The Chess Box: From First Moves to Checkmate

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Find out how much fun and how simple chess can be with this complete chess set and full color guide. Geared toward both the beginner and the chess aficionado, International Grandmaster Daniel King shows you how to play the game and how to emerge victorious. State-of-the-art diagrams and illustrations guide beginning players through basic rules and moves, while puzzles, training exercises and strategy tips help more experienced players to improve their game. Everything from how to set up the board, the classic moves and the history of chess are included, as well as features on the greatest players, a glossary, and information on chess organizations and websites.

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Daniel King is a professional chess player who has achieved the highest chess title—International Grandmaster. He has written eleven books about chess and has done live television commentary of the World Chess Championship.

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Gr. 4-12. International Grandmaster King's latest book on chess is a real gem. He begins with a brief look at chess history, from ancient India to the present. He then explains each chess piece, describes the algebraic notation of the board, explains special moves, and shows how to open the game and use effective strategies. Throughout, he offers training exercises, strategy quizzes, and trivia, all of which add depth and texture to his explanations. The computer-generated graphics are staggering. The colorful, multi-image illustrations are not only aesthetically appealing but also crystal clear and very effectively placed to enhance the text. They are certain to make this irresistible to browsers curious about the game as well as chess enthusiasts. Back matter includes information on the World Chess Championship competitions; a tribute to Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess champ of all time; the devious "gamesmanship" of psyching out an opponent; and the latest developments in computerized chess challenges. Roger Leslie
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