By the author Jonathan WhitcombHow do you stop that kid from beating you in chess games, winningevery time he plays against you, or almost every time? How strong aplayer is that kid? If that child has a rating of over 1,000 from playin rated chess tournaments, and you’ve never played in a tournament,you may have a challenging time inlearning to compete at that level.But if that kid has never played in achess tournament and has mostlyplayed against you, then it seemslikely that he or she is an advancedbeginner and you’re a raw beginner.Is that possible?If so, a solution is at hand: my bookBeat That Kid in Chess. I started myfirst tutoring of beginners in the mid-1960’s, and I’ve learned that peopleare still much the same. They canmake similar mistakes and have someof the same weaknesses when they playchess at the raw-beginner stage. Mybook is especially created for them.Several approaches may be unique to this chess book, probably never before seen in other books, at least with one or two of the methods.1.Nearly-identical positions demonstrate different tactics2.The lessons are simple, more realistic for the raw beginner3.It has two levels of exercises: simple and advanced4.The diagrams are much larger: easy on the eyes5.It balances clear illustrations with opportunities for imagining6.Later lessons review some of what was covered earlier in the book7.You have no need to know chess notation but it’s taught gradually8.It teaches what the raw beginner MOST needs to know9.It explains why certain moves are good or badThe book is designed for training and teaching the raw beginner to first win games against other raw beginners and then to begin to win games against more advanced beginners.Get your own copy of Beat That Kid in Chess, and see for yourself.