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    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
    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

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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!

    $14.95
    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

    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

    Our Price: $29.95
    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

    Basic Chess Openings for Kids
    Play Like a Winner from Move One
    Catalog Code: B0158NIC

    In his trademark humorous and kid-friendly way, Hertan teaches what you should actually be trying to achieve at the start of a game. Kids will love learning how to avoid The Five Most Common Opening Mistakes.
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    Basic Chess Openings for Kids

    $18.95
    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
    36" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration Set - NO BAG
    Catalog Code: DEMOPCH36-NOBAG-C

    The Pouch Style Chess Demonstration Set is the better way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It is available in 36 inches
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    36" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration Set - NO BAG

    Our Price: $36.95
    Deluxe Chess Set Combination and Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO6

    Product Description The Deluxe Chess Set Combination includes a set of Single 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 Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag

    Starting at: $26.95

    Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - TRIPLE WEIGHTED
    Catalog Code: COMBO18

    Our Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - TRIPLE WEIGHTED includes one set of our best-selling TRIPLE WEIGHTED PLASTIC CHESS PIECES and one of our Regulation Vinyl Tournament Chessboards with 2.25'' Squares
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    Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - TRIPLE WEIGHTED

    Starting at: $10.95

    Start Playing Chess
    Learn the Rules of the Royal Game
    Catalog Code: B0173NIC

    Award-winning author Charles Hertan has written a lively and user-friendly chess primer for kids and other beginners. He'll teach you the ins and outs of the chess board., how the pieces move, the value of the pieces and much more! With this book, you'll learn all of the important rules and get tips on how to start playing chess yourself.
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    Start Playing Chess

    $6.95
    The Standard Chess Workbook - Beginner
    Catalog Code: B0091OB

    The Standard Chess Workbook: Beginner is a comprehensive scholastic workbook that teaches all of the rules of chess, including: piece movement, captures, check, checkmate, castling, stalemate, and en passant. Each chapter consists of several instructional pages, lots of illustrations, and a few exercise pages for students to test their skills. Written by USCF Expert Dylan Quercia, SCW: Beginner is suitable for use in after school chess programs and is a perfect introduction for children of all ages to the game of chess.
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    The Standard Chess Workbook - Beginner

    $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

    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
    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 3
    Mastering Defensive Technique
    Catalog Code: B0098RE

    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 Volume 3, you will be introduced to 500 must-know defensive techniques. Each chapter will start with a few introductory examples and explanation about to what to look for in the puzzles that follow
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    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 3

    $19.95
    Become a Chess Champion
    A New Guide to Learn & Teach Chess
    Catalog Code: B0111OB

    Hundreds of beginner chess books have been written and published, even in the last 10 years. While they are often well written and well intentioned, they were seldom written solely with the correct audience in mind: Chess Parents, Educators and Chess Students Even more seldom can you find these books written by true chess professionals. Become A Chess Champion, is written by two Full-Time Chess Professionals. Become a Chess Champion was written to stray from age old thought and process for learning the game of chess. It is a new style Chess guide for you featuring the authors thoughts on the best way to learn how to: “Become A Chess Champion!”
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    Become a Chess Champion

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    Basic Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | 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 Chess Board | Basic Bag

    Starting at: $13.95

    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

    Easy Guide to Chess
    Catalog Code: B0427EM

    First published in 1942, the late B.H. Wood's classic Easy Guide to Chess has been successfully used by thousands of chess players around the world. Topics covered include: the men, their moves, starting the game, the importance of pawns, how to record the moves, standard openings, and much more. 
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    Easy Guide to Chess

    $23.95
    Design Your Own House of Staunton Deluxe Tournament Combo
    Catalog Code: DYO-HOSDLX-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 Deluxe Tournament Combo

    Our Price: $139.95
    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

    Quiver Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Quiver Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO15

    Product Description The Quiver Chess Set Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25'' Squares) and a Quiver 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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    Quiver Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Quiver Bag

    Starting at: $15.95

    28" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
    Catalog Code: DEMOPCH28-C

    The Pouch Style Chess Demonstration Set is the better way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It is available in two different widths - 28 inches and 36 inches, allowing you to choose the size that is right for you.
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    28" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

    Our Price: $35.95
    Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - SOLID PLASTIC
    Catalog Code: COMBO26

    Our Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - SOLID PLASTIC includes one set of our best-selling SOLID PLASTIC CHESS PIECES and one of our Regulation Vinyl Tournament Chessboards with 2.25'' Squares
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    Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - SOLID PLASTIC

    Starting at: $9.95

    SHOPWORN - Easy Guide to Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0427EM

    First published in 1942, the late B.H. Wood's classic Easy Guide to Chess has been successfully used by thousands of chess players around the world. Topics covered include: the men, their moves, starting the game, the importance of pawns, how to record the moves, standard openings, and much more. 
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    SHOPWORN - Easy Guide to Chess

    Regular Price: $23.95

    Special Price $11.98

    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

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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

    Starting at: $37.95

    Enchanted Chess - Master-Piece Disaster!
    From Vellotti's Chess School
    Catalog Code: B0116OB

    Are you ready test your chess skills and checkmate your way to victory?! In the this book, Master Disaster, your chess pieces become the paint for your next project. You'll have fun creating chess “masterpieces” out of the masterful placement of your chess pieces!
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    Enchanted Chess - Master-Piece Disaster!

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    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

    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
    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

    Our Price: $34.95
    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

    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

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