Gift Ideas for Children
A Basic Course in Positional Understanding
After you have learned the rules of chess and developed some tactical abilities, how do you go from there? You are now ready to tackle basic issues of strategy, but what is the best way to improve and win more games?
Chess Training for Post-Beginners
Some folks speak of a time when chess was reported on the evening news. They speak of a time when chess was a regular feature in Sports Illustrated magazine. They speak of a time when an American was the World Champion. That time was 1972. The CHAMPION 1972 chess shirt was created in recognition of historical event. The Champion chess shirt is a two color design printed on a heather-gray, 90%-10% cotton-poly blend.
ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CHAMPION
Inspired by the classic rock festival shirts, Chess Club is a four color design using discharge inks on a white, 100% ring-spun cotton shirt. The discharge inks produce a super soft feel that is "invisible" to the touch and deliver an authentic washed vintage feel.
ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CHESS CLUB
This course can be rightfully considered the predecessor to the Chess Tactics ART (CT-ART) course written for club and intermediate players.
DOWNLOAD - Chess Tactics ART for Beginners
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
MOVIE - Chess Kids: Special Edition DVD
21st Century Edition
Ask most chessplayers from the "baby boomer" generation how they acquired and sharpened their tactical skills, and chances are a Fred reinfeld tactical collection will be part of their answer. And now, for the first time, 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate is presented in modern Algebraic Notation.
1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate
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.
MOVIE - Knights of the South Bronx
Listen to Chess Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk as she gives instruction on how to play chess for the absolute beginner. Practice what you learn by playing chess against dinosaurs, and watch yourself grow as you progress.
Alexandra Teaches Chess
BROOKLYN CASTLE tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories.
Enhance Your Tactical Weapons! 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combination is the companion volume to Reinfeld's 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate. Of course each book can be taken on its own, but together they make a wonderful collection, and cover the full range of tactical chess. And they are now both available in 21st-century editions, using modern algebraic notation.
1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices & Combinations
The Chess Detective's Introduction to the Royal Game
Chess Workbook for Children is a fun, comprehensive workbook and instruction book for children (and adults!) who are new to chess or who are in the beginning stages of learning to play the royal game. Ten basic chess lessons and chess rules are presented in detail.
Chess Workbook for Children
Susan Polgar's Learning Chess the Easy Way: Chess for Absolute Beginners is by far one of the best ever DVDs made to teach beginners how to play the worlds greatest game. Susan teaches with the aid of great graphics and annimation beginners basic chess knowledge.
E-DVD LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners
This is a quiz based on very hard puzzles taken from master games, not from composed problems. Because of the difficulty and complexity of the puzzles, you score points just for getting the first move right. You do not have to see all the way to the end. At the end of the quizzes, you are rated based on how many you got right.
Chess Puzzles for Students
Featuring 50 Mighty Opening Systems
For chess-players of all ages and abilities, it is vital to get off to a good start. This simple guide provides all the tips and ideas needed to play purposefully from move one. That's because these 50 Mighty Openings are the very ones used by chess masters and grandmasters to outwit opponents time and again. This book teaches the names and starting moves of all the main chess openings, and explains the basic ideas.
Chess Openings for Kids
Our large Magnetic Travel Chess Set is a terrific Chess set at an unbelievable price. It features a snap-closed plastic box with plastic hinges that opens up to a 14" x 14" board with 1.625" squares. The nicely detailed pieces stay put with magnetic bases that keep them firmly planted on the board no matter how you hold it. The King is 3.2" tall and all of the pieces are very visible and easy to play with. When folded, the set and board fit nicely in your bag or backpack for later use. If you run a Chess club or teach Chess, we recommend these sets as a great prize and gift!
14" Magnetic Travel Chess & Checkers Set
Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.
The Superior Chess Set Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Superior Chess Bag. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag.
Superior Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Superior Bag
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50 Tricky Tactics to Outwit Your Opponent
Chess enthusiasts of all ages and levels will find this book an instructive delight. In a simple, easy-to-understand format it explains how to bamboozle your chess opponents using commonly occurring tactical motifs. The illustrative positions, all taken from real games, show the 50 Tricky Tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games. Recognizing frequently-occurring tactical ideas is vital to success in chess. One of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to improve at chess is by learning these thematic manoeuvres. Beginners will benefit from the clear explanation of basic concepts, such as how to utilise a fork, pin, or skewer. Advanced players will delight in the many devious middlegame tricks - some classified here for the first time - which can catch out even grandmasters.
Chess Tactics for Kids
This versatile drawstring backpack is printed with a contemporary Chess graphic and can be carried like a traditional backpack or over the shoulder thanks to its adaptable drawstring design. The drawstring backpack has an overall size of 18"x14" and is large enough to hold all of your Chess equipment.
Deluxe Drawstring Cinch Backpack
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1001 Real Chess Tactics From Real Chess Games
The best way to improve at chess is to solve tactics puzzles. But why do regular tactics books make amateurs study master games? Is it useful for beginners to analyze games that are unreal for everyday chess players? YES! Tactics Time 2 presents 1001 fresh and instructive positions.
Tactics Time 2
How to Play the World's Most Popular Board Game
With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess.
Chess for Children
Learn How to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School
A power move, explains experienced chess teacher Charles Hertan, is a winning master tactic that requires thinking ahead. To become one of the best chess players in your school you need to be able to think just 1,5 moves ahead, and this book teaches the four basic tricks do so.
Power Chess for Kids
1001 Chess Tactics From The Games of Everyday Chess Players
The best way to improve at chess is to solve tactics puzzles. But why do regular tactics books make amateurs study master games? Is it useful for beginners to analyze games that are unreal for everyday chess players? YES! If you want to improve at chess but have limited time and energy available, this is your book! Now you can study positions that are happening in games you yourself might have played!
More Ways to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School
For kids who love to amaze their friends with their chess skills, Charles Hertan presents new ways to find Power Moves, winning tactics that require thinking ahead. In Volume 2, the four special teachers get a new colleague! Knelly the Knight arrives on the scene and will assists Zort (a computer from outer space), the Dinosaurs, the Power Chess Kids and the Chess Professor. Together they will help you to become a very dangerous chess player.
Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2
Including the 50 Deadly Checkmates
This is not just a book for kids - for 'Dad' read any opponent who beats you regularly! This book teaches the 50 Deadly Checkmates - basic attacking patterns that occur repeatedly in games between players of all standards. Each mating motif is carefully and simply explained, and several illustrative examples are given. A final test enables the reader to grade his pattern recognition abilities, and the last chapter explains what to do if your Dad is Garry Kasparov. Fun, instructive - and guaranteed to improve your game.
How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
100 Puzzles to Torment Your Brain Cells
This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard.
Chess Puzzles for Kids
Aggressive Strategies and Inside Moves from the U.S. Junior Chess Champion
The subject of the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer, Josh Waitzkin has long been the top-ranked player for his age in the United States and a role model for chess-playing kids everywhere. Now, for the first time, Waitzkin reveals the aggressive tactics and psychological techniques that have propelled him to the forefront of the chess world.
Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess
If you're a beginner, you simply can't afford to miss a mate in one if you want to improve your chess. This comprehensive course, developed by the chess experts at Convekta, addresses this problem.
DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I
Product Description The Quiver Chess Set Combination includes a set of Single Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Quiver Chess Bag. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. NOTE: Color selection indicates the color of BOTH the Chess Bag and Chessboard included in this combination set. Exception: Products with camo selections would come with closest matching color.
Quiver Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Quiver Bag
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This training program is designed for teaching children, either in groups with a teacher or at home guided by parents.
DOWNLOAD - Chess Tactics for Beginners - VOLUME 2.0
In the first half of this book, Sadler concentrates on establishing general principles for the opening, middlegame, and endgame. For instance, the section on the opening discusses the principles of good development, king safety, center occupation, and the initiative. Each section concludes with a summary of the important points and selection of exercises to help you see how much you've internalized before you go on.
Tips for Young Players
Get the baseball hat that proclaims the sport you'd rather be playing. This two-tone Khaki and Navy Blue hat is 100% cotton and embroidered with the USCF logo.
USCF Baseball Hat
Product Description The Standard Chess Set Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Standard Chess Bag. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. NOTE: Color selection indicates the color of BOTH the Chess Bag and Chessboard included in this combination set.
Standard Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Standard Bag
Our Price: $14.95
Tactics by 9Queens
Play Like A Girl!, the first book of its kind, is a collection of tactical positions from the world's best women chessplayers. Profiled players range from Hungary's Judit Polgar, the best woman chessplayer in history, to Abby Marshall, the teenager who became the first American girl to win the Denker High School Tournament of Champions.
Play Like a Girl
Chess is great for developing a child's analytical skills, fostering the competitive instinct—and having fun. Nothing beats this cute, character-based guide for teaching youngsters how to play. Jess and Jamie—two rough-and-tumble, chess-obsessed kids—explain it all: what the pieces are and how they move; the opening, middlegame, and endgame; checkmate; and sneaky tricks that win. The book's friendly, entertaining, and essential to any child's bookshelf.
The Batsford Book of Chess for Children
Product Description The Drawstring Chess Set Combination includes a set of Triple Weighted Regulation Plastic Chess Pieces, Regulation Vinyl Chessboard (with 2.25" Squares) and a Drawstring Chess Bag. Each combination consists of one set of Chess Pieces (which includes two additional queens), one chessboard and one bag. NOTE: Color selection indicates the color of BOTH the Chess Bag and Chessboard included in this combination set.
Drawstring Chess Set Combination - Triple Weighted Regulation Pieces | Vinyl Chess Board | Drawstring Bag
Our Price: $14.95