The Everything Chess Basics Bookby Peter Kurzdorfer, Us Chess Federation
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 and coauthored by Anne Ashton, Director of Marketing, Advertising, and Outreach for the U.S.C.F. and Peter Kurzdorfer, editor of Chess Life magazine, The/i>/i>… See more details below
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 and coauthored by Anne Ashton, Director of Marketing, Advertising, and Outreach for the U.S.C.F. and Peter Kurzdorfer, editor of Chess Life magazine, 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:
*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.
Anne Ashton is the Director of Marketing, Advertising, and Outreach for the U.S. Chess Federation, and has a master of science in journalism from Columbia University. She lives in Lagrangeville, NY.
Peter Kurzdorfer is the editor of both Chess Life and School Mates magazines. Mr. Kurzdorfer gained his Master rating in 1981 and earned the Original Life Master title in 1991. He began teaching chess in the early 1980s and served as Resident Chess Master in Bradford, PA, throughout most of the 1990s. He lives in Franklinville, NY.
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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.
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.
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.