This book was written to provide new chess players with basic information that will prepare them to play chess in any venue, whether its tournament or club or even just casual games with friends.
"Chess 101 stands alone among chess bookes for beginneers because of its clarity and orginization. This work fills a void as the beginner's book of choice for chess students who want authoritative informtion" - Michael Rhode
This book will cover the topics below:
- The Board, the Pieces, and How to Set Them Up
- The Value of Pieces and How They Move
- How to Write Chess Notation
- The Three Phases of the Game of Chess
- Chess Clocks
- Getting Ready to Play in Your First Tournament
- Basic Rules & Etiquette
- Tips on Playing Winning Chess
- Chess Puzzles
Chess 101 also contains over two dozen exhibits, designed to help you learn to play chess with ease!
About the author...
Dave has been playing chess for nearly 40 years and is a highly rated former city chess champion and college blitz chess champion. He also founded and ran the Coral springs Chess Club for more than 10 years.
"Whether you want to know anything from setting up the board and moving the pieces, to the rules and etiquette of the game, to competing in your first tournament, you'll find it all and much more in Chess 101. Dave has given us a delightful introduction to the royal game. Enjoy and learn!"
Chess author, teacher and coach and was portrayed by Ben Kingsley
in the 1993 film Searching for Bobby Fischer
"This basic how-to manual, written in a simple and logical way, opens the door to the world of chess. It provides newcomers easy access to the intriguing and exciting challenges of both casual and tournament play."
Former Florida chess champion and national award-winning
chess trainer and columnist who has served on the
U.S. Chess Federation's Chess In Education and Rules committees
"Chess 101 stands alone among chess books for beginners because of its clarity and organization. In Chess 101, Dave Schloss moves seamlessly from the board setup and piece description, to the moves and relative values of the pieces, to chess notation, and then on to elements of chess strategy. This work fills a void as the beginner's book of choice, for chess students grade four or older, through adult, who want authoritative information. The reader will also learn all about how to get started in chess tournaments and how to get more involved in the fascinating game of chess."
Grandmaster and former U.S. High School Champion,
U.S. Junior Champion and U.S. Open Champion
"It doesn't seem possible with all of the chess books available today, that a small brief beginner's guide could fill any unmet need, yet this little book is worth a beginner's attention - whether adult or child - either on one's own or in a beginner's class."
Georgia Chess Magazine
"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!"
Chess instructor and USCF national chess master
"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