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Chess for Beginners

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Written by International Master and chess tutor Michael Basman, founder of the UK Chess Challenge... Read More

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Written by International Master and chess tutor Michael Basman, founder of the UK Chess Challenge - the world's largest children's chess tournament with tens of thousands of children in more than 1,000 schools taking partThe Netflix series The Queen's Gambit has renewed interest in chess worldwide - the website Chess reported 100,000 new players per day in November 2020 (Source: on the history of chess and taking your game further have been updated, reflecting the latest changes in the game and how it's playedPerfect for beginners of all ages, including players in school chess clubs around the world - a ready market of kids interested in improving their gameInternational Master and renowned chess tutor Michael Basman became hooked on chess at the age of ten, and has been playing ever since. He has taken part in several olympiads but also dedicated his time to teach children how to play, setting up the popular UK Schools Chess challenge in 1996. He is the author of several books on chess, and has a website offering online chess courses.

Go from beginner to chess tournament winner with this step-by-step guide that includes all the best tactics to master the royal game.

If your looking to sharpen up your chess knowledge, or your children are interested in joining the school chess club, this book teaches the principles of chess strategy with easy to follow explanations and illustrations.

Inside of the pages of this chess book for beginners, you'll find:

- Chessboard graphics that show how to apply the principles to real-life games
- Breaks down the value, importance and role of each piece
- The history section provides background on the game and its origins

Do you know your bishops from your knights? Or when castling is the best move? How
about the best way to counter the Queen's Gambit? The rules of chess may seem a little daunting for beginner players. The chessboard graphics illustrate different scenarios so you can visualise different moves and their potential outcomes, and learn the best move to make in any given situation to get to endgame and checkmate.

From the history of chess and the aim of the game to essential moves and taking your skills
even further in clubs, tournaments, and championships, Chess for Beginners covers it all. Written by International Master and renowned chess tutor Michael Basman and updated with two all-new sections.

Product Details

Title: Chess for Beginners
Author: Michael Basman
SKU: BK0442180
EAN: 9780241538432
Language: English

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