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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. Chessboard Knit Cap

    Chessboard Knit Cap

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

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  3. SHOPWORN - Checkmate My First Chess Book

    SHOPWORN - Checkmate My First Chess Book

    Regular Price: $14.95

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    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. Learn More
  4. Chess 101

    Chess 101

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    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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  5. Chess Openings Playing Cards

    Chess Openings Playing Cards

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    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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  6. Bobby Fischer for Beginners

    Bobby Fischer for Beginners

    Regular Price: $16.95

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    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
  7. Chess For Tomorrow's Champions

    Chess For Tomorrow's Champions

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    Short Description for Chess For Tomorrows Champions - B0275EM Learn More
  8. Beginner's Guide to Winning Chess

    Beginner's Guide to Winning Chess

    Our Price: $9.95

    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. Learn More
  9. BLACK - MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set - LARGE

    BLACK - MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set - LARGE

    Our Price: $9.95

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    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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  10. Aluminum Water Bottle

    Aluminum Water Bottle

    Our Price: $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.

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  11. Glass Chess and Checkers Set

    Glass Chess and Checkers Set

    Our Price: $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
  12. StickyChess - SMALL

    StickyChess - SMALL

    Our Price: $10.95

    StickyChess is the perfect way to play chess on the run. Unlike magnetic sets, the pieces never slide or fall over, because they are stuck on with Velcro! The board can be folded up and stuffed in your pocket!

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  13. Basic Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Basic Bag

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

    Our Price: $11.95

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    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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  14. 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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  15. Learn Chess

    Learn Chess

    Our Price: $12.95

    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. Learn More
  16. Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Drawstring Bag

    Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Drawstring Bag

    Our Price: $12.95

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    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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  17. Standard Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Standard Bag

    Standard Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Standard Bag

    Our Price: $12.95

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    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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  18. SHOPWORN - Play Winning Chess

    SHOPWORN - Play Winning Chess

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price: $13.48

    '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
  19. Basic Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Basic Bag

    Basic Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Basic Bag

    Our Price: $13.95

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    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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Starting Out - In Chess

    Starting Out - In Chess

    Our Price: $14.95

    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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  23. Checkmate My First Chess Book

    Checkmate My First Chess Book

    Our Price: $14.95

    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. Learn More
  24. 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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  25. Standard Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Standard Bag

    Standard Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Standard Bag

    Our Price: $14.95

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    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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  26. Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Drawstring Bag

    Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Drawstring Bag

    Our Price: $14.95

    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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  27. Chess Teacher

    Chess Teacher

    Our Price: $14.95

    Perfect learning set for chess beginners Learn More
  28. Quiver Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Quiver Bag

    Quiver Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Quiver Bag

    Our Price: $15.95

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    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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  29. DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I

    DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I

    Our Price: $15.95

    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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  30. DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmate - VOLUME II

    DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmate - VOLUME II

    Our Price: $15.95

    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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  31. DOWNLOAD - Chess Tactics for Beginners - VOLUME 2.0

    DOWNLOAD - Chess Tactics for Beginners - VOLUME 2.0

    Our Price: $15.95

    This training program is designed for teaching children, either in groups with a teacher or at home guided by parents.

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  32. DOWNLOAD - Chess: From Beginner To Club Player

    DOWNLOAD - Chess: From Beginner To Club Player

    Our Price: $15.95

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

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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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