GIFT IDEAS - BEST SELLING CHESS BOOKS, SOFTWARE AND DVDS

    Year of Publication
    1982 2014 1982 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Al Woolum (1)
    2. Alexander Delchev (1)
    3. Anatoli Vasser (1)
    4. Andrew Greet (1)
    5. Andrew Soltis (2)
    6. Angus Dunnington (1)
    7. Artur Yusupov (2)
    8. Atanas Kolev (1)
    9. Bobby Fischer (2)
    10. Bogdan Lalic (1)
    11. Boris Avrukh (1)
    12. Branimir Maksimovic (1)
    13. Charles Hertan (2)
    14. Chess Informant (2)
    15. Chess Informants (8)
    16. Colin McNab (1)
    17. Cyrus Lakdawala (9)
    18. Dave Schloss (1)
    19. Dejan Antic (1)
    20. Edward Shektman (1)
    21. Franco Masetti (1)
    22. Fred Wilson (1)
    23. Garry Kasparov (4)
    24. Geza Maroczy (1)
    25. Helgi Olafsson (1)
    26. Irving Chernev (1)
    27. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    28. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    29. Jeff Coakley (2)
    30. Jeremy Silman (2)
    31. Joel Johnson (1)
    32. John Emms (1)
    33. John Nunn (1)
    34. John Watson (1)
    35. Jon Speelman (1)
    36. Jorn Erik Nielsen (1)
    37. Judit Polgar (2)
    38. Kiril Georgiev (1)
    39. Konstantin Sakaev (1)
    40. Larry Kaufman (1)
    41. Lars Schandorff (1)
    42. Lev Alburt (1)
    43. Lou Hayes (1)
    44. Ludek Pachman (2)
    45. Marc Esserman (1)
    46. Miguel Najdorf (1)
    47. Murray Chandler (1)
    48. Neil McDonald (1)
    49. Nick de Firmian (1)
    50. Paul Keres (1)
    51. Paul Motwani (1)
    52. Per Skjoldager (1)
    53. Peter Romanovsky (1)
    54. Richard Palliser (1)
    55. Roberto Messa (1)
    56. Ron Henley (1)
    57. Rona E Petrosian (1)
    58. Sam Palatnik (1)
    59. Tigran Petrosian (1)
    60. Tim Just (1)
    61. Todd Bardwick (3)
    62. Vladimir Tukmakov (1)
    63. Walter Browne (1)
    64. Willy Hendriks (1)
    65. Yasser Seirawan (4)
    66. Yuri Averbakh (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (61)
    2. AN - Algebraic (21)
    3. DN - Descriptive (2)
    4. NL - Notationless (4)
    Topics
    1. Game Collections (2)
    2. General Chess Instruction (2)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Chess Developments (1)
    2. Chess Informants (9)
    3. Dangerous Weapons (1)
    4. Move by Move (8)
    5. Starting Out (1)
    6. Winning Chess (4)
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    Host
    1. Bruce Warner (1)
    2. GM Maurice Ashley (1)
    3. GM Roman Dzinzichashvili (4)
    4. GM Susan Polgar (2)
    5. Steve Lopez (6)
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    Items 37 to 72 of 122

      CHESS FOR ANYONE - VOLUME 1
      Chess for Anyone is designed to teach the game of chess starting at the beginner level up to the advanced level. There are many videos that present chess material at the expert and master level but very few that address the all-important beginning and intermediate phases of the game where most of the chess playing population lies. It was the aim of the producers to make the learning process of this part of the game both easy to understand and fun.
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      CHESS FOR ANYONE - VOLUME 1

      Catalog Code: DVD0001AN
      Our Price: $29.95

      MOVIE - Knights of the South Bronx
      Middle-aged and recently unemployed, Richard Mason (Ted Danson) decides to return to his first love: teaching. He finds a job as an inner-city schoolteacher teaching fourth grade. Richard discovers a way to reach out to his skeptical students through the game of chess. Against all odds, he inspires his students to become champions, not only at chess, but in life! Ted Danson gives a compelling performance in this heroic, heartwarming story based on true events co-starring Keke Palmer and Malcolm David Kelley.
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      MOVIE - Knights of the South Bronx

      Catalog Code: DVD0001MV
      Our Price: $19.95

      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties
      This DVD features the first five lessons of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Learning Openings the Easy Way. Traps and Novelties. Lesson 1: Learning Openings the Easy Way - Guide to worry-free openings, based on understanding rather than a memory contest; Lesson 2: Avoiding & Creating Opening Traps - The secrets to avoiding and creating opening traps without damaging your position; Lesson 3: Dangers & Advantages of Choosing Sharp Openings - Tactics you can't live without in sharp modern openings; Lesson 4: Punishment for Delaying Development in the Opening - Punishment meted out for typical materialist at the expense of development; and Lesson 5: Creating Opening Novelties - Important updates on a number of novelties introduced in previous Roman Forum tapes.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties

      Catalog Code: DVD0001RM
      Our Price: $19.95

      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!
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 2 - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening

      Catalog Code: DVD0002RM
      Our Price: $19.95

      MOVIE - Bobby Fischer Against the World
      Bobby Fischer Against the World is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, from his troubled childhood, to his rock star status as World Champion and Cold War icon, to his life as a fugitive on the run.
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      MOVIE - Bobby Fischer Against the World

      Catalog Code: DVD0004MV
      Our Price: $29.95

      Speed Chess
      Four of the hottest players in the United States battle for supremacy in a fast paced and exciting competition. Legendary attacking player Larry Christiansen, strategic genius Joel Benjamin, daring tactician Alexander Shabalov, and the young phenomenon Hikaru Nakamura test their will, speed and determination in a deadly race against the clock.
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      Speed Chess

      Catalog Code: DVD0021OT
      Our Price: $9.95

      Chess Tactics - Level 1
      As a beginner, you can't afford to miss mate in one or two moves if you want to improve. This course addresses that problem. The huge number of exercises presented makes it an excellent tool, even for stronger players.
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      Chess Tactics - Level 1

      Catalog Code: WIN0002AK
      Our Price: $24.95

      Chess Tactics - Level 2
      For club players. The program includes 224 theoretical tactical weapons and 291 practical exercises, which are classified by tactical methods and motifs. In each theme exercises are given in order of rising difficulty to help in the learning process.
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      Chess Tactics - Level 2

      Catalog Code: WIN0003AK
      Our Price: $24.95

      Chess Tactics - Level 3
      Chess Tactics Level 3 is designed for players with a USCF rating of 1600 to 2100. It is a fundamental training program on chess tactics.
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      Chess Tactics - Level 3

      Catalog Code: WIN0004AK
      Our Price: $24.95

      Chess Openings - What You Need To Know
      For club and intermediate players. Presents the current state of chess openings theory in each major chess opening and the main ideas and plans to follow in each of them.
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      Chess Openings - What You Need To Know

      Catalog Code: WIN0005AK
      Our Price: $24.95

      Chess Strategy - Become a Grandmaster
      For intermediate and advanced players. Based on the most common and important pawn structures such as center pawn formations, isolated pawn, hanging pawns (and more), strategical methods will be presented for both camps, and will increase your understanding of those positions dramatically. When studying each theme step by step, you can master all the strategical methods and improve your play.
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      Chess Strategy - Become a Grandmaster

      Catalog Code: WIN0006AK
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      Chess Endgames - Fundamental Knowledge
      For club, intermediate and advanced players. This course is composed by GM Panchenko. Its aim is to teach the students the intricacies of the endgame through a theoretic section, which includes over 700 games/lectures, each of them illustrating theoretical and practical endgame methods.
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      Chess Endgames - Fundamental Knowledge

      Catalog Code: WIN0007AK
      Our Price: $24.95

      CT-ART 5.0
      Finally a new and improved version of the legendary CT-ART has been released! CT-ART is an indispensable training tool for intermediate players.
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      CT-ART 5.0

      Catalog Code: WIN0068CV
      Our Price: $32.95

      Win Like Karpov!
      Learn to Play Chess Like Anatoly Karpov
      Win Like Karpov! begins with extensive Biography and Openings sections. There are four Karpov Early Games and six Karpov Classics.
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      Win Like Karpov!

      Learn to Play Chess Like Anatoly Karpov
      Catalog Code: B0066OB
      Our Price: $24.95

      Encyclopedia of Chess Endings I - Pawn Endings
      At the beginning of the 1980s, the Chess Informant publishing house started one of the greatest publishing ventures in chess history. In 1982 the first volume of Encyclopedia of Chess endgames was published (Pawn endgames).
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Endings I - Pawn Endings

      Catalog Code: B0009ECO
      Our Price: $31.95

      Aron Nimzowitsch - On the Road to Chess Mastery
      1886-1924

      Publisher: McFarland
      Author: Per Skjoldager and Jorn Erik Nielsen
      Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 458
      Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


      Book Description One of the greatest chess legends of all time, Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935), is best known for founding the Hypermodernism school of chess, which emerged after World War I to challenge the chess ideologies of traditional central European masters. This first full-scale biography of Nimzowitsch chronicles his early life in Denmark, his family and education, and his fascination with the game that would become the focus of his life. Also included are explorations of his tournament games and records, his dispute with influential chess teacher Siegbert Tarrasch, and his role in the development of Hypermodern Chess. With detailed accounts of nearly 450 games and the only narrative of Nimzowitsch from 1914 to 1924, a period formerly cloaked in mystery, this volume offers the most thorough profile available of one of chess's greatest innovators.
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      Aron Nimzowitsch - On the Road to Chess Mastery

      1886-1924
      Catalog Code: B0013MF
      Our Price: $49.95

      Platonov's Chess Academy
      Using Soviet-Era Methods to Improve 21st-Century Openings

      Publisher: CIRC
      Author: Lev Alburt and Sam Palatnik
      Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 176
      Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


      Book Description Two of the most renowned chess trainers in the world, introduce and explain the revolutionary ideas of their old friend and mentor, Igor Platonov. Platonov was one of the most profound thinkers and theoreticians in the old Soviet Union, which held a grip on the world chess championship for decades, as the title passed from one of its stars to another. For intermediate players to grandmasters, Platonov's visionary insights, examined and explained here for the first time, provide you with the keys to understanding the foundational concepts of the game, strengthening your chess understanding and giving you effective methods to help you find the most powerful moves in the game. About the Author(s) International Grandmaster Lev Alburt, three-time U.S. champion and former European champion, is one of the most sought-after chess teachers in the world. He lives in New York.Grandmaster Sam Palatnik's students reached the list of 100 best players in the world. He lives and teaches in Bethesda, Maryland.
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      Platonov's Chess Academy

      Using Soviet-Era Methods to Improve 21st-Century Openings
      Catalog Code: B0020LV

      Regular Price: $16.95

      Special Price: $6.78


      Paul Morphy
      Translated by Robert Sherwood from the 1909 edition published in Germany. Maroczy was the strongest player who ever annotated all of Morphy's games and thus to non-German language readers, it should be of special interest, especially since the standards for analytical notes were far higher even in 1909 than were accepted when these games were played.
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      Paul Morphy

      Catalog Code: B0023CA
      Our Price: $49.95

      Zurich 1953
      15 Contenders for the World Chess Championship
      A great tournament deserves a great book. That's what grandmaster Miguel Najdorf produced in his account of one of the greatest and most important chess events of all time, the 1953 Zurich Candidates Tournament
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      Zurich 1953

      15 Contenders for the World Chess Championship
      Catalog Code: B0058RE
      Our Price: $29.95

      Mayhem in the Morra
      1... c5 Wiped Off the Map! - Sicilian Refuted!
      Esserman is the world's leading expert on the Morra Gambit and he shares all his secrets and many novelties in a lively witty style. The Morra leads to exciting gambit play, so some players decline the offer with 3...Nf6 - Esserman also shows how White can attack this cautious defence.
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      Mayhem in the Morra

      1... c5 Wiped Off the Map! - Sicilian Refuted!
      Catalog Code: B0065QT
      Our Price: $29.95

      Chess Evolution 2 - Beyond the Basics
      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.
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      Chess Evolution 2 - Beyond the Basics

      Catalog Code: B0066QT
      Our Price: $29.95

      The Modern Reti
      An Anti-Slav Repertoire

      Publisher: Chess Stars
      Author: Alexander Delchev
      Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 212
      Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


      Book Description Many players find that facing the ultra-solid Slav is like banging your head against a brick wall. This book, from an experienced author and strong grandmaster provides a solution. Based around the moves: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4, Delchev provides original analysis, his own as well as computer generated, and up to date game references from 2011. The repertoire covers both 2...c6 and 2...e6 as well as the independent tries 2...dc and 2...d4. The book is divided into 8 sections, each of which is subdivided into a main ideas section, a step-by step theory section and finally some complete illustrative games. There is one section on each of 2...dc and 2...d4, before 4 chapters on the various Slav and Semi-Slav structures and 2 on an anti-Queen's Gambit Declined approach. In short this provides: A tried and tested repertoire against some of the most common and most solid black lines, presented by an established GM author An emphasis on understanding the themes and key ideas rather than a maze of complex variations Up to date game references and analysis that will stand the test of time About the Author(s) Alexander Delchev is European Grand Prix winner in 2004. He has played for Bulgaria in 6 Olympiads. His best rating so far was 2669. Delchev is the author of the bestsellers The Safest Scilian and The Safest Grunfeld.
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      The Modern Reti

      An Anti-Slav Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0081EU
      Our Price: $28.95

      Bobby Fischer Comes Home
      The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions
      Bobby Fischer Comes Home tells the story of their complicated friendship and paints an intimate portrait of the last years of the man who many see as the greatest chess player that ever lived.
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      Bobby Fischer Comes Home

      The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions
      Catalog Code: B0109NIC
      Our Price: $19.95

      1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners
      The Tactics Workbook that Explains the Basic Concepts Too!
      1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is a great first tactics book. It helps you in identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, in recognizing patterns of combinations, and in visualizing tricks.
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      1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

      The Tactics Workbook that Explains the Basic Concepts Too!
      Catalog Code: B0110NIC
      Our Price: $17.95

      The Stress of Chess
      ...and its Infinite Finesse
      In this memoir Walter Browne recounts his formative years, how he befriended and played Bobby Fischer in New York City, how he travelled the world, made his name and lived his life. He annotates his best chess games from over four decades, great attacking games full of sacrifices and fireworks, in a clear style that is accessible for amateur players.
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      The Stress of Chess

      ...and its Infinite Finesse
      Catalog Code: B0113NIC
      Our Price: $34.95

      Chess Informant - ISSUE 114
      2nd exclusive column by Garry Kasparov! The 13th World champion dissects top games of modern chess/ in English, 8 pages.
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      Chess Informant - ISSUE 114

      Catalog Code: B0114INF
      Our Price: $35.95

      What It Takes to Become a Chess Master
      Written by one of our biggest-selling and best-loved chess authors, in his trademark chatty, accessible but always informative style, this book is filled with practical exercises and test games that will reveal the secrets of how to join chess's elite ranks.
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      What It Takes to Become a Chess Master

      Catalog Code: B0115BT
      Our Price: $19.95

      Modern Chess Preparation
      Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age
      With powerful anecdotes and many instructive high-level games, Tukmakov explains how you can organize your homework, focus your efforts, and arrive at a viable game plan.
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      Modern Chess Preparation

      Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age
      Catalog Code: B0115NIC
      Our Price: $26.95

      The Modern French
      A Complete Guide for Black
      This is a complete and up-to-date work for players of all levels, and contains brand-new concepts in topical modern lines such as the Steinitz, McCutcheon and Morozevich Variations.
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      The Modern French

      A Complete Guide for Black
      Catalog Code: B0116NIC
      Our Price: $32.95

      The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White
      A Complete, Sound and User-Friendly Chess Opening Repertoire
      The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White contains many improvements on existing opening theory and offers a good balance between narrative and variations.
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      The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White

      A Complete, Sound and User-Friendly Chess Opening Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0117NIC
      Our Price: $29.95

      Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 1
      Planning the Pieces
      The First volume of Ludek Pachman's great trilogy Complete Chess Strategy which first appeared in Czechoslovak and German. Planning the Pieces deals with the long term planning, handling and positioning of the individual chess pieces.
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      Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 1

      Planning the Pieces
      Catalog Code: B0136IS
      Our Price: $19.95

      Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3
      Play on the Wings
      In each of these books the need for understanding is emphasized: there are too many variations for any memory to store. The player must understand the basic principles involved and the typical positions or maneuvers that can arise.
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      Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3

      Play on the Wings
      Catalog Code: B0147IS
      Our Price: $19.95

      Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon
      In this book David Vigorito focuses on all the critical Yugoslav Attack lines, examining the most important and instructive games in recent years and highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Vigorito is well known for his opening expertise and his lucid explanations of the main plans and tactics will benefit all players.
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      Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon

      Catalog Code: B0339EM
      Our Price: $27.95

      The Caro-Kann - Move by Move
      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.
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      The Caro-Kann - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: B0341EM
      Our Price: $29.95

      MOVIE - Chess Kids: Special Edition DVD
      Lynn Hamrick's award-winning inspirational film is back for the first time on DVD, with all new interviews of the original players, nearly 20 years later! Featuring Josh Waitzkin, top-ranked player Judit Polgar, & more!

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      LYNN HAMRICK PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
      Lynn Hamrick is a multiple award-winning director of documentaries, features, and network television. Her documentary Chess Kids aired on PBS and won many media and film festival awards. Her feature films, Finding Kelly and Splitsville, aired on Showtime, HBO and The Movie Channel. Selected television directing credits include: Family Ties, Fudge, Silk Stalkings, Baby-Sitter
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      MOVIE - Chess Kids: Special Edition DVD

      Catalog Code: DVD0005MV
      Our Price: $19.95

      The Games of Tigran Petrosian - 1942-1965 - VOLUME 1
      This is the first of two volumes devoted to the chess career of former World Champion Tigran Petrosian, whose masterly positional play and near invincibility earned him the name of "Iron Tigran".
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      The Games of Tigran Petrosian - 1942-1965 - VOLUME 1

      Catalog Code: B0153IS
      Our Price: $29.95

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