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    Design Your Own Deluxe Combo
    Catalog Code: DYO-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 Deluxe Combo

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    Winning Chess Tactics
    Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0196EM

    This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play.
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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

    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

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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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    Design Your Own Player's Combo
    Catalog Code: DYO-PLY-COMBO

    With our Design Your Own Player's 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 Player's Combo

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    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

    Winning Chess Strategy for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0024EP

    Chess Strategy is the most difficult step in the road to improvement for beginners, requiring a deeper understanding of chess than simply tactics. You can think of combinations as math equations with a given, concrete result that you can prove. But strategy is more like describing the variables in this math problem and how changes will affect all aspects of the surrounding environment.
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    Winning Chess Strategy for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS

    $27.95
    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

    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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    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

    Regular Price: $29.95

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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

    Design Your Own Superior Combo
    Catalog Code: DYO-SUP-COMBO

    With our Design Your Own Superior 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 Superior Combo

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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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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 5
    Two-Move Checkmates
    Catalog Code: B0077EU

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.
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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 5

    $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
    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

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    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
    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

    Regular Price: $34.95

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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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    Super Mario Chess Set
    Catalog Code: NOVMARIO

    Mamma-mia! It's a battle for the Mushroom Kingdom! Mario and Bowser are battling it out once again... this time in the classic strategy game of Chess!
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    Super Mario Chess Set

    Regular Price: $49.95

    Special Price $39.95

    Chess Teacher
    Catalog Code: NOVTEACH

    This Chess Teacher is a learning set for the beginner. Have you always wanted to learn how to play chess? The Chess Teacher easily shows how many spaces each piece can move and in which directions. No reading required. Complete with deluxe 15'' x 15'' chess board. For two players. For two players Perfect learning set for chess beginners Chess pieces are marked with arrows to teach the player what direction the chess pieces can move Pieces are large enough for little hands to grasp 6 years + Up
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    Chess Teacher

    $14.95
    Chess Camp - VOLUME 3
    Checkmates with Many Pieces
    Catalog Code: B0058EU

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chess players, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.
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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 3

    $11.95
    Alexandra Teaches Chess
    Catalog Code: WIN0001AK

    Listen to Chess Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk as she gives instruction on how to play chess for the absolute beginner. Practice what you learn by playing chess against dinosaurs, and watch yourself grow as you progress.
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    Alexandra Teaches Chess

    $19.95
    Chess Camp - VOLUME 6
    Tactics in Attack and Defense
    Catalog Code: B0085EU

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.
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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

    $11.95
    CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - FOXY OPENINGS #114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - VOL. 3
    Catalog Code: DVD0003ES

    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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    CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - FOXY OPENINGS #114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - VOL. 3

    $24.95
    Chess the Easy Way
    Catalog Code: B0012IS

    More chess coaches in America recommend this book for their students than any other book. Written by one of the World's Strongest Grandmasters who was top contender for the World Chess Championship, ''Chess the Easy Way'' takes the player from the beginning moves of chess, rapidly advancing to the Expert Level.
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    Chess the Easy Way

    $25.95
    Winning Chess Openings
    An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess Openings from one of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0194EM

    The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. WINNING CHESS OPENINGS shows you how to do both. In Yasser Seirawan's entertaining, easy-to-follow style, you're shown formations that can be used with other White or Black pieces.
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    Winning Chess Openings

    $26.95
    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 88 - Endgames Self-Training
    Catalog Code: DVD0088FX

    In Volume Five Andrew Martin shows how to develop good endgame technique, using typical need-to know positions to lay the foundation and then full master games to show how the strongest players tackle this part of chess.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 88 - Endgames Self-Training

    $24.95
    MAC - Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess
    For Beginning and Intermediate Players
    Catalog Code: MAC001MA

    The CD-ROM is a multimedia guide to chess featuring basic rules, strategies and useful exercises to test one's knowledge. You can also choose to test what you've learned by playing the three-level (easy, medium, difficult) software component... the difficult level appears to be at least master level. What makes this CD different from others is GM Ashley's trademark enthusiasm and exciting sports analogies which makes learning chess both easy and enjoyable.
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    MAC - Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess

    Regular Price: $12.95

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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 1
    Move, Attack and Capture
    Catalog Code: B0056EU

    is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.
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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 1

    $11.95
    CLEARANCE - Chess For Rookies
    Learn To Play, Win and Enjoy!
    Catalog Code: B0279EM

    Short Description for Chess For Rookies - B0279EM
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    CLEARANCE - Chess For Rookies

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $10.00

    How to be a Winner at Chess
    21st Century Edition
    Catalog Code: B0065RE

    The Essence of Good Chess The incomparable Fred Reinfeld is back in print! This new 21st-century edition is presented in modern algebraic notation in a double-column format, with more diagrams and a refresher course for beginners. How to be a Winner at Chess is among the very best introductory chess books ever produced, bar none. In it Reinfeld manages to capture the essence of good chess in a most readable, enjoyable, easy-to-grasp format. How to be a Winner at Chess is designed for the average player who knows the moves and rules but not much more. Warning! - you have to be able to read! Let Fred Reinfeld, the master wordsmith and instructor take you to the next level - in short turn you into a winner.
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    How to be a Winner at Chess

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    Design Your Own Basic Combo
    Catalog Code: DYO-BSC-COMBO

    With our Design Your Own Basic 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 Basic Combo

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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

    $34.95

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