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  1. Basic Chess Openings for Kids

    Basic Chess Openings for Kids

    $18.95
    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. Learn More
  2. Prepare with Chess Strategy

    Prepare with Chess Strategy

    $11.95
    Do you want to become a better chess player? A more proficient chess teacher? If so, then Dr. Alexey Root’s Prepare With Chess Strategy is for you. Building on the Boy Scouts of America’s Chess merit badge pamphlet, Dr. Root uses multiple examples to explain and reinforce the concepts introduced in that pamphlet. Learn More
  3. Deluxe Chess Set Combination and Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag

    Deluxe Chess Set Combination and Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag

    Starting at: $26.95

    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. Learn More
  4. Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - TRIPLE WEIGHTED

    Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - TRIPLE WEIGHTED

    Starting at: $10.95

    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 Learn More
  5. Start Playing Chess

    Start Playing Chess

    $6.95
    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. Learn More
  6. Design Your Own House of Staunton Standard Tournament Combo

    Design Your Own House of Staunton Standard Tournament Combo

    Our Price: $46.95
    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. Learn More
  7. The Chess Expert's Combination - Regulation Silicone Pieces | Silicone Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    The Chess Expert's Combination - Regulation Silicone Pieces | Silicone Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    Starting at: $54.99

    The Chess Expert's Combination includes a set of Regulation Silicone Chess Pieces, Premium Silicone 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. Learn More
  8. 36" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

    36" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

    Our Price: $44.95
    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. Learn More
  9. Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 3

    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 3

    $19.95
    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 Learn More
  10. Basic Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Basic Bag

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

    Starting at: $13.95

    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. Learn More
  11. Regulation Plastic Mechanical Chess Clock

    Regulation Plastic Mechanical Chess Clock

    Starting at: $27.95

    This basic clock is a must for casual players who want to put a time limit on their games. Learn More
  12. Easy Guide to Chess

    Easy Guide to Chess

    $23.95
    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.  Learn More
  13. The Liberty Series Chess Pieces - 4.0" King

    The Liberty Series Chess Pieces - 4.0" King

    Our Price: $129.00

    Our Liberty Series Chess set is an exact reproduction of one of the most popular American Staunton Pattern chessmen, first introduced in 1941.

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  14. The Chess Player's Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

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

    Starting at: $35.95

    The Chess Player's 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. Learn More
  15. Quiver Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Quiver Bag

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

    Starting at: $15.95

    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. Learn More
  16. 28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

    28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

    Our Price: $21.95
    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. Learn More
  17. Quiver Chess Set Combination - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Quiver Bag

    Quiver Chess Set Combination - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Quiver Bag

    Starting at: $14.95

    The Quiver Chess Set Combination includes a set of Solid Plastic Regulation 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. Learn More
  18. Reshevsky Teaches Chess

    Reshevsky Teaches Chess

    $18.95
    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. Learn More
  19. Superior Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Superior Bag

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

    Starting at: $16.95

    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. Learn More
  20. The Chess Player's Color Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

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

    Starting at: $35.95

    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. Learn More
  21. CLEARANCE - Chess In Action

    CLEARANCE - Chess In Action

    Regular Price: $22.95

    Special Price $10.00

    This is not your typical beginner's chess book! Written by longtime children's book author Paul Mantell, and International Master of Chess Dean Ippolito, Chess in Action effectively captures the excitement of the battle: the thrill of staying one step ahead of your opponent, of launching a surprise attack, of drawing your adversary into a trap. Learn More
  22. Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Drawstring Bag

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

    Starting at: $14.95

    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. Learn More
  23. Beginner Puzzles

    Beginner Puzzles

    $5.95
    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. Learn More
  24. 28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

    28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

    Our Price: $29.95
    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. Learn More
  25. Deluxe Chess Set Combination - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag

    Deluxe Chess Set Combination - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag

    Starting at: $27.95

    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. 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. Learn More
  26. Chess Basics for Beginners - Chess Lecture - Volume 133

    Chess Basics for Beginners - Chess Lecture - Volume 133

    $19.95
    Learn the basics with chess terms, principles of opening play, basics of how to checkmate and more tips from our two well respected masters. Learn More
  27. My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    $21.95
    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. Learn More
  28. Deluxe Chess Set Combination and Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag

    Deluxe Chess Set Combination and Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag

    Starting at: $28.95

    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. Learn More
  29. Your First Chess Lessons

    Your First Chess Lessons

    $9.95
    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. Learn More
  30. The Standard Chess Workbook - Beginner

    The Standard Chess Workbook - Beginner

    $19.95
    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. Learn More
  31. SHOPWORN - How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    SHOPWORN - How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $7.58

    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. Learn More
  32. Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 1

    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 1

    $19.95
    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. Learn More
  33. Standard Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Standard Bag

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

    Starting at: $14.95

    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. Learn More
  34. A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    $19.95

    By carefully choosing variations that lead to similar structures, IM Sam Collins has put together a powerful repertoire book ideal for players with limited study time. White opens with 1 e4 and develops his pieces to natural squares, seeking open lines and the initiative.

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  35. Design Your Own House of Staunton Deluxe Tournament Combo

    Design Your Own House of Staunton Deluxe Tournament Combo

    Our Price: $139.95
    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. Learn More
  36. The Chess Player's Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

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

    Starting at: $37.95

    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. Learn More

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