Chess Tactics for Kids AND How to Beat your Dad at Chess


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By Grandmaster Murray Chandler
Chess Tactics for Kids is designed for players of all ages and skill levels. It provides an easy-to-understand guide to the 50 Tricky Tactics that experienced players use to win their games. It uses illustrative positions from real games to teach the ready how to use these commonly occurring tactical motifs. It is widely acknowledged that recognizing frequently occurring tactics ideals is vital to being successful in Chess.

For the beginner, the clear explanation of basic concepts, such as the fork, pin and skewer, will provide a strong tactical foundation from which the player can build. For the advanced player, the many devious middlegame tricks explained in the book - some of which are classified here for the first time - will increase their tactical understanding of Chess and add many powerful weapons to their attacking arsenal.

How to Beat Your Dad at Chess 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 user 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.

What the critics are saying about How to Beat Your Dad at Chess:

"A Splendid Christmas Present!"- Ken Bloodworth of WesternMorning News

"Thorough and entertaining.. the book is well-designed and wellwritten." - Inside Chess

"Fun to read for players of any age or any strength." - GM Lubosh Kavalek of The Washington Post