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    1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners
    1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is a great first tactics book. It helps you in identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, in recognizing patterns of combinations, and in visualizing tricks.
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    1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

    Catalog Code: B0110NIC
    Our Price: $17.95
    101 Chess Questions Answered
    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

    Catalog Code: B0013GB
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    11-in-1 Family Game Center
    We've got your game! These challenging board games are perfect for Family Fun Night or as a great addition to the family game room. There is a game inside to please everyone:
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    11-in-1 Family Game Center

    Catalog Code: NOVELVN
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    28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
    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.
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    28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

    Catalog Code: DEMOMAG28
    Our Price: $29.95
    28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
    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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    28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

    Catalog Code: DEMOSLT28
    Our Price: $21.95
    51 Chess Openings for Beginners
    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

    Catalog Code: B0027CZ
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    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I
    This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.
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    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I

    Catalog Code: B0121IS
    Our Price: $25.95
    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II
    This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.
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    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II

    Catalog Code: B0122IS
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    Aluminum Water Bottle
    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

    Catalog Code: WATERBOTTLE
    Our Price: $9.95
    Basic Chess Set Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chessboard | Basic Bag
    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

    Catalog Code: COMBO2

    Our Price: $11.95

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

    Catalog Code: COMBO3

    Our Price: $13.95

    Beginner Chess Set Combination
    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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    Beginner Chess Set Combination

    Catalog Code: BEG-COMBO
    Our Price: $49.95
    Beginner's Guide to Winning Chess
    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

    Catalog Code: CB0088RB
    Our Price: $9.95
    Beginning Chess
    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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    Beginning Chess

    Catalog Code: B0001SS
    Our Price: $17.99
    BLACK - MAGNETIC Travel Chess Set - LARGE
    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

    Catalog Code: TRV0003
    Our Price: $9.95
    Bobby Fischer for Beginners
    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

    Catalog Code: B0090NIC

    Regular Price: $16.95

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

    Catalog Code: TRV0006
    Our Price: $4.95
    Checkmate My First Chess Book
    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

    Catalog Code: B0140EM
    Our Price: $14.95
    Chess 101
    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

    Catalog Code: B0019OB
    Our Price: $7.95
    CHESS ENDGAMES - Basic Knowledge for Beginners - Karsten Muller - VOLUME 1
    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.
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    CHESS ENDGAMES - Basic Knowledge for Beginners - Karsten Muller - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: WIN0051CB

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    Chess for Dummies
    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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    Chess for Dummies

    Catalog Code: B0033OB
    Our Price: $21.95
    CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 1

    This DVD is for anyone who knows the rules of chess but would like to be able to improve their game with some specific tactics and strategies. It builds on the basic principles of chess that should have already been learnt. However, there is also an introductory chapter for those that may have gaps in this part of their foundation. The main part of the DVD is split into four chapters: Opening – The general principles of the opening are discussed here. No specific opening repertoire is suggested but a guide of how to tackle any opening and come through the first stage of the game in a better position. Middlegame – Some basic tactical devices are introduced such as the pin, fork, skewer and discovered attack. These devices are used throughout the levels of chess and even top grandmaster games are won from a basic device as these. Ending – The basic checkmating technique of the most common endings that occur in novice games are instructed here. These techniques are essential to master before continuing with more complex checkmates. Test – The DVD finishes with a test chapter which consists of 20 exercises based on the information discussed throughout the DVD. Each exercise allows time for you to pause and calculate the answer before the answer is discussed. This DVD is a must for anyone who wants to improve their game, whether they are a junior or an adult. It can be for those who have just learnt the moves or for those who have played for some time but want to consolidate their knowledge. Video running time: 4 hours 15 min. System requirements Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard
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    CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: WIN0355CB

    Regular Price: $26.95

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    CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 2
    You love moving the chess pieces, but always wanted to know how to really play? Then this DVD series is just the thing for you.
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    CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 2

    Catalog Code: WIN0361CB

    Regular Price: $26.95

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    Chess For Rookies
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    Chess For Rookies

    Catalog Code: B0279EM
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    Chess For Tomorrow's Champions
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    Chess For Tomorrow's Champions

    Catalog Code: B0275EM
    Our Price: $9.95
    Chess Fundamentals
    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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    Chess Fundamentals

    Catalog Code: B0017IS
    Our Price: $25.95
    Chess In Action
    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.
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    Chess In Action

    Catalog Code: B0107BT
    Our Price: $22.95
    Chess Made Simple
    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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    Chess Made Simple

    Catalog Code: B0004IS
    Our Price: $16.95
    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.
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    Chess Openings Playing Cards

    Catalog Code: PLAYCARDS
    Our Price: $7.95
    Chess School for Beginners
    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.
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    Chess School for Beginners

    Catalog Code: WIN0039CV
    Our Price: $32.95
    Chess Tactics - LEVEL 1
    This training program is designed for beginning chess players, those that have a basic understanding of the game of Chess.
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    Chess Tactics - LEVEL 1

    Catalog Code: WIN0082CV
    Our Price: $29.95
    Chess Tactics ART for Beginners
    This course can be rightfully considered the predecessor to the Chess Tactics ART (CT-ART) course written for club and intermediate players.
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    Chess Tactics ART for Beginners

    Catalog Code: WIN0132CV
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    Chess Tactics for Beginners - VOLUME 2.0
    This training program is designed for teaching children, either in groups with a teacher or at home guided by parents.
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    Chess Tactics for Beginners - VOLUME 2.0

    Catalog Code: WIN0115CV
    Our Price: $31.95
    Chess Teacher
    Perfect learning set for chess beginners
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    Chess Teacher

    Catalog Code: NOVTEACH
    Our Price: $14.95
    Chess the Easy Way
    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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    Chess the Easy Way

    Catalog Code: B0012IS
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    Chess Training Package for Beginners
    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.
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    Chess Training Package for Beginners

    Catalog Code: WIN0103CV
    Our Price: $79.95

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