• Chess for Beginners

  • Tips, Tricks, and Secret Strategies to Play Like a Grandmaster
  • By: Gary Williams
  • Narrated by: Ben Herold
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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By: Gary Williams
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Publisher's Summary

Play chess with the grandmasters in no time, with this easy-to-understand guide! This book contains all the chess tips, tricks, and strategies that will take you from a complete novice to a chess grandmaster.

It sounds like a wild promise, right? You've probably been told just how difficult chess can be to master. Indeed, chess is the ultimate strategy board game with lots of interesting tricks and secret schemes. The game has been around for centuries evolving over time into its current form. The game of royals will test your critical thinking and decision-making skills to the limits.

However, contrary to what you have been told, chess is easier than you may think. Sure, you'll need continuous training and practice to become a pro, but you cannot even get started without mastering the basics first.In this book, you will:

  • Learn the basics of chess such as setting up your board, recognizing chess pieces, movement, and the value of each piece.
  • Dive into the basic and advanced rules of chess.
  • Explore chess etiquette and how to play up to ethical standards.
  • Discover the purposes and objectives of a chess game.
  • Uncover chess openings, including concepts like piece development, castling, and center control.
  • Discover the do's and don'ts of the middle game.
  • Learn chess tips, tactics, and strategies for the middle game.
  • Find out how to plan and execute winning strategies with your chess pieces.
  • Uncover simple ways to checkmate your opponent (Such as back rank checkmate, smothered mate, Anastasia's mate, and Morphy's mate).
  • Understand the chess endgame and how to win a game successfully.
  • And so much more!

Even if you are a complete novice who knows nothing about chess, this book has been written in an easy to understand manner with all terms clearly defined. If you are a beginner looking to expand your knowledge of the game, the tips and tricks you will learn in this book will give you a competitive advantage over your opponents.

©2021 Gary Williams (P)2021 Gary Williams
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  • DJ
  • 05-28-21

Easy to follow

I have bought all of the other books by this author, and they do a great job of presenting sound, the best advice that is easy to follow.

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  • JM
  • 10-28-22

Terrible Narration

I could not listen to more than the first chapter. The voice of the reader is obnoxious and has no variation. The timing and inflection make no sense at all. I think the book is ok, but I will never really know!

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beginners guide

This book helped me improve in chess. But if you're not a beginner do NOT buy this. You'll most likely not enjoy it.

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Informative book

It's been a refreshing ride learning the basics of the chess game. The narration speed is good.

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Helpful guide

I had taken many courses by different teacher's but I think this is the best between them and I love the way narrator explain every single thing of this course.

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Practical guide for the users

I had taken many courses by different teacher's but I think this is the best between them and I love the way narrator explain every single thing of this course.

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love this book

I have to say, I really love this audio version. I was already familiar with this topic, but I couldn't say that I was confident about my level of understanding. After taking this course I feel really confident now.

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Amazing guide

Taught me amazing skills and features that are used in real-life scenarios. A lot of varied and very useful content was taught

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Wonderful book

This is a brilliant book on choices, particularly in view of the fact that it is so natural to comprehend complex concepts.

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love this book

This book is easy to use and gives concise information that perfectly fits my concept. You can flip through and start on whatever section applies to you.