Gr. 4-12. International Grandmaster King's latest book on chess is a real gem. He begins with a brief look at chess history, from ancient India to the present. He then explains each chess piece, describes the algebraic notation of the board, explains special moves, and shows how to open the game and use effective strategies. Throughout, he offers training exercises, strategy quizzes, and trivia, all of which add depth and texture to his explanations. The computer-generated graphics are staggering. The colorful, multi-image illustrations are not only aesthetically appealing but also crystal clear and very effectively placed to enhance the text. They are certain to make this irresistible to browsers curious about the game as well as chess enthusiasts. Back matter includes information on the World Chess Championship competitions; a tribute to Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess champ of all time; the devious "gamesmanship" of psyching out an opponent; and the latest developments in computerized chess challenges. Roger LeslieCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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King"s latest book on chess is a real gem. The computer-generated graphics are staggering. Certain to make this irresistible to browsers." --Booklist
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