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How this book can help you 1) The greatest relative mental-exercise benefit from chess is in the early stages of learning and playing the game. Beat That Kid in Chess is for the early-beginner, the person who gains the most relative benefit from chess experience. 2) Whenever you open up the pages of this book, you have a simple choice: You can start at the beginning (or wherever you left off) or go to the back where you’ll find the exercises. You then have another choice: 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 before you see a large diagram of a simple chess position. You may or may not quickly see the checkmate for white, but under that diagram the pattern is explained. You quickly learn what makes that checkmate possible, why it is checkmate. Only three chess pieces are involved in this first example. That makes is easier to understand. Before you turn to the second page of the first chapter, you may already have learned a practical checkmate, a pattern that often comes up in real chess games, including many games between beginners. How it is better than other chess books, maybe the best A) Beat That Kid in Chess was created to prepare the early beginner to win a game of chess as quickly as possible. Unlike many other books on chess, this one does not try to push you into an advanced tournament level of ability, which can take years (with or without books). It concentrates on the simplest basics of quality play. That makes whatever concentration you apply to the learning rewarding instead of frustrating. If your identical twin, with an identical level of limited-experience with chess, does not have this book (and you do) a few minutes in these pages can prepare you to win a game against your twin. Few other chess books can do that, few indeed. B) Beat That Kid in Chess uses nearly-identical-positions in many of the diagrams. Yet how important are those little differences! The only difference between Diagram-1 and Diagram-2 (first and second pages of the first chapter) is the addition of the black queen in the second 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 books have chess-position illustrations that are so easy on the eyes. D) Unlike some chess books for beginners, this one is not bloated with 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 have illustrations that involve one basic rule. This is part of the natural training for two checkmate patterns, however, to help you avoid the embarrasment of accidentally making an illegal move, when you 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 to balance clear-meaning with invitations for imagination. In other words, some pictures have arrows and other pictures invite you to use your imagination. The first two chapters have simple chess positions, with no arrows.  Some of the illustrations in the third chapter do have arrows, for beginners would be too taxed in trying to imagine moves in some of those.  The first page of Chapter Four returns to the use of arrows, to illustrate knight-fork patterns, yet the 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 of pages explaining chess notation: How boring! With Beat That Kid in Chess, however, you can ignore the two pages near the beginning of the book and learn naturally, as you progress through the pages. The chapters slowly walk you through, with limited reliance on the notation. 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 see chess positions in a way that will most-quickly prepare you to win games, for you will see and understand faster, with little chance of accidentally memorizing irrelevant generalities in positions. H) Reviews of basic principles occur naturally, as you progress through the book. Those principles were chosen, those particular tactics included, that are most likely to be needed when you play a game of chess. This book is most practical.
Beat That Kid in Chess
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Learning chess is a mental exercise, but with the book Beat That Kid in Chess you control how fast you desire to learn to win games
This may be the best chess book available for the early beginner