The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

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Author: Sabrina Chevannes

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849941343

Category: Games

Page: 300

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Chess is experiencing a new wave of popularity in schools, and it's educational too. Organisations like Chess in Schools are promoting it as the perfect way to develop analytical thinking skills, foster the competitive instinct and provide a lot of fun along the way. This cute, character-based book, aimed at children aged 7 and up, is a complete guide to chess for those starting out in the game. In straightforward, animated language, Jess and Jamie two rough-and-tumble kids who are obsessed with chess explain everything you need to know, from first sitting down at the board to sneaky tricks to help you beat your opponents. The book explains who the pieces are and how they move (and that we're talking about pawns, not prawns), how to reach checkmate (or, in Jess's words, 'how to kill the king'), and the concept of the opening, middlegame and endgame. It also introduces the idea of chess etiquette - and explains why: sometimes no one wins and a game ends in stalemate. Friendlier and more fun than the average children's chess book, The Batsford Book of Chess for Children should become an essential addition to any child's bookshelf.

Chess for Children Activity Book

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Author: Sabrina Chevannes

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943354

Category: Games

Page: 120

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A follow up to Chess for Children, this is a very imaginative way of building up your children's knowledge and interest in chess through a series of fun chess games and activities. The same two cheeky children, Jess and Jamie, talk though the games in language that kids would relate to - and this time they are joined by their friends Harry and Marnie so that group chess games can be explored. The book includes puzzles and games, some easy 'variants' of chess, and a guess-the-next move section, along with 'revision' pages to help remind children of the chess basics. All are accompanied by easy-to-read chess boards and fun illustrations. Chess in schools and clubs is growing all the time and our author is a leading light in kids chess, teaching at many London schools, including Dulwich College. The book works well as a companion to the earlier book, Chess for Children, but also as a standalone activity book. Whether your child is just beginning to learn chess or already immersed in the subject, this book will help encourage their interest and love of the subject. A great book for both parents and teachers. Suitable for children aged 7 and up.

Finding Bobby Fischer

Chess Interviews

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Author: Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9056915738

Category: Games

Page: 272

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‘Bobby Fischer gets up, tall, overweight, and slightly clumsy. He tries to fulfil the duties of the host and shakes hands, but his nervously darting eyes betray his unease with the situation. This is not a man accustomed to receiving visitors.’ Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam’s gripping encounter with the legendary American recluse, a journalist’s dream come true, is the worthy apotheosis of this unique collection of interviews which were first published in New In Chess between 1986 and 1992. Why did Kasparov think Fischer was an alien? How many stamps does Karpov have? Was it really Caruso who appeared in Smyslov’s dream to teach him how to sing? Brimming with anecdotes and revealing insights these interviews bring together chess champions of past and present. Meet legends like Botvinnik, Gligoric, Portisch and Spassky or modern stars like Anand, Kramnik, and Judit Polgar. Different as they are, they all seem to ask Ten Geuzendam the favourite question of the inimitable Miguel Najdorf: ‘Do you want to hear a beautiful story?’ A classic collection, finally available again.

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The Organ of the Book Trade

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

Your Chess Questions-Answered, Susan Lalic, 2000

Your Chess Questions-Answered,

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Author: B.T. Batsford Ltd, London

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 125

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Introduction Many years ago, I remember learning chess at about the age of I 0 and spending hours moving pieces around the board without really knowing what I was doing. Now I am teaching all levels from beginners up to secondary school pupils and it is relatively easy to spot what each person needs to do to improve their game. Once a player has learnt the moves the key to improvement is quick, friendly games, while trying to implement basic principles. One needs gradually to obtain recognition of the possibilities on the board. Practice and repetition, like most things, being fundamental, the pattern of progress is normally something like this: step 1: learning the rules. step 2: long uncertain games while carefully checking what each piece can do. step 3: within weeks or months the penny usually drops and the games speed up as the player is more able to spot checkmates and see captures in a shorter space of time. The quality of games will still be low at this stage as much is overlooked. step 4: games lengthen as the best moves are searched for and some strategy and openings come into play. Finally a player is ready for serious chess ... This book is designed to help you from step 1 , right through as a beginner to beyond "minor" tournament level. I have also put together many of the questions I have been asked over the years to guide player or parent alike through the different aspects of chess. I hope it will help to make the chess scene enjoyable and perhaps whet the appetite of many to start on the road to realising their chess potential.

The Cumulative Book Index

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: American literature

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Author: Colum Hourihane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195395360

Category: Art

Page: 677

View: 6177

This volume offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from medieval Western Europe, from the 6th century to the early 16th century. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in the celebrated 'Grove Dictionary of Art' and adding hundreds of new entries, it offers students, researchers and the general public a reliable, up-to-date, and convenient resource covering this field of major importance in the development of Western history and international art and architecture.

A - Airports

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Author: British Library

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3111725944

Category: Reference

Page: 523

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