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1992 2014 1992 to 2014
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  1. Plastic (20)
  2. Vinyl (10)
  3. Nylon (10)
  4. Wood (1)
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  1. 2" inch / 5.08 cm (1)
  2. 2.5'' inch / 6.35 cm (1)
  3. 3.5'' inch / 8.89 cm (1)
  4. 3.75'' inch / 9 53 cm (10)
Author(s)
  1. Bruce Albertson (1)
  2. Bruce Pandolfini (4)
  3. Byron Jacobs (1)
  4. C. H. OD Alexander (1)
  5. Craig Pritchett (1)
  6. Dave Schloss (1)
  7. David MacEnulty (1)
  8. Franco Masetti (1)
  9. Garry Kasparov (1)
  10. I.A. Horowitz (2)
  11. J. N. Walker (1)
  12. Jim Eade (1)
  13. John Nunn (2)
  14. Jon Edwards (1)
  15. Jose Raul Capablanca (2)
  16. Milton Hanauer (1)
  17. Paata Gaprindashvili (1)
  18. Peter Kurzdorfer (1)
  19. Renzo Verwer (1)
  20. Reuben Fine (1)
  21. Roberto Messa (1)
  22. Steve Giddins (1)
  23. Yasser Seirawan (9)
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  1. Toggle (9)
Square Size
  1. 1.0 in. (2.54cm) (1)
  2. 2.25 in. (5.7cm) (6)
Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (5)
  2. AN - Algebraic (22)
  3. LAN - Long Algebraic (1)
  4. DN - Descriptive (5)
  5. NL - Notationless (2)
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Topics
  1. Beginner Chess (1)
  2. Biographical (1)
  3. Strategy (1)
Popular Book Series
  1. Starting Out (1)
  2. Winning Chess (9)
Host
  1. GM Karsten Muller (1)
  2. GM Nick Pert (1)
  3. IM Andrew Martin (12)
  4. WFM Sabrina Chevannes (2)

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    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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    CHECKBOOK MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set

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    Chess For Tomorrow's Champions
    Catalog Code: B0275EM

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    Chess For Tomorrow's Champions

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    Learn Chess
    A Gold Medal Winner Explains How to Play and Win at Chess
    Catalog Code: B0130GB

    Starting with the very basics, this book tells you everything you need to know to become a successful chess-player. No prior knowledge is assumed. The reader learns step-by-step, with each new point illustrated by clear examples. By the end of the book, the reader will be fully ready to take on opponents across the board, or on the Internet, and start winning. Dr John Nunn has built up a world-wide reputation for the outstanding clarity of his writings on a wide range of chess topics. This is his first book to tackle the fundamentals of chess.
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    Learn Chess

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    Chessboard Knit Cap
    Catalog Code: CAPBRD

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

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    Starting Out - In Chess
    Catalog Code: B0042EM

    International Master Byron Jacobs provides newcomers to the chess with a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of the game. In this book he takes the novice player to the standard at which they can enjoy a friendly or competitive game. Learn chess from scratch or brush up on the basics.
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    Starting Out - In Chess

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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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    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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    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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    Bobby Fischer for Beginners

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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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    Pandolfini's Chess Complete
    The Most Comprehensive Guide to the Game from History to Strategy
    Catalog Code: B0011SS

    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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    Pandolfini's Chess Complete

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    Beginner's Guide to Winning Chess
    Catalog Code: CB0088RB

    This is probably the best chess tutor a beginner can buy. is a new Speed-Method that is virtually guaranteed to teach the game quickly and will build great skill beyond the beginner level. Fred Reinfeld presents a simple method utilizing the algebraic system and a number and letter grid. is a simple presentation of a demanding subject. The great chess teacher Fred Reinfeld continues to command respect for his several classic books on this game of skill.
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    Beginner's Guide to Winning Chess

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    BLACK - MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set - LARGE
    Catalog Code: TRV0003

    It features a snap-closed vinyl-covered box that opens up to a 10" x 10" board. The nicely detailed pieces stay put with magnetic bases that keep them firmly planted on the board no matter how you hold it.
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    BLACK - MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set - LARGE

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    Aluminum Water Bottle
    Catalog Code: WATERBOTTLE

    Show your chess pride with our exclusive aluminum chess water bottle! It features a cool chess piece design, a screw-on lid and food grade internal liner. Includes matching carabiner! 26 oz. Available in Mod Red, Electric Blue, or Sultan Silver.
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    Aluminum Water Bottle

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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

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    SHOPWORN - Learn Chess
    A Complete Course
    Catalog Code: SWB0098EM

    Learn Chess: A Complete Course provides everything you need to know to get started in chess. The first part is devoted to first principles, explaining the rules and basic strategies, whilst the second develops a thorough understanding of the various winning methods, and includes a systematic study of openings, an introduction to attacking techniques, and a guide to fundamental endgame themes.
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    SHOPWORN - Learn Chess

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    Chess For Rookies
    Learn To Play, Win and Enjoy!
    Catalog Code: B0279EM

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    Chess For Rookies

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    Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess
    Catalog Code: B0051OB

    Chess is a mental game, but you don't have to strain your brain to learn the basics - not with this guide that shows you how to play. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess covers how to set up the board, how each piece moves, opening strategies and variations, attacking themes and common sacrifices, and more. Photos of the board let you see strategies in action.
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    Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess

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    51 Chess Openings for Beginners
    What the Chess Openings Look Like
    Catalog Code: B0027CZ

    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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    51 Chess Openings for Beginners

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    Basic Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Basic Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO2

    Product Description The Basic Chess Set Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Basic Chess Bag. Exceeds all US Chess Federation and FIDE requirements for Official Tournament Use! NOTE: Color selection indicates the color of BOTH — the Chess Bag and Chessboard — included in this combination set.
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    Basic Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Basic Bag

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    Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Drawstring Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO12

    Product Description The Drawstring Chess Set Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Drawstring Chess Bag. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. NOTE: Color selection indicates the color of BOTH - the Chess Bag and Chessboard -included in this combination set.
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    Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Drawstring Bag

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    Standard Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Standard Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO4

    Product Description The Standard Chess Set Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces,Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Standard Chess Bag. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. NOTE: Color selection indicates the color of BOTH — the Chess Bag and Chessboard — included in this combination set.
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    Standard Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Standard Bag

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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics
    Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: SWB0196EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics

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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies
    Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: SWB0195EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies

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    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

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    101 Chess Questions Answered
    Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
    Catalog Code: B0013GB

    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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    101 Chess Questions Answered

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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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    USCF Baseball Hat
    Catalog Code: CAPUSCF

    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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    USCF Baseball Hat

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    Basic Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Basic Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO3

    Product Description The Basic Chess Set Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Basic Chess Bag. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. NOTE: Color selection indicates the color of BOTH — the Chess Bag and Chessboard — included in this combination set.
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    Basic Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Basic Bag

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    Standard Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Standard Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO5

    Product Description The Standard Chess Set Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Standard Chess Bag. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. NOTE: Color selection indicates the color of BOTH — the Chess Bag and Chessboard — included in this combination set.
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    Standard Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Standard Bag

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    Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Drawstring Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO13

    Product Description The Drawstring Chess Set Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Drawstring Chess Bag. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. NOTE: Color selection indicates the color of BOTH — the Chess Bag and Chessboard — included in this combination set.
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    Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Drawstring Bag

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    Chess Teacher
    Catalog Code: NOVTEACH

    Perfect learning set for chess beginners
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    Chess Teacher

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    Quiver Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Quiver Bag
    Catalog Code: COMBO14

    Product Description The Quiver Chess Set Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Quiver Chess Bag. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. NOTE: Color selection indicates the color of BOTH — the Chess Bag and Chessboard — included in this combination set. Exception: Products with camo selections would come with closest matching color.
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    Quiver Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Quiver Bag

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    DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0079CV

    If you're a beginner, you simply can't afford to miss a mate in one if you want to improve your chess. This comprehensive course, developed by the chess experts at Convekta, addresses this problem.
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    DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I

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    DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmate - VOLUME II
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0085CV

    This training course contains 77,000 mate in one exercises taken from practical games with many pieces on the board. An excellent follow-up to CD Elementary Checkmates I.
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    DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmate - VOLUME II

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    DOWNLOAD - Chess Tactics for Beginners - VOLUME 2.0
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0115CV

    This training program is designed for teaching children, either in groups with a teacher or at home guided by parents.
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    DOWNLOAD - Chess Tactics for Beginners - VOLUME 2.0

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    DOWNLOAD - Chess: From Beginner To Club Player
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0116CV

    This teaching program is an excellent guide to learning the fundamentals of chess.
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