How To Beat Your Dad At Chess by Murray ChandlerHow To Beat Your Dad At Chess by Murray Chandler

How To Beat Your Dad At Chess

byMurray Chandler

Hardcover | October 1, 1998

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This is a chess book for everyone, from eight to eighty, beginner to master. In a clear, easy-to-follow format it explains how the best way to beat a stronger opponent (be it a friend, clubmate - or Dad!) is by cleverly forcing checkmate. Delightful and instructive positions from real games are used to show the 50 Deadly Checkmates that chess masters use to win their games.

For the beginner, simply learning the checkmating ideas and enjoying the examples will help develop the tactical skills needed to carry out attacks, combinations and sacrifices.

For the advanced player, many of these checkmating ideas will come as a revelation, having never been categorized before. Experts agree that pattern-recognition is vital to success in chess, and this book provides a wealth of valuable patterns.

How to Beat Your Dad at Chess makes improving easy and fun, and is full of helpful explanations and practical advice on how to approach chess games with confidence - and success.
Title:How To Beat Your Dad At ChessFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 9.3 × 7.1 × 0.56 inPublished:October 1, 1998Publisher:Gambit Publications, LTDLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1901983056

ISBN - 13:9781901983050

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A useful, tongue-in-cheek book The title and illustrations are pretty funny, but the book itself is really useful, not just for children, but for any beginner. It contains 50 checkmate patterns, explains them, ways to arrive at your own checkmates, and general chess terminology. Great for kids and adults. One caveat: The book helps the reader/player to learn how to recognize patterns to arrive at a checkmate as quickly as possible- it's not really meant as a guide for developing longer strategies. If you want to learn ways to beat someone fair in square, but quicker, it's great!
Date published: 2018-03-09