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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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    Winning Chess Tactics

    $28.95
    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

    Regular Price: $12.95

    Special Price $8.95

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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

    $7.95
    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

    Our Price: $20.95
    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

    $39.95
    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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    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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    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
    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

    $4.95
    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

    Special Price $12.95

    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

    $27.95
    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
    Catalog Code: B0011RH

    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

    $7.95
    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
    CLEARANCE - Chess School for Beginners
    Catalog Code: WIN0039CV

    Written by GM Yury Razuvaev, well-known GM and one of Anatoly Karpov’s coaches, this friendly interactive course is intended for both children and adult beginners.
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    CLEARANCE - Chess School for Beginners

    Regular Price: $32.95

    Special Price $16.48

    Chess Puzzles for Kids
    100 Puzzles to Torment Your Brain Cells
    Catalog Code: B0183GB

    This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard.
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    Chess Puzzles for Kids

    $16.95
    Chess for Dummies
    A Reference for the Rest of Us!
    Catalog Code: B0033OB

    Chess For Dummies is your quick and easy guide to the rules, strategies, and etiquette of chess.Kings, queens, knights - does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? This friendly guide helps you make the right moves. From using the correct terms to engaging in the art of attack, you'll get step-by-step explanations that demystify the game.
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    Chess for Dummies

    $21.95
    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

    $28.95
    Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Chesster Complete - Vol. 1,2,3
    Catalog Code: WIN0331CB

    Explore the kingdom and discover 7 arcade-style games that explain everything from chess basics to master strategies.
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    Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Chesster Complete - Vol. 1,2,3

    Regular Price: $79.95

    Special Price $49.95

    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I
    Catalog Code: B0121IS

    This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.
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    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I

    $25.95
    Total Chess
    Learn, Teach and Play the Easy 1-2-3 Way
    Catalog Code: B0084OB

    Total Chess is your complete guide to Chess. It covers everything: rules, strategies, tactics and checkmates. Everything in Chess comes in threes. Three simple strategies are presented for the opening, midgame, endgame, etc.
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    Total Chess

    $19.95
    Chess Made Simple
    Catalog Code: B0004IS

    This is a book about the most fascinating game in the world. It is both a manual for beginners and a refresher course for experienced players. Clear and methodical explanations begin with the various chess pieces and proceed to subtle, advanced plays.
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    Chess Made Simple

    $16.95
    CLEARANCE - Bobby Fischer for Beginners
    The Most Famous Chess Player Explained
    Catalog Code: B0090NIC

    Bobby Fischer's lone fight against the Soviet chess powerhouse made him a global hero, also for people who did not play chess at all. The Russians trembled before him, the Americans and the rest of the world cheered him on. Fischer's chess prowess and his will to win were unparalleled. But so were his eccentric behaviour and his paranoia. After he won the world title, Bobby Fischer vanished and the former prodigy became a mystery. The memories of his successwere clouded by his anti-American and anti-Semite rants.
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    CLEARANCE - Bobby Fischer for Beginners

    Regular Price: $16.95

    Special Price $5.00

    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
    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 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

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price $23.95

    Valentine's Day Quiver Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Quiver Bag
    Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Quiver Bag
    Catalog Code: VALCOMBO

    Spend the day with your loved one and a game of chess. 
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    Valentine's Day Quiver Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Quiver Bag

    $15.95
    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

    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

    Special Price $39.98

    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

    $12.95
    Everything Chess Basics Book
    The Rules, the Moves, and the Strategies - All You Need to Know to Play the Game
    Catalog Code: B0002OB

    If you're looking to learn about the game of chess and win, The Everything Chess Basics Book provides you with the perfect introduction! Endorsed by the United States Chess Federation, The Everything Chess Basics Book is an authoritative guide that appeals to chess players of all ages and skill.
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    Everything Chess Basics Book

    Regular Price: $14.95

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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 4
    Elementary Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0076EU

    In this fourth volume, Elementary Endgames, the student will: 1) learn how to deliver fundamental checkmates such as a king and a rook against a lone king; 2) discover how to avoid stalemating the opposing king, and how to induce stalemate when threatened with checkmate; and 3) develop not only an understanding of concepts such as passed pawns and king opposition, but also a sense of confidence in the final phase of the game.
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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

    $11.95
    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

    Regular Price: $12.95

    Special Price $9.95

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