Learn to play the great game of chess with none other than Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as your teacher. Discover all the various pieces – the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate. Learn the numerous tricks and traps that you can set your unwary opponents and, just as importantly, how to avoid falling into them yourself. Make a journey through this book and, with the help of the world’s best player, you will be ready for your first chess battle, be it against your mum or dad, your friends, your computer, on the Internet or in a competition.
*An ideal chess guide for beginners
*Covers all the crucial rules, aims and aspects of the game
*Written by a legend of the chess world
Garry Kasparov is the World number one and generally regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. He made history by becoming the youngest player ever to win the World Championship and his tournament record is second to none, featuring numerous wins in the world’s major events, often by substantial margins. As well as his outstanding successes, Kasparov has constantly promoted the game; he has done more than anyone to popularise chess in modern times.