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    Hiarcs Chess Explorer for Windows
    PRICE DROP!
    Catalog Code: WIN0001HC

    HIARCS Chess Explorer is a superb new chess database, analysis and playing program for either PC Windows or Apple Macintosh computers. It offers a truly innovative and intuitive new graphical user interface together with the reigning World Chess Software Champion HIARCS 14 chess engine. This unique combination is refreshingly easy to use and includes many unique new features for managing chess databases, chess preparation, analysis and training for players of all abilities from beginner to Grandmaster.
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    Hiarcs Chess Explorer for Windows

    $69.95
    Big Database 2019
    Contains more than 7.6 Million Games from 1560 to October 2018
    Catalog Code: WIN0018CB

    The Big Database 2019 contains more than 7.6 millions games from 1560 to 2018 in the highest ChessBase quality standard with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames. The most recent games of the database are from the Middle of October 2018.
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    Big Database 2019

    $64.95
    2018 Chess Life Annual Book
    Catalog Code: ANN2018

    The Chess Life Annual is a beautiful, hardcover book that features all twelve issues of Chess Life magazine from the specified year. Each annual features a rich, black leather cover and has the USCF Logo and production year embossed in Gold on its spine.
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    2018 Chess Life Annual Book

    $59.95
    2017 Chess Life Annual Book
    Catalog Code: ANN2017

    The Chess Life Annual is a beautiful, hardcover book that features all twelve issues of Chess Life magazine from the specified year. Each annual features a rich, black leather cover and has the USCF Logo and production year embossed in Gold on its spine.
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    2017 Chess Life Annual Book

    $59.95
    Chess Informant 135-138 - Four Volumes in One
    Catalog Code: WIN0007SHV

    More than 1000 deeply annotated games and 60 columns at a glance for your pleasure and chess study. Tournament reviews, opening labs and surveys, chess combinations, endings, and so much more… A complete overview of 2018 presented in a single, highly accessible CD presentation.
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    Chess Informant 135-138 - Four Volumes in One

    $56.95
    MAC - Shredder 13
    Catalog Code: MAC0002SH

    Shredder Classic 5 Mac, Shredder 13 Mac and Deep Shredder 13 Maccombine extremely powerful chess play with easy handling. The level of play of the program can be adjusted to any chess playing strength, so that everyone can find an adequate chess partner. Many functions are available for analysing one's own chess games. Click here to find out more about the differences between those three versions.
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    MAC - Shredder 13

    $54.95
    Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Chesster Complete - Vol. 1,2,3
    Catalog Code: WIN0331CB

    Explore the kingdom and discover 7 arcade-style games that explain everything from chess basics to master strategies.
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    Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Chesster Complete - Vol. 1,2,3

    Regular Price: $79.95

    Special Price $49.95

    The Thinkers
    Catalog Code: B0142QT

    The Thinkers is a visual tribute to the game of chess, showcasing the emotions, exertions and desires of the players, and conveying the mental intensity only chess can command. Included are some of the most iconic portraits of today's stars, as well as emotive shots of ordinary players from all over the world, with photos taken over the last five years in venues such as Mombasa, London, Chennai, Las Vegas, Baku and Sao Paulo.
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    The Thinkers

    $44.95
    Chess Informant - Issue 138
    Catalog Code: B0138INF

    Chess Informant 138 contains hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. It includes analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc.
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    Chess Informant - Issue 138

    $39.95
    Chess Informant - Issue 140
    Generations
    Catalog Code: B0140INF

    Chess Informant 140 contains hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. It includes analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc.
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    Chess Informant - Issue 140

    $39.95
    DOWNLOAD - Chess King 2018 - STANDARD Edition
    with Houdini 2 for Chess King and GigaKing 2018 Database Containing over 6 Million Games
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0028AK

    Chess King Standard is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King Standard emphasizes simplicity of use in training players. However, it is more than just a traditional training program as it includes an extremely strong chess engine and a huge professional database. It is also a convenient tool for analyzing and studying one's opponent before facing them at a tournament.
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    DOWNLOAD - Chess King 2018 - STANDARD Edition

    $39.95
    Chess Informant - Issue 139
    Everlasting
    Catalog Code: B0139INF

    Chess Informant 139 contains hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. It includes analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc.
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    Chess Informant - Issue 139

    $39.95
    Chess Tactics - CT-ART 6.0
    Catalog Code: WIN0137CV

    Finally a new and improved version of the legendary CT-ART has been released! CT-ART is an indispensable training tool for chess players of all skill levels!
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    Chess Tactics - CT-ART 6.0

    $39.95
    Chess Informant - Issue 137
    The Quest for the Golden Fleece
    Catalog Code: B0137INF

    Chess Informant 137 contains hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. It includes analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc.
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    Chess Informant - Issue 137

    $39.95
    Chess Life and Review - 3 DISK DVD COLLECTION
    Catalog Code: CLONDVD

    A must have item for any serious chess historian or chess collector!

    This massive collection, over 500 issues of the legendary publications of the US Chess Federation, has been painstaking digitized. Every issue is complete - every article, picture and advertisement are shown exactly as they appeared when it was originally published. All of these issues have searchable text!

    Older issues of these magazines often sell on eBay for upwards of $100.00 per year - Here is your chance to get 42 years worth of Chess Magazines at a cost of less than $1.00 per year! 
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    Chess Life and Review - 3 DISK DVD COLLECTION

    $39.95
    Chess King 2018 - STANDARD Edition
    with Houdini 2 for Chess King and GIgaKing 2018 Database Containing over 6 Million Games
    Catalog Code: WIN0028AK

    Chess King Standard is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King Standard emphasizes simplicity of use in training players. However, it is more than just a traditional training program as it includes an extremely strong chess engine and a huge professional database. It is also a convenient tool for analyzing and studying one's opponent before facing them at a tournament.
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    Chess King 2018 - STANDARD Edition

    $39.95
    DOWNLOAD - MASTER CLASS - Emanuel Lasker - Vol. 5
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0465CB

    On the ChessBase DVD a team of experts delves deeply into Lasker’s play. In more than 6 hours of video (both in English and in German) the authors cast light on four important aspects of Lasker’s artistry. Niclas Huschenbeth has looked into Lasker’s openings. Our tactics expert Oliver Reeh challenges you in our interactive format: can you too find Lasker’s brilliant moves? Mihail Marin describes the second world champion as an original strategic player who took his decisions based on the specific features of the position. For Karsten Müller, Lasker was a great pragmatist and a superb defensive player, which is reflected in the selection of endgames he has chosen to discuss.
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    DOWNLOAD - MASTER CLASS - Emanuel Lasker - Vol. 5

    $36.95
    Winning Chess Strategy for Kids
    Catalog Code: B0024OB

    Winning Chess Strategy for Kids is a fun and comprehensive chess course written for children 7 to 13 years old. Full of original material and entertaining artwork, it's a perfect guide for learning the royal game. Parents and teachers are sure to like it too.
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    Winning Chess Strategy for Kids

    $35.95
    Let Me Ask You, Do You Know...?
    Catalog Code: B0023SHV

    One of the rare books that transcends the time in which it was written and continues to teach and entertain on the Endgame. Now, for for the first time this hidden jewel of chess literature is being presented to the worldwide chess audience in all its excellence. The structure of the book was a revolutionary one at the time of its first release, and influenced the production of many instructive chess volumes.
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    Let Me Ask You, Do You Know...?

    $34.95
    The Hyper Accelerated Dragon - EXTENDED SECOND EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0012TH

    In this book, IM Raja Panjwani presents the Hyper Accelerated Dragon. He demonstrates from the second move a dynamic way to fight 1. e4. He covers all of White's main variations and sidelines and even the most critical 'Maroczy bind' gets a new treatment. Raja's book is recommended for all players that are eager to enter the critical lines in this exciting Sicilian.
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    The Hyper Accelerated Dragon - EXTENDED SECOND EDITION

    $34.95
    DOWNLOAD - Chess Tactics - CT-ART 6.0
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0137CV-B

    Finally a new and improved version of the legendary CT-ART has been released! CT-ART is an indispensable training tool for chess players of all skill levels!
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    DOWNLOAD - Chess Tactics - CT-ART 6.0

    Our Price: $34.95
    DOWNLOAD - MASTER CLASS - Paul Morphy - VOL. 9
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0523CB

    Learn about one of the greatest geniuses in the history of chess! Paul Morphy’s career (1837-1884) lasted only a few years and yet he managed to defeat the best chess players of his time. After his triumphal journey to Europe in the years1858/1859 the American was hailed as the unofficial world champion. But how was it possible for Morphy to outplay his experienced opponents with such ease? What were his particular strengths? Our team of experts gets to the bottom of the “Morphy myth” and in about 5 hours of video running time they cast light on the most important facets of his ability.
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    DOWNLOAD - MASTER CLASS - Paul Morphy - VOL. 9

    $33.95
    Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Vol. 1
    Version 3.0 - Runs on iOS / Android / Windows / OS X / Linux
    Catalog Code: WIN0555CB

    Learn to think strategically, try out tricky mental exercises and master fun and exciting challenges – all with a generous helping of chess knowledge. These things and more await you on this unusual chess adventure that has already received great international acclaim.
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    Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Vol. 1

    $33.95
    *DOWNLOAD* - MASTER CLASS - Magnus Carlsen - VOL. 8
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0512CB

    On this DVD, experts including Mihail Marin, Karsten Müller, Oliver Reeh and Niclas Huschenbeth examine the games of the 16th World Champion. Let them show you how Carlsen tailored his openings to be able to outplay his opponents strategically in the middlegame or to obtain an enduring advantage into the endgame, and bear witness to how the Norwegian always managed to find a way to pose his opponents serious problems, even in apparently level endings.
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    *DOWNLOAD* - MASTER CLASS - Magnus Carlsen - VOL. 8

    $33.95
    DOWNLOAD - Master Class - Garry Kasparov
    Volume 7
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0498CB

    On this DVD a team of experts gets to the bottom of Kasparov’s play. In over 8 hours of video running time (8 hours both in English and German) the authors Dorian Rogozenko, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh and Karsten Müller cast light on four important aspects of Kasparov’s play: the opening, strategy, tactics and the endgame. As a bonus there is video analysis of Kasparov’s computer games (Karsten Müller). In the major database with training questions (162 games with 575 training questions) you can hone your own tactical understanding with the help of Kasparov’s strokes of genius.
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    DOWNLOAD - Master Class - Garry Kasparov

    $33.95
    Winning Chess Exercises for Kids
    Catalog Code: B0025OB

    This wonderfully entertaining book also happens to be quite effective. Everything any child will need to know about chess strategy and more is here in this book, which is well laid out and easy to follow. Part of the fun factor for kids is that the book is replete with cartoon images of chess characters to help make the learning experience more exciting.
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    Winning Chess Exercises for Kids

    $31.95
    Better Thinking, Better Chess
    How a Grandmaster Finds his Moves
    Catalog Code: B0209NIC

    Finding strong moves does not simply depend on how much you know about chess. In fact, greater knowledge often makes choosing a move more complex because it increases the number of directions your mind can take. It’s about the way you think. This book teaches how you can improve the structure and effectiveness of your thinking when sitting at the board. How to look for the right things. If you take the wrong direction at the start of your deliberations, as club players often do, you may be losing before you know it.
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    Better Thinking, Better Chess

    $29.95
    Modern Chess Openings - 15TH EDITION
    Completed Revised and Updated
    Catalog Code: B0013RH

    Modern Chess Openings is the best and most trusted tool for serious chess players on the market. First published over a half-century ago, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the book that has been the standard English language reference on chess openings.
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    Modern Chess Openings - 15TH EDITION

    $29.95
    Great Moves
    Learning Chess Through History
    Catalog Code: B0135EU

    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.
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    Great Moves

    $29.95
    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 4
    Catalog Code: ACM0004

    American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 4 times per year.
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    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 4

    $29.95
    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 5
    Catalog Code: ACM0005

    American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 4 times per year.
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    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 5

    $29.95
    Combinative Motifs
    Catalog Code: B0103OB

    1,205 best tactical positions, grouped according to their topics. Intended for chess players with ELO 1600-2400. This chess exercise book is written by an experienced coach, International Grandmaster of ICCF. It contains more than 1400 exercises that are arranged very precisely after various combinational motifs.
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    Combinative Motifs

    $29.95
    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 6
    Fabiano's Fabulous Rollercoaster
    Catalog Code: ACM0006

    American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 4 times per year.
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    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 6

    $29.95
    Chess Strategy for Club Players - 3rd Improved and Extended Edition
    The Road to Positional Advantage
    Catalog Code: B0182NIC

    Every club player knows the problem: the opening has ended, and now what? With this new edition of his award winning book, International Master Herman Grooten presents to amateur players a complete and structured course on how to recognize key characteristics in all types of positions and how to make use of those characteristics to choose the right plan.
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    Chess Strategy for Club Players - 3rd Improved and Extended Edition

    $29.95
    How to Reassess Your Chess - 4TH EDITION
    Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances
    Catalog Code: B0007SI

    How to Reassess Your Chess has long been considered a modern classic. Now this fourth, and final edition completely rewritten and featuring all new example stakes Silman's groundbreaking concept of imbalances to a whole new level.
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    How to Reassess Your Chess - 4TH EDITION

    $29.95
    Clinch It!
    How to Convert an Advantage into a Win in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0208NIC

    How good are you at bringing in the full point when you hold a clear advantage or are just plain winning? An honest response to this question is likely to evoke some painful memories. Perhaps the single greatest frustration for club level chess players is that time and again they see wins turn into draws or even losses. Lakdawala teaches how to efficiently exploit a development lead, capitalize on an attack, identify and convert favourable imbalances, accumulate strategic advantages and other tools to increase your conversion rate. His examples are compelling, his explanations are captivating and often funny.
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    Clinch It!

    $29.95

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