International Master and renowned chess tutor Michael Basman teaches you the rules, skills, and techniques in this visual guide to chess. From the history of chess and the aim of the game to essential tactics and taking it even farther in clubs, tournaments, and championships, Chess for Kids covers it all. Before explaining techniques, the book details each piece - pawns, bishops, the king, and more - to ensure kids have a comprehensive understanding before they begin to play. Chess board graphics illustrate different scenarios and support the text explanations so readers can visualize different moves and their potential outcomes as they go. Let Chess for Kids and International Master Michael Basman turn you into a champion chess player.
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About the Author
Michael Basman became hooked on chess at the age of ten and has been playing ever since. He has taken part in several olympiads and, in 1973, swept the board at the British Chess Championships. Since becoming an International Master in 1981, he has dedicated his time to teaching schoolchildren and, in 1996, set up the UK Schools' Chess Challenge, an annual event that attracts thousands of new players each year.