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!
About the author...
Dave Schloss is the founder and past president of the Coral Springs Chess Club, which he ran for over 10 years. He's a highly rated former Coconut Creek city chess champion and a Broward College speed chess champion.
Dave has been playing chess for over 35 years and has organized and promoted simultaneous chess exhibitions ("simuls") with Arnold Denker, (grandmaster and two-time U.S. chess champion) Roman Dzindzichashvili (grandmaster and two-time U.S. chess champion) and Michael Rohde (grandmaster and columnist for Chess Life magazine).
More endorsements for Chess 101:
"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
Beginner Chess Books.com and Dave Schloss