Synopses & Reviews
This is not just a book for kids - for Dad read any opponent who beats you regularly! This book teaches the 50 Deadly Checkmates - basic attacking patterns that occur repeatedly in games between players of all standards. Each mating motif is carefully and simply explained, and several illustrative examples are given. A final test enables the reader to grade his pattern recognition abilities, and the last chapter explains what to do if your Dad is Garry Kasparov. Fun, instructive - and guaranteed to improve your game.
This book explains that the best way to beat a stronger opponent (whether a friend, a clubmate, or even Dad) is in the opening stages of the game and shows the 50 most effective opening traps that chess masters use to win games.
Describes how expert chess players recognize and use distinctive patterns of moves, and offers a collection of fifty combinations of moves that lead to checkmates.