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    The Americana Series Chess Pieces - 4.0" King
    Catalog Code: MENWAMR40-BRP-P

    The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Grandmaster Series Chess set. It features a 4.0'' King with a 1.625'' diameter base.
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    The Americana Series Chess Pieces - 4.0" King

    Our Price: $219.00
    The Burnt Golden Rosewood Grandmaster Series Chess Pieces - 4.0" King
    Catalog Code: MENWGRA40-BRGR-P

    The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Burnt Golden Rosewood Grandmaster Series Chess set. It features a 4.0'' King with a 1.625'' diameter base.
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    The Burnt Golden Rosewood Grandmaster Series Chess Pieces - 4.0" King

    Our Price: $199.00
    The Burnt Grandmaster Series Chess Pieces - 4.0" King
    Catalog Code: MENWGRA40-BURNT-B

    An exceptionally well-crafted set of wooden Chessmen at an unbelievable price, The Grandmaster Series Chessmen is designed to replace the low quality Chess sets that plague the market and offers a high-quality wooden Chessmen at a reasonable price!
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    The Burnt Grandmaster Series Chess Pieces - 4.0" King

    Our Price: $179.00
    The Grandmaster II Series Chess Pieces - 4.0" King
    Catalog Code: MENWGMII40-P

    The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Grandmaster II Series Chess set. It features a 4.0'' King with a 1.625'' diameter base.
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    The Grandmaster II Series Chess Pieces - 4.0" King

    Our Price: $149.00
    The Burnt Club Series Chess Pieces - 3.75" King
    Catalog Code: MENWCLB375-BRNT-P

    'An exact reproduction of the most popular Chessmen used at tournament and Chess Clubs in the United States.''
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    The Burnt Club Series Chess Pieces - 3.75" King

    Our Price: $119.00
    The Grandmaster Series Chess Pieces - 4.0" King
    Catalog Code: MENWGRA40

    The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Grandmaster Series Chess set. It features a 4.0'' King with a 1.625'' diameter base.
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    The Grandmaster Series Chess Pieces - 4.0" King

    Our Price: $109.00
    The Championship Series Chess Pieces - 3.75" King
    Catalog Code: MENWCHP375

    'An exact reproduction of one of the most famous Chess sets ever produced and has been used at every major Chess event for the past 10 years!''
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    The Championship Series Chess Pieces - 3.75" King

    Our Price: $79.00
    Club Series Chess Pieces - 3.75" King
    Catalog Code: MENWCLB375

    'An exact reproduction of the most popular Chessmen used at tournament and Chess Clubs in the United States.''
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    Club Series Chess Pieces - 3.75" King

    Our Price: $69.00
    The Chess Expert's Combination - Regulation Silicone Pieces | Silicone Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook
    Catalog Code: EXPCOMBO

    The Chess Expert's Combination includes a set of Regulation Silicone Chess Pieces, Premium Silicone Chessboard (with 2.25'' Squares), a Deluxe Chess Bag, and a Chess Scorebook. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. The Scorebook holds 100 games, with 80 moves each game.
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    The Chess Expert's Combination - Regulation Silicone Pieces | Silicone Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    Starting at: $54.99

    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

    DGT North American Digital Chess Clock
    Catalog Code: CLKDNA-C

    The DGT North American is a state-of-the-art digital chess clock at an unbelievable price. It is manufactured by DGT Projects, one of the world's premier chess clock companies. It features 10 pre-set time controls, making it an ideal clock for both the serious player and the casual enthusiast. It features a revolutionary new Quick-set option that makes configuring the clock a snap! Even multi-period delay settings can be set up quickly - no need to study a convoluted user manual or memorize confusing button combinations!
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    DGT North American Digital Chess Clock

    Our Price: $49.95
    Beginner Chess Set Combination
    Catalog Code: BEG-COMBO

    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

    Our Price: $49.95
    36" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration (Teaching) Board Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
    Catalog Code: DEMOPCH36-C

    The Pouch Style Chess Demonstration Set is the better way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It is available in two different widths - 28 inches and 36 inches, allowing you to choose the size that is right for you.
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    36" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration (Teaching) Board Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

    Our Price: $44.95
    The Chess Player's Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook
    Catalog Code: TRIPPLYRCOMBO

    The Chess Player's Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Premium Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25'' Squares), a Deluxe Chess Bag, and a Chess Scorebook. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. The Scorebook holds 100 games, with 80 moves each game.
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    The Chess Player's Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    Starting at: $37.95

    The Chess Player's Color Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook
    Catalog Code: TRIPPLYRCOMBOCOLOR

    The Chess Player's Color Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Premium Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25'' Squares), a Deluxe Chess Bag, and a Chess Scorebook. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. The Scorebook holds 100 games, with 80 moves each game.
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    The Chess Player's Color Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    Starting at: $37.95

    36" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration Set - NO BAG
    Catalog Code: DEMOPCH36-NOBAG-C

    The Pouch Style Chess Demonstration Set is the better way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It is available in 36 inches
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    36" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration Set - NO BAG

    Our Price: $36.95
    The Chess Player's Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook
    Catalog Code: PLYRCOMBO

    The Chess Player's Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Premium Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25'' Squares), a Deluxe Chess Bag, and a Chess Scorebook. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. The Scorebook holds 100 games, with 80 moves each game.
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    The Chess Player's Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    Starting at: $35.95

    28" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration (Teaching) Board Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
    Catalog Code: DEMOPCH28-C

    The Pouch Style Chess Demonstration Set is the better way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It is available in two different widths - 28 inches and 36 inches, allowing you to choose the size that is right for you.
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    28" Pouch-Style Chess Demonstration (Teaching) Board Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

    Our Price: $35.95
    The Chess Player's Color Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook
    Catalog Code: PLYRCOMBOCOLOR

    The Chess Player's Color Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Premium Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25'' Squares), a Deluxe Chess Bag, and a Chess Scorebook. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. The Scorebook holds 100 games, with 80 moves each game.
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    The Chess Player's Color Combination - Single Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Deluxe Bag | Luxe Scorebook

    Starting at: $35.95

    PlunderChess Game Set
    Catalog Code: NOVPLUNDER

    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.
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    PlunderChess Game Set

    $34.95
    DGT 960 Digital Folding Clock
    Catalog Code: CLKD960

    The latest in chess clock design . . . a digital folding clock! With a physical size of only 5.5'' in length, 2.6'' wide and 1'' high, the DGT960 game timer has all the features a chess player needs in a clock for tournament or blitz chess -- bonus and delay modes, a timer that will count down or count up (great for Scrabble or Go games), a move timer, and memory capabilities that will remember and save the last time control used. In addition, this clock is easy to operate and has a large display screen of approximately 5'' x 1''.
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    DGT 960 Digital Folding Clock

    Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Vol. 3
    Chess For Winners
    Catalog Code: WIN0554CB

    This unforgettable chess adventure is designed to advance young chess player’s skills, move by move. Discover mini-games, brain-twisters and more at every attraction. Pick up chess tips and skills as you ride in bumper cars and the Ferris wheel.
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    Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Vol. 3

    $33.95
    CHESS ENDGAMES - Basic Knowledge for Beginners - Karsten Muller - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0051CB

    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

    $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
    Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Vol. 2
    Chess in the Black Castle
    Catalog Code: WIN0553CB

    Join Fritz and Bianca in a thrilling chess adventure as they enter rooms of the castle, where each challenge will help you sharpen skills and prepare for the ultimate showdown.
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    Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Vol. 2

    $33.95
    DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Crimson Cruz
    Catalog Code: CLKDEZ-CC

    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.
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    DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Crimson Cruz

    $32.95
    DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Black Beyond
    Catalog Code: CLKDEZ-BB

    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.
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    DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Black Beyond

    $32.95
    US Chess Supreme Tournament Chess Set Combination
    Available in Green, Black, Blue and Red!
    Catalog Code: COMBOUS

    Brand New! Designed specifically for club, tournament and scholastic players, this combination includes a set of Regulation Triple Weighted Plastic Chess Pieces, as well as our US Chess- branded Premium Vinyl Chess Board and exclusive Supreme Chess Bag. Perfect for showing off your US Chess Pride!
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    US Chess Supreme Tournament Chess Set Combination

    Starting at: $32.95

    DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Judit Polgar
    Catalog Code: CLKDEZ-POLGAR

    This sparkling fresh DGT Easy clock was developed in cooperation with Judit Polgar, the Greatest Woman Chess Player of All Time. It has a modern and attractive color design and the cheerful Polgar chess figures are printed on the back.
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    DGT Easy Timer Digital Chess Clock - Judit Polgar

    $32.95
    My System & Chess Praxis
    His Landmark Classics in One Edition
    Catalog Code: B0175NIC

    Nimzowitsch will always be remembered as the founder of the Hypermodern movement and the author of the undisputed classics My System and Chess Praxis. In his first book, he expounded his theories of prophylaxis, blockades and much more, while providing ground-breaking insights in pawn-structures. In the sequel Nimzowitsch demonstrated how he had successfully tested his theories in his games.
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    My System & Chess Praxis

    $29.95
    Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0038EP

    Understanding the decisive impact certain types of pawn moves can have in different positions can change the development of a beginner chess player. Many players find it easy to learn the first 10-15 moves of an opening or memorize common tactical patterns, but it may be much more difficult to understand the reasons behind certain pawn moves in different positions.
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    Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS

    $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

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    28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration (Teaching) Board Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
    Catalog Code: DEMOMAG28-C

    The 28” Magnetic Chess Demonstration Set is the ultimate tool for 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 (Teaching) Board Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

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    Killer Endgames - Part 1: Beginner to Intermediate
    Catalog Code: DVD0023OT

    Chess players have a tendency to focus mainly on improving their opening play but one must not forget that many games are actually decided in the endgame. Ginger GM has released two new endgame DVDs that will enhance a player’s performance in this particular area of the game.
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    Killer Endgames - Part 1: Beginner to Intermediate

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    Winning Chess Brilliancies
    A Scintillating Move By Move Account of the Best Chess Games of the Last 25 Years, Played by the World's Greatest Grandmasters
    Catalog Code: B0200EM

    This book by International Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan provides a move-by-move account of the best chess games of the last 25 years, played by the world's foremost chess competitors. With an authoritative voice that is by turns poetic and analytical, Seirawan serves as host of a fascinating excursion of the most brilliant chess game, providing highlights into and explanations of each and every move.
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    Winning Chess Brilliancies

    $28.95
    Winning Chess Endings
    Endgame-Winning Moves, Strategies and Philosophy from One of the World's Best Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0198EM

    Approach every endgame with a winning strategy! Good books about endgames for beginners are few and far between. WINNING CHESS ENDINGS is a great one, a gripping introduction to what you need to know to win chess endings, taught by American Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan. His entertaining, easy-to-understand style, incisive stories and insiders advice will help you develop a solid grasp of proven principles that you can apply with confidence whenever a game goes the distance. You'll learn to prevail time and again in endgames with common and uncommon combinations and pieces.
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    Winning Chess Endings

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