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    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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    CHECKBOOK MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set

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    DGT North American Digital Chess Clock
    Catalog Code: CLKDNA-B

    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 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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    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

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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

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    USCF Baseball Hat
    Catalog Code: CAPUSCF

    Get the baseball hat that proclaims the sport you'd rather be playing. This two-tone Khaki and Navy Blue hat is 100% cotton and embroidered with the USCF logo.
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    USCF Baseball Hat

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    DGT 960 Digital Folding Clock
    Catalog Code: CLKD960

    The latest in chess clock design . . . a digital folding clock! With a physical size of only 5.5" in length, 2.6" wide and 1" high, the DGT960 game timer has all the features a chess player needs in a clock for tournament or blitz chess -- bonus and delay modes, a timer that will count down or count up (great for Scrabble or Go games), a move timer, and memory capabilities that will remember and save the last time control used. In addition, this clock is easy to operate and has a large display screen of approximately 5" x 1".
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    DGT 960 Digital Folding Clock

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    10" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set
    Catalog Code: TRV0032

    Our small Magnetic Travel Chess Set is a terrific Chess set at an unbelievable price. It features a snap-closed plastic box with plastic hinges that opens up to a 9.75" x 9.75" board with 1" squares. The nicely detailed pieces stay put with magnetic bases that keep them firmly planted on the board no matter how you hold it. The King is 2.0" tall and all of the pieces are very visible and easy to play with. When folded, the set and board fit nicely in your bag or backpack for later use. If you run a Chess club or teach Chess, we recommend these sets as a great prize and gift! This set also includes non-magnetized Checkers at no additional cost!
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    10" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set

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    Aluminum Water Bottle
    Catalog Code: WATERBOTTLE

    Show your chess pride with our exclusive aluminum chess water bottle! It features a cool chess piece design, a screw-on lid and food grade internal liner. Includes matching carabiner! 26 oz. Available in Mod Red, Electric Blue, or Sultan Silver.
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    Aluminum Water Bottle

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

    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

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    DOWNLOAD - Chess: From Beginner To Club Player
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0116CV

    This teaching program is an excellent guide to learning the fundamentals of chess.
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    DOWNLOAD - Chess: From Beginner To Club Player

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    Learn Chess
    A Complete Course
    Catalog Code: B0098EM

    Learn Chess: A Complete Course provides everything you need to know to get started in chess. The first part is devoted to first principles, explaining the rules and basic strategies, whilst the second develops a thorough understanding of the various winning methods, and includes a systematic study of openings, an introduction to attacking techniques, and a guide to fundamental endgame themes.
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    Learn Chess

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    CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0361CB

    You love moving the chess pieces, but always wanted to know how to really play? Then this DVD series is just the thing for you.
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    CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 2

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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies
    Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: SWB0195EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies

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    51 Chess Openings for Beginners
    What the Chess Openings Look Like
    Catalog Code: B0027CZ

    Chess openings are the most important part of every novice's journey and the most fun. The most common and important openings are presented in an easy-to-use format with large, frequent diagrams showing every position along with clear explanations of the goals, objectives, and concepts behind the moves.
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    51 Chess Openings for Beginners

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - Novice
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0114FX

    Senior FIDE Trainer and International Master Andrew Martin chooses easy-to-understand key ideas to help you improve. Adopt his virtual recommendations and you will find your game improving quicker than you ever thought possible.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - Novice

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    14" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set
    Catalog Code: TRV0034

    Our large Magnetic Travel Chess Set is a terrific Chess set at an unbelievable price. It features a snap-closed plastic box with plastic hinges that opens up to a 14" x 14" board with 1.625" squares. The nicely detailed pieces stay put with magnetic bases that keep them firmly planted on the board no matter how you hold it. The King is 3.2" tall and all of the pieces are very visible and easy to play with. When folded, the set and board fit nicely in your bag or backpack for later use. If you run a Chess club or teach Chess, we recommend these sets as a great prize and gift!
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    14" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set

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    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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    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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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - Novice
    Catalog Code: DVD0114FX

    Senior FIDE Trainer and International Master Andrew Martin chooses easy-to-understand key ideas to help you improve. Adopt his simple recommendations and you will find your game improving quicker than you ever thought possible.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - Novice

    Our Price: $24.95
    Elementary Checkmate - VOLUME II
    Catalog Code: WIN0085CV

    This training course contains 77,000 mate in one exercises taken from practical games with many pieces on the board. An excellent follow-up to CD Elementary Checkmates I.
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    Elementary Checkmate - VOLUME II

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    Glass Chess and Checkers Set
    Catalog Code: NOVGLASS

    Enhance your next game night with the Glass Chess and Checkers Set. This set features two classic games in elegant glass.
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    Glass Chess and Checkers Set

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    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

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    Chess Fundamentals
    Catalog Code: B0017IS

    This is the masterpiece by World Chess Champion Jose Raul Capablanca who is regarded as the strongest chess player who ever lived, prior to the arrival of Bobby Fischer.World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik regarded Capablanca's Chess Fundamentals as the best chess book ever written.
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    Chess Fundamentals

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 87 - Attack Defense Space Time Easily Explained
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0087FX

    DVD Four concentrates on attack and defence, space and time. IM Andrew Martin will teach you skills that will help you understand when to attack and the important of avoiding premature attacks. In order for an attack to succeed is you must have a lead in development and space. Timing is vital, so take advantage of opportunities and attack with as many pieces as possible.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 87 - Attack Defense Space Time Easily Explained

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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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    Chessboard Knit Cap
    Catalog Code: CAPBRD

    Show your chess pride while staying warm this winter with this beautiful knit cap! One size fits all.
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    Chessboard Knit Cap

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    Checkmate My First Chess Book
    Catalog Code: B0140EM

    Learn to play the great game of chess with none other than Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as your teacher. Discover all the various pieces - the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate.
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    Checkmate My First Chess Book

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 87 - Attack Defense Space Time Easily Explained
    Catalog Code: DVD0087FX

    DVD Four concentrates on attack and defence, space and time. IM Andrew Martin will teach you skills that will help you understand when to attack and the important of avoiding premature attacks. In order for an attack to succeed is you must have a lead in development and space. Timing is vital, so take advantage of opportunities and attack with as many pieces as possible.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 87 - Attack Defense Space Time Easily Explained

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    Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I
    Catalog Code: WIN0079CV

    If you're a beginner, you simply can't afford to miss a mate in one if you want to improve your chess. This comprehensive course, developed by the chess experts at Convekta, addresses this problem.
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    Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I

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    DOWNLOAD - Chess Tactics ART for Beginners
    Catalog Code: E-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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    DOWNLOAD - Chess Tactics ART for Beginners

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    101 Chess Questions Answered
    Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
    Catalog Code: B0013GB

    Steve Giddins is an author acclaimed for his ability to write in down-to-earth style on fundamental chess topics. In this book he answers the questions that really matter to chess-players. His topics include many basic ideas, including some that have rarely been addressed so directly in chess literature, and thus are often misunderstood by club players. Where appropriate, the answers also address highly sophisticated concepts, providing insights gleaned from many years of experience and discussions with players and trainers of the highest level.
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    101 Chess Questions Answered

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    Winning Chess Brilliancies
    A Scintillating Move By Move Account of the Best Chess Games of the Last 25 Years, Played by the World's Greatest Grandmasters
    Catalog Code: B0200EM

    This book by International Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan provides a move-by-move account of the best chess games of the last 25 years, played by the world's foremost chess competitors. With an authoritative voice that is by turns poetic and analytical, Seirawan serves as host of a fascinating excursion of the most brilliant chess game, providing highlights into and explanations of each and every move.
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    Winning Chess Brilliancies

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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

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

    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

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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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