How To Win At Chess: From First Moves to Checkmate (Hardcover)
Written by Grandmaster Daniel King, How To Win At Chess is the essential guide to the game for young players. It introduces each piece and its moves, explains key principles such as check and how to open a game, before exploring tricks such as forks, pins, and skewers.
With a fresh, contemporary new design, it’s packed with graded test positions and training exercises to help young players improve their game as they progress through the book. What’s more, readers can brush up on the fascinating history of chess, with features on legendary matches and the greatest players, including the current world champion, Magnus Carlsen.
Chess has been revolutionized in recent years—thanks to the success of Netflix’s world-beating The Queen’s Gambit, the rise of chess streaming on Twitch, the desire for self-improvement during lockdown, and the global appeal of Magnus Carlsen, the youngest player ever to top the world rankings—and its newfound popularity with young and old alike shows no sign of waning.
About the Author
Daniel King is a professional chess player who has achieved the highest chess title – Grandmaster. He has written many books on chess as well as contributing articles to Britain’s Independent on Sunday, Sunday Times, Guardian and Daily Telegraph. He has wide broadcasting experience including live television commentary of the World Chess Championship, and his YouTube channel, PowerPlayChess, has over 86,000 subscribers and 24 million views.