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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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    $29.95
    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

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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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    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

    CLEARANCE - Chess Training Package for Beginners
    Catalog Code: WIN0103CV

    Chess Training Package for beginners consists of five magnificent educational chess programs: Elementary Checkmates I, Elementary Checkmates II, Easy Ways to take pieces, Chess Tactics for Beginners, and Complete Chess Course.
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    CLEARANCE - Chess Training Package for Beginners

    Regular Price: $79.95

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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 7
    Opening Tactics
    Catalog Code: B0086EU

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them.
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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

    $11.95
    Chess2Go Travel Chess Set
    Catalog Code: TRV0031

    Enjoy this travel chess game. Folds up easily and stores in a velvet drawstring pouch. The flat plastic Chess pieces are held secure but a metal pin, ensuring they won't get lost during travel. Great for both the beginner and expert! Conveniently sized-the entire set can fit in your pocket when not in use! Flat plastic pieces are held together by a metal pin when not in play. Chess board has rank and file numbers. Great for the beginner and expert A fun set to use when teaching kids the game! Makes a Great Gift!
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    Chess2Go Travel Chess Set

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    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

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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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    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

    $9.95
    WINDOWS - Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess
    For Beginning and Intermediate Players
    Catalog Code: WIN001MA

    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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    WINDOWS - Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess

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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

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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

    Regular Price: $21.95

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    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
    Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2
    More Ways to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School
    Catalog Code: B0132NIC

    For kids who love to amaze their friends with their chess skills, Charles Hertan presents new ways to find Power Moves, winning tactics that require thinking ahead. In Volume 2, the four special teachers get a new colleague! Knelly the Knight arrives on the scene and will assists Zort (a computer from outer space), the Dinosaurs, the Power Chess Kids and the Chess Professor. Together they will help you to become a very dangerous chess player.
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    Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

    $16.95
    Design Your Own Quiver Combo
    Catalog Code: DYO-QVR-COMBO

    With our Design Your Own Quiver 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 Quiver Combo

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    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
    Learn to Think the Way Bobby Does
    Catalog Code: B0007IS

    Learn to think the same way Bobby Fischer did. This is the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable book on chess ever compiled. As the student, you start at the beginning and progressively develop your skills as you apply Bobby Fischer's principles and learn how to play Chess the Bobby way.
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    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

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    Learn Chess Tactics
    Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games
    Catalog Code: B0134GB

    This book teaches basic tactical ideas such as the fork, pin, and discovered attack, and introduces general ideas such as elimination, immobilization and compulsion. A basic knowledge of simple tactics will enable a novice to start winning games, by giving checkmate or capturing material. As the player progresses, his tactical arsenal will broaden, and he will start to play sacrifices and combinations, and develop a deeper understanding of the game. Players who fail to study tactics systematically tend to suffer from tactical blind-spots that plague them throughout their playing career, and thus they fail to realize their full potential.
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    Learn Chess Tactics

    $19.95
    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 85 - Essential Chess Tactics Easily Explained
    Catalog Code: DVD0085FX

    This dvd will help you the next time you are sitting across from your opponent and not sure what your next move is. You will gain confidence by learning about strategy and ideas to look for to create a plan. A plan may consist of a Pawn Minority attack, controlling the center or just improving your pieces.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 85 - Essential Chess Tactics Easily Explained

    $24.95
    Prof. Chester Nuhmentz, Jr. Chess Training Material
    Level 1
    Catalog Code: B0002US

    This is a collection of 6 individual Chess Training Books by Professor Chester Nuhmentz, Jr.
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    Prof. Chester Nuhmentz, Jr. Chess Training Material

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    Chess Fundamentals
    Catalog Code: B0046EM

    This is a reprint of the original "Chess Fundamentals" by Capablanca, as first published in 1921 and only a preface added by Capablanca in 1934. The reader here can feel confident that this reprint contains the exact, complete words of Capablanca. Unlike other reprints, not one word has been changed or omitted.
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    Chess Fundamentals

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    Winning Chess Endings
    Endgame-Winning Moves, Strategies and Philosophy from One of the World's Best Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0198EM

    Approach every endgame with a winning strategy! Good books about endgames for beginners are few and far between. WINNING CHESS ENDINGS is a great one, a gripping introduction to what you need to know to win chess endings, taught by American Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan. His entertaining, easy-to-understand style, incisive stories and insiders advice will help you develop a solid grasp of proven principles that you can apply with confidence whenever a game goes the distance. You'll learn to prevail time and again in endgames with common and uncommon combinations and pieces.
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    Winning Chess Endings

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    WIN - Dinosaur Chess
    Catalog Code: WIN0015CV

    Sign up for Professor MacDinosaur's chess class. You will grow from a hatchling, fresh from the egg, to a huge dinosaur ready to take on the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The action takes you through different parts of the dinosaur's world from jungles to forests. Here you learn the chess skills that will help you grow enough to defeat the other dinosaurs in battle.
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    WIN - Dinosaur Chess

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    Step by Step Training Guide - in 5 Steps, Beginner to 1600 - Chess Lecture - Volume 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0002CL

    GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the U.S. Championship from 2002-2006.
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    Step by Step Training Guide - in 5 Steps, Beginner to 1600 - Chess Lecture - Volume 2

    $24.95
    Design Your Own Standard Combo
    Catalog Code: DYO-STD-COMBO

    With our Design Your Own Standard 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 Standard Combo

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    How to Beat Your Kids at Chess
    An Adult Beginner's Guide to Chess - 2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: B0063RE

    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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    How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    $19.95

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