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  1. Design Your Own Deluxe Combo

    Design Your Own Deluxe Combo

    Our Price: $26.95
    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
  2. Winning Chess Tactics

    Winning Chess Tactics

    $28.95
    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. Learn More
  3. 10" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set

    10" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set

    Regular Price: $12.95

    Special Price $8.95

    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! Learn More
  4. DGT 960 Digital Folding Clock

    DGT 960 Digital Folding Clock

    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''. Learn More
  5. Design Your Own Player's Combo

    Design Your Own Player's Combo

    Our Price: $20.95
    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. Learn More
  6. Castle-Mate Chess Cards

    Castle-Mate Chess Cards

    $14.99
    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 Learn More
  7. Chess Openings Playing Cards

    Chess Openings Playing Cards

    $7.95
    This Standard Deck of 52 Playing cards (plus 2 Jokers) features the most popular Chess openings and are a great memorization tool. Learn More
  8. Design Your Own Superior Combo

    Design Your Own Superior Combo

    Our Price: $14.95
    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. Learn More
  9. US Chess Checkbook Magnetic Travel Chess Set

    US Chess Checkbook Magnetic Travel Chess Set

    $4.95
    Our Checkbook Magnetic Travel Chess Set is perfect for Chessplayers on the go! Learn More
  10. Chess 101

    Chess 101

    $7.95
    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! Learn More
  11. 28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

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

    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
  12. Winning Chess Strategy for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS

    Winning Chess Strategy for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS

    $27.95
    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. Learn More
  13. BLEMISHED - 28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Magnetic Pieces

    BLEMISHED - 28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Magnetic Pieces

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $12.95

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    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
  14. Beginning Chess

    Beginning Chess

    $17.99
    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. Learn More
  15. Chess Camp - VOLUME 5

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 5

    $11.95
    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. Learn More
  16. LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners

    LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners

    $24.95
    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. Learn More
  17. CLEARANCE - Chess School for Beginners

    CLEARANCE - Chess School for Beginners

    Regular Price: $32.95

    Special Price $8.24

    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. Learn More
  18. Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

    $11.95
    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Learn More
  19. Chess2Go Travel Chess Set

    Chess2Go Travel Chess Set

    $12.95
    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! Learn More
  20. Chess Fundamentals

    Chess Fundamentals

    $25.95
    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. Learn More
  21. Super Mario Chess Set

    Super Mario Chess Set

    Regular Price: $49.95

    Special Price $39.95

    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! Learn More
  22. Glass Chess and Checkers Set

    Glass Chess and Checkers Set

    $9.95
    Enhance your next game night with the Glass Chess and Checkers Set. This set features two classic games in elegant glass. Learn More
  23. WINDOWS - Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess

    WINDOWS - Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess

    Regular Price: $12.95

    Special Price $9.95

    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. Learn More
  24. Chess Camp - VOLUME 3

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 3

    $11.95
    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. Learn More
  25. Alexandra Teaches Chess

    Alexandra Teaches Chess

    $19.95
    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. Learn More
  26. Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

    Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

    $16.95
    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. Learn More
  27. Design Your Own Quiver Combo

    Design Your Own Quiver Combo

    Our Price: $13.95
    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. Learn More
  28. Chess the Easy Way

    Chess the Easy Way

    $25.95
    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. Learn More
  29. Winning Chess Openings

    Winning Chess Openings

    $26.95
    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. Learn More
  30. FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 88 - Endgames Self-Training

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 88 - Endgames Self-Training

    $24.95
    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. Learn More
  31. Prof. Chester Nuhmentz, Jr. Chess Training Material

    Prof. Chester Nuhmentz, Jr. Chess Training Material

    $24.95
    This is a collection of 6 individual Chess Training Books by Professor Chester Nuhmentz, Jr. Learn More
  32. Chess Camp - VOLUME 1

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 1

    $11.95
    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. Learn More
  33. CLEARANCE - Chess For Rookies

    CLEARANCE - Chess For Rookies

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $10.00

    Short Description for Chess For Rookies - B0279EM Learn More
  34. Step by Step Training Guide -  in 5 Steps, Beginner to 1600 - Chess Lecture - Volume 2

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

    $24.95
    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. Learn More
  35. Design Your Own Standard Combo

    Design Your Own Standard Combo

    Our Price: $12.95
    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. Learn More
  36. How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    $19.95
    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

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