      Steve Giddins is an author acclaimed for his ability to write in down-to-earth style on fundamental chess topics. In this book he answers the questions that really matter to chess-players. His topics include many basic ideas, including some that have rarely been addressed so directly in chess literature, and thus are often misunderstood by club players. Where appropriate, the answers also address highly sophisticated concepts, providing insights gleaned from many years of experience and discussions with players and trainers of the highest level.
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      101 Chess Questions Answered

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      11-in-1 Family Game Center
      Catalog Code: NOVELVN

      We've got your game! These challenging board games are perfect for Family Fun Night or as a great addition to the family game room. There is a game inside to please everyone:
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      11-in-1 Family Game Center

      Regular Price: $49.95

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      28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
      Catalog Code: DEMOMAG28

      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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      28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

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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

      Our Price: $21.95
      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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      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

      Our Price: $25.95
      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

      Our Price: $25.95
      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

      Our Price: $9.95
      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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      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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      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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      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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      BLACK - MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set - LARGE
      Catalog Code: TRV0003

      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.
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      BLACK - MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set - LARGE

      Our Price: $9.95
      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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      Bobby Fischer for Beginners

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      CHECKBOOK MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set
      Catalog Code: TRV0006

      Our Checkbook Magnetic Travel Chess Set is perfect for Chessplayers on the go!
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      CHECKBOOK MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set

      Our Price: $4.95
      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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      Chess 101
      Everything A New Chess Player Needs to Know
      Catalog Code: B0019OB

      Learning to play chess involves more than just knowing how to move the pieces. Chess 101 is a chess book for beginners that provides a comprehensive overview of everything a new player needs to know. This includes... Types of boards and pieces, setting up the board, the value of the pieces, how the pieces move, including castling and "en passant", chess notation, the three phases of the game of chess, how to study chess, what a chess rating is and how to get one, chess clock rules, an overview of faster chess games, the mechanics of a tournament, rules and etiquette, and tips to winning chess. Chess 101 also contains over two dozen exhibits, designed to make understanding the game easy!
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      Chess 101

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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

      Regular Price: $39.95

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      Chess for Dummies
      A Reference for the Rest of Us!
      Catalog Code: B0033OB

      Chess For Dummies is your quick and easy guide to the rules, strategies, and etiquette of chess.

      Kings, queens, knights - does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? This friendly guide helps you make the right moves. From using the correct terms to engaging in the art of attack, you'll get step-by-step explanations that demystify the game.
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      Chess for Dummies

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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

      Regular Price: $26.95

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

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      Chess For Rookies

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      Chess For Tomorrow's Champions
      Catalog Code: B0275EM

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      Chess For Tomorrow's Champions

      Regular Price: $9.95

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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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      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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      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 Openings Playing Cards
      Catalog Code: PLAYCARDS

      This Standard Deck of 52 Playing cards (plus 2 Jokers) features the most popular Chess openings and are a great memorization tool.
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      Chess Openings Playing Cards

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      Chess School for Beginners
      Catalog Code: WIN0039CV

      Written by GM Yury Razuvaev, well-known GM and one of Anatoly Karpov’s coaches, this friendly interactive course is intended for both children and adult beginners.
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      Chess School for Beginners

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      Chess Tactics - LEVEL 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0082CV

      This training program is designed for beginning chess players, those that have a basic understanding of the game of Chess.
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      Chess Tactics - LEVEL 1

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      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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      Chess Tactics ART for Beginners

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      Chess Tactics for Beginners - VOLUME 2.0
      Catalog Code: WIN0115CV

      This training program is designed for teaching children, either in groups with a teacher or at home guided by parents.
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      Chess Tactics for Beginners - VOLUME 2.0

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      Chess Teacher
      Catalog Code: NOVTEACH

      Perfect learning set for chess beginners
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      Chess Teacher

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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 Training Package for Beginners
      Catalog Code: 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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      Chess Training Package for Beginners

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