Checkmate!: My First Chess Book

Checkmate!: My First Chess Book

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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
*Innovative design
*Written by a legend of the chess world

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857443585
Publisher: Everyman Chess
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Series: Everyman Chess
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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.

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