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Want to become a chess Grandmaster? International Master and renowned chess tutor Michael Basman teaches you the rules, skills, and techniques in this visual guide to chess. From the history of chess and the aim of the game to essential tactics and taking it even farther in clubs, tournaments, and championships, Chess for Kids covers it all. Before explaining techniques, the book details each piece – pawns, bishops, the king, and more – to ensure kids have a comprehensive understanding before they begin to play. Chess board graphics illustrate different scenarios and support the text explanations so readers can visualize different moves and their potential outcomes as they go. Let Chess for Kids and International Master Michael Basman turn you into a champion chess player.
For chess-players of all ages and abilities, it is vital to get off to a good start. This simple guide provides all the tips and ideas needed to play purposefully from move one. That’s because these 50 Mighty Openings are the very ones used by chess masters and grandmasters to outwit opponents time and again.
This book teaches the names and starting moves of all the main chess openings, and explains the basic ideas. Beginners will learn how to position their pieces for maximum impact. More experienced players will discover some remarkable tactical and strategic themes that are vital for chess mastery.
Throughout the book, numerous devastating opening traps are highlighted. You will have fun posing difficult problems for your opponent – whether a friend, a chess-club rival or your Dad!
Chess Openings for Kids makes learning the chess openings fun. Playing these powerful openings helps develop an understanding of how the pieces work together. Soon you will be able to play strong moves in any opening position, and approach every game with confidence – and success.9