Paperback, 390 pages, DK Publishing 2019
You know that Chess is perhaps the most enjoyable- and challenging- game in the world. For those who play, chess provides a lifetime of fun. But how do you make the first move to learn the rules - or improve beyond feeling like a pawn? Don't cry checkmate just yet. In this updated and revised guide, you get:
An introduction to chess pieces - Pawns, Knight, Bishop, Rook, Queen and King - and a complete, easy-to-follow explanation of all the rules
Ways to castle your King as soon as possible
Helpful hints to protect your pieces from cature - and and capture your opponent's pieces
Guidance on understanding when it's time to attack and when it's crucial to defend.
Patrick Wolff played his first chess tournament at the age of nine. He won the U.S. Junior (under 20) Championship twice. He became an International Gramdmaster, the highest title one can ear, in 1990, and has gone on to win many tournaments, including the U.S. Championship twice. Patrick co-writes the chess column for the Boston Globe. He is also the author of Kasparov versus Anand: The Inside Story of the 1995 World Chess Tournament, the book based on his coaching of Viswanathan Anand, the
Indian superstar formerly ranked #1 in the world.