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Chess for Everyone

A Step-by-Step Guide to Rules, Moves, & Winning Strategies

by Al Lawrence

This book, published as part of Knack's popular For Everyone series, uses primarily photographs of actual sets and boards rather than diagrams. Twenty-three chapters take the reader from absolute beginner to tough tournament player. From the basic moves to tactics, openings, middle-game strategy, attacking plans, combinational play, and the endgame, Chess for Everyone supplies a complete curriculum either for personal training or classroom instruction.

Ideas and techniques are illustrated with both classic games from the past, like famous games by Paul Morphy, and modern masterpieces from the likes of Garry Kasparov.

The final chapter, "Resources," lets you connect to the whole world of chess. A glossary gives you fast definitions, and an index of games and ideas lets you find what youre looking for quickly, as a student or teacher.

Chess has been one of the worlds most popular games for centuries and is still going strong. Not only is it both fascinating and fun, but as recent studies have shown, it also has potential lifelong benefits: improved academic achievement in children and a lower risk of Alzheimers disease later in life. With Knack Chess for Everyone, there's finally a clear, step-by-step, visually driven introduction that makes the game easier than ever, without ignoring the complexities. From the basics to the concepts, tactics and strategies needed for advanced play, this book gives you everything you need for years of great chess to come.

450 full-color photos

244 pages, paperback