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Chess for Everyone: A Step-By-Step Guide to Rules, Moves, & Winning Strategies (Knack: Make It Easy)

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Publisher Comments:

Chess has been one of the worlds 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 Alzheimers disease later in life. With Knack Chess for Everyone, theres 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

Synopsis:

Chess is a refreshing pastime for most players, and an all-encompassing obsession for a few. And yet much of chess literature—heavy on notation, low on useful illustrations, frustrating for the beginner—is directed at those already in the know. Knack Chess for Everyone provides an alternative: a clear, understandable, and fun entry into chess that doesnt ignore the complexities and challenges. Photographs of actual game boards, often paired with a diagram, represent the perspective of the player looking at the pieces. The book clearly explains the rules of play and movement of pieces, and then gradually introduces various tactics and strategies.

 

About the Author

Al Lawrence is the author of more than a dozen books on chess, science and writing. He is 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. A former public school educator and university teacher of writing with advanced degrees in instructional techniques, he is especially interested in applying modern teaching theory to chess and other popular subjects. Lawrence was selected as Chess Journalist of the Year for 2000 by the Chess Journalists of America and continues to win awards for his writing.

Lawrence has had a parallel career in electronics, serving as a vice president of Excalibur Electronics and as CEO of StarFinder, Inc., a company that developed Night Navigator, a product that quickly teaches amateur stargazers the night sky. Night Navigator has been featured internationally in magazines and on television.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599215105
Author:
Lawrence, Al
Publisher:
Knack
Photographer:
Gorman, Stephen
Photographer:
Burakian, Eli
Author:
Gorman2, Stephen
Author:
Gorman, Stephen
Author:
Burakian, Eli
Author:
Gray, Daniel
Author:
Diener, Jeff
Subject:
Chess - General
Subject:
Chess - Specific Strategies
Subject:
Chess
Subject:
GAMES / Chess
Subject:
General Games
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Knack: Make It Easy
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
450 color photos
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 8.5 in

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Chess is a refreshing pastime for most players, and an all-encompassing obsession for a few. And yet much of chess literature—heavy on notation, low on useful illustrations, frustrating for the beginner—is directed at those already in the know. Knack Chess for Everyone provides an alternative: a clear, understandable, and fun entry into chess that doesnt ignore the complexities and challenges. Photographs of actual game boards, often paired with a diagram, represent the perspective of the player looking at the pieces. The book clearly explains the rules of play and movement of pieces, and then gradually introduces various tactics and strategies.

 

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