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Ultimate SCRABBLE (R) Dictionary and Word List - All the Official Playable Words, Plus Tips and Strategy (Hardcover, 4th... Ultimate SCRABBLE (R) Dictionary and Word List - All the Official Playable Words, Plus Tips and Strategy (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
Collins Dictionaries; Contributions by Collins Puzzles 1
R767 R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Save R215 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A beautifully-designed, gift package showcasing the most comprehensive Scrabble resource ever, the perfect reference work for all players. Now fully updated with the new official word list, it includes an exhaustive list of every valid word playable in Scrabble. Presented in two sections, this book includes a comprehensive dictionary with short definitions of all playable words of two to nine letters in length, and in section two a full listing of all playable words of ten to fifteen letters in length. Provides quick and easy access to all the most useful words in Scrabble, making words easier to remember and adding interest to most social games, whether you're a beginner or a veteran! With succinct and practical definitions for every word of between two and nine letters, players can check meanings of words without having to consult a second dictionary. Collins Scrabble dictionaries are endorsed by Mattel and are an essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (R) is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

SCRABBLE (R) Dictionary - The Official Scrabble (R) Solver - All Playable Words 2 - 9 Letters in Length (Hardcover, 5th Revised... SCRABBLE (R) Dictionary - The Official Scrabble (R) Solver - All Playable Words 2 - 9 Letters in Length (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition)
Collins Dictionaries 2
R381 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R100 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An essential resource for all Scrabble enthusiasts. Stuck on how to decide on what is a valid word in Scrabble? This major new edition, in hardback, is fully updated to include all valid words between 2 and 9 letters in length from the latest official Scrabble word list, and allows players to settle disputes over the eligibility of words. Short definitions are given for every main word listed, and have been updated for this new edition, allowing players to check meanings of words without having to consult a second dictionary. Collins Scrabble dictionaries are endorsed by Mattel and are an essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (R) is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

101 Ways to Win at Scrabble - Top Tips for Scrabble Success (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Barry Grossman 101 Ways to Win at Scrabble - Top Tips for Scrabble Success (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Barry Grossman; Contributions by Collins Puzzles 1
R200 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R50 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Inside this little book one of Britain's top Scrabble players reveals his top tips for all day, everyday Scrabble success. We all want to get one over on our friends and family on the Scrabble board. Most of us manage to win now and again but if you're looking for a permanent performance boost, then this book is for you. Barry Grossman offers us some of his top tips for remembering high-scoring and unusual words along with those crafty tactics which will make all the difference. Beautifully produced, this little book is a treasure in itself and makes a perfect gift for all word enthusiasts and aspiring Scrabble players the world over. Collins Little Book of 101 Ways to Win at Scrabble (TM) is endorsed by Mattel. SCRABBLE (TM) is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2017 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved Barry Grossman is one of the UK's best Scrabble players and a committee member of the Association of British Scrabble Players. He has also appeared on and won Countdown.

Volledige Skaakboek (Afrikaans, Paperback): Elizabeth Dalby Volledige Skaakboek (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Elizabeth Dalby; Illustrated by Adam Constantine, Verinder Bhachu, Leonard Le Rolland; Translated by Marie Ribbens
R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Die volledige skaakboek is geskik vir skaakspelers van alle vaardigheidsvlakke, asook dié wat skaak wil leer speel. Die boek se eenvoudige dog opwindende ontwerp word gekombineer met toeganklike en gebruikersvriendelike teks en verduidelikings, en is propvol kleurvolle illustrasies en foto’s.

Imagination in Chess - How to Think Creatively and Avoid Foolish Mistakes (Paperback): Paata Gaprindashvili Imagination in Chess - How to Think Creatively and Avoid Foolish Mistakes (Paperback)
Paata Gaprindashvili
R476 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R136 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There is much published on chess tactics, strategy, openings and endings, but little on how to come up with imaginative solutions through logical thinking and evaluation. This book is dedicated to that task and provides over 700 'fresh' positions, incorporating a variety of schemes of thought for the reader to solve. The examples emphasise the power of logical and resourceful thinking, quick wit and imagination. In each chapter the author presents little-explored concepts, such as progressive and reciprocal thinking, to help the reader achieve decisive results and to make fewer mistakes in calculation. The material has been accumulated by the author over many years as a trainer and will be of great benefit to competitive players seeking to improve their methods of thinking.

Chess Player's Bible (Hardcover): James Eade, Al Lawrence Chess Player's Bible (Hardcover)
James Eade, Al Lawrence
R421 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R90 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Master the ancient art of chess, the game of kings. Learn the key techniques and classic moves of the chess masters, including basic and advanced tactics, combinations, sacrifices, and pawn structures. Over 300 examples demonstrate attacking and defensive strategies for the opening, middle, and end phases of the game.

The Grandmaster - Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again (Paperback, Export): Brin-Jonathan Butler The Grandmaster - Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again (Paperback, Export)
Brin-Jonathan Butler
R359 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R127 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A firsthand account of the dramatic 2016 World Chess Championship between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Sergey Karjakin, which mirrored the world's geopolitical unrest and rekindled a global fascination with the sport. The first week of November 2016, as a crowd of people swarmed outside of Manhattan's Trump Tower to rail against the election of Donald Trump, hundreds more descended on the city's South Street Seaport. But they weren't there to protest. They were there to watch the World Chess Championship between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Sergey Karjakin-what by the time it was over would be front-page news and thought by many the greatest finish in chess history. The story lines were riveting. The championship hadn't been hosted in New York City, the de facto world capital of the sport, in more than two decades. With both Carlsen and Karjakin just 25 years old, the tournament organizers were billing it as a battle of the millennials-the first time the championship had been waged among the generation that grew up playing chess primarily against computers. And perhaps most intriguing were all the geopolitical connections to the match. Originally from Crimea, Karjakin had recently repatriated to Russia under the direct assistance of Putin. Carlsen, meanwhile, had expressed admiration for Donald Trump, and his first move of the tournament he played with a smirk what's called a Trompowsky Attack. Then there was the Russian leader of the World Chess Federation being barred from attending due to US sanctions, and chess fanatic and Trump adviser Peter Thiel being called on to make the honorary first move in sudden death. That the tournament required sudden death was a shock. Oddsmakers had given Carlsen, the defending champion, an 80% chance of winning. It would take everything he had to retain his title. In doing so, he would firmly make his case to be considered the greatest player chess has ever seen. Author Brin-Jonathan Butler was granted unique access to the two-and-half-week tournament and watched every move. In The Grandmaster, he aims to do for Magnus Carlsen what Norman Mailer did for Muhammed Ali in The Fight, John McPhee did for Arthur Ashe in Levels of the Game, and David Foster Wallace did for Roger Federer in his famous New York Times Magazine profile. Butler captures one of the world's greatest sportsmen at the height of their powers, and attempts to decipher the secret to that greatness.

The Queen's Bishop Attack Revealed (Paperback): James Plaskett The Queen's Bishop Attack Revealed (Paperback)
James Plaskett
R422 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R119 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Queen's Bishop Attack, also known as the Pseudo-Trompowsky, is used by bold, enterprising players who want to cut across their opponent's intention to play a Slav or Queen's Gambit. It has long been a favourite of top-rated UK chess players, including Julian Hodgson, Michael Adams and the late Tony Miles, and this is the first ever book to cover it. Grandmaster James Plaskett has successful practical experience on both sides of the Queen's Bishop Attack, and so is the perfect guide to this sound, challenging and yet reassuringly off-beat opening. This book is the latest in the innovative 'Revealed' series, in which the key ideas of chess openings are explained in an entertaining and accessible way, using fresh, clear presentation - ideal for improving players. 'First moves' leads you through the basic opening moves 'Heroes and Zeros' reveals both star performances and pitfalls in the Queen's Bishop Attack 'Tricks and Traps' guides you through the sharpest variations 'What's Hot' pinpoints the key battlegrounds among the world's elite

Batsford's Modern Chess Openings (Paperback): Nick De Firmian Batsford's Modern Chess Openings (Paperback)
Nick De Firmian 1
R697 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R194 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The standard reference work on chess openings for more than half a century, earning the epithet 'the chess player's bible'. 'Batsford's Modern Chess Openings' is the most comprehensive single-volume work on the openings. Covering every standard line of play, it provides the distilled essence of contemporary opening theory. This edition is an indispensable reference work for club and tournament players.International Grandmaster Nick de Firmian is a three-times US Champion and an expert on opening theory. He helped develop computer Deeper Blue's opening repertoire in its match victory over arch-theoretician Gary Kasparov.

Official SCRABBLE (R) Words - The Official, Comprehensive Word List for Scrabble (R) (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition): Collins... Official SCRABBLE (R) Words - The Official, Comprehensive Word List for Scrabble (R) (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition)
Collins Dictionaries; Contributions by Collins Puzzles 1
R594 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R163 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

NEW AND FULLY UPDATED IN 2019 The latest official Scrabble word list, endorsed by governing body WESPA for use in tournament and club play from 1st July 2019, contains all valid Scrabble words. Check which words you can play with this authority on Scrabble and settle any disputes with the official list from Collins. Based on Collins English Dictionary, this is the most comprehensive Scrabble word list ever, including World English from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, and USA brought together in a single list. With more than 279,000 permissible words, including inflected forms, this is the ideal training and adjudication tool for everyone playing Scrabble. Endorsed by Mattel and WESPA (the World English-Language Scrabble Players Association) this is the essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (R) is a registered trademark of J. W, Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Ideas Behind Modern Chess Openings: Black (Paperback, annotated edition): Gary Lane Ideas Behind Modern Chess Openings: Black (Paperback, annotated edition)
Gary Lane
R441 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R128 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Following the success of 'Ideas Behind Modern Chess Openings', this comprehensive companion volume gives the complete opening repertoire for Black. A must for anyone who plays with Black pieces, these low-maintenance, easy-to-follow openings can be played from the very first move, enabling players to dictate the development of the game from a very early stage. Chess grids throughout demonstrate key lines and aid and accelerate learning. Gary Lane annotates the illustrated games in the instructive and accessible style that has made him one of the most popular chess writers in the world today.

Dog Bingo (Game): Polly Horner Dog Bingo (Game)
Polly Horner 1
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This beautifully illustrated bingo game features 64 breeds of dog from around the world. Spot all kinds of dogs - from the tiny chihuahua to the noble Great Dane, from the sleek Saluki to the dreadlocked Hungarian Puli, mark them off on your card and bingo! Dog Bingo brings a fun and educational twist to the traditional game as players learn the names and colourings of both their favourite breeds and weird and wonderful exotic dogs. Contains 64 superbly illustrated dog tokens, one board, 12 bingo cards and brightly coloured counters for you to mark up your card, as well as a leaflet containing basic information and a few quirky traits for all of the dogs featured.

Ocean Bingo (Game): Holly Exley Ocean Bingo (Game)
Holly Exley; Mike Unwin 1
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This family-friendly game is packed with ocean creatures for hours of bingo fun. Includes such favourites as the emperor penguin, sea otter, killer whale and Pacific seahorse as well as lesser known sea inhabitants like the yellow-bellied sea snake and the bioluminescent octopus.

Boasting 64 weird, wonderful and beautiful species, Ocean Bingo is filled with fun facts and glorious illustrations that are guaranteed to delight aquatic afficionados. Mark each species off on your card as it’s called and be the first to shout BINGO!

The Dictionary of Two-Letter Words - The Scrabble Player's Secret Weapon! - Master the Building-Blocks of the Game with... The Dictionary of Two-Letter Words - The Scrabble Player's Secret Weapon! - Master the Building-Blocks of the Game with Memorable Definitions of All 127 Words (Paperback)
Rick Carlile; Cover design or artwork by Carlile Media
R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Modernized Grunfeld Defense (Paperback): Zherebukh The Modernized Grunfeld Defense (Paperback)
Zherebukh
R836 R650 Discovery Miles 6 500 Save R186 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Modernized Grunfeld Defense will be extremely helpful for any chess player looking for a reliable lifetime repertoire against White's 1.d4. It will benefit current Grunfeld players as Yaro unveils his analysis and numerous novelties waiting to be played over the board.

My Chess World (Paperback): Navara My Chess World (Paperback)
Navara
R957 R747 Discovery Miles 7 470 Save R210 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is not a pure (auto)biography, rather a games collection. It consists mainly of interesting high-class games played by me, including many losses. Most of the games are preceded by accompanying texts, which vary from essays to tournament reports. The title of the book might seem presumptuous, but I wanted to show how I see or experience the competitions without denying the chess worlds of others. While the texts are mostly light and subjective, at the same time I tried hard to stick to the facts and provide some food for thought. GM David Navara May 2020.

Backgammon for Winners (Paperback): Bill Robertie Backgammon for Winners (Paperback)
Bill Robertie
R303 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R19 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pick a Flower - A Memory Game (Cards): Anna Day, Gina Fullerlove Pick a Flower - A Memory Game (Cards)
Anna Day, Gina Fullerlove; Illustrated by Marcel George
R367 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R119 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn the language of flowers in this blossoming memory game. Match flowers to their uses and meanings, and collect the most pairs to win. From lillies at funerals, to 'flower power' carnations - this fun game is an ideal gift for nature lovers. Pair up the flowers with their typical uses and meanings in this beautiful and simple memory game. To play, place the cards face down and see if you can remember where the matching pairs are located. Collect more pairs than your opponent to win! With all kinds of flowers included - from marigolds in Mexican Day of the Dead displays to Japan's cherry blossom season, and from Van Gogh's Sunflowers to the first flower germinated in space - this fun and educational game is an ideal gift for nature lovers everywhere.

Make Your Own Mondrian - A Modern Art Puzzle (Cards): Henry Carroll Make Your Own Mondrian - A Modern Art Puzzle (Cards)
Henry Carroll
R429 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R137 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Immerse yourself in a world of abstract equilibrium with 57 tiles inspired by the Modernist master Piet Mondrian. Arrange the tiles to create table-top compositions of perfect balance, large or small. Beautifully presented and with millions of possible arrangements, Make Your Own Mondrian will delight would-be Modernists of all ages.

MASTER WORKS - Rare and Beautiful Chess Sets of the World (Hardcover): Dylan Loeb McClain MASTER WORKS - Rare and Beautiful Chess Sets of the World (Hardcover)
Dylan Loeb McClain
R1,011 R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Save R255 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Bobby Fischer Goes To War - How A Lone American Star Defeated The Soviet Chess Machine (Paperback): David Edmonds, John Eidinow Bobby Fischer Goes To War - How A Lone American Star Defeated The Soviet Chess Machine (Paperback)
David Edmonds, John Eidinow
R403 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, the Soviet world chess champion, Boris Spassky, and his American challenger, Bobby Fischer, met in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown, played against the backdrop of superpower politics, held the world spellbound for two months with reports of psychological warfare, ultimatums, political intrigue, cliffhangers, and farce to rival a Marx Brothers film. Thirty years later, David Edmonds and John Eidinow have set out to reexamine the story we recollect as the quintessential cold war clash between a lone American star and the Soviet chess machine. A mesmerizing narrative of brilliance and triumph, hubris and despair, Bobby Fischer Goes to War is a biting deconstruction of the Bobby Fischer myth, a nuanced study on the art of brinkmanship, and a revelatory cold war tragicomedy.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

How Karpov Wins (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Edmar Mednis How Karpov Wins (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Edmar Mednis
R519 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Newly revised, enlarged edition of first book on great Russian chess master focuses on the tactics, strategy and even psychological approaches employed by Karpov in winning against Bronstein, Smyslov, Browne, Gligoric, Spassky, Korchnoi and other greats. 100 games analyzed simply and clearly, showing exactly how Karpov won. Indispensable for players seeking to improve their own games. Over 300 chess diagrams.

303 Tricky Checkmates (Paperback): Fred Wilson, Bruce Alberston 303 Tricky Checkmates (Paperback)
Fred Wilson, Bruce Alberston
R303 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R19 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Chess For Dummies (Paperback, 4th Edition): James Eade Chess For Dummies (Paperback, 4th Edition)
James Eade 1
R516 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R143 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Your quick and easy guide to chess Kings, queens, knights does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? Taking the intimidation out of this age-old pastime, Chess For Dummies, 4th Edition is here to help beginners wrap their minds around the rules of the game, make sense of those puzzling pieces, and start playing chess like a champ. From using the correct chess terminology to engaging in the art of the attack, you'll get easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations that demystify the game and give you an extra edge. Chess isn't a game you can master it's an activity that requires patience, strategy, and constant learning. But that's all part of the fun and challenge! Whether you're playing chess online, in a tournament, or with a family member or friend, this hands-on guide gets you familiar with the game and its components, giving you the know-how to put the principles of play into action from the opening to the endgame. * Grasp the principles of play and the nuances of each phase of the game * Familiarize yourself with the pieces and the board * Pick the perfect chess board and set * Know each of the pieces and their powers If you find yourself in a stalemate before you even begin a game, this friendly book helps you put your chess foot forward!

Learn from Bobby Fischer's Greatest Games (Paperback): Eric Schiller Learn from Bobby Fischer's Greatest Games (Paperback)
Eric Schiller
R306 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R19 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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