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Winning Chess Puzzles For Kids Volume 2 is a fun and instructive workbook for children ages 7 to 13. Full of imaginative drawings,... it combines standard chess problems with a variety of insightful chess-related puzzles. Slightly more advanced than Volume 1, its aim is to further develop a student s tactical skills. The main part of the book consists of exercise sheets with more than 1000 positions, covering basic mates and simple tactics such as forks, pins, and discovered checks. There are also 100 pages of additional material with names like Lily s Puzzlers, Switcheroos, Who's The Goof, Chess Mazes, and Double Whammys. This book can be studied by itself or used as a supplement to the author s earlier works: Winning Chess Strategy For Kids and Winning Chess Exercises For Kids. Taken together, they make a complete course of instruction for the aspiring player. read more

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$39.95 $34.95

Sam Loyd (1841-1911) was the all time greatest inventor and developer of puzzles. He is described by Martin Gardner, the author of... the "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American, as "America's greatest puzzlist and an authentic American genius". His fame is world wide and books of his puzzles have been published in Russian and many other languages. This book, Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5,000 Puzzles Tricks & Conundrums with Answers, was compiled by his son and published in 1914 after his death. Although many books have been written about some of Loyd's puzzles, this remains the most complete volume of all of his puzzles. This is considered to be the most fabulous and exciting collection of puzzles ever assembled in one volume. The puzzles come with wonderful illustrations. read more

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$16.95 $11.52

With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy ga...me of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess. Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Although chess can be regarded as a rather complex and mysterious game, the rules themselves are straightforward. It doesn't take long to learn how the pieces move, and even children as young as five can enjoy exciting games. They will also thoroughly enjoy outwitting friends and relatives! read more

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This book is an easier version of Combination Challenge!, also by Lou Hays. It contains 535 one- two- and three-move combinations ...to solve and teaches a study method for learning to play combinative chess. This is the quickest and easiest way to improve your chess rapidly. read more

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$14.95 $10.98

Chess is great for developing a child's analytical skills, fostering the competitive instinct—and having fun. Nothing beats this c...ute, character-based guide for teaching youngsters how to play. Jess and Jamie—two rough-and-tumble, chess-obsessed kids—explain it all: what the pieces are and how they move; the opening, middlegame, and endgame; checkmate; and sneaky tricks that win. The book's friendly, entertaining, and essential to any child's bookshelf. read more

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$16.95 $13.80

This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard. Usi...ng an innovative format, every puzzle is preceded by an instructive example, illustrating an important pattern. Each puzzle has been graded to suit a wide range of chess abilities. Beginners or younger readers will enjoy reading the basic warm-up exercises. The more experienced can wrestle with some classic puzzles, whilst at the same time learning of typical themes and killer concepts. The final challenging chapters – Mission Impossible – are guaranteed to torment and inspire the most talented of future champions! Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Chess Puzzles for Kids will quickly enable children to enjoy using their new-found skills to outwit friends and relatives. read more

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$16.95 $15.91

For chess-players of all ages and abilities, it is vital to get off to a good start. This simple guide provides all the tips and i...deas needed to play purposefully from move one. That's because these 50 Mighty Openings are the very ones used by chess masters and grandmasters to outwit opponents time and again. This book teaches the names and starting moves of all the main chess openings, and explains the basic ideas. Beginners will learn how to position their pieces for maximum impact. More experienced players will discover some remarkable tactical and strategic themes that are vital for chess mastery. Throughout the book, numerous devastating opening traps are highlighted. You will have fun posing difficult problems for your opponent - whether a friend, a chess-club rival or your Dad! Chess Openings for Kids makes learning the chess openings fun. Playing these powerful openings helps develop an understanding of how the pieces work together. Soon you will be able to play strong moves in any opening position, and approach every game with confidence - and success. read more

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$16.95 $13.56

Most chess games are decided in the endgame. It is here where you reap the rewardfor your good play, or else use all your cunning ...to deny the opponent victory. Knowingjust a few key endgame techniques will dramatically increase your confidence, as youwill understand what positions to aim for and which to avoid.Starting with the basic mates and the simplest pawn endings, this book provides all theendgame knowledge that players need to take them through to club level and beyond.Müller carefully guides us step-by-step through a fascinating range of endgame tacticsand manoeuvres, helping us understand the underlying logic.Throughout the book, many cunning endgame tricks are highlighted. You will have funspringing them on friends, family – or your opponents in serious tournaments.Chess Endgames for Kids makes learning chess endgames fun. But it is also aserious endgame course written by a leading endgame expert, and provides a firmbasis for vital skills that will develop throughout your chess career.German grandmaster Karsten Müller is arguably the world’s foremost writer on chessendgames. Whenever an interesting endgame occurs in a high-level game, the chessworld knows that it will soon be dissected and explained by Müller. Whether writing fora low-level or high-level audience, his infectious zeal for the endgame shines through.His ‘masterwork’, Fundamental Chess Endings (co-authored with Frank Lamprecht,and also published by Gambit) is a modern endgame ‘bible’ and was studiedintensively in his youth by current World Champion Magnus Carlsen. read more

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Chess enthusiasts of all ages and levels will find this book an instructive delight. In a simple, easy-to-understand format it exp...lains how to bamboozle your chess opponents using commonly occurring tactical motifs. The illustrative positions, all taken from real games, show the 50 Tricky Tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games. Recognizing frequently-occurring tactical ideas is vital to success in chess. One of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to improve at chess is by learning these thematic manoeuvres. Beginners will benefit from the clear explanation of basic concepts, such as how to utilize a fork, pin, or skewer. Advanced players will delight in the many devious middlegame tricks - some classified here for the first time - which can catch out even grandmasters. Chess Tactics for Kids makes improving easy and fun, and is full of helpful explanations on how to approach chess games with confidence - and success. read more

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For kids who love to amaze their friends with their chess skills, Charles Hertan presents new ways to find Power Moves, winning ta...ctics that require thinking ahead.In Volume 2, the four special teachers get a new colleague! Knelly the Knight arrives on the scene and will assists Zort (a computer from outer space), the Dinosaurs, the Power Chess Kids and the Chess Professor. Together they will help you to become a very dangerous chess player.Power Chess for Kids is the most complete, practical and fun kids guide ever on learning how to win games. Forget about studying openings and endgames, Power Moves will help you to beat your opponents in all stages of the game! read more