Learning to play chess involves more than just knowing how to move the pieces. Chess 101 is a chess book for beginners that provides a comprehensive overview of everything a new player needs to know. This includes...
* Types of boards and pieces
* Setting up the board
* The value of the pieces
* How the pieces move, including castling and "en passant"
* Chess notation
* The three phases of the game of chess
* How to study chess
* What a chess rating is and how to get one
* Chess clock rules
* An overview of faster chess games
* The mechanics of a tournament
* Rules and etiquette
* Tips to winning chess
Chess 101 also contains over two dozen exhibits, designed to make understanding the game easy!
Whether you want to know anything from setting up the board and moving the pieces, to the rules and etiquette of the game, to competing in your first tournament, you'll find it all and much more in Chess 101. Dave has given us a delightful introduction to the royal game. Enjoy and learn!
Bruce Pandolfini, Chess author, teacher and coach and was portrayed by Ben Kingsley in the film Searching for Bobby Fischer
This basic how-to manual, written in a simple and logical way, opens the door to the world of chess. It provides newcomers easy access to the intriguing and exciting challenges of both casual and tournament play.
Bill Cornwall. Former Florida chess champion and national award-winning chess trainer and columnist who has served on the U.S. Chess Federation's Chess In Education and Rules committees
Chess 101 stands alone among chess books for beginners because of its clarity and organization. In Chess 101, Dave Schloss moves seamlessly from the board setup and piece description, to the moves and relative values of the pieces, to chess notation, and then on to elements of chess strategy. This work fills a void as the beginner's book of choice, for chess students grade four or older, through adult, who want authoritative information. The reader will also learn all about how to get started in chess tournaments and how to get more involved in the fascinating game of chess.
Michael Rohde, Grandmaster and former U.S. High School Champion, U.S. Junior Champion and U.S. Open Champion
|Publication Date||January 1, 2008|
|Notation Type||NL - Notationless|
|Book Binding Type||Paperback|