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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

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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

    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
    Catalog Code: B0011RH

    Learn to think the same way Bobby Fischer did. This is the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable book on chess ever compiled. As the student, you start at the beginning and progressively develop your skills as you apply Bobby Fischer's principles and learn how to play Chess the Bobby way.
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    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

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    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

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    US Chess 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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    US Chess Checkbook Magnetic Travel Chess Set

    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

    Starting at: $27.95

    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
    DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Judit Polgar
    Catalog Code: CLKDEZ-POLGAR

    This sparkling fresh DGT Easy clock was developed in cooperation with Judit Polgar, the Greatest Woman Chess Player of All Time. It has a modern and attractive color design and the cheerful Polgar chess figures are printed on the back.
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    DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Judit Polgar

    $34.95
    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

    $22.95
    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

    Starting at: $16.95

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

    The Chess Player's Color Combination includes a set of Single 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 - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    Starting at: $35.95

    SHOPWORN - The Complete Chess Course
    21st Century Edition - From Beginning to Winning Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0083RE

    The Complete Chess Course is filled with advice on how to play better chess, regardless of how strong or weak a player you may be. It begins with the most fundamental ideas, reviewing the basic moves of the pieces and pawns, and continues with fantastic examples from the very best players. We are taken through a full course of chess strategy and tactics; he introduces us to the nine bad moves and how to refute them as well as how to avoid making them. We learn how to handle the white pieces and how to fight back with the black pieces.
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    SHOPWORN - The Complete Chess Course

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $12.48

    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

    $17.99
    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

    $24.95
    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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    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

    $25.95
    Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0038EP

    Understanding the decisive impact certain types of pawn moves can have in different positions can change the development of a beginner chess player. Many players find it easy to learn the first 10-15 moves of an opening or memorize common tactical patterns, but it may be much more difficult to understand the reasons behind certain pawn moves in different positions.
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    Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS

    $29.95
    A Complete Chess Course
    How to Play and Win at Chess: Openings, Endgames, Tactics and Strategy
    Catalog Code: B0188GB

    This book is a comprehensive manual for those new to chess, which explains with great clarity the basics of the game. Using innovative methods, Gude ensures that readers quickly grasp each key concept before building on it by introducing new ideas.
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    A Complete Chess Course

    $19.95
    DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Black Beyond
    Catalog Code: CLKDEZ-BB

    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 - Black Beyond

    $34.95
    28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
    Catalog Code: DEMOMAG28-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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    28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

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    Deluxe Chess Set Combination - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO23

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

    Starting at: $27.95

    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
    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

    $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

    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

    Starting at: $12.95

    CLEARANCE - 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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    CLEARANCE - Chess Tactics ART for Beginners

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price $6.74

    Chess 101 for Kids
    A Beginner's Guide to the Royal Game
    Catalog Code: B0088OB

    This short pamphlet is a beginner's guide to the royal game of chess. It was written to provide new chess players with basic information that will prepare them to play chess in any venue, whether it's a tournament or club or even just casual games with friends. It includes information on setting up the board and pieces, how the pieces move, understanding chess notation, and more.
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    Chess 101 for Kids

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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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    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
    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

    $14.99
    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

    $24.95
    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

    $33.95
    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

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