Knack Chess for Everyone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Rules, Moves & Winning Strategies

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Chess has been one of the world’s most popular games for centuries and is still going strong. Not only is it both fascinating and fun, but as recent studies have shown, it also has potential lifelong benefits: improved academic achievement in children and a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. With Knack Chess for Everyone, there’s finally a clear, step-by-step, visually driven introduction that makes the game easier than ever, without ignoring the complexities. From the basics to the concepts, ...

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Overview

Chess has been one of the world’s most popular games for centuries and is still going strong. Not only is it both fascinating and fun, but as recent studies have shown, it also has potential lifelong benefits: improved academic achievement in children and a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. With Knack Chess for Everyone, there’s finally a clear, step-by-step, visually driven introduction that makes the game easier than ever, without ignoring the complexities. From the basics to the concepts, tactics, and strategies needed for advanced play, this book gives you everything you need for years of great chess to come.
 
450 full-color photos covering:
Moving & Capturing
10 Tough Tactics
• Opening Principles
Playing White & Black
• Special Moves
Middle Game
• Attacking the King
Championship Combinations
Draws
• Checkmates
• Endgame

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Editorial Reviews

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"Whether you want to quickly learn the basics or to become a tough tournament player, popular chess writer Al Lawrence employs his usual wit and clarity to give you an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide."
—Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion

"Whatever your age, former Chess Journalist of the Year Al Lawrence makes it easy to learn chess—and to get good at it. You'll come away with a hobby that's good for your mind and a way to make new friends all over the world."
—Nick de FirmianThree-time U.S. Chess Champion and author of "Modern Chess Openings"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599215105
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Series: Knack: Make It easy
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 715,974
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Al Lawrence iis a regular contributor to Chess Life magazine as well as to the World Book Yearbook encyclopedia. Executive director of the United States Chess Federation during a decade of innovation and record-breaking growth, he went on to serve as the first executive director of the World Chess Hall of Fame.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 – History/Overview

Chapter 2 – How Pieces Move

Chapter 3 – Chess Notation; Piece Values

Chapter 4 – Check, Checkmate, Special Moves

Chapter 5 – Alternative Games

Chapter 6 – Tactics: Forks, Skewers, Pins

Chapter 7– Strategy: Offense & Defense

Chapter 8 - Openings

Chapter 9 – More Openings

Chapter 10 – Middle Game

Chapter 11 – Tactical Problems

Chapter 12– End game

Chapter 13 – Chess Problems

Chapter 14 – Common Mistakes to Avoid

Chapter 15 – Instructive Sample Games

Chapter 16 – Chess Thinking

Chapter 17 – Advanced Chess Problems

Chapter 18 – Computer, Online, and Distance Chess

Chapter 19 - Chess Opportunities: Clubs, Teams, Tournaments,  

Chapter 20 - Resources

Glossary

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