Synopses & Reviews
Learn to play the great game of chess with none other than Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as your teacher. Discover all the various pieces - the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate. Learn the numerous tricks and traps that you can set your unwary opponents and, just as importantly, how to avoid falling into them yourself. Make a journey through this book and, with the help of the world's best player, you will be ready for your first chess battle, be it against your mom or dad, your friends, your computer, on the Internet or in a competition.
An ideal chess guide for beginners
Covers all the crucial rules and aims
Introduces all aspects of the game
Written by a legend of the chess world
readers are invited to learn chess with Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as their teacher. In this book chess players can discover all the various pieces and how they move, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate.
Young children can now learn to play chess with none other than Garry Kasparov, the most famous player in chess history, as their teacher! With this book, six to nine year-olds will be ready for their first chess battle, be it against their mum or dad, their schoolfriends, their computers, on the Internet or in competition. An ideal first chess guide for young beginners - covering all the crucial rules, objectives and aspects of the game.
About the Author
is generally regarded as the greatest chess player ever. He was the thirteenth World Champion, holding the title between 1985 and 2000. His tournament record is second to none, featuring numerous wins in the world's major events, often by substantial margins. Over the last few years he has taken first prize in ten consecutive major international events.