by Sinclair Wilkinson


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ISBN-13: 9781938366222
Publisher: Hancock Press
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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Chess 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book thinking that it would be fun read to accompany the chess game on my Nook. It became a lesson in reading at least some of a book before I buy it. The good: the language is accessible, lots of illustrated examples The bad: everything else. For someone with any experience in chess, the first half of the book is a practice in tedium. I'd be willing to allow detail on what each piece of the chess board is if it's done in a way that's helpful to the true beginner. Too often Wilkinson spends time detailing a particular nuance of an interaction between two pieces without having explained the other piece yet. Many emphasized statements (such as "The queen can capture any of the other pieces") provide no useful information (though making that statement would suggest otherwise, any piece can capture any of the others, with "king capturing" essentially being the object of the game). After reading the entire first half detailing the pieces, I felt confused and unsatisfied. If I had no previous information on the game, it would not have helped me much. I had hoped it would get better once I passed the piece descriptions and into the opening moves and middle game; unfortunately the entire chapter of opening moves is nothing more than a listing of a few popular openings and listing a single example of its use. In short, I cannot recommend this book to anyone with an interest in learning chess. If you've never even seen a chess board before, let alone played the game, there are better sources that are more effective at teaching.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But hard to play! Posted by Charlotte Cassity
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love chess
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book of chess!
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