Discover all the various pieces - the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate. Learn the numerous tricks and traps that you can set your unwary opponents and, just as importantly, how to avoid falling into them yourself. Make a journey through this book and, with the help of the world's best player, readers will be ready for your first chess battle.
*Covers all the crucial rules, aims and aspects of the game
*Full color illustrations throughout
*Written by a legend of the chess world
About the Author
Garry Kasparov is generally regarded as the greatest chess player ever. He was the thirteenth World Champion, holding the title between 1985 and 2000. His tournament record is second to none, featuring numerous wins in the world's major events, often by substantial margins. Over the last few years he has taken first prize in ten consecutive major international events.
In Checkmate! you are invited to learn chess with Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as your teacher. In this book you discover all the various pieces and how they move, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate.