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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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      Regulation Plastic Mechanical Chess Clock
      Catalog Code: CLKREG

      This basic clock is a must for casual players who want to put a time limit on their games.
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      Regulation Plastic Mechanical Chess Clock

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      DGT 3000 Digital Chess Clock
      Catalog Code: CLKD3000

      The DGT3000 Digital Chess Clock most advanced game timer yet from DGT Projects. It features an unbelievably large display with full game details, 25 pre-set time controls, 5 slots for customized time controls and the ability to connect to the DGT Projects Electronic Chess Board.
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      DGT 3000 Digital Chess Clock

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      IMPERFECT 28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
      Catalog Code: BLEM-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. The Slotted Style Chess Demonstration Set comes with a durable nylon storage bag. It has a heavy-duty zipper closure and an adjustable handle for maximum convenience. It is the perfect way to transport and store your demonstration set!
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      IMPERFECT 28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

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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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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics
      Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: SWB0196EM

      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.
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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics

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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies
      Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: SWB0195EM

      Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!
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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies

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      SHOPWORN - Learn Chess
      A Complete Course
      Catalog Code: SWB0098EM

      Learn Chess: A Complete Course provides everything you need to know to get started in chess. The first part is devoted to first principles, explaining the rules and basic strategies, whilst the second develops a thorough understanding of the various winning methods, and includes a systematic study of openings, an introduction to attacking techniques, and a guide to fundamental endgame themes.
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      SHOPWORN - Learn 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 87 - Attack Defense Space Time Easily Explained

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Chessboard Knit Cap
      Catalog Code: CAPBRD

      Show your chess pride while staying warm this winter with this beautiful knit cap! One size fits all.
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      Chessboard Knit Cap

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      DGT 2010 Digital Chess Clock
      Catalog Code: CLKD2010

      The DGT 2010 is a wonderful digital chess clock at an unbelievable price. It is manufactured by DGT Projects, one of the world's premier chess clock companies. It isthe most popular clock in use in Europe and is gaining in popularity across theworld because of its solid design and durability. It is endorsed by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
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      DGT 2010 Digital Chess Clock

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      USCF Baseball Hat
      Catalog Code: CAPUSCF

      Get the baseball hat that proclaims the sport you'd rather be playing. This two-tone Khaki and Navy Blue hat is 100% cotton and embroidered with the USCF logo.
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      USCF Baseball Hat

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      DGT 960 Digital Folding Clock
      Catalog Code: CLKD960

      The latest in chess clock design . . . a digital folding clock! With a physical size of only 5.5" in length, 2.6" wide and 1" high, the DGT960 game timer has all the features a chess player needs in a clock for tournament or blitz chess -- bonus and delay modes, a timer that will count down or count up (great for Scrabble or Go games), a move timer, and memory capabilities that will remember and save the last time control used. In addition, this clock is easy to operate and has a large display screen of approximately 5" x 1".
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      DGT 960 Digital Folding Clock

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      Killer Endgames - Part 1: Beginner to Intermediate
      Catalog Code: DVD0023OT

      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 player’s performance in this particular area of the game.
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      Killer Endgames - Part 1: Beginner to Intermediate

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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

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      WOODEN MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set - 10" Square
      Catalog Code: TRV0016

      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!
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      WOODEN MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set - 10" Square

      Our Price: $69.95
      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 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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