Checkmate!: My First Chess Book

Checkmate!: My First Chess Book

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by Garry Kasparov, G. K. Kasparov
     
 

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Discover all the various pieces - the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate. Learn the numerous tricks and

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Discover all the various pieces - the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate. Learn the numerous tricks and traps that you can set your unwary opponents and, just as importantly, how to avoid falling into them yourself. Make a journey through this book and, with the help of the world's best player, readers will be ready for your first chess battle.

*Covers all the crucial rules, aims and aspects of the game
*Full color illustrations throughout
*Innovative design
*Written by a legend of the chess world

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857443585
Publisher:
Everyman Chess
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
98
Sales rank:
376,098
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Garry Kasparov is generally regarded as the greatest chess player ever. He was the thirteenth World Champion, holding the title between 1985 and 2000. His tournament record is second to none, featuring numerous wins in the world's major events, often by substantial margins. Over the last few years he has taken first prize in ten consecutive major international events.

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Checkmate!: My First Chess Book 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for beginners (for kids or adults). The layout is great with easy to understand text. Each chess piece is described well, listing their strength and weakness. Again, this book is very basic and not for advanced levels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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