Chess 101, Everything a New Chess Player Needs to Know! (For Beginners)

Chess 101, Everything a New Chess Player Needs to Know! (For Beginners)

by David P. Schloss


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Many new chess players are surprised to discover when they go to a chess club or tournament that there's more to chess than just moving the pieces. This beginner chess book was written to provide new chess players with the basic information they need to prepare them to play chess in any venue, whether it's at a club, a tournament or even just casual games with friends.

I cover all of the essential components of playing chess, such as how to move the pieces and the proper way to set up the board, as well as how to write down your moves, the use of chess clocks, basic rules of play, study tips, tournament play and many other topics that will enhance your enjoyment of the game. I also cover chess-playing etiquette, which is seldom covered in other beginner chess books, but is very important to ensuring that you can both enjoy the game and gain the respect of your fellow players.

Voted "Best Beginner Chess Book" by, the biggest online chess site in the world with over 12 million members.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780962923074
Publisher: Schloss, Dave
Publication date: 08/07/2009
Pages: 86
Sales rank: 104,918
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Dave Schloss is a former Coconut Creek, Florida, City Chess Champion and Broward College Speed Chess Champion who has played chess since 1970. He has organized simultaneous chess exhibitions ("simuls") with Arnold Denker (grandmaster, U.S. Chess Champion from 1944-1946 and member of the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame); Roman Dzindzichashvili (grandmaster and two-time U.S. Chess Champion); and Michael Rohde (grandmaster and Chess Life magazine columnist).

Dave is the founder and past president of the Coral Springs Chess Club in South Florida, which he ran for over 10 years. He's also president of Motivation Plus, Inc., and is an acclaimed author whose books and audio programs have inspired people all over the world to reach their personal best.

Table of Contents

1. The Board, the Pieces and How to Set Them Up

2. The Value of the Pieces and How They Move

3. How to Write Chess Notation

4. The Three Phases of the Game of Chess

5. Chess Clocks

6. Getting Ready to Play in Your First Tournament

7. Basic Rules and Etiquette

8. Tips on Playing Winning Chess

9. Chess Puzzles

Chess 101 also contains over two dozen exhibits, designed to make understanding the game easy!

What People are Saying About This

Bill Cornwall

"This basic how-to manual, written in a simple and logical way, opens the door to the world of chess. It provides newcomers easy access to the intriguing and exciting challenges of both casual and tournament play."--(Bill Cornwall, Former Florida chess champion and national award-winning chess trainer and columnist who has served on the U.S. Chess Federation's Chess In Education and Rules committees)

Bruce Pandolfini

"Whether you want to know anything from setting up the board and moving the pieces, to the rules and etiquette of the game, to competing in your first tournament, you'll find it all and much more in Chess 101. Dave has given us a delightful introduction to the royal game. Enjoy and learn!"--(Bruce Pandolfini, Chess author, teacher and coach and was portrayed by Ben Kingsley in the 1993 film Searching for Bobby Fischer)

Michael Rohde

"Chess 101 stands alone among chess books for beginners because of its clarity and organization. In Chess 101, Dave Schloss moves seamlessly from the board setup and piece description, to the moves and relative values of the pieces, to chess notation, and then on to elements of chess strategy. This work fills a void as the beginner's book of choice, for chess students grade four or older, through adult, who want authoritative information. The reader will also learn all about how to get started in chess tournaments and how to get more involved in the fascinating game of chess."--(Michael Rohde, Grandmaster and former U.S. High School Champion, U.S. Junior Champion and U.S. Open Champion)

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