Chess Tactics for Kids - by Murray Chandler (Paperback)
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About the BookIllustrates 50 tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games.
Book SynopsisChess 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.
Recognizing frequently-occurring 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 utilize 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.
Grandmaster Murray Chandler finished second in the World Cadet Championship in 1976, ahead of Garry Kasparov, whom he defeated in their individual game. He remains to this day one of the few players in the world with a 100% score against Kasparov. He was a key member of the England team that won the silver medals in Chess Olympiads three times during the 1980s, and went on to captain the team in 1994. His previous book for Gambit, How to Beat Your Dad at Chess, has proved one of the most popular chess books of recent years.
"The capability to notice and acknowledge certain tactics that appear or arise commonly in chess is a very important one for any chess enthusiast ... There is something in this superb book for players of all experience, not just for children. ... the whole process of learning how to play chess becomes a very fun one, indeed." - Michael Englert, ereads.com
"As a teacher of scholastic/junior players, I have long wished for a comprehensive yet brief and inexpensive guide to chess tactics. Murray Chandler has finally created a work that fills the bill" - Bill Whited, Chess Country
"Chandler writes in a clear, intelligent style that does not talk down to kids" - Daniel Lucas, Georgia Chess
"The introductory texts are for children of primary school age and are very witty, with useful vocabulary for children." - Harald Fietz, Schach Magazin 64
About the AuthorGrandmaster Murray Chandler finished second in the World Cadet Championship in 1976, ahead of Garry Kasparov, whom he defeated in their individual game. He remains to this day one of the few players in the world with a 100% score against Kasparov. He was a key member of the England team that won the silver medals in Chess Olympiads three times during the 1980s, and went on to captain the team in 1994. His previous book for Gambit, How to Beat Your Dad at Chess, has proved one of the most popular chess books of recent years.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.9 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .85 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 128
Publisher: Gambit Publications
Author: Murray Chandler
Street Date: April 30, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-9487
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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