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How to Beat Your Dad at Chess - (Chess for Kids) by Murray Chandler (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • This is a chess book for everyone, from eight to eighty, beginner to master.
  • 8-12 Years
  • 9.2" x 7.05" Hardcover
  • 128 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, Games & Activities
  • Series Name: Chess for Kids

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About the Book



"Including the 50 deadly checkmates"--Cover.



Book Synopsis



This is a chess book for everyone, from eight to eighty, beginner to master. In a clear, easy-to-follow format it explains how the best way to beat a stronger opponent (be it a friend, clubmate - or Dad!) is by cleverly forcing checkmate. Delightful and instructive positions from real games are used to show the 50 Deadly Checkmates that chess masters use to win their games.

For the beginner, simply learning the checkmating ideas and enjoying the examples will help develop the tactical skills needed to carry out attacks, combinations and sacrifices.

For the advanced player, many of these checkmating ideas will come as a revelation, having never been categorized before. Experts agree that pattern-recognition is vital to success in chess, and this book provides a wealth of valuable patterns.

How to Beat Your Dad at Chess makes improving easy and fun, and is full of helpful explanations and practical advice 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. He is a former proprietor and Editor-in-Chief of the British Chess Magazine and the author of several bestselling chess books.



Review Quotes




"A perfect introduction to tactics for the beginner and developing student" - IM John Watson, The Week in Chess

"Among several good guides to tactical play, my favourite is grandmaster Murray Chandler's How to Beat Your Dad at Chess" - Leonard Barden, London Evening Standard

"Fun to read for players of any age or any strength" - GM Lubosh Kavalek, Washington Post

"50 mating motifs, all beautifully explained and illustrated. This book is not just for beginners, but also for players who wish to refresh existing knowledge" - Lukas Wedrychowski, DailyChessTV



About the Author



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. He is a former proprietor and Editor-in-Chief of the British Chess Magazine and the author of several bestselling chess books.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 7.05 Inches (W) x .56 Inches (D)
Weight: .8 Pounds
Suggested Age: 8-12 Years
Number of Pages: 128
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Games & Activities
Series Title: Chess for Kids
Publisher: Gambit Publications
Format: Hardcover
Author: Murray Chandler
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 1998
TCIN: 11617682
UPC: 9781901983050
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-2591
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.56 inches length x 7.05 inches width x 9.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.8 pounds
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