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  1. Chess for Children - Step by Step

    Chess for Children - Step by Step

    $18.95
    Here is a new way to learn chess that beginners of any age will find easy and fun. Learn More
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. SHOPWORN - Chess Tactics for Students

    SHOPWORN - Chess Tactics for Students

    Regular Price: $15.95

    Special Price $7.98

    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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. CLEARANCE - Your First Chess Lessons

    CLEARANCE - Your First Chess Lessons

    Regular Price: $9.95

    Special Price $5.00

    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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. CLEARANCE - Start Playing Chess

    CLEARANCE - Start Playing Chess

    Regular Price: $6.95

    Special Price $2.00

    Award-winning author Charles Hertan has written a lively and user-friendly chess primer for kids and other beginners. He'll teach you the ins and outs of the chess board., how the pieces move, the value of the pieces and much more! With this book, you'll learn all of the important rules and get tips on how to start playing chess yourself. Learn More
  22. 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
  23. SHOPWORN - My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    SHOPWORN - My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $5.71

    Every chess player needs to decide which openings he is going to play. But where do you start? Experienced French chess trainer Vincent Moret provides a complete, ready-to-go chess opening repertoire for White with a sound set of lines that do not outdate rapidly, do not require memorization and are easy to digest for beginning players and other amateurs. Learn More
  24. My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    $21.95
    Every chess player needs to decide which openings he is going to play. But where do you start? Experienced French chess trainer Vincent Moret provides a complete, ready-to-go chess opening repertoire for White with a sound set of lines that do not outdate rapidly, do not require memorization and are easy to digest for beginning players and other amateurs. Learn More
  25. Enchanted Chess - Spooky Checkmates

    Enchanted Chess - Spooky Checkmates

    $14.95
    Get ready for our Spooky Checkmates! Grab a chessboard & put on your costume as you trick-and-treat your way to fun in Enchanted Chess Book 4! Students will enjoy testing their chess knowledge on a variety of key checkmate patterns. Learn More
  26. Enchanted Chess - Master-Piece Disaster!

    Enchanted Chess - Master-Piece Disaster!

    $14.95
    Are you ready test your chess skills and checkmate your way to victory?! In the this book, Master Disaster, your chess pieces become the paint for your next project. You'll have fun creating chess “masterpieces” out of the masterful placement of your chess pieces! Learn More
  27. Enchanted Chess - Age 10 - I'm an Expert

    Enchanted Chess - Age 10 - I'm an Expert

    $14.95
    The author of this book, Luke Vellotti, wrote this book as a source of inspiration for scholastic chess players all around the country, especially those from smaller states like Idaho. Learn More
  28. SHOPWORN - A Primer of Chess

    SHOPWORN - A Primer of Chess

    Regular Price: $25.95

    Special Price $12.98

    Former world champion José Capablanca’s introduction to chess, available for the first time in English in algebraic notation, is an ideal first chess book for players of all ages. In systematic fashion, Capablanca lucidly explains the rules and basic principles of this fascinating game, and illustrates these with a wide range of practical examples. 

     

    Topics covered include: 

    - The game, the pieces, their moves and object . 

    - Improving your game . 

    - Elementary opening principles

    ....and much more 

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  29. CLEARANCE - Easy Guide to Chess

    CLEARANCE - Easy Guide to Chess

    Regular Price: $23.95

    Special Price $10.00

    First published in 1942, the late B.H. Wood's classic Easy Guide to Chess has been successfully used by thousands of chess players around the world. Topics covered include: the men, their moves, starting the game, the importance of pawns, how to record the moves, standard openings, and much more.  Learn More
  30. Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 1

    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 1

    $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 Book 1, the focus is on one-move checkmate exercises. In each of the first five chapters, a specific piece delivers the checkmate. Learn More
  31. Prepare with Chess Strategy

    Prepare with Chess Strategy

    $11.95
    Do you want to become a better chess player? A more proficient chess teacher? If so, then Dr. Alexey Root’s Prepare With Chess Strategy is for you. Building on the Boy Scouts of America’s Chess merit badge pamphlet, Dr. Root uses multiple examples to explain and reinforce the concepts introduced in that pamphlet. Learn More
  32. The Standard Chess Workbook - Beginner

    The Standard Chess Workbook - Beginner

    $19.95
    The Standard Chess Workbook: Beginner is a comprehensive scholastic workbook that teaches all of the rules of chess, including: piece movement, captures, check, checkmate, castling, stalemate, and en passant. Each chapter consists of several instructional pages, lots of illustrations, and a few exercise pages for students to test their skills. Written by USCF Expert Dylan Quercia, SCW: Beginner is suitable for use in after school chess programs and is a perfect introduction for children of all ages to the game of chess. Learn More
  33. Basic Chess Openings for Kids

    Basic Chess Openings for Kids

    $18.95
    In his trademark humorous and kid-friendly way, Hertan teaches what you should actually be trying to achieve at the start of a game. Kids will love learning how to avoid The Five Most Common Opening Mistakes. Learn More
  34. Chess for children activity book

    Chess for children activity book

    $12.95
    Build up your child’s knowledge of, and interest in, chess through an imaginative, fun series of games and activities. This follow-up to The Batsford Book of Chess for Children features the same two cheeky chess-playing kids, Jess and Jamie, discussing the games in child-friendly language. The exercises include puzzles, crosswords, easy chess ''variants,'' and a guess-the-next-move section. Learn More
  35. Enchanted Chess - Cupcake Escape!

    Enchanted Chess - Cupcake Escape!

    $14.95
    it's time to cook up some fun in Enchanted Chess Book 2! Students will learn clever tricks, traps and sneak attacks - especially the "Fork". Learn More
  36. Chess Endgames for Kids

    Chess Endgames for Kids

    $16.95
    Starting with the basic mates and the simplest pawn endings, this book provides all the endgame knowledge that players need to take them through to club level and beyond. Müller carefully guides us step-by-step through a fascinating range of endgame tactics and manoeuvres, helping us understand the underlying logic. Learn More

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