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  1. Design Your Own House of Staunton Deluxe Tournament Combo

    Design Your Own House of Staunton Deluxe Tournament Combo

    Our Price: $139.95
    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. The Liberty Series Chess Pieces - 4.0" King

    The Liberty Series Chess Pieces - 4.0" King

    Our Price: $129.00

    Our Liberty Series Chess set is an exact reproduction of one of the most popular American Staunton Pattern chessmen, first introduced in 1941.

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  3. The Chess Expert's Combination - Regulation Silicone Pieces | Silicone Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    The Chess Expert's Combination - Regulation Silicone Pieces | Silicone Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    Starting at: $54.99

    The Chess Expert's Combination includes a set of Regulation Silicone Chess Pieces, Premium Silicone Chessboard (with 2.25'' Squares), a Deluxe Chess Bag, and a Chess Scorebook. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. The Scorebook holds 100 games, with 80 moves each game. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Chesster Complete - Vol. 1,2,3

    Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Chesster Complete - Vol. 1,2,3

    Regular Price: $79.95

    Special Price $49.95

    Explore the kingdom and discover 7 arcade-style games that explain everything from chess basics to master strategies. Learn More
  6. 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. Learn More
  7. Design Your Own House of Staunton Standard Tournament Combo

    Design Your Own House of Staunton Standard Tournament Combo

    Our Price: $46.95
    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
  8. 36" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

    36" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

    Our Price: $44.95
    The Pouch Style Chess Demonstration Set is the better way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It is available in two different widths - 28 inches and 36 inches, allowing you to choose the size that is right for you. Learn More
  9. CLEARANCE - Chess Training Package for Beginners

    CLEARANCE - Chess Training Package for Beginners

    Regular Price: $79.95

    Special Price $39.98

    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. Learn More
  10. DGT 960 Digital Folding Clock

    DGT 960 Digital Folding Clock

    $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''. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. The Chess Player's Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    The Chess Player's Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    Starting at: $37.95

    The Chess Player's Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Premium Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25'' Squares), a Deluxe Chess Bag, and a Chess Scorebook. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. The Scorebook holds 100 games, with 80 moves each game. Learn More
  13. The Chess Player's Color Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    The Chess Player's Color Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    Starting at: $37.95

    The Chess Player's Color Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Premium Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25'' Squares), a Deluxe Chess Bag, and a Chess Scorebook. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. The Scorebook holds 100 games, with 80 moves each game. Learn More
  14. The Chess Player's Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    The Chess Player's Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    Starting at: $35.95

    The Chess Player's Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Premium Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25'' Squares), a Deluxe Chess Bag, and a Chess Scorebook. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. The Scorebook holds 100 games, with 80 moves each game. Learn More
  15. The Chess Player's Color Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    The Chess Player's Color Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    Starting at: $35.95

    The Chess Player's Color Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Premium Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25'' Squares), a Deluxe Chess Bag, and a Chess Scorebook. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. The Scorebook holds 100 games, with 80 moves each game. Learn More
  16. 28" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

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

    Our Price: $35.95
    The Pouch Style Chess Demonstration Set is the better way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It is available in two different widths - 28 inches and 36 inches, allowing you to choose the size that is right for you. Learn More
  17. Omcor Game Timer 960 Chess Clock

    Omcor Game Timer 960 Chess Clock

    Regular Price: $44.95

    Our Price: $34.95
    Multi-functional Clock for Chess, Draughts, Scrabble® and more. The Omcor GT960 has all of the time controls used at today's chess tournaments, including Delay, Increment, Fischer, Bronstein, Chess 960 layout and many more! Learn More
  18. DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Black Beyond

    DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Black Beyond

    $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. Learn More
  19. DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Judit Polgar

    DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Judit Polgar

    $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
  20. DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Crimson Cruz

    DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Crimson Cruz

    $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. Learn More
  21. PlunderChess Game Set

    PlunderChess Game Set

    $34.95
    What is so unique about the game of PlunderChess? PlunderChess is traditional chess with a fun, novel twist. In its simplest definition, it is chess that allows each player the ability to strengthen their chessmen as the game is played out. Learn More
  22. CHESS ENDGAMES - Basic Knowledge for Beginners - Karsten Muller - VOLUME 1

    CHESS ENDGAMES - Basic Knowledge for Beginners - Karsten Muller - VOLUME 1

    $33.95
    Basic Knowledge for Beginners - Fritz Trainer on DVD Endgame theory constitutes the foundation of chess. You realize this in striking clarity once you obtain a won endgame but in the end have to be content with a draw because of a lack of necessary know-how. Learn More
  23. 28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

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

    $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
  24. 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
  25. Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS

    Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS

    $29.95
    Understanding the decisive impact certain types of pawn moves can have in different positions can change the development of a beginner chess player. Many players find it easy to learn the first 10-15 moves of an opening or memorize common tactical patterns, but it may be much more difficult to understand the reasons behind certain pawn moves in different positions. Learn More
  26. Killer Endgames - Part 1: Beginner to Intermediate

    Killer Endgames - Part 1: Beginner to Intermediate

    $29.95
    Chess players have a tendency to focus mainly on improving their opening play but one must not forget that many games are actually decided in the endgame. Ginger GM has released two new endgame DVDs that will enhance a player’s performance in this particular area of the game. Learn More
  27. Winning Chess Combinations

    Winning Chess Combinations

    $28.95
    Combinations are the central element in chess; they make the game so magical and captivating. The beautiful point of sacrificing a queen, the strongest piece, in order to checkmate with a lowly pawn brings a smile of joy to all chess lovers. Virtually all chess games possess a combination, either one hidden in the shadows of analysis carefully avoided or one that provides a decisive blow. Learn More
  28. Play Winning Chess

    Play Winning Chess

    $28.95
    'When most people learn to play chess, they usually memorize the movements of the pieces and then spend years pummeling away at each other with little rhyme and even less reason. Though I will show you how each piece leaps around, what it likes to do on holidays, the real purpose of this book is to teach you to understand the four major principles of my Seirawan method: force, time, space and pawn structure. Each is easy to understand and each is a weapon that will enable you to defeat most anyone you challenge to a game' -Yasser Seirawan Learn More
  29. Deluxe Chess Set Combination and Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag

    Deluxe Chess Set Combination and Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag

    Starting at: $28.95

    Product Description The Deluxe Chess Set Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Premium Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25'' Squares) and a Deluxe 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. Learn More
  30. Winning Chess Strategies

    Winning Chess Strategies

    $28.95
    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! Learn More
  31. Winning Chess Brilliancies

    Winning Chess Brilliancies

    $28.95
    This book by International Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan provides a move-by-move account of the best chess games of the last 25 years, played by the world's foremost chess competitors. With an authoritative voice that is by turns poetic and analytical, Seirawan serves as host of a fascinating excursion of the most brilliant chess game, providing highlights into and explanations of each and every move. Learn More
  32. Winning Chess Endings

    Winning Chess Endings

    $28.95
    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. Learn More
  33. Winning Chess Tactics

    Winning Chess Tactics

    $28.95

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    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
  34. Searching for Bobby Fischer

    Searching for Bobby Fischer

    Regular Price: $34.95

    Special Price $27.95

    An all-star cast shines in this heartwarming story of one family’s journey of understanding. Joe Mantegna stars as Fred Waitzkin, a sportswriter who dreams his 7-year-old son, Josh (Max Pomeranc), will grow up to play baseball. One day in the park with his mother (Joan Allen), Josh displays more than talent – he has a gift. Sensing his son is a future champion, Fred places Josh under the tutelage of a strict chess teacher (Oscar ® winner Ben Kingsley). But when Josh suddenly starts to lose, his parents must confront their own motivations, and recognize what Josh prices more than winning: his family’s love. Costarring Laura Linney and William H. Macy, Searching for Bobby Fischer is a movie “not only to enjoy but to cherish” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times). Learn More
  35. Deluxe Chess Set Combination - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag

    Deluxe Chess Set Combination - Solid Plastic Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag

    Starting at: $27.95

    The Deluxe Chess Set Combination includes a set of Solid Plastic Regulation Chess Pieces, Premium Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25'' Squares) and a Deluxe 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. Learn More
  36. 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

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