The most innovative chess computer, DGT Centaur automatically adapts itself to your playing strengths, with an ELO rating from 300 to 3000 depending on its opponent! It gives you a fair chance to win, learn and have fun along the way.
With the sensor board, you can move pieces in a natural way as the Centaur computer adapts to your level – as soon as you make your first move. Circular LED lights indicate the moves being played using touch sensors, while weighted chess pieces provide an authentic playing experience.
It has a rechargeable battery, e-Paper display and intuitive settings in many languages. Its greatest feature though is the adaptive intelligent chess program, which automatically adjusts itself to your playing strength, so you’ll always have a suitable playing partner.
Unlike other chess computers, which are typically made to play at their highest strength, Centaur was made to give everyone a good game. Whether you’re a beginner or strong player, home player or club player, Centaur will adjust to you as soon as you make your first move.
Its smart algorithm automatically adjusts to your level and always gives you a challenging game that is educative and great fun! It also has a hint system and the option to set up any position. Dimensions 40×40 cm Need a bag to keep the Centaur safe? Find it here.
Standing 16 inches tall, this MegaChess Giant Chess Set comes with (32) Black and White, high-density polyethylene chess pieces. Each individual giant chess piece has a base diameter of 4 to 5. 5 inches and weighs between 10 to 17 ounces.
If you prefer to make the chess pieces a little heavier, you can easily add fine sand through the hole in the base. The chess pieces are made of rugged, waterproof, and UV-resistant injection molded plastic.
These are commercial grade game pieces and will stand up to years of abuse. They withstand the outdoor elements very well and will retain their color. This MegaChess Giant Chess Pieces Set will inspire children to play.
The chess mat squares are colored in black and tan to reduce the visibility of dirt. Made from heavy-duty nylon, the chess mat is 5 x 5 feet(L x W) with 7-inch squares and has a metal grommet in each corner to insert the stakes through and anchor the mat to the ground.
Important Note: Giant Chess Game Boards are sold separately.
Perfect set for our backyard patio! Big enough to be easy to use outdoors, small enough to be easy to store. Pieces are sturdy, impressed by how they stay put – no need to fill with sand to withstand a windy day so far.
What a wonderful chess set, chessboard and carrying bags. I teach chess to children and young adults. We love to go outside and play in the local parks. This set fits beautifully in three high quality bags.
The chessboard is a plastic chessboard that snaps together. It works perfectly on grass and concrete. it has been a little heavy to move around all the time, but it works very well. We love to play with the larger chess pieces.
I highly recommend getting this 37″ set if you can. You will love it just as I do.
Winning Moves No Stress Chess is a game that will help you learn the world’s greatest game – Chess. You can play instantly because the special game board guides you to set up your pieces and each card in the innovative deck shows you how to move the piece it pictures.
You just set the pieces on the board, shuffle the deck, and begin to play! Simply draw the first card from the deck. The card features a chess piece and instructions on how to move it. Follow the instructions, while you get to decide how many spaces to move the piece (either 1 or more spaces, depending on the piece restriction).
You may never move onto or through a space occupied by one of your pieces. You must always stop moving when you enter a space occupied by an opposing piece, which you then capture and remove from the board (keep it).
You must move if you can (your choice if more than one piece of this type can be moved). If you cannot move a piece shown on the card, you lose your turn. (When the deck is depleted, shuffle both discard piles together to form a new draw pile; play continues.
) Each player gets a turn (draw a card and move 1 chess piece) only. The objective of Chess is always to capture the opposing King. No Stress Chess teaches players the moves of all the Chess pieces. The game is played on a regulation Chess board, but doesn’t require the movement knowledge or planning of Standard Chess.
No Stress Chess can be played at several levels of difficulty, gradually introducing players to Standard Chess in incremental steps. When you’re ready, just flip the board to its Standard Chess board side and play the authentic ‘king of games’.
A one-of-a-kind masterclass in chess from the greatest player of all time. Learn how to play chess the Bobby Fischer way with the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable method ever devised. Whether you’re just learning the game or looking for more complex strategies, these practice problems and exercises will help you master the art of the checkmate.
This book teaches through a programmed learning method: It asks you a question. If you give the right answer, it goes on to the next question. If you give the wrong answer, it explains why the answer is wrong and asks you to go back and try again.
Thanks to the book’s unique formatting, you will work through the exercises on the right-hand side, with the correct answer hidden on the next page. The left-hand pages are intentionally printed upside-down; after reaching the last page, simply turn the book upside-down and work your way back.
When you finish, not only will you be a much better chess player, you may even be able to beat Bobby Fischer at his own game!.
First of all THIS BOOK IS NOT WRITTEN BY BOBBY FISCHER!. If you want a book he actually wrote get “MY 60 Memorable Games” If your looking to improve at chess, and are looking into buying books and all that here is a good road map.
1. First before any books, try to do 50 tactics (puzzles) a day, get yourself a chess. com premium sub, just do it. Or use chesstempo. com 2. Get the book “Keep It Simple – 1. e4” by. Christof Sielecki.
Or get 1. d4 don’t get both. This is a great opening repertoire for white. 3. Get the book “Chess Openings for Black, Explained: A Complete Repertoire” by. Lev Albert. Really good background and general information for a chess novice, and solid repertoire for black.
4. People might be mad. But get “Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual” by. Mark Dvoretsky. This is a very complicated book meant for players 2000+ rating. BUT if you can understand the first chapter “Pawn Endgames” it will change the way you play chess, and improve you so much, the rest of the content you can learn as you grow.
But yeah. Avoid this trash, any free online content is better imo, its just a hype book.
Simple, effective introduction to Chess for beginners. You don’t need to understand chess notation like many other chess books, this page is all about diagrams. It positively encourages you to draw your own arrows to help.
Very simple challenge/answer system with each answer hidden behind a page turn.
Master one of the world’s most fascinating games — chess! Learn how to play chess through this fun, illustrated chess guide! A board game like no other, chess challenges young minds to think strategically about moves by applying the principles of chess to their club games, tournaments and championships.
Take your skills even further by gaining a deeper appreciation for the aim of the game and tactics. The chess book for kids age 9 and older includes: – Chessboard graphics that show how to apply the principles you learn in real-life game situations – A breakdown of the value, importance and role of each piece – A history section provides background on the game and its origins, reflecting the latest changes in the game and how it’s played International chess master and tutor Michael Basman show you everything you need to know to improve your tactics and win more games.
Go from beginner chess player to chess champion by following the expert advice in Chess for Kids. Soon you’ll know the difference between chess pieces (your bishop from your knight!) and how to use them strategically, when to use the castling move and how to counter the Queen’s Gambit.
Dive into the history of chess and learn from the greatest players and games. Chessboard graphics illustrate different scenarios so you can visualize different chess moves and their potential outcomes and learn the best move to make in any given situation.
I always have rated the D & K books as a Go to guide to all things. Their subject matter is second to none! I have a library of all subjects. History and nature they excel in , guides and all matters technical.
A good place to start from An excellent place to go-to.
This is a great beginner book for kids (or adults). Beautiful color pictures on every page! Goes over the basics, how each piece moves, fun facts about the history, etc. It was perfect for my niece and nephew (7&9 years old).
They were so excited about it! I would HIGHLY recommend this book for any child In your life who expresses an interest in Chess. Tells them everything they need to know to start playing.
Chess Geek’s prized quadruple weighted chess pieces are the best on the market for everyone from beginner to competitive players. The pieces are intricately designed; the set’s striking beauty and aesthetic appeal stands out in order to suit the tastes of any chess set enthusiast Put simply, once you go quadruple weight you’ll never go back to double weight, so if you’re in the market looking for a nice set of plastic pieces, look no further – these pieces rock! The Staunton design chess pieces looks like regular chess pieces (doesn’t confuse the kids), feels substantial, is sturdy, and the pieces don’t fall over at the slightest nudge.
These exceptionally durable pieces stand firmly in place when set down. They’re aesthetically pleasing in both use and appreciation. Chess pieces are beautifully crafted, featuring a 4. 0″ King with a 1.
875″ diameter base. Heavy! Each of the pieces is very heavily weighted and the set weighs an impressive four pounds. Pieces feature thick green felt pads on the bottom for ease of play. This set includes a bonus two extra queens to accommodate for pawn promotions.
Chess Geek’s roll-up chess board is the all-purpose chess playing board for every chess player. It’s a thin high quality vinyl backed with cloth to allow easy, lightweight storage, and a smooth playable surface.
The board features clear and legible algebraic notation, and measures 20″ by 20″ with 2. 25″ squares. With the excellent roll-up design and smooth playing surface, the vinyl board is perfect for kids, beginners, and meets all tournament chess standards.
Free bonus accompanying 16-page illustrated strategy guide fully and clearly explains all of the rules in the game of chess. The Strategy Guide included in the set explains all of the things a player at any level, from beginner on up, needs to know in order to play the game.
This board is for selling with number Board measures 18. 9”L x 18. 9”W x. 6”H (48cm x 48. cm x 1. 4cm). Square measures 2” (5cm). Tournament standard sized, wooden inlaid chess board. Made from mahogany and sycamore.
I used to play chess on the custom made chess table, but that is very expensive and takes just too much space, which is unreasonable for an amateur or even semi-professional player. This board is the best alternative, that can turn any flat surface to the professional tournament quality playing area.
Never again I’ll use “mousepad” or “vinil” boards, these is just too inferior to playing on the real wooden chess board. I think I have got extra 200 ELO points when I play on this board =).
A beautiful professional board. It is finely crafted. The finishing is delicate and needs to be handled with care to avoid dents. Due to this, and the fact that it is heavier than the portable boards, it is preferable to keep in one site.
I have absolutely no complaints about this board. The woodwork is better than I expected for the price and my wife absolutely loves it. It is made in Poland, which is wonderful since it seems most other boards are garbage from either China or India.
WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT OUR EUROPEAN BROTHERS. 🙂 🙂 :).
This is a chess book for everyone, from eight to eighty, beginner to master. In a clear, easy-to-follow format it explains how the best way to beat a stronger opponent (be it a friend, clubmate – or Dad!) is by cleverly forcing checkmate.
Delightful and instructive positions from real games are used to show the 50 Deadly Checkmates that chess masters use to win their games. – For the beginner, simply learning the checkmating ideas and enjoying the examples will help develop the tactical skills needed to carry out attacks, combinations and sacrifices.
– For the advanced player, many of these checkmating ideas will come as a revelation, having never been categorized before. Experts agree that pattern-recognition is vital to success in chess, and this book provides a wealth of valuable patterns.
– How to Beat Your Dad at Chess makes improving easy and fun, and is full of helpful explanations and practical advice on how to approach chess games with confidence – and success. – Grandmaster Murray Chandler finished second in the World Cadet Championship in 1976, ahead of Garry Kasparov, whom he defeated in their individual game.
He remains to this day one of the few players in the world with a 100% score against Kasparov. He was a key member of the England team that won the silver medals in Chess Olympiads three times during the 1980s, and went on to captain the team in 1994.
He is a former proprietor and Editor-in-Chief of the British Chess Magazine and the author of several bestselling chess books.
This is a good book, it is easy to read and you can knock it over in a about 4 hours if you already know a bit about chess. I’m 35 but I am looking to get a bit better at the game. Lots of people recommend this book and I know why.
It is basically a book with 50 checkmates in it and that actually gives you something to work towards when you play the game instead of just trying to take all their pieces and then fumble around to clumsily get a checkmate after trying 10 times.
It definitely improved my game play, not by sheep stations, but definitely a better player now. I highlighted the ones I liked (about 20 of them) and read through them each day for a week, which took about 15 minutes.
Now when I look at the board I just see where I want my pieces to get the win. Makes the game heaps easier.
First off, the book is a gift for my 9 year-old grandson. He and I have been playing chess for over a year. He’s been advancing nicely and can probably beat his Dad at chess already. I’m looking forward to the day that he will beat me.
This book will undoubtedly speed that process along.
Apologies I made error on feedback saying good for younger children. This book is great for older children up to adult. Fide/scottish grade 600+. Gives great tactics and explains strategies. Highly recommend for the advancing junior.
Win at chess with practical instruction from one of the world’s leading teachers! With clever strategies for more than 5000 situations and clear diagrams, Chess is for the enthusiastic novice as well as the competitor taking the game to the next level.
Chess takes you through more than 5,000 unique instructional situations, many taken from actual matches, including 306 problems for checkmate in one move, 3,412 mates in two moves, 744 mates in three moves, 144 simple endgames, and 128 tournament game combinations.
Organized by problem type, each combination, or game is keyed to an easy-to-follow solution at the back of the book. More than 6,000 illustrations make it easy to see the possibilities regardless of where your pieces are on the board.
The book also includes the basic rules of the game and an international bibliography. Chess is the ultimate book on winning the game.
Great book, if you are willing to put in the work. It amazed me how quickly I started to see patterns, how I knew how to prioritize possibilities. I’m only around a hundred pages into this tome. It is also, surprisingly fun to work with.
If you are going to put in the work it’s totally worth it, if not it’s at least a book that might impress people if on your shelf.
This book was developed by Laszlo Polgar to train his 3 brilliant chess daughters, Sophia (who went on to become an IM and WGM, Susan (GM and WIM who went on to become Women’s World Champion, U. S. Women’s Champion, for some time top ranked Female in the World), and Judit Polgar (Youngest at age 12 to top 100 FIDE, GM at 15, top 10 in FIDE for men/women for many years), with numerous accolades for supporting chess/women’s chess.
If you study the numerous Mate in 1 problems, then Mate in 2 becomes easy because you know the 2nd move instantly. If you study the numerous Mate in 2 problems then Mate in 3 becomes easy because you know the last 2 moves instantly.
Then study the Mate in 3. phenomenal chess reference.
An easy-to-understand guide to chess strategy — conceptual planning — has always been the amateur’s dream. This book makes that dream a reality. This comprehensive guide in dictionary form, the first of its kind, makes all aspects of chess strategy quick, easy, and painlessly accessible to players of all degrees of strength.
Each strategic concept is listed alphabetically and followed by a clear, easy-to-absorb explanation accompanied by examples of how this strategy is used in practice. Such great World Champions as Steinitz, Capablanca, Petrosian, Fischer, and Karpov have used these strategies in virtually all of their games.
Now you can arm yourself with their weapons. As you incorporate these weapons into your own play, they will enrich your appreciation of the game and lead you to one beautiful victory after another.
New to Chess? This book distills out the basics of strategy. Comprehensive more than complete, but, excellent advice from an International master to beginners and stalled out experienced tournament players.
Chess is experiencing a new wave of popularity in schools, and it’s educational too. Organisations like Chess in Schools are promoting it as the perfect way to develop analytical thinking skills, foster the competitive instinct – and provide a lot of fun along the way.
This cute, character-based book, aimed at children aged 7 and up, is a complete guide to chess for those starting out in the game. In straightforward, animated language, Jess and Jamie – two rough-and-tumble kids who are obsessed with chess – explain everything you need to know, from first sitting down at the board to sneaky tricks to help you beat your opponents.
It also introduces the idea of chess etiquette – and explains why sometimes no one wins and a game ends in stalemate. Friendlier and more fun than the average children’s chess book, The Batsford Book of Chess for Children should become an essential addition to any child’s bookshelf.
My 9 year old grandson has become enthused about chess. He plays with friends at school and with me from time to time when he is visiting. I noted that his knowledge was a bit scatter gun and bought this book to help him understand more, having explained to him about the various pieces and their status in the game.
He is very engaged with the book and I think it is a really helpful tool for young players to understand. At least he understands that they are ‘pawns’not ‘prawns’.
Buddy chess set has a polished playing field with black and dark grey tiles. Its 32 chess pieces made of zinc die-cast with light nickel or dark titanium surface finishes are visually different. The polished material of the playing field in combination with the velvet-covered playing pieces make moving the pieces particularly easy and pleasant.
Buddy chess set with its compact dimensions (36 x 36 x 6 cm) can be easily stored away or placed on the living room table as a decorative piece. Buddy has a concealed storage compartment underneath the playing field where all 32 chess pieces can be neatly stored.
Buddy Chess is part of the popular Buddy collection, which features the famous Buddy mascot. Are you looking for a modern and decorative chess set? Then order your Buddy Chess Set from Umbra today. About Umbra: Umbra is an internationally operating design company known for original, modern, cool, functional and affordable products for home & living.
I was looking for a unique chess set for my teenage sons’ b-day. After looking at numerous sets (including the Harry Potter set, which is pretty awesome), I came across the Umbra Buddy Chess Set. I loved the modern look of the pieces and game board, but hoped it was as nice as it appeared in the pics.
I was not disappointed. The pieces have a beautiful finish and they have a nice weight to them, with felt bottoms that allow them to glide across the board. The wood box also has a nice weight and finish, and when you remove the playing board, the interior has a dense foam with laser cutouts for each piece.
The pieces fit snuggly in the box for storage, but look super cool sitting out on the board for display. Finally, the board itself is also solid and heavy, with a mirrored playing surface and a velvet-like fabric on the back side.
My son was thrilled when he opened it, and has loved playing with it since. This is a pricer set, but something he’ll have for a lifetime. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something with a more contemporary flair, as well as being a great piece of art for a room.
Well packaged for delivery. Excellent quality pieces, nice and heavy. Beautiful finish. The board is tricky to nest back into wooden frame though. If you have difficulty with fine motor issues, it may be a challenge.
For the price point, this is an excellent set. Recommended.
Choose to lead the Lone Wanderer and his team of ally inhabitants, or the Super Mutant Master with some of the post-war’s most malicious creatures. Featuring a war-torn game board and 32 custom vinyl pieces, this Fallout Chess Game brings the Wasteland skirmishes to the table top.
The Fallout Chess Game is for 2 players. Ages 7 and up.
Mario and Bowser are battling it out once again and this time in the classic strategy game of chess. Pick a team and take control of 32 hand-painted playing pieces, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser and Yoshi with this Super Mario Chess Game.
Designed for two players, this Mario Strategy game can be used by a wide variety of people, allowing the whole family to have fun. This Super Mario Toy comes in a compact case that can be used to transport it or store it away when it is no longer in use.
Magnetic folding chess setWhat backpacking trip would be complete without a rousing game of evening chess? Sleek and compact, this Backpack Chess set folds away for space-saving convenience, inside of a mesh nylon cinch pack.
Throw it in your pack, luggage, or tote it along to the beach. The magnetic game pieces are a great feature when you dont have a perfectly flat surface for the board to rest on while playing.
We’ve had a different version of the GSI chessboard for a while that was multiple different games in one. We really only play chess and the board in the other version rolled up with various other game pieces to keep track of.
We really like this set as everything is contained in the chessboard itself, it’s more compact, and the board lies flat.
So light and little; magnets keep the pieces in place. We bought it for camping, and have been surprised how much we also use it in the living room! Means we can play chess cuddled up on the couch, no need to worry about pieces sliding or moving when someone reaches to grab more snacks!.
Enjoy a chess game anytime with this Book-Style Wooden Chess Board. The chess pieces can be put away inside the board, and the chess board folds, so you can store it vertically on a shelf like a book to save space.
The Staunton pieces in this wood chess game board set are crafted from fine wood and have a polished finish. This set has a compact design that can also be taken with you while you are traveling; you can simply fold it up pack it in a bag to have a game wherever you go.
Made for both experts and beginners alike, this chess game comes complete with instructions, so you can learn the rules.
My seven year old just discovered chess. He was very interested so we went to the local WalMart to get him his own chess set. Two different games were available. This one for about $25. 00 and another plastic set for about ten dollars.
I let him choose. He elected to buy the more expensive “nicer” set. All the way home he talked about his new chess set, the kid was really excited and happy. Well, we got home and opened the set. Poor quality.
I would not have paid more than one dollar at a thrift store or flea market or yard sale. The board was chipped, didn’t line up, color, stains are ugly, just plain junk if you ask me. Going back tomorrow for a plastic set and if that is junk we’ll play online.
It’s possible we got a bad set. It’s possible we didn’t. Wayyyyyyyyyy toooooooo much money for poor quality.
Love this chess set! Perfect for beginners to learn the game while familiarizing themselves with the pieces of the game. Easy to transport as it folds nicely with the pieces inside. Would definitely recommend this set.
Exquisite home furnishings and accessories are what Global Views is all about. Their products have been featured around the country in high end magazines and have even been among the furnishings at the Golden Globe Awards.
With pieces in both contemporary and traditional styles, Global Views is sure to have something for everybody. Enjoy the Low Amber Over Cobalt Vase – Lg in your home today! Each of these remarkable art glass pieces is composed of a separate base and lid – one amber and one cobalt.
Recently, in a conversation with his sister, my husband told me that she was hoping to purchase the above item for her granddaughter for Christmas! Well, she lives in Pittsburgh, while we live in Florida! I told him i would try to find the item online.
After visiting the local Target to see what their availability was, I went online and purchased what I had seen in the store! And, to my surprise, shipping was free! My husband’s sister, who is homebound, was absolutely delighted with our efforts to help her with a small part of her Christmas shopping! It was easy for us!.
My 10 year old son opened the gift Christmas morning ready to start our Holiday Chess tournament and the glass board was broken. The Chess pieces have felt bottoms, most all of which fell off as we removed the pieces, they are thin and flimsy, not easily re-attached, 32 new thicker felts would need to be purchased and glued on for smooth board play.
Some pieces had sharp, rough, glass edges, almost unsafe for the tips of your fingers, mainly rooks and queens.
Chess is one of most monumental games in mankind’s history of games. Its origins have been traced as far back as 600 AD and has always stood as a game of eloquent strategy and intense mental competition.
From Kings to erratic geniuses to kids just gaining an interest Chess finds an incredibly wide and lasting appeal. This deluxe Chess set has an inlaid wooden chessboard that folds shut with a latch becoming a classy wooden box to house all the Chess pieces.
Board size: 15″ x 15″ x 1-1/2″ (open); square size: 1-3/4″.
I ordered this for my grandmother to give my uncle for Christmas. He loved it so much. We weren’t expecting such great quality for the price. He loves chess and collects them as well. After all these years and the different ones he has he said by far this is the best one yet.
Its magnetic which is what I was looking for so we can play this while traveling, camping, on the bed, picnic table etc. However, the magnets are so weak the pieces barely stick to the board. And I mean barely as in dont accidentally bump the board or sneeze as the pieces will fall over and roll away.
Its not much better that a regular board to be honest.
For all chess fans this handsome set will be a fantastic addition to their collection. The premium 3D Knight Chess Set includes a board with storage large squares and a 2-inch-tall king. The pieces are pewter with a polyresin base.
Measures 15W x 15D x 5H inches Board itself measures 13. 5 inches square Includes a full set of pewter chessmen with resin base King measures 2 inches in height 1-inch base.
Every dollar spent on the set was worth it. The pieces are heavy and durable as is the board itself. It took my breath away once I set it up. I bought it for my partner for his bday and he absolutely loves it.
As there are many different possible variations and strategies that can be employed by both black and white. However, some general principles that can be applied include controlling the center of the board with pieces such as the knight and bishop, and creating a strong pawn structure that can be used to defend the king.
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