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  1. Chess 101 for Kids

    Chess 101 for Kids

    $3.95
    This short pamphlet is a beginner's guide to the royal game of chess. It was written to provide new chess players with basic information that will prepare them to play chess in any venue, whether it's a tournament or club or even just casual games with friends. It includes information on setting up the board and pieces, how the pieces move, understanding chess notation, and more. Learn More
  2. US Chess Checkbook Magnetic Travel Chess Set

    US Chess Checkbook Magnetic Travel Chess Set

    Our Checkbook Magnetic Travel Chess Set is perfect for Chessplayers on the go! Learn More
  3. CLEARANCE - 101 Chess Questions Answered

    CLEARANCE - 101 Chess Questions Answered

    Regular Price: $14.95

    Special Price $5.00

    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. Learn More
  4. CLEARANCE - Bobby Fischer for Beginners

    CLEARANCE - Bobby Fischer for Beginners

    Regular Price: $16.95

    Special Price $5.00

    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
  5. Beginner Puzzles

    Beginner Puzzles

    $5.95
    This condensed, 55-page puzzle book contains 50 Mate in One chess puzzles for new players. They start out fairly easy and gradually increase in difficulty. Learn More
  6. CLEARANCE - Chess Tactics ART for Beginners

    CLEARANCE - Chess Tactics ART for Beginners

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price $6.74

    This course can be rightfully considered the predecessor to the Chess Tactics ART (CT-ART) course written for club and intermediate players. Learn More
  7. Start Playing Chess

    Start Playing Chess

    $6.95
    Award-winning author Charles Hertan has written a lively and user-friendly chess primer for kids and other beginners. He'll teach you the ins and outs of the chess board., how the pieces move, the value of the pieces and much more! With this book, you'll learn all of the important rules and get tips on how to start playing chess yourself. Learn More
  8. Chessboard Knit Cap

    Chessboard Knit Cap

    Show your chess pride while staying warm this winter with this beautiful knit cap! One size fits all. Learn More
  9. CLEARANCE - Chess Tactics - LEVEL 1

    CLEARANCE - Chess Tactics - LEVEL 1

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $7.49

    This training program is designed for beginning chess players, those that have a basic understanding of the game of Chess. 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. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

    $7.95
    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. Learn More
  12. Chess Openings Playing Cards

    Chess Openings Playing Cards

    This Standard Deck of 52 Playing cards (plus 2 Jokers) features the most popular Chess openings and are a great memorization tool. Learn More
  13. CLEARANCE - Chess: From Beginner To Club Player

    CLEARANCE - Chess: From Beginner To Club Player

    Regular Price: $31.95

    Special Price $7.99

    This teaching program is an excellent guide to learning the fundamentals of chess. Learn More
  14. 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
  15. 10" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set

    10" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set

    Regular Price: $12.95

    Special Price $8.95

    As low as: $7.50
    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
  16. Start Playing Chess Today!

    Start Playing Chess Today!

    $8.95
    Take large diagrams, straightforward instruction and helpful tips and quizzes—and what do you have? The winning formula for a quick and easy way to play chess today. Perfect for players new to the game, the author explains the basics of chess and each piece's characteristics —how they move, their relative value and how they can be used to checkmate opponents. Learn More
  17. 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
  18. Aluminum Chess Water Bottle

    Aluminum Chess Water Bottle

    $9.95
    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. Learn More
  19. Your First Chess Lessons

    Your First Chess Lessons

    $9.95
    Assuming no previous knowledge of the game, Grandmaster Paul van der Sterren teaches you how to play and draws you into the fascinating world of modern chess. This carefully crafted chess course is divided into true lessons, each building on what has been learned in the previous ones. Before moving on from a topic, you have the chance to test that you have fully understood it with the help of thoughtfully graded exercises. Learn More
  20. 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
  21. Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - SOLID PLASTIC

    Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - SOLID PLASTIC

    Starting at: $9.95

    Our Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - SOLID PLASTIC includes one set of our best-selling SOLID PLASTIC CHESS PIECES and one of our Regulation Vinyl Tournament Chessboards with 2.25'' Squares Learn More
  22. MAC - Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess

    MAC - 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
  23. CLEARANCE - Chess In Action

    CLEARANCE - Chess In Action

    Regular Price: $22.95

    Special Price $10.00

    This is not your typical beginner's chess book! Written by longtime children's book author Paul Mantell, and International Master of Chess Dean Ippolito, Chess in Action effectively captures the excitement of the battle: the thrill of staying one step ahead of your opponent, of launching a surprise attack, of drawing your adversary into a trap. Learn More
  24. Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - TRIPLE WEIGHTED

    Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - TRIPLE WEIGHTED

    Starting at: $10.95

    Our Regulation Tournament Chess Pieces and Chess Board Combo - TRIPLE WEIGHTED includes one set of our best-selling TRIPLE WEIGHTED PLASTIC CHESS PIECES and one of our Regulation Vinyl Tournament Chessboards with 2.25'' Squares Learn More
  25. ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CLASSIC

    ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CLASSIC

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $10.98

    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. Learn More
  26. Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

    $11.95
    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. Learn More
  27. Chess Camp - VOLUME 2

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 2

    $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
  28. Basic Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Basic Bag

    Basic Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Basic Bag

    Starting at: $11.95

    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. Learn More
  29. Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

    $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
  30. 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
  31. Design Your Own Basic Combo

    Design Your Own Basic Combo

    Our Price: $11.95
    With our Design Your Own Basic 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Prepare with Chess Strategy

    Prepare with Chess Strategy

    $11.95
    Do you want to become a better chess player? A more proficient chess teacher? If so, then Dr. Alexey Root’s Prepare With Chess Strategy is for you. Building on the Boy Scouts of America’s Chess merit badge pamphlet, Dr. Root uses multiple examples to explain and reinforce the concepts introduced in that pamphlet. Learn More
  35. 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
  36. 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

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