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    1992 2012 1992 to 2012
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    1. Bruce Pandolfini (4)
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      101 Chess Questions Answered
      Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
      Steve Giddins is an author acclaimed for his ability to write in down-to-earth style on fundamental chess topics. In this book he answers the questions that really matter to chess-players. His topics include many basic ideas, including some that have rarely been addressed so directly in chess literature, and thus are often misunderstood by club players. Where appropriate, the answers also address highly sophisticated concepts, providing insights gleaned from many years of experience and discussions with players and trainers of the highest level.
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      101 Chess Questions Answered

      Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
      Catalog Code: B0013GB
      Our Price: $14.95

      Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club
      Alex first learned to play chess when he was four years old. He loved it. He loved the pieces, the challenge, and the sweet taste that winning left in his mouth. He loved it until he played a chess game with moldy old Uncle Hooya...and lost. Then Alex decided to give up chess for good. Now in third grade Alex wants to give chess another try. He joins the chess club and discovers that chess is fun again.
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      Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club

      Catalog Code: B0012SS

      Regular Price: $17.99

      Special Price: $7.20


      Beginning Chess
      Over 300 Elementary Problems For Players New to the Game
      Now even beginners can reap the rewards of Pandolfini's acclaimed teaching system. Over 300 problems, tailored to beginning players, encompass everything a player needs to learn, from the basic rules and vocabulary to the moves of various chessmen to sophisticated strategies. 300 line drawings.
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      Beginning Chess

      Over 300 Elementary Problems For Players New to the Game
      Catalog Code: B0001SS
      Our Price: $17.99

      Chess for Children
      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.
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      Chess for Children

      How to Play the World's Most Popular Board Game
      Catalog Code: B0157GB
      Our Price: $16.95

      Chess Openings for Kids
      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.
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      Chess Openings for Kids

      Featuring 50 Mighty Opening Systems
      Catalog Code: B0164GB
      Our Price: $16.95

      Chess Puzzles for Kids
      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.
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      Chess Puzzles for Kids

      100 Puzzles to Torment Your Brain Cells
      Catalog Code: B0183GB
      Our Price: $16.95

      Chess Tactics for Kids
      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.
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      Chess Tactics for Kids

      50 Tricky Tactics to Outwit Your Opponent
      Catalog Code: B0170GB
      Our Price: $16.95

      ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CHESS CLUB
      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.
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      ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CHESS CLUB

      Catalog Code: T-CHESSCLUB
      Our Price: $21.95

      ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CLASSIC
      The Classic Shirt: Black shirt with 2 color front-and-back panel using soft plastisol inks for a crisp look. Small logo print on the front left breast and large logo print on center of back.
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      ENDGAME T-SHIRT - CLASSIC

      Catalog Code: T-CLASSIC
      Our Price: $21.95

      How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
      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.
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      How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

      Including the 50 Deadly Checkmates
      Catalog Code: B0056GB
      Our Price: $16.95

      Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess
      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.
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      Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess

      Aggressive Strategies and Inside Moves from the U.S. Junior Chess Champion
      Catalog Code: B0005SS
      Our Price: $15.99

      Learn Chess
      A Gold Medal Winner Explains How to Play and Win at Chess
      Starting with the very basics, this book tells you everything you need to know to become a successful chess-player. No prior knowledge is assumed. The reader learns step-by-step, with each new point illustrated by clear examples. By the end of the book, the reader will be fully ready to take on opponents across the board, or on the Internet, and start winning. Dr John Nunn has built up a world-wide reputation for the outstanding clarity of his writings on a wide range of chess topics. This is his first book to tackle the fundamentals of chess.
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      Learn Chess

      A Gold Medal Winner Explains How to Play and Win at Chess
      Catalog Code: B0130GB

      Regular Price: $12.95

      Special Price: $5.18


      Learn Chess Tactics
      Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games
      This book teaches basic tactical ideas such as the fork, pin, and discovered attack, and introduces general ideas such as elimination, immobilization and compulsion. A basic knowledge of simple tactics will enable a novice to start winning games, by giving checkmate or capturing material. As the player progresses, his tactical arsenal will broaden, and he will start to play sacrifices and combinations, and develop a deeper understanding of the game. Players who fail to study tactics systematically tend to suffer from tactical blind-spots that plague them throughout their playing career, and thus they fail to realize their full potential.
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      Learn Chess Tactics

      Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games
      Catalog Code: B0134GB
      Our Price: $19.95

      No Stress Chess
      Finally, a way to learn chess without stress! With this revolutionary chess teacher, you'll be playing the world's greatest game in no time at all! The secret? An innovative deck of action cards. Unlike any other chess educational products, No Stress Chess teaches you how to play using illustrated cards and an illustrated two-sided game board.
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      No Stress Chess

      Catalog Code: NOVNOSTRESS
      Our Price: $17.95

      Pandolfini's Chess Complete
      The Most Comprehensive Guide to the Game from History to Strategy
      The perfect addition to any personal chess library, Pandolfini's Chess Complete is a comprehensive, accessible reference. National Master Bruce Pandolfini has covered every aspect of the game, from chessboard and pieces to history and strategy, and has responded to virtually any possible question or situation that could arise. From algebra notation to "zugzwang," Pandolfini has created the chess bible for players of all levels.
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      Pandolfini's Chess Complete

      The Most Comprehensive Guide to the Game from History to Strategy
      Catalog Code: B0011SS

      Regular Price: $17.95

      Special Price: $7.18


      Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess
      Basic to Advanced Strategies with America's Foremost Chess Instructor
      From America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan.

      One of America's best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops.
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      Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

      Basic to Advanced Strategies with America's Foremost Chess Instructor
      Catalog Code: B0014SS
      Our Price: $16.95

      Square One
      The Best Chess-Drill Book For Beginners of All Ages
      From ever popular instructor Bruce Pandolfini comes this entertaining, interactive and effective book for teaching young Chess players and other newcomers to the game.
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      Square One

      The Best Chess-Drill Book For Beginners of All Ages
      Catalog Code: B0002SS
      Our Price: $17.95

      The House of Staunton STANDARD Tournament Bag
      The Standard Chess Tournament Bag from the House of Staunton is designed to carry all of your tournament equipment, including roll-up chessboards, chess pieces, clock, pencils and scorebook. It measures 25" x 8" and has both a strap with shoulder support and two reinforced nylon handles for easy transport. The outside of the bag features a cell phone pocket, mesh drink pocket and a zipper compartment.
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      The House of Staunton STANDARD Tournament Bag

      Catalog Code: BAGHOSSTANDARD
      Our Price: $39.95

      Understanding Chess Middlegames
      Featuring the 100 Most Important Middlegame Ideas
      Following on from his successful Understanding Chess Endgames, John Nunn turns his attention to the middlegame - the phase of the chess battle where most games are decided, yet the one that has received the least systematic treatment from chess writers. With the outstanding clarity for which he is famous, Nunn breaks down complex problems into bite-sized pieces.
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      Understanding Chess Middlegames

      Featuring the 100 Most Important Middlegame Ideas
      Catalog Code: B0178GB
      Our Price: $24.95

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