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How this book can help you1) The greatest relative mental-exercise benefit from chess is in theearly stages of learning and playing the game. Beat That Kid in Chess is for the early-beginner, the person who gains the most relativebenefit from chess experience.2) Whenever you open up the pages of this book, you have a simplechoice: You can start at the beginning (or wherever you left off) orgo to the back where you’ll find the exercises. You then have anotherchoice: You can go through either the simple or advanced exercises. That’s it. The options are simple and so is the approach. You can feel comfortable with being in control of your learning. You are in control.3) The first page of the first chapter has only two lines of text beforeyou see a large diagram of a simple chess position. You may or maynot quickly see the checkmate for white, but under that diagram thepattern is explained. You quickly learn what makes that checkmatepossible, why it is checkmate. Only three chess pieces are involvedin this first example. That makes is easier to understand. Before youturn to the second page of the first chapter, you may already havelearned a practical checkmate, a pattern that often comes up in realchess games, including many games between beginners.How it is better than other chess books, maybe the bestA) Beat That Kid in Chess was created to prepare the early beginnerto win a game of chess as quickly as possible. Unlike many otherbooks on chess, this one does not try to push you into an advancedtournament level of ability, which can take years (with or withoutbooks). It concentrates on the simplest basics of quality play. Thatmakes whatever concentration you apply to the learning rewardinginstead of frustrating. If your identical twin, with an identical levelof limited-experience with chess, does not have this book (and youdo) a few minutes in these pages can prepare you to win a gameagainst your twin. Few other chess books can do that, few indeed.B) Beat That Kid in Chess uses nearly-identical-positions in manyof the diagrams. Yet how important are those little differences! Theonly difference between Diagram-1 and Diagram-2 (first and secondpages of the first chapter) is the addition of the black queen in thesecond illustration. That queen, however, prevents the checkmate.What other chess book consistently gives nearly-identical-positions,so you can naturally learn to see those critical details?C) The diagrams are big, full-page-width, and few other chess bookshave chess-position illustrations that are so easy on the eyes.D) Unlike some chess books for beginners, this one is not bloatedwith explanations of the rules of the game (how the pieces move,etc). Yet a few of the early pages of Beat That Kid in Chess do haveillustrations that involve one basic rule. This is part of the naturaltraining for two checkmate patterns, however, to help you avoidthe embarrasment of accidentally making an illegal move, whenyou play a game of chess. This is a practical approach, for in an actual game of chess a beginner can be distracted and forget a rule.E) The chess-position illustrations have been carefully tailored tobalance clear-meaning with invitations for imagination. In otherwords, some pictures have arrows and other pictures invite youto use your imagination. The first two chapters have simple chesspositions, with no arrows. Some of the illustrations in the thirdchapter do have arrows, for beginners would be too taxed in tryingto imagine moves in some of those. The first page of Chapter Fourreturns to the use of arrows, to illustrate knight-fork patterns, yetthe second page of that chapter shows only four pieces on the chess board, so your imagination can easily be exercised.F) Some chess books for beginners may begin with a number ofpages explaining chess notation: How boring! With Beat That Kidin Chess, however, you can ignore the two pages near the beginningof the book and learn naturally, as you progress through the pages. The chapters slowly walk you through, with limited reliance on thenotation. If you want to jump right into the first chapter, go ahead.The large illustrations of chess positions make it easy.G) What other chess book for beginners has two levels of exercises?And with nearly-identical-positions, you can quickly learn to seechess positions in a way that will most-quickly prepare you to wingames, for you will see and understand faster, with little chance ofaccidentally memorizing irrelevant generalities in positions.H) Reviews of basic principles occur naturally, as you progressthrough the book. Those principles were chosen, those particulartactics included, that are most likely to be needed when you playa game of chess. This book is most practical.