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With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed grand-alligator of chess. Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Although chess can be regarded as a rather complex and mysterious game, the rules themselves are straightforward. It doesn't take long to learn how the pieces move, and even children as young as five can enjoy exciting games. They will also thoroughly enjoy outwitting friends and relatives! • 112 pages, hardcover

Chess enthusiasts of all ages and levels will find this book an instructive delight. In a simple, easy-to-understand format it explains how to bamboozle your chess opponents using commonly occurring tactical motifs. The illustrative positions, all taken from real games, show the 50 Tricky Tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games. Recognising frequentlyoccurring tactical ideas is vital to success in chess. One of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to improve at chess is by learning these thematic manoeuvres. Beginners will benefit from the clear explanation of basic concepts, such as how to utilise a fork, pin, or skewer. Advanced players will delight in the many devious middlegame tricks - some classified here for the first time - which can catch out even grandmasters. Chess Tactics for Kids makes improving easy and fun, and is full of helpful explanations on how to approach chess games with confidence - and success.

An inexpensive 82-page booklet by experienced chess teachers explaining the basic principles of the opening. Ideal for youngsters, with lots of diagrams and cartoons. In fact, it's ideal for children of all ages.

Containing the author's "Checkmate" teaching method and a comic story, "Goofy in the Land of Chess", this is a children's guide to learning chess. Also featured in the text are activities, quiz questions and "Play and Win!" tests to reinforce learning. This book tells you about the heart of chess - the middlegame - in a format designed for young players. It uses a large clear type and is illsutrated throughout with many chess diagrams and cartoons. You will learn how to think about your position, how to spot tactics and work out combinations of moves, and how to make a plan for all your pieces • 74 pages

Despite the title this best-selling book is not just for children wanting to beat adults - it might just as well as be titled How to Beat Your Children At Chess. As in most competitive games and sports, the all-important way to improve is to practice against someone who is slightly better than you are. That 'someone' might be a 'something' - a computer! This book will help you make the best of this strategy. Lots of good advice on beating a stronger player. Makes improving easy and fun. Includes the '50 Deadly Checkmates'! Note on the author: he's a world-class grandmaster with an enviable playing record against Garry Kasparov two wins, no draws, no losses!

An inexpensive 53-page booklet by experienced chess teachers explaining the basic principles of the endgame. Ideal for youngsters, with lots of diagrams and line drawings. Great value!

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