a new chess training book for beginners
Learning how 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 player needs to know.
This beginner chess book covers the following
- Types of boards and pieces
- Setting up the board
- The value of the pieces
- How the pieces move, including castling and "en passant"
- Chess notation
- 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!
It's also now a recommended resource by the
Boy Scouts of America for those wanting to obtain their chess merit
Please see below for endorsements by Bruce Pandolfini, Bill Cornwall, Michael Rohde and others.
About the author...
Dave is a highly rated former Coconut Creek, Florida
city chess champion and Broward College blitz chess champion. He is
the founder and past president of the Coral Springs Chess Club, which
he ran for over 10 years.
He has been playing
chess for nearly 40 years and has organized and promoted chess exhibitions
("simuls") with Arnold Denker, (grandmaster and former U.S
Chess Champion), Roman Dzindzichashvili (grandmaster and two-time U.S.
chess champion) and Michael Rohde (grandmaster and columnist for 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
film Searching for Bobby Fischer
"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
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."
Grandmaster and former U.S. High School Champion,
U.S. Junior Champion and U.S. Open Champion
"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
"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
"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!"
Chess instructor and USCF national chess master
"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
Also, be sure to check out my chess blog!
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