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Chess for Juniors: A Complete Guide for the Beginner (McKay Chess Library)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Introduces the pieces, rules, opening moves, and basic strategy of chess.
Paperback, 237 pages
Published March 20th 1991 by Random House Puzzles & Games
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Oct 15, 2009 John rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This is an excellent book for parents and chess coaches. The explanations are clear, brief and peppered with the wisdom coming only from having taught many children how to play chess. Unlike many chess books which tend to be cryptic and lacking in text, Snyder writes a text based book for normal people who can’t see the board in their head, nor deduce the principles inherent in every position. The first 5 chapters (or lessons as he calls them) teach the rules. Chapters 6-20 cover basic principle ...more
Great guide for beginners and those coming back to the game as well.
great starting place for any age, whether newbie or a beginner with a basic handle on chess. Sort of requires having a chess set in front of you near the end, but still helpful at the core, even without one.
This is a great book on chess. I'm new to playing chess seriously, so the "Junior" title seemed appropriate for my needs. However if you want to learn chess, books are not the place to start. This is possibly the best beginner book on chess, but interactive software like Chessmaster is by far better.
Aug 08, 2007 Ryan rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Don't let the name fool you. This is a great intro book for those who want to learn the basics of chess. It covers all the fundamentals and even goes into specific strategies.
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