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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

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    The Chess Player's Color Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook
    Catalog Code: TRIPPLYRCOMBOCOLOR

    The Chess Player's Color 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 Color Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

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    Your First Move
    Chess for Beginners
    Catalog Code: B0105OB

    "Your First Move" is a chess book for beginners by the well-known Chess master and honoured USSR trainer A.P. Sokolsky. Alexey Pavlovich Sakolsky was a research and theoretician, one of the few players on the earth to have an opening named after him. For many years, he was the trainer and second of the illustrious grandmaster Isaak Boleslavsky and also a teacher, working with young players. This book is the author's last work, a distinctive summary of his research and teaching experience. The book is aimed at the mass reader.
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    Your First Move

    $26.95
    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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    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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    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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    DGT North American Digital Chess Clock
    Catalog Code: CLKDNA-C

    The brand new DGT North American is a state-of-the-art digital chess clock at an unbelievable price. It is manufactured by DGT Projects, one of the world's premier chess clock companies. It features 10 pre-set time controls, making it an ideal clock for both the serious player and the casual enthusiast. It features a revolutionary new Quick-set option that makes configuring the clock a snap! Even multi-period delay settings can be set up quickly - no need to study a convoluted user manual or memorize confusing button combinations!
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    DGT North American Digital Chess Clock

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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

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    Chess Training for Post-Beginners
    A Basic Course in Positional Understanding
    Catalog Code: B0143NIC

    After you have learned the rules of chess and developed some tactical abilities, how do you go from there? You are now ready to tackle basic issues of strategy, but what is the best way to improve and win more games?
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    Chess Training for Post-Beginners

    $21.95
    Reshevsky Teaches Chess
    Catalog Code: B0295IS

    This is one of the few chess books by Samuel Reshevsky, the greatest child prodigy of chess the world has ever known. This book starts as a basic beginners book, teaching how to move the pieces. It advances to important and instructive endgame positions which every chess player needs to study and learn. Then it concludes with illustrative games annotated by Grandmaster Samuel Reshevsky.
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    Reshevsky Teaches Chess

    $18.95
    DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Crimson Cruz
    Catalog Code: CLKDEZ-CC

    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 - Crimson Cruz

    $34.95
    Omcor Game Timer 960 Chess Clock
    Catalog Code: CLKOMC960-C

    Multi-functional Clock for Chess, Draughts, Scrabble® and more. The Omcor GT960 has all of the time controls used at today's chess tournaments, including Delay, Increment, Fischer, Bronstein, Chess 960 layout and many more!
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    Omcor Game Timer 960 Chess Clock

    Regular Price: $44.95

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    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

    SHOPWORN - The Batsford Book of Chess for Children
    Catalog Code: SWB0120BT

    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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    SHOPWORN - The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

    Regular Price: $14.95

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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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    Play Winning Chess
    An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess from one of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0197EM

    'When most people learn to play chess, they usually memorize the movements of the pieces and then spend years pummeling away at each other with little rhyme and even less reason. Though I will show you how each piece leaps around, what it likes to do on holidays, the real purpose of this book is to teach you to understand the four major principles of my Seirawan method: force, time, space and pawn structure. Each is easy to understand and each is a weapon that will enable you to defeat most anyone you challenge to a game' -Yasser Seirawan
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    Play Winning Chess

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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

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $10.98

    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
    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

    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

    Starting at: $12.95

    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

    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

    $11.95
    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

    $19.95
    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

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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

    $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

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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

    $19.95
    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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    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!

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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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    Winning Chess Strategies
    Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0195EM

    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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    Winning Chess Strategies

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    PlunderChess Game Set
    Catalog Code: NOVPLUNDER

    What is so unique about the game of PlunderChess? PlunderChess is traditional chess with a fun, novel twist. In its simplest definition, it is chess that allows each player the ability to strengthen their chessmen as the game is played out.
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    PlunderChess Game Set

    $34.95
    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

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