How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

Describes how expert chess players recognize and use distinctive patterns of moves, and offers a collection of fifty combinations of moves that lead to checkmates.

Author: Murray Chandler

Publisher: Gambit Publications

ISBN: 9781901983050

Category: Games

Page: 127

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Describes how expert chess players recognize and use distinctive patterns of moves, and offers a collection of fifty combinations of moves that lead to checkmates.

How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

From one child to another, this is how to beat your dad at a game of chess. Use my tips and you're sure to succeed in capturing his king. Just remember never to show this book to your dad!

Author: Sarah-Ann Pon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984926722

Category:

Page: 24

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From one child to another, this is how to beat your dad at a game of chess. Use my tips and you're sure to succeed in capturing his king. Just remember never to show this book to your dad!

How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

This book explains that the best way to beat a stronger opponent (whether a friend, a clubmate, or even Dad) in the opening stages of the game and shows the fifty most effective opening traps that chess masters use to win games.

Author: Murray Chandler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Checkmate (Chess)

Page: 127

View: 635

This book explains that the best way to beat a stronger opponent (whether a friend, a clubmate, or even Dad) in the opening stages of the game and shows the fifty most effective opening traps that chess masters use to win games.

Chess Tactics for Kids

Illustrates 50 tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games.

Author: Murray Chandler

Publisher: Gambit

ISBN: 9781901983999

Category: Games

Page: 128

View: 978

Illustrates 50 tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games.

The Grandmaster

Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again Brin-Jonathan Butler. “Why can't he beat this guy?” one little boy asked his dad. His dad shrugged.

Author: Brin-Jonathan Butler

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1501172611

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 224

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“A bravura performance…An entertaining book” (Kirkus Reviews) about the dramatic 2016 World Chess Championship between Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and Russia’s Sergey Karjakin, which mirrored the world’s geopolitical unrest and rekindled a global fascination with the sport. The first week of November 2016, hundreds of people descended on New York City’s South Street Seaport to watch the World Chess Championship between Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and Russia’s Sergey Karjakin. By the time it was over would be front-page news and thought by many the greatest finish in chess history. With both Carlsen and Karjakin just twenty-five years old, it was the first time the championship had been waged among those who grew up playing chess against computers. Originally from Crimea, Karjakin had recently repatriated to Russia under the direct assistance of Putin. Carlsen, meanwhile, had expressed admiration for Donald Trump, and the first move of the tournament he played was called a Trompowsky Attack. Then there was the Russian leader of the World Chess Federation being barred from attending due to US sanctions, and chess fanatic and Trump adviser Peter Thiel being called on to make the honorary first move in sudden death. That the tournament even required sudden death was a shock. Oddsmakers had given Carlsen, the defending champion, an eighty percent chance of winning. It would take everything he had to retain his title. Author Brin-Jonathan Butler was granted unique access to the two-and-half-week tournament and watched every move. The Grandmaster “is not the usual chronicle of a world-championship chess match….Butler offers insight into what it takes to become the best chess player on the planet...A vibrant and provocative look at chess and its metaphorical battle for territory and power” (Booklist).

Chess for Children

Teaches chess step-by-step, covering the board and pieces, notation, castling, draws, and basic tactics, and features a boy named George, who learns how to play chess from his tall-tale-telling pet alligator, Kirsty.

Author: Murray Chandler

Publisher: Chess for Schools

ISBN: 9781904600060

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 112

View: 119

Teaches chess step-by-step, covering the board and pieces, notation, castling, draws, and basic tactics, and features a boy named George, who learns how to play chess from his tall-tale-telling pet alligator, Kirsty.

Predator at the Chessboard

Burgess, The Mammoth Book of Chess (1997) Chandler, How to Beat Your Dad at Chess (1998) Chernev, Combinations: The Heart of Chess (1960) Chernev, ...

Author: Ward Farnsworth

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1430308001

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 312

View: 447

Chess tactics explained in English: the website www.chesstactics.org in book form. This volume is the first in a two-part set. The two books together contain over a thousand examples organized in unprecedented detail. Every position is accompanied by a commentary describing a train of thought that leads to the solution; these books thus are the ideal learning tool for those who prefer explanations in words to long strings of notation. This first volume provides an introduction to tactics and explains forks and discovered attacks. (Book II covers pins and skewers, removal of the guard, and mating patterns.) A hardcover version is also available.

Winning Chess Tournaments

A good book to start with is How to Beat Your Dad at Chess by Murray Chandler (London: Gambit Publications, 1998). Despite the strange title, ...

Author: Robert M. Snyder

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595453473

Category: Games

Page: 228

View: 637

In Winning Chess Tournaments, chess coach Robert M. Snyder takes his Chess for Everyone book a step further by providing a guide for students and coaches to prepare for tournament competition. The author reveals secrets of training that resulted in students winning thirty-six individual first place titles in championship sections at the national championships. Additional study materials to extend and supplement Chess for Everyone. Training and conditioning before and during tournaments. Understanding how tournaments work and making the most out of tournament rules. Important role of psychology in competition. How to study and prepare openings, endgames and tactics (includes extensive materials for actual study). Profiles and games of individual scholastic champions. Written for advanced beginners and intermediate players.

Boys Life

The U.S. Chess Federation Web site (www.uschess.org) offers great tips and ... "How to Beat Your Dad at Chess," by Murray Chandler (Gambit Publications, ...

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Page: 54

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

A Pawn s Journey

When April arrived at the library, it took her a while to find the chess books, ... It was titled “How to Beat Your Dad at Chess,” and she thought, ...

Author: Elliott Neff

Publisher: Made For Success Publishing

ISBN: 1641463171

Category: Self-Help

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Foreword by Tim Crothers, author of The Queen of Katwe, now a Disney movie. From her first day in high school April knows she doesn't have what it takes to earn a college scholarship. She encounters a wise school counselor who turns her world upside down and begins to teach April invaluable life skills through a series of encounters...then everything begins to change for April. In this moving tale based on true stories, you will learn how the game of chess can develop a strategic mind-set and produces the rare ability to graciously handle set-backs. This success parable weaves powerful life lessons into a gripping story which you cannot set down. Discover the world beyond what you see and into the realm of possibilities.

Legal Attack

Chess Websites Chess.com Lichess.Org Chesstempo.com TheChessWebsite.org Chessclub.com Chess24.com Chess Books How to Beat Your Dad at Chess by Murray ...

Author: Karthik Murugan

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480897221

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 148

View: 293

Tactics are the most important things to know in chess, so in order to win, tactics must be learned and mastered. Legal Attack is a guidebook intended for players who have just begun their journeys into the world of chess. Chess basics are first introduced, followed by a focus on puzzles. This book has 300 chess puzzles categorized under 30 powerful chess tactics. Practicing these puzzles will help recognize standard patterns to improve and win your games. These puzzles are organized from simple to complex, gradually taking readers through the important aspects of chess. Puzzles elaborate on tactics, mates, and traps. The solutions to all the puzzles are at the end of the book, so students of this sport can refer to them at any time. Almost all chess games are decided by a tactical blunder, so mastering the basics and developing an advanced technique will help players win every game.

Chess Puzzles for Kids

Contains one hundred chess positions to solve, ranging from very easy to incredibly difficult, and every puzzle is preceded by an instructive example illustrating a pattern.

Author: Murray Chandler

Publisher: Gambit

ISBN: 9781906454401

Category: Games

Page: 127

View: 476

Contains one hundred chess positions to solve, ranging from very easy to incredibly difficult, and every puzzle is preceded by an instructive example illustrating a pattern.

A First Book of Morphy

Zine, Purdy was an unparalleled chess teacher for novice and intermediate ... Gillam's Simple Checkmates, or Chandler's How to Beat Your Dad at Chess.

Author: Frisco Del Rosario

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412039061

Category: Games

Page: 213

View: 400

A First Book of Morphy aims to illustrate the teachings of three great chessplayers with games played by the first American chess champion, Paul Morphy. The book presents more than 60 of Morphy's brilliant and instructive games in demonstration of basic chess principles written by grandmasters Reuben Fine and Cecil Purdy.

The Office Politics Handbook

We bought a book called How to Beat Your Dad at Chess, which offers some insights about how chess masters think, and which also sheds light on micropolitics ...

Author: Jack Godwin

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601635133

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 755

The Office Politics Handbook is for business executives, managers, consultants, lawyers, agents, editors, and anyone who wants to become more politically astute, more powerful, and more successful. This is not a book on political game playing; it is for people who hate power games but who know that politics takes place in every organization and want to make sure they wind up on top of the heap...not at the bottom of the barrel. This book will explain why people are political animals, and why they engage in power-seeking behavior. It will also discuss different instruments of power to help you understand the cultural and collective forces at work in human nature, and the occasionally aggressive characteristics of the political animal. The Office Politics Handbook will show you how to: Cultivate your political skill Exercise power beyond your place in the organizational chart Defend yourself against political attacks Know when to fight, when to retreat, and when to lead

The Sociobiological Imagination

... as they would be able to intelligently apply their knowledge of their first ... or how to beat your dad at chess, or how to manipulate the stock market.

Author: Mary Maxwell

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791407677

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 568

This book presents reports on the uses of sociobiology and general evolutionary theory by members of diverse disciplines: psychiatry, law, management theory, anthropology, economics, primatology, history, political science, ethical philosophy, cognitive psychology, epistemology, socioecology of religion, studies of conflict, Marxist thought, aesthetics, sociology, linguistics, and psychology. The purpose of the book is threefold -- to acknowledge the remarkably wide influence of a central idea; to demonstrate that the research of human sociobiology takes place in disparate fields; and to introduce the major principles of sociobiology. There are many surprises to be found in these pages, not least the psychiatrist's new look at anxiety, the management theorist's explanation for the success of Japanese firms, the Soviet philosopher's report on sociobiology in the U. S. S. R., the explanation given for the keeping of harems in ancient kingdoms, and the economist's view as to why people care if a bargain price is really a fair price -- all cast in sociobiological terms.

World Champion Chess for Juniors

CHAPTER 4 The endgame authority: José Raúl Capablanca Lived: 1888-1942 Reigned: 1921-1927 When I bought my son his first chess book, How to Beat Your Dad at ...

Author: Joel Benjamin

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9056919202

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

View: 750

Grandmaster Joel Benjamin introduces all seventeen World Chess Champions and shows what is important about their style of play and what you can learn from them. He describes both their historical significance and how they inspired his own development as a player. Benjamin presents the most instructive games of each champion. Magic names such as Kasparov, Capablanca, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Tal, and Karpov, they’re all there, up to current World Champion Magnus Carlsen. How do they open the game? How do they develop their pieces? How do they conduct an attack or defend when necessary? Benjamin explains, in words rather than in chess symbols, what is important for your own improvement. Two Americans are included in this highly instructive manual, accessible to every post-beginner. Of course the crystal-clear style of Bobby Fischer, the 11th World Champion, guarantees some very memorable lessons. Additionally, Benjamin has included Paul Morphy. The 19th century chess wizard from New Orleans never held an official title, but was clearly the best of the world during his short but dazzling career. Studying World Champion Chess for Juniors will prove an extremely rewarding experience for ambitious youngsters. Trainers and coaches will find it worthwhile to include the book in their curriculum. The author provides many suggestions for further study.

Once a Marine

His tone told her he wasn't buying it, and frankly, neither was she. ... “In the living room, trying to beat your dad at chess.” “He's trying to beat her, ...

Author: Loree Lough

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460376226

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 342

Does she even need a hero? Summer Lane is no damsel in distress. For the past two years, she's been battling her way back from her worst nightmare all by herself. So she doesn't need the fabulous former Marine Zach Marshall swooping in to save her. But she needn't worry. Zach has hung up his shining armor. His instinct to rescue has only brought him heartache, and he's not about to risk it all again—even though everything about Summer makes him yearn to help. But she just might accept his challenge to step up and conquer her fears on her own. Even her deepest fears, like trust…and love.

The Graphic Novel Classroom

I like when I beat my dad at chess. Mike: Lots of stuff goes unsaid. Boys don't talk to their dads as much as girls talk to their mothers.

Author: Maureen Bakis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1629140880

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 351

Every teacher knows that keeping adolescents interested in learning can be challenging—The Graphic Novel Classroom overcomes that challenge. In these pages, you will learn how to create your own graphic novel in order to inspire students and make them love reading. Create your own superhero to teach reading, writing, critical thinking, and problem solving! Secondary language arts teacher Maureen Bakis discovered this powerful pedagogy in her own search to engage her students. Amazingly successful results encouraged Bakis to provide this learning tool to other middle and high school teachers so that they might also use this foolproof method to inspire their students. Readers will learn how to incorporate graphic novels into their classrooms in order to: Teach twenty-first-century skills such as interpretation of content and form Improve students’ writing and visual comprehension Captivate both struggling and proficient students in reading Promote authentic literacy learning Develop students’ ability to create in multiple formats This all-encompassing resource includes teaching and learning models, text-specific detailed lesson units, and examples of student work. An effective, contemporary way to improve learning and inspire students to love reading, The Graphic Novel Classroom is the perfect superpower for every teacher of adolescent students!

Mindset Power

Whether you want to make your own graphic novel or beat your dad at chess, you have the power to choose your attitude. That's what a growth mindset is all ...

Author: Shannon Anderson

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1631984985

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 716

Positive, practical, you-can-do-it advice to help kids of all abilities achieve their goals and build a growth mindset. Everyone faces challenges—obstacles to overcome, exciting goals to meet—and it’s easy to get stuck on the negatives. Mindset Power shows kids how to change the way they think about their challenges so they can grow from them, feel better about themselves, and get better at the things they try. With an introduction to growth mindset, the book offers information on how to set goals, overcome self-doubt, and build resilience. Full of journal prompts to “Jot Your Thoughts” and suggestions of “Something to Try,” the book empowers kids to tackle not only their big exciting dreams, but also the daily tasks they may dread or put off. Kids can do more and be more when they believe in themselves. Building on insight from the author’s years of teaching growth mindset in the classroom, Mindset Power is a positive, practical, you-can-do-it guide to accomplishing goals and building a better mindset—for kids of all abilities. Digital content includes handouts for activities found in the book.

IA Union

Why, you are the son of the great Cornelius Andersen, the Chess Master, royalty. You know, I beat your father at chess once, long ago.

Author: John Darryl Winston

Publisher: BHC Press/H2O

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 348

View: 527

The hardest battle isn’t fought with fists, but with the heart… Naz has found refuge at International Academy, but he cannot find the peace or answers he seeks. All he knows calls to him from the streets of the Exclave where friends and mentors resurface. How can they help him when he’s lost everything? But when Naz meets D, his entire world changes. Her uncanny ability to get right into his head helps him see things in a new perspective. And he begins to rebuild his life—until D goes missing. It’s going to take more than Naz’s supernatural abilities this time. Can he rescue D in time, or will he lose everything he loves again? IA: Union is the third book in a YA supernatural thriller trilogy. This coming-of-age story is a hero’s journey set in the mean streets of America. A book about, and for, those living the real story each and every day on our streets, in our cities, and in the hallways of our schools.