• One Move at a Time

  • How to Play and Win at Chess…and Life
  • By: Orrin C. Hudson
  • Narrated by: Gary J. Chambers
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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One Move at a Time

By: Orrin C. Hudson
Narrated by: Gary J. Chambers
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Publisher's Summary

Learn to play chess the fun and easy way while you learn what it takes to be successful in life. One Move at a Time reveals 20 proven ways to succeed at the game of kings - or at anything else you desire. It uses kid- and teen-friendly language to teach you fun, simple ways to memorize how the game is set up and how the pieces move; the "smart start" that gains you a quick advantage from your first few moves; seven strategies to turn beginning players into fast winners; and how to go for "the big win". Plus, you'll learn 20 life lessons you can take from the chessboard to make you a success at everything you do.

©2014 Orrin Hudson (P)2014 Made for Success

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No pdf

The content wasn't bad, but especially the audio version is severely lacking a pdf with the diagrams, some of which are even referenced throughout the recording.

Teaches the basic rules of chess, but half of them are impossible to follow.

The second half is applying the principles from chess to real life, which might be handy.

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Useless as an audiobook

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

It makes no sense to have an audiobook without the diagrams that are critical to understanding any of it. This purchase was a blunder!

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No pdf

Requires much notation. Maybe 25%. So not so great for newbies. What a shame really.

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educational and inspirational

perfect for all ages. excellent for beginners in life and chess. chess game was explained really well. I will definitely be sharing the lessons from this book with my loved ones.

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Completely Useless, refers to pics tht arent there

There aren't any attached documents or photographs included with this audiobook, and it constantly says things like "set up the board like this" refering to a picture in the actual book. Large parts of this book are just cut out and completely worthless because there are no attached documents. Useless by chapter 5, waste of time. It's unfortunate because I enjoyed the content and i feel like the book, or just an audiobook with the correct attachments would've actually been good.

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Excellent audio chess book!

Most chess books simply don't lend themselves to the audio format. Without an eidetic memory, there is very little benefit to hearing a string of algebraic chess moves. This book is different. The author and reader provide lots of good usable information that works in an audible format. There are discussions on strategy, tactics, and discussions on ways to work through problems, Yes, there are some algebraic discussions that would be much more helpful if the book had a PDF to download, but all in all it was worthwhile and enjoyable.

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Excellent for beginners.

I will revisit as my skill level improves. I'm sure I will learn more after gained experience.

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Made for Success!!!!!

This is the book that I have been waiting for, to learn how to play chess ♟.

I’ve just listened to the audio and now I’m going to buy the book so that I can underline to my hearts content. I really, REALLY love the last chapter!!!!!!♟♟♟♟♟♟♟♟

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Interesting Comparison of Chess snd Life

Fast read, interesting philosophy comparing chess to life. Broad overview of both chess and life.

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Helpful Despite the lack of diagrams

I thought this book was helpful. I am a beginner and many of the concepts here do not require visualizing a chessboard. And if you have a chessboard and this is the perfect beginners book.

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Without a pdf of the boards it’s useless

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Is this an oversight
He asks us to visualize with Jo starting point