Checkmate! My First Chess Book - Garry Kasparov (Hardback)
98 pages, Hardback
Learn to play the great game of chess with none other than Garry Kasparov, former World Champion and perhaps the greatest player who ever lived, 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 mum or dad, your friends, your computer, on the Internet or in a competition.
The book includes: introduction; overview; the basics; the pieces; unusual moves; winning and drawing; more about the pieces; tactics and traps; opening play; basic endgames; whole game; resources; glossary
- An ideal chess guide for beginners.
- Covers all the crucial rules, aims and aspects of the game.
- Written by a legend of the chess world.
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