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    Beginner Puzzles
    50 Mate in One Chess Puzzles for the New Player
    Catalog Code: B0089OB

    This condensed, 55-page puzzle book contains 50 Mate in One chess puzzles for new players. They start out fairly easy and gradually increase in difficulty.
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    Beginner Puzzles

    $5.95
    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

    My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    A Ready-To-Go Package For Ambitious Beginners
    Catalog Code: B0168NIC

    Every chess player needs to decide which openings he is going to play. But where do you start? Experienced French chess trainer Vincent Moret provides a complete, ready-to-go chess opening repertoire for White with a sound set of lines that do not outdate rapidly, do not require memorization and are easy to digest for beginning players and other amateurs.
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    My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    $21.95
    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

    $19.95
    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

    $24.95
    CLEARANCE - 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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    CLEARANCE - Chess School for Beginners

    Regular Price: $32.95

    Special Price $16.48

    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

    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
    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

    $19.95
    Regulation Silicone Tournament Chess Pieces - 3.75" King
    Catalog Code: MENSLCN

    Our new Regulation Silicone Tournament Chess Pieces are an exciting alternative to the same old plastic chess pieces everyone uses. What makes them so unique is that their made out of highly flexible silicone material, which means that they won't break if accidentally dropped. This elastic material has the look and feel of a pencil eraser, which kids of all ages will love!
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    Regulation Silicone Tournament Chess Pieces - 3.75" King

    Starting at: $19.95

    SHOPWORN - How to Beat Your Kids at Chess
    An Adult Beginner's Guide to Chess - 2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: SWB0063RE

    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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    SHOPWORN - How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $9.98

    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

    $21.95
    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

    $28.95
    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

    $7.95
    Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Chesster Complete - Vol. 1,2,3
    Catalog Code: WIN0331CB

    Explore the kingdom and discover 7 arcade-style games that explain everything from chess basics to master strategies.
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    Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Chesster Complete - Vol. 1,2,3

    Regular Price: $79.95

    Special Price $49.95

    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

    $25.95
    Total Chess
    Learn, Teach and Play the Easy 1-2-3 Way
    Catalog Code: B0084OB

    Total Chess is your complete guide to Chess. It covers everything: rules, strategies, tactics and checkmates. Everything in Chess comes in threes. Three simple strategies are presented for the opening, midgame, endgame, etc.
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    Total Chess

    $19.95
    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
    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

    Regular Price: $12.95

    Special Price $8.95

    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 1
    Must-Know Checkmates
    Catalog Code: B0085RE

    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 Book 1, the focus is on one-move checkmate exercises. In each of the first five chapters, a specific piece delivers the checkmate.
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    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 1

    $19.95
    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

    $16.95
    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

    Regular Price: $16.95

    Special Price $5.00

    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

    $24.95
    Alexandra Teaches Chess
    Catalog Code: WIN0001AK

    Listen to Chess Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk as she gives instruction on how to play chess for the absolute beginner. Practice what you learn by playing chess against dinosaurs, and watch yourself grow as you progress.
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    Alexandra Teaches Chess

    $19.95
    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

    Starting at: $28.95

    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

    $23.95
    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

    Our Price: $14.95
    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

    Our Price: $46.95
    The Chess Player's Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook
    Catalog Code: TRIPPLYRCOMBO

    The Chess Player's Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Premium Vinyl 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 Player's Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    Starting at: $37.95

    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

    $7.95
    Winning Chess Tactics
    Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0196EM

    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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    Winning Chess Tactics

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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

    Special Price $39.95

    CLEARANCE - 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.
    Unbeatable Deal!
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    CLEARANCE - Chess Training Package for Beginners

    Regular Price: $79.95

    Special Price $39.98

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 7
    Opening Tactics
    Catalog Code: B0086EU

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them.
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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

    $11.95
    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
    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

    $24.95

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