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Title:
Chess : from first moves to checkmate
Author:
King, Daniel.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kingfisher, 2000.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Summary:
Introduces the rules and strategies of chess, as well as its history and some of the great players and matches.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IG 990 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.1 2.0 67079.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.1 6 Quiz: 28539 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780753452790

9780753453872
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Daniel King is a professional chess player who has achieved the highest chess title--International Grandmaster


Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction
Introductionp. 6
The Evolving Gamep. 8
Chess Basics
Setting Upp. 10
The Kingp. 12
The Rookp. 13
The Bishopp. 14
The Queenp. 15
The Knightp. 16
The Pawnp. 17
Notationp. 18
Check and Checkmatep. 20
Check and Checkmate IIp. 22
Material Chessp. 24
Special Movesp. 26
Into Battle
Opening the Gamep. 28
Forks, Pins, and Skewersp. 30
Four Lethal Attacksp. 32
Sacrifice!p. 34
What is a Draw?p. 36
Training Exercisesp. 38
Test Positionsp. 40
Part 2 The World of Chess
The World Championshipp. 42
The World Championship IIp. 44
The Greatestp. 46
The Shortest and Longest Gamesp. 48
Starers and Shakersp. 50
The Russians and Chessp. 52
Computers and Chessp. 54
The Ultimate Challengep. 56
Reference
Glossaryp. 58
Answers and Resourcesp. 60
Indexp. 62
Acknowledgmentsp. 64