The Deluxe Chess Tournament Bag from the House of Staunton is designed to not only carry all of your tournament equipment, including roll-up chessboards, chess pieces, clock, pencils and scorebook, but can also carry a House of Staunton-brand folding wooden chessboard. It measures 26" x 14", with a strap with shoulder support and reinforced nylon handles for easy transport.
Any chess enthusiast knows how important tactics are in chess and how crucial it is to make a thorough study of this aspect of the game. But up to now opinion has been divided on the best way of studying tactics. The well-known Soviet international grandmaster and chess author Averbakh has developed an entirely novel approach, which is expounded in the third edition of his Chess Tactics for Advanced Players.
Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games.
Alex first learned to play chess when he was four years old. He loved it. He loved the pieces, the challenge, and the sweet taste that winning left in his mouth. He loved it until he played a chess game with moldy old Uncle Hooya...and lost. Then Alex decided to give up chess for good. Now in third grade Alex wants to give chess another try. He joins the chess club and discovers that chess is fun again.
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.
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Once you have learned the basic moves, how exactly should you improve? In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move. When you play through these games and explanations you will get a real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.
Dangerous Weapons is a series of opening books which supply the reader with an abundance of hard-hitting ideas to revitalize his or her opening repertoire.
In this book, three opening experts team up and take a contemporary look at the Ruy Lopez, one of the most popular chess openings. Instead of analysing the well-trodden main lines they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of ‘dangerous’ options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 2 - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening
This DVD features the lessons 6-10 of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening. Lesson 6: Ambitious Approach to Critical Opening Positions; Lesson 7: Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 1; Lesson 8: Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 2; Lesson 9: Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 1; Lesson 10: Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 2. Roman covers the following openings on this DVD: Caro-Kann, Accelerated Dragon, Queen's Gambit Accepted, English, Advanced French, Scotch Gambit, Gruenfeld, King's Indian Saemisch, King's Indian Four Pawns Attack, Ruy Lopez, Marshall Gambit, Smith-Morra Gambit, Najdorf Sicilian and much more!
Paul Keres was one of the greatest players in chess history and a leading contender for the world championship for over 30 years. His modest, honest and open-minded approach to chess made him popular with chess enthusiasts the world over. These qualities come over supremely well in his writing.
This volume completes Artur Yusupov's course of chess improvement. The Fundamentals series showed players the basic ideas they should know. The Beyond the Basics series set off on the road to mastery, and now in the Mastery series we have arrived at our final destination. Yusupov guides the reader using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.
The Classic Series Library Chess Set and Tiroir Combination Enjoy Savings of 20% Off MSRP When Purchased as a Combination
The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Classic Series Chess set. It features a 3.5" King with a 1.5" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods.
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.
This is a new series which provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
The Fundamentals series shows players the basic ideas they should know, then the Beyond the Basics series sets off on the road to mastery. Yusupov guides the reader towards a higher level of chess understanding using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.
Anderssen Series Timeless Chess Set - NATURAL BOXWOOD/GENUINE EBONY - 3.5'' King
The most famous of the ornamental woods, Genuine Ebony is a luxurios hardwood that is prized for its jet black color, very fine grain, and overall beauty.. Genuine Ebony is considered to be the quintessential chess set by chess collectors that appreciate the purity of the white army versus the black army on the 64-square battlefield.
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.
The Burnt Reykjavik II Series Chess Set and Board Combination Enjoy Savings of 28% Off MSRP When Purchased as a Combination
The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Burnt Reykjavik 59 Series Series Chess set and Board Combination. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish.
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.
Power Chess for Kids Learn How to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School
A power move, explains experienced chess teacher Charles Hertan, is a winning master tactic that requires thinking ahead. To become one of the best chess players in your school you need to be able to think just 1,5 moves ahead, and this book teaches the four basic tricks do so.
Pandolfini's Chess Complete The Most Comprehensive Guide to the Game from History to Strategy
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.
StickyCheckers is the perfect way to play checkers 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!
This wooden bead necklace is a trendy way to show your interest in chess. Each necklace is fitted with a rustic hand carved chess piece pendant, and is adjustable in length. This necklace is a bold combination of color drenched wooden beads, metal beads, and a finished pendant.
Some folks speak of a time when chess was reported on the evening news. They speak of a time when chess was a regular feature in Sports Illustrated magazine. They speak of a time when an American was the World Champion. That time was 1972. The CHAMPION 1972 chess shirt was created in recognition of historical event.
The Champion chess shirt is a two color design printed on a heather-gray, 90%-10% cotton-poly blend.
In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Caro-Kann, which enjoys a richly deserved reputation as one of Black's most reliable defences. It provides an ideal blend of soundness and dynamism, which allows Black to create counterplay from a solid platform.
In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Botvinnik games. Lakdawala examines Botvinnik's renowned skills in the key areas of attack and defence, initiative, exploiting imbalances, accumulating advantages and endgame play. He demonstrates clearly how we can all improve by learning from Botvinnik's play.
Sign up for Professor MacDinosaur's chess class. You will grow from a hatchling, fresh from the egg, to a huge dinosaur ready to take on the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The action takes you through different parts of the dinosaur's world from jungles to forests. Here you learn the chess skills that will help you grow enough to defeat the other dinosaurs in battle.
Enjoy this travel chess game. Rolls up easily into a travel tube and has magnetic pieces to keep pieces from unintentionally moving when playing. Leave in the car or RV. Great for both the beginner and expert!
Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chess player who has ever lived. In 1997 he played a chess match against IBM's computer Deep Blue. Kasparov lost the match. This film shows the match and the events surrounding it from Kasparov's perspective. It delves into the psychological aspects of the game, paranoia surrounding it and suspicions that have arisen around IBM's true tactics. It consists of interviews with Kasparov, his manager, chess experts, and members of the IBM Deep Blue team, as well as original footage of the match itself.
Browse our large selection of Chess Gift Ideas, and find the perfect gift to give this season! Choose from our wide selection of holiday gift ideas for the chess players in your life. Some chess gift ideas include chess jewelry, chess t-shirts and clothing, chess boards and sets, chess books, chess computers, chess software, chess equipment, and chess clocks. If you can't decide on a specific chess item to give as a gift, try giving a Gift Certificate. A Chess Gift Certificate is the perfect gift for the chess players and chess enthusiasts in your life. We offer gift cards in the amounts of $15, $25, $50, $100, $250, and $500.
I loved the little pieces, I have had a set from over twenty years ago and used the pieces with a different folding board that matched the size. The board it comes with stores your game intact. I was really happy to see that this set was still being made same as original.
H.O. from ND writes, "Received my beautiful ebonized Winsor chess set today. It is awesome. A work of art I will treasure & play with. I can't wait to save up enough for my House of Staunton chess board."
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