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    1. CHECKBOOK MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set

      CHECKBOOK MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set

      Our Price: $4.95

      Our Checkbook Magnetic Travel Chess Set is perfect for Chessplayers on the go!

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    2. DGT North American Digital Chess Clock

      DGT North American Digital Chess Clock

      Our Price: $49.95
      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! Learn More
    3. 10" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set

      10" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set

      Regular Price: $12.95

      Our 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

      Our Price: $39.95

      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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    5. DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Crimson Cruz

      DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Crimson Cruz

      Our Price: $34.95

      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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    6. USCF Baseball Hat

      USCF Baseball Hat

      Our Price: $14.95

      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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    7. 28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

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

      Our Price: $29.95
      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
    8. Chess Openings Playing Cards

      Chess Openings Playing Cards

      Our Price: $7.95

      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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    9. DRUEKE MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set

      DRUEKE MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set

      Our Price: $22.95

      This magnetic travel set makes playing on the road a breeze.

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    10. DGT 3000 Digital Chess Clock

      DGT 3000 Digital Chess Clock

      Our Price: $109.95
      The DGT3000 Digital Chess Clock most advanced game timer yet from DGT Projects. It features an unbelievably large display with full game details, 25 pre-set time controls, 5 slots for customized time controls and the ability to connect to the DGT Projects Electronic Chess Board. Learn More
    11. IMPERFECT 28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

      IMPERFECT 28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

      Regular Price: $21.95

      Our Price: $14.95

      The Slotted Style Chess Demonstration Set is the most economical 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. The term 'slotted' refers to the fact that each of the squares has a slot to hold the pieces. Two wooden dowels give the board support at top and bottom while a strong cord allows it to be hung up almost anywhere. The Slotted Style Chess Demonstration Set comes with a durable nylon storage bag. It has a heavy-duty zipper closure and an adjustable handle for maximum convenience. It is the perfect way to transport and store your demonstration set! Learn More
    12. 14" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set

      14" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Our Price: $16.95

      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! Learn More
    13. DGT 2010 Digital Chess Clock

      DGT 2010 Digital Chess Clock

      Our Price: $99.95

      The DGT 2010 is a wonderful digital chess clock at an unbelievable price. It is manufactured by DGT Projects, one of the world's premier chess clock companies. It isthe most popular clock in use in Europe and is gaining in popularity across theworld because of its solid design and durability. It is endorsed by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

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    14. ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CHAMPION

      ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CHAMPION

      Our Price: $21.95
      Some folks speak of a time when chess was reported on the evening news. They speak of a time when chess was a regular feature in Sports Illustrated magazine. They speak of a time when an American was the World Champion. That time was 1972. The CHAMPION 1972 chess shirt was created in recognition of historical event. The Champion chess shirt is a two color design printed on a heather-gray, 90%-10% cotton-poly blend. Learn More
    15. WOODEN MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set - 10" Square

      WOODEN MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set - 10" Square

      Our Price: $69.95

      It is crafted from Golden Rosewood & Maple and is the Strongest Magnetic Travel Set on the Market - You can turn the board upside down and the pieces will not move!

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    16. Chess Made Simple

      Chess Made Simple

      Our Price: $16.95

      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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    17. Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

      Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

      Our Price: $16.95

      From America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan.

      One of America's best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops.

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    18. 51 Chess Openings for Beginners

      51 Chess Openings for Beginners

      Our Price: $12.95

      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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    19. Winning Chess Strategies

      Winning Chess Strategies

      Our Price: $26.95

      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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    20. Winning Chess Endings

      Winning Chess Endings

      Our Price: $26.95

      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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    21. 28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

      28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

      Our Price: $21.95

      The Slotted Style Chess Demonstration Set is the most economical 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. The term 'slotted' refers to the fact that each of the squares has a slot to hold the pieces. Two wooden dowels give the board support at top and bottom while a strong cord allows it to be hung up almost anywhere.

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    22. ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CHESS CLUB

      ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CHESS CLUB

      Our Price: $21.95

      Inspired by the classic rock festival shirts, Chess Club is a four color design using discharge inks on a white, 100% ring-spun cotton shirt. The discharge inks produce a super soft feel that is "invisible" to the touch and deliver an authentic washed vintage feel.

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    23. Beginner Chess Set Combination

      Beginner Chess Set Combination

      Our Price: $49.95

      Perfect for any beginner! Our Beginner's Combination includes classic favorites and exciting new products: Chess cinch drawstring backpack, Kasparov's Checkmate!, How to Beat Your Dad at Chess, chess wristband, standard vinyl roll up board and regulation chess pieces.

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    24. How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

      How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

      Our Price: $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
    25. DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Judit Polgar

      DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Judit Polgar

      Our Price: $34.95
      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. Learn More
    26. Chessboard Knit Cap

      Chessboard Knit Cap

      Our Price: $6.95

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

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    27. Beginning Chess

      Beginning Chess

      Our Price: $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.

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    28. Everything Chess Basics Book

      Everything Chess Basics Book

      Our Price: $14.95

      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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    29. Square One

      Square One

      Our Price: $17.95

      From ever popular instructor Bruce Pandolfini comes this entertaining, interactive and effective book for teaching young Chess players and other newcomers to the game.

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    30. Pandolfini's Chess Complete

      Pandolfini's Chess Complete

      Our Price: $17.95

      The perfect addition to any personal chess library, Pandolfini's Chess Complete is a comprehensive, accessible reference. National Master Bruce Pandolfini has covered every aspect of the game, from chessboard and pieces to history and strategy, and has responded to virtually any possible question or situation that could arise. From algebra notation to "zugzwang," Pandolfini has created the chess bible for players of all levels.

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    31. Chess the Easy Way

      Chess the Easy Way

      Our Price: $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.

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    32. 101 Chess Questions Answered

      101 Chess Questions Answered

      Our Price: $14.95

      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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    33. Chess Fundamentals

      Chess Fundamentals

      Our Price: $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.

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    34. Chess 101

      Chess 101

      Our Price: $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!

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    35. Chess for Dummies

      Chess for Dummies

      Our Price: $21.95

      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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    36. Bobby Fischer for Beginners

      Bobby Fischer for Beginners

      Regular Price: $16.95

      Our Price: $9.95

      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. Learn More

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