Learning to play chess
involves more than just knowing how to move the pieces. Chess
101 is a chess book for beginners that provides comprehensive
chess training about everything a new chess player needs to know.
beginner chess book covers the following topics:
Types of boards and pieces
Setting up the board
The value of the pieces
How the pieces move, including castling and "en passant"
The three phases of the game of chess
How to study chess
What a chess rating is and how to get one
Chess clock rules
An overview of faster chess games
- The mechanics of a tournament
- Rules and etiquette
- Tips to winning chess
Chess 101 also contains over two dozen
exhibits, designed to help you learn to play chess with ease!
Chess 101 is now a recommended resource by the Boy Scouts
of America for those wanting to obtain their chess merit badge.
Here's what others are saying about Chess
"Whether you want to know anything from setting up the board
and moving the pieces, to the rules and etiquette of the game, to
competing in your first tournament, you’ll find it all and
much more in Chess 101. Dave has given us a delightful introduction
to the royal game. Enjoy and learn!"
author and teacher who was portrayed by Ben Kingsley
in the film
Searching for Bobby Fischer
"It doesn't seem possible with all of the chess books available today, that a small brief beginner's guide could fill any unmet need, yet this little book is worth a beginner's attention - whether adult or child - either on one's own or in a beginner's class."
"Chess 101 stands alone among chess books for beginners because
of its clarity and organization. In Chess 101, Dave Schloss
moves seamlessly from the board setup and piece description, to the
moves and relative values of the pieces, to chess notation, and then
on to elements of chess strategy. This work fills a void as the beginner's
book of choice, for chess students grade four or older, through adult,
who want authoritative information. The reader will also learn all
about how to get started in chess tournaments and how to get more
involved in the fascinating game of chess."
and former U.S. High School Champion,
U.S. Junior Champion and U.S. Open Champion
"This basic how-to manual, written in a simple and logical way, opens the door to the world of chess. It provides newcomers easy access to the intriguing and exciting challenges of both casual and tournament play."
Former Florida chess champion and national award-winning
chess trainer and columnist who has served on the
Chess Federation's Chess In Education and Rules committees
"The moment I opened Chess 101, I knew Dave
had accomplished something great: a truly simple guide to learning
and enjoying the game. Many attempt this feat, but few beginner
chess manuals really succeed in keeping things simple while highlighting
the best parts of the game of chess!"
Master and Vice-President of Chess.com and ChessKid.com
"A fun and easy-to-read book that puts years of insight into one volume. From how the pieces move, to basic rules, etiquette, getting ready to play in your first tournament and more, this book is the doorway into the world of chess. It's a book I wish I had when I was a beginner. It should be everyone's first chess book!"
USCF national chess master and chess instructor
"I very much enjoyed reading Chess 101. I found it to be just what the parents of upcoming chess giants need: a clear explanation of the rudiments of the game. It also takes the mystery out of the tournament environment, chess clocks, en passant and other aspects of chess that often confuse new players. Great job!"
National chess expert and professional chess teacher
with more than 30 years experience
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