Everything a new chess player needs to know - Basic Play, how to Study, Rules, Etiquette, Puzzles, and More! 82 pages.
Learning to play chess involves more than just knowing how to move the pieces. Chess 101 is a chess book for beginners that provides comprehensive chess instruction about everything a new player needs to know. This beginner chess book covers the following topics:
Types of boards and pieces
Setting up the board
The value of the pieces
How the pieces move, including castling and "en passant
The three phases of the game of chess
How to study chess
What a chess rating is and how to get one
Chess clock rules
An overview of faster chess games
The mechanics of a tournament
Rules and etiquette
Tips to winning chess
Chess 101 also contains over two dozen exhibits, designed to help you learn to play chess with ease!
"Whether you want to know anything from setting up the board and moving the pieces, to the rules and etiquette of the game, to competing in your first tournament, you'll find it all and much more in Chess 101. Dave has given us a delightful introduction to the royal game. Enjoy and learn!"
Chess author, teacher and coach and was portrayed by Ben Kingsley in the film Searching for Bobby Fischer
About the author:
Dave is a highly rated former city chess champion and college blitz chess champion. He is the founder and past president of the Coral Springs Chess Club, which he ran for over 10 years. He has been playing chess for nearly 40 years and has organized and promoted chess exhibitions ("simuls) with Arnold Denker, (grandmaster and former U.S Chess Champion), Roman Dzindzichashvili (grandmaster and two-time U.S. chess champion) and Michael Rohde (grandmaster and columnist for Chess Life magazine).
Voted “Best Beginner Chess Book” by Chess.com, the largest online chess site in the world.
“It doesn't seem possible with all of the chess books available today, that a small brief beginner's guide could fill any unmet need, yet this little book is worth a beginner's attention - whether adult or child - either on one's own or in a beginner's class." -Georgia Chess Magazine
"This basic how-to manual, written in a simple and logical way, opens the door to the world of chess. It provides newcomers easy access to the intriguing and exciting challenges of both casual and tournament play."-Bill Cornwall.
Former Florida chess champion and national award-winning chess trainer and columnist who has served on the U.S. Chess Federation's Chess In Education and Rules committees