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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. SHOPWORN - The Complete Chess Course

    SHOPWORN - The Complete Chess Course

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $12.48

    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. Learn More
  4. A Complete Chess Course

    A Complete Chess Course

    $19.95
    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. Learn More
  5. 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
  6. 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

    Out of stock

    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. Learn More
  7. Enchanted Chess - Master-Piece Disaster!

    Enchanted Chess - Master-Piece Disaster!

    $14.95
    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! Learn More
  8. Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Drawstring Bag

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

    Starting at: $12.95

    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. Learn More
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. SHOPWORN - How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    SHOPWORN - How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $9.98

    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
  13. Enchanted Chess - Island Adventure!

    Enchanted Chess - Island Adventure!

    $14.95
    Grab a compass & pack your bags as you set sail for fun in Enchanted Chess Book 1! Students will learn clever tricks, traps and sneak attacks Learn More
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 4

    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 4

    $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. Volume 4 is all about exercises where you have to make a “sacrifice” for a material gain or even checkmate. Learn More
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 28" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

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

    Our Price: $35.95
    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
  26. Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - SOLID PLASTIC

    Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - SOLID PLASTIC

    Starting at: $9.95

    Out of stock

    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 Learn More
  27. Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 5

    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 5

    $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. It introduces the most important checkmate and material-winning tactics, as well as defensive techniques to the new chess player. Book 5 focuses on learning how to find the right continuation in critical positions of a chess game. In the first four books of this series, the reader was introduced to all the most important, basic elements of chess tactics to win material or to checkmate. Learn More
  28. 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
  29. The Chess Player's Color Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

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

    Starting at: $37.95

    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. Learn More
  30. Your First Move

    Your First Move

    $26.95
    "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. Learn More
  31. 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
  32. Omcor Game Timer 960 Chess Clock

    Omcor Game Timer 960 Chess Clock

    Regular Price: $44.95

    Our Price: $34.95
    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! Learn More
  33. Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Drawstring Bag

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

    Starting at: $13.95

    Out of stock

    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. Learn More
  34. SHOPWORN - The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

    SHOPWORN - The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

    Regular Price: $14.95

    Special Price $7.48

    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. Learn More
  35. 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
  36. 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

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