The Everything Chess Basics Book [NOOK Book]

Overview

If you're looking to learn about the game of chess-and win-The Everything Chess Basics Book provides you with the perfect introduction. Endorsed by the United States Chess Federation, The Everything Chess Basics Book is an authoritative guide that appeals to chess players of all ages and skill. From understanding the chess pieces to learning the basic moves to forming a winning strategy, The Everything Chess Basics Book teaches readers all they need to know to sharpen their skills and pick up a few advanced ...
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The Everything Chess Basics Book

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Overview

If you're looking to learn about the game of chess-and win-The Everything Chess Basics Book provides you with the perfect introduction. Endorsed by the United States Chess Federation, The Everything Chess Basics Book is an authoritative guide that appeals to chess players of all ages and skill. From understanding the chess pieces to learning the basic moves to forming a winning strategy, The Everything Chess Basics Book teaches readers all they need to know to sharpen their skills and pick up a few advanced techniques and tricks along the way. The Everything Chess Basics Book also features information on:
  • Special moves
  • Threats
  • Types of chess
  • Chess ethics and sportsmanship
  • Notation, scoring, and timing
Packed with hundreds of clear diagrams, The Everything Chess Book will have you declaring "Checkmate!" in no time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440522291
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: Everything
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 408,144
  • File size: 15 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: What is Chess?
Chapter 2: The Chess Board
Chapter 3: The Pieces and Pawns
Chapter 4: Ending the Game
Chapter 5: Special Moves
Chapter 6: Notation
Chapter 7: Basic Strategy
Chapter 8: Threats
Chapter 9: Planning Checkmate
Chapter 10: How to Plan Ahead
Chapter 11: What the Pieces can Do
Chapter 12: Putting it all Together
Chapter 13: Sportsmanship
Chapter 14: Starting a Chess Club
Chapter 15: Ratings and Competition
Chapter 16: Correspondence Chess
Chapter 17: On-line Chess
Chapter 18: Chess Computers
Chapter 19: Chess in Education
Chapter 20: The Chess Scene
Appendix A: Resources
Appendix B: Frequently Asked Questions
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  • Posted May 9, 2009

    An introduction to the game of chess

    This is a good basic chess book, but more suited to an older elementary school child (4th or 5th grade, perhaps) than a first or second grade chess player.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    This book is a very good introduction to the game of chess. Not

    This book is a very good introduction to the game of chess. Not only does it teach you how to play, but the majority of the book instructs you on how to become a good player. If you master the material in this book (if you understand it all and are able to apply most to all of it to your games) you can almost certainly reach a 1200 Elo or a little over. You may have to read it more than once (as there’s a lot of stuff to digest), but after you understand the material and have played several games, you will be able to beat almost any casual chess player. This book teaches the absolute beginner how to play and how to become quite good. It’s a great introduction to the game and puts you on the right track to becoming “really” good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    Learn how to play chess from scratch

    The 'EVERYTHING CHESS BASICS BOOK', written at an adult reading level will teach the absolute beginner how to play a basic game of chess. The author (a former employee of the United States Chess Federation) is a well informed player and fairly good writer. Perhaps a few items might have been arranged alittle more efficiently, but overall this is a good book to learn how to play chess from.

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