Chess Tactics for Kids

Chess Tactics for Kids

by Murray Chandler
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Chess Tactics for Kids by Murray Chandler

Chess Tactics for Kids
By Murray Chandler

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781901983999
Publisher: Gambit Publications, LTD
Publication date: 09/02/2003
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 255,070
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

About the Author

Grandmaster Murray Chandler finished second in the World Cadet Championship in 1976, ahead of Garry Kasparov, whom he defeated in their individual game. He remains to this day one of the few players in the world with a 100% score against Kasparov. He was a key member of the England team that won the silver medals in Chess Olympiads three times during the 1980s, and went on to captain the team in 1994. He is a former proprietor and editor of the British Chess Magazine and the author of several successful chess books. His previous book for Gambit, How to Beat Your Dad at Chess, has proved one of the most popular chess books of recent years.

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Chess Tactics for Kids 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
JackTheRipper More than 1 year ago
If you are someone who has just completed a book on the basics (recommended: "Chess For Everyone" or "Learn Chess, A Complete Course") and want a book on basic tactics then this is a good place to start. Tactics are broken down by type (Forks, Pins, etc.) though there are no opening traps (recommended: "Winning Chess Traps") where it shows how the traps are arrived at, this book does give you what is important.
Bookunderdog More than 1 year ago
This is not just a book for kids! Adults, who are just beyond the beginning level of play will benefit from it too. Tactics are what win (or lose) most games at the novice level. This book breaks down the different tactics by theme. I would suggest getting this book along with "Winning Chess Traps" which covers tactics in the openings creating a perfect balance.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This breezy and light volume on chess tactics shows how to win material utilising tactical themes - the '50 Tricky Tactics' as dubbed by the author. Each tactic is clearly explained and simple to follow. Unrivalled as a text-book of chess patterns that every young player should learn.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has a nice lay out where different tactics are broken down into small sections. Good organization and a reasonable number of different types of tactics are provided. Learning very basic tactics is made simple and to the point. Only suggestion is that there could have been more examples to give the reader a little more to work on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tactics are broken down by theme into min-chapters. The pattern behind the theme is explained followed by examples. Some problems are given for students to solve. 'CHESS TACTICS FOR KIDS' covers most of the more important type of tactics (a couple I know are not covered). Other than that about the only other thing I could suggest that could improve the book is more example problems to work on. However, this can be filled in by getting a tactics workbook and I can suggest a book on chess traps for additional tactics to be viewed with the moves leading up to the tactics. As mentioned: A good starters book on tactics!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the lay out of this book. It gives a 'theme' explains the theme. Then it provides example problmes. Each theme takes a couple of pages. This is not a huge workbook of chess tactics problems - that is a different type of book and should only be obtained after getting a more basic book such as this. This book is well organized and provides enough examples to get you by (why 4 instead of 5 stars is given - perhaps an extra page or two of examples, balancing the act a bit!). I suggest you get this book for ANYONE age 12+ (younger perhaps if indoctranated enough into the basics) who no longer considers themselves an absolutel novice to move on. One other type of book I can suggest that fits in perfectly with this book - a good book on chess traps. This will give you tactics with the set up from the beginning of the game to see how it develops. Together you have got a great way to improve your game!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once you have finished the first book in this series, 'How to Beat Your Dad at Chess, I recommend getting this book along with 'The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book' by John Emms. You will then have a wonderful basis for studying and improving your tactics and pattern recognition for years to come. 'Chess Tactics for Kids' presents all of the important tactical motifs that involve winning material, starting with pins, forks, skewers, and gradually progressing to more sophisticated themes. This series is without doubt the best on the market for tactics, and perfect for scholastic teaching.