Excellent This is one of the for Dummies, series and helps teach you how to play chess, how to improve your game or even, so it promises, to allow you to compete in a tournament I have always enjoyed chess and I was looking for a book to teach my daughter how to play having unfortunately lost the one I used to teach my son a few years back.
Part One of this book really looks at the basics what the pieces are, basic moves, what it means to checkmate andThe second part looks at tactics, combinations and patterns Part Three looks at the principles of play, selecting strategy and the opening, middle and ends of the game The fourth part covers playing in competitions and computer chess and then Part Five looks at the most famous chess games and players of all times.
This is a black and white book, rather than colour although the Excellent book thorough and entertaining.
Having played chess myself for almost 40 years, I was wanting a book to help teach my daughter in her early teens how to play chess something that she has previously shown an interest in, but never got round to doing.
The start of the book is good, laying out the basic concepts what each piece does, how it moves, what the aim of the game is , and progresses quickly to worked examples of eg pins and forks, with the help of clear diagrams Slightly harder concepts such as castling and then en passant are mentioned, and all in all it s a good guide for beginners.
If I have any criticism it s that this guide for beginners isn t perhaps as long as it might be Within thirty or so pages,advanced topics such as different types of defence are being discussed, which whilst good This Chess for Dummies has been an enjoyable read, as I found that this Dummies title gave the reader the ability to take their own pace and zero in on sections and themes of interest I already knew how to play the Chess However, attempting to use En passant from French in passing was a move I found problematic It is a special pawn capture, that can only occur immediately after a pawn moves two ranks forward from its starting position and an enemy pawn could have captured it had the pawn moved only one square forward the capturing pawn must be on its fifth rank prior to executing this manoeuvre This was a move that I was imprecise on and frequently executed incorrectly I found the explanations for this move were well explained well.
If improvement in your game is what you want or if you are still new to chess, I believe that the in
The book is split into 6 parts 1 Laying the Groundwork for Champion Chess Okay, I don t want to go that far , 2 Gaining Chess Know How, 3 Game Time Putting Your Chess Foot Forward, 4 Getting into Advanced Action, 5 The Part of Tens and 6 Appendixes A A Glossary of Chess useful if you want to look a term up quickly , B Chess Resources.
At just over 390 pages of content there is a lot of information here but James Eade has a conversational writing style that is easy to read and understand He also has a sense of humour that pops up occasionally The book goes from showing you how to lay out a board, and basic moves tocomplicated moves and strategies.
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