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  1. Parker's Chess Adventure

    Parker's Chess Adventure

    $13.95
    Parker's Chess Adventure is a story book/workbook that contains 100 one-move tactics puzzles for kids with a playing level around 1000 or less. Learn More
  2. Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 2 - The Rules

    Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 2 - The Rules

    Regular Price: $8.00

    Special Price $6.40

    Workbook 2 “The Rules” covers lessons 9-16 of the course and provides a variety of tricky tasks to help you train your chess excellence. Learn More
  3. Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Fork

    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Fork

    Regular Price: $8.00

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    Fork has 181 tasks where white or black wins with the help of double attack, and in most cases a combination of 2 or 3 moves. You often win in chess by threatening more than your opponent can protect, and it applies both to material and checkmate. Learn More
  4. Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Studies

    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Studies

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    To solve endgame studies is a challenging task, something for grandmasters and other very strong players. But this is a rewarding work to try yourself at, before checking the answers, which develops the players visual abilities. Luckily, some of the studies are presented not from the starting position, but after some moves in the “Studies” workbook, so the chances go up. Learn More
  5. Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 1 Move

    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 1 Move

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    Mate in 1 Move has 182 varied tasks and can be beneficial for both beginners to learn the mating patterns and for a bit more experienced players to train the immediate recognition of these patterns. Learn More
  6. Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Decoy

    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Decoy

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    “Decoy" has 177 tasks dealing with the deflection motif. You can deflect a piece that is defending the king or you may deflect a piece to win material. The piece being deflected will become overloaded, with too many tasks to deal with. Other topics of the workbook are devoted to leading the opponent’s king or his important piece to a position they would prefer to avoid, and where they become vulnerable to another tactical blow. Learn More
  7. Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 3 - The Battle

    Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 3 - The Battle

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    Workbook 3 “The Battle” covers lessons 17-28 of the course and provides a variety of tricky tasks to help you train your chess excellence. Learn More
  8. Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Pin

    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Pin

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    “Pin” includes 181 tasks that present this important tactical tool. There are loads of nice and instructive examples, the majority of them quite challenging, as practical chess is. You will get to learn and practice absolute and relative pins, as well as cross-pinning and unpinning motifs. Learn More
  9. Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 1 - The Chess Pieces

    Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 1 - The Chess Pieces

    Regular Price: $8.00

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    Workbook 1 “The Chess Pieces” covers lessons 1-8 of the course and provides a variety of tricky tasks to help you train your chess excellence. Learn More
  10. Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 2 Moves

    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 2 Moves

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    “Mate in 2 Moves” has many nice tasks were you will checkmate in 2 moves. There are 177 exercises sorted by topics and key role pieces. Great training for up and coming players as it is considered highly beneficial to practice tactics as much as possible. The faster you can get through it the better. Learn More
  11. Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Combinations

    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Combinations

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    Combinations in chess are about playing a series of surprising moves with a bigger goal in mind. There are infinite possibilities when it comes to combinations, but most typical ones are grouped into main categories in the workbook “Combinations”. You will get to learn and practice blocking, bank-rank mate, clearance, removing the defender and interference. Learn More
  12. Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play

    Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play

    Regular Price: $22.00

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    With this book of little adventures, children will learn to play chess and be effortlessly engaged throughout thanks to the gripping mix of exciting characters and logical challenges. Learn More
  13. Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Ambush

    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Ambush

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    “Ambush” is a workbook devoted to training discovered attacks. You will find pretty varied and elegant examples of this effective tactical tool, including the double check. The chapter “Loading the Cannon” is a nice addition to the material, showing the positions in which the discovered attack is being prepared. The topic “Windmill” is also an extra and a natural delicatessen of this workbook. Some of the tasks are quite challenging. Learn More
  14. Chess Pattern Recognition for Beginners

    Chess Pattern Recognition for Beginners

    $24.95
    Chess Pattern Recognition for Beginners teaches the most important patterns you need to know in order to develop and mobilize your pieces, manoeuvre your pawns into positions of strength, put pressure on your opponent, attack the enemy king, and execute standard sacrifices to get the initiative. Learn More
  15. Lasker's How to Play Chess

    Lasker's How to Play Chess

    $9.95
    German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher, Emanuel Lasker, PhD (1868–1941), who was World Chess Champion from 1894 to 1921, reveals his secrets in this classic how-to chess primer. In his prime the author was one of the most dominant champions. He is still generally regarded today as one of the greatest chess players ever. Learn More
  16. A Chess Course - From Beginner to Winner

    A Chess Course - From Beginner to Winner

    $27.95
    Three brilliant books from Everyman Chess in One volume and an essential guide to to the new chess player: Starting Out in Chess by Byron Jacobs, Rapid Chess Improvement by Michael de la Maza and Tips for Young Players by Matthew Sadler Learn More
  17. Everyone's Second Chess Book

    Everyone's Second Chess Book

    $19.95
    You've just read a chess beginners' manual and learned the rules of the game, some simple tactics, maybe a few opening moves. What's next for the ambitious player? Everyone's Second Chess Book, of course! Acclaimed chess teacher Dan Heisman equips the not-quite-novice with the practical tools and knowledge needed to get started in competitive play, using examples from inexperienced players to provide a wealth of common-sense advice, topping it off with a collection of illustrative games and practice puzzles. Learn More
  18. Beginner Chess Tactics for Kids

    Beginner Chess Tactics for Kids

    $12.95
    Beginner Chess Tactics for Kids is a workbook containing 99, one-move tactics puzzles covering hanging pieces, forks and pins for kids with a playing level of 1000 or less. Each chapter contains 33 different puzzles with the answers found on the following page in picture form. Also, to be more realistic, the puzzles are approximately a 50/50 mix of "white to play" and "black to play". Learn More
  19. My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

    My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

    $21.95
    Experienced French chess trainer Vincent Moret provides a complete, ready-to-go chess opening repertoire for Black. It consists of a sound set of lines that do not outdate rapidly, do not require memorization and are easy to digest for beginners and post-beginners.To show the typical plans and the underlying ideas in the various lines of his repertoire, Moret not only selected games of Grandmasters. He also uses games of young, improving players to highlight the errors they tend to make. Learn More
  20. Great Moves

    Great Moves

    $29.95
    What’s the best way to learn chess? Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History blends the intricacies of chess play with the game’s compelling and colorful history, putting real people at the 64 squares. Learn More
  21. SHOPWORN - Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 5

    SHOPWORN - Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 5

    Regular Price: $19.95

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    Learn Chess the Right Way is a five-volume chess puzzle book series aimed at the novice, beginner and intermediate level player, using the unique methods of the award-winning coach and former world champion Susan Polgar. It introduces the most important checkmate and material-winning tactics, as well as defensive techniques to the new chess player. Book 5 focuses on learning how to find the right continuation in critical positions of a chess game. In the first four books of this series, the reader was introduced to all the most important, basic elements of chess tactics to win material or to checkmate. Learn More
  22. Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 5

    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 5

    $19.95
    Learn Chess the Right Way is a five-volume chess puzzle book series aimed at the novice, beginner and intermediate level player, using the unique methods of the award-winning coach and former world champion Susan Polgar. It introduces the most important checkmate and material-winning tactics, as well as defensive techniques to the new chess player. Book 5 focuses on learning how to find the right continuation in critical positions of a chess game. In the first four books of this series, the reader was introduced to all the most important, basic elements of chess tactics to win material or to checkmate. Learn More
  23. Capablanca x3 - My Chess Career, A Primer of Chess and Chess Fundamentals

    Capablanca x3 - My Chess Career, A Primer of Chess and Chess Fundamentals

    $34.95
    Brought together for the first time in one volume are three books by the titan of chess, José Capablanca. One of the greatest chess prodigies of all time, he evolved the most perfect chess technique seen on a chessboard. A former World champion, and one of the most successful tournament players in the history of the game, Capablanca's uncanny position judgment empowered him to produce games that were masterful pieces of position play, and that culminated often in combinations of startling brilliancy. Learn More
  24. Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 4

    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 4

    $19.95
    Learn Chess the Right Way is a five-volume chess puzzle book series aimed at the novice, beginner and intermediate level player, using the unique methods of the award-winning coach and former world champion Susan Polgar. Volume 4 is all about exercises where you have to make a “sacrifice” for a material gain or even checkmate. Learn More
  25. Chess! Lessons from a Grandmaster

    Chess! Lessons from a Grandmaster

    $25.95
    At last a beginners Resource for Learning Chess! This book is an excellent educational guide to understanding this magnificent game. It was written by the 2008 US Chess Champion and his student systematically laying out the foundation of their technical knowledge. Each chapter builds on previous knowledge helping the reader to advance the depth and scope of their understanding. Learn More
  26. Become a Chess Champion

    Become a Chess Champion

    $14.95
    Hundreds of beginner chess books have been written and published, even in the last 10 years. While they are often well written and well intentioned, they were seldom written solely with the correct audience in mind: Chess Parents, Educators and Chess Students Even more seldom can you find these books written by true chess professionals. Become A Chess Champion, is written by two Full-Time Chess Professionals. Become a Chess Champion was written to stray from age old thought and process for learning the game of chess. It is a new style Chess guide for you featuring the authors thoughts on the best way to learn how to: “Become A Chess Champion!” Learn More
  27. Your First Move

    Your First Move

    $26.95
    "Your First Move" is a chess book for beginners by the well-known Chess master and honoured USSR trainer A.P. Sokolsky. Alexey Pavlovich Sakolsky was a research and theoretician, one of the few players on the earth to have an opening named after him. For many years, he was the trainer and second of the illustrious grandmaster Isaak Boleslavsky and also a teacher, working with young players. This book is the author's last work, a distinctive summary of his research and teaching experience. The book is aimed at the mass reader. Learn More
  28. Checkmate! Ideas for Students

    Checkmate! Ideas for Students

    $4.95
    Checkmate! Ideas for Students is a book aimed at beginners (the only required knowledge is movement of the pieces) that specifically and only covers checkmate ideas in great detail. It covers the mechanics of the checkmating process in great detail, not only with explanations, but also with diagrams with arrows and circles to pinpoint the key features. Unlike many other basic checkmate books, Checkmate! categorizes the checkmate by the tactical motif used to force the mate. Learn More
  29. Chess Tactics for Students

    Chess Tactics for Students

    $15.95
    An instructional workbook containing 434 carefully selected problems presented in worksheet format. Chess Tactics For Students has been extensively field tested with elementary, middle-school, and high-school students over a four-year period. A versatile design makes this book ideal for independent seat work and homework as well as for chess club and classroom instruction. The worksheet format enables self correction with minimal dependence on direct help from a chess teacher, coach, or parent. Learn More
  30. Chess Rules for Students

    Chess Rules for Students

    $4.95
    An instructional workbook designed for students learning the game of chess and for beginning students returning to the game after an absence. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Parents unfamiliar with chess will find this booklet a valuable guide to their child's new interest. Chess Rules For Students is designed with students, coaches, and parents in mind. Learn More
  31. Enchanted Chess - Holiday Checkmates!

    Enchanted Chess - Holiday Checkmates!

    $14.95
    It's beginning to look a lot like Holiday Checkmates! Grab a chessboard & put up the lights as you jingle-all-the-way to fun in Enchanted Chess Book 7! Students will enjoy testing their chess knowledge on a variety of key checkmate patterns. Learn More
  32. CLEARANCE - Your First Chess Lessons

    CLEARANCE - Your First Chess Lessons

    Regular Price: $9.95

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    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
  33. Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 3

    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 3

    $19.95
    Learn Chess the Right Way is a five-volume chess puzzle book series aimed at the novice, beginner and intermediate level player, using the unique methods of the award-winning coach and former world champion Susan Polgar. In Volume 3, you will be introduced to 500 must-know defensive techniques. Each chapter will start with a few introductory examples and explanation about to what to look for in the puzzles that follow Learn More
  34. Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 2

    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 2

    $19.95
    Learn Chess the Right Way is a five-volume chess puzzle book series aimed at the novice, beginner and intermediate level player, using the unique methods of the award-winning coach and former world champion Susan Polgar. Volume 2 is all about “winning material” exercises. In each of the first six chapters a certain piece captures an enemy piece . Learn More
  35. Chess Strategy for Kids

    Chess Strategy for Kids

    $16.95
    So you have learned how to play chess, studied tactics and know some basic endgames and openings. What’s next? The glue that binds it all together is strategy. By forming a good plan, chess-players seize strong points on the board and target the opponent’s weaknesses. The author explains how to identify the right strategy in a wide range of typical situations. With his guidance, you will soon be finding good plans on your own – and then it will be time to demonstrate your tactical mastery! Learn More
  36. Enchanted Chess - Crafty Clues

    Enchanted Chess - Crafty Clues

    $14.95
    Get ready to find some Crafty Clues! Grab a magnifying glass & pack your bags; You've got a mystery to solve! In Enchanted Chess Book 5, students will learn to think and play like Bobby Fischer, one of the greatest chess players in history. Learn More

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