Chess 101 Chess Book (BK2050)
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 training about everything a new chess 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'
- Chess notation
- 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!
Bruce Pandolfini - Chess author, teacher and coach and was portrayed by Ben Kingsley in the 1993 film Searching for Bobby Fischer
"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
"Chess 101 stands alone among chess books for beginners because of its clarity and organization. In Chess 101, Dave Schloss moves seamlessly from the board setup and piece description, to the moves and relative values of the pieces, to chess notation, and then on to elements of chess strategy. This work fills a void as the beginner's book of choice, for chess students grade four or older, through adult, who want authoritative information. The reader will also learn all about how to get started in chess tournaments and how to get more involved in the fascinating game of chess."
Michael Rohde - Grandmaster and former U.S. High School Champion, U.S. Junior Champion and U.S. Open Champion