Power Chess for Kids

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Learn How to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School

If you want to amaze your friends with your chess skills, this is exactly the book you have been looking for. To become one of the best chess players in your school you need to play Power Moves, winning tactics that require thinking ahead.

But how do you find Power Moves? Experienced chess trainer Charles Hertan will show you and help you to become a very dangerous player!

• You will learn how to weed out silly moves and just consider a few important ones.
• You will learn how to start seeing great moves you never thought of before.
• You will learn the two easiest ways to think one-and-a-half moves ahead:
 1. Takes Takes Bang!
 2. Check Moves Bang!

Charles Hertan introduces the four main characters who will help you to learn these basic skills: Zort (a teenaged computer from the planet Zugszwang), the Dinosaurs, Power Chess Kids and the Chess Professor. The most complete and fun kids book ever on learning how to win games!

Charles Hertan is a FIDE master from Massachusetts who has been teaching kids formore than thirty years. He has written a chess book for advanced players called Forcing Chess Moves: the Key to Better Calculation, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Chess Book of the Year Award and won the ChessCafe Book of the Year Award.

Edward Scimia, About.com-CHESS:
"I really enjoyed 'Power Chess for Kids'. Just as importantly, the kids I work with got a kick out of it, too (..) The fact that kids can read this book on their own and be entertained while they learn to improve their chess is an added bonus." 

Martin Rieger, Rochade Europa Magazine:
"I myself have three children and when my youngest son (8 years old) saw the book, he immediately got excited. The drawings and the child-friendly lay-out had a magic impact on him."

Dr Alexey W. Root, former US Women's Chess Champion, author of 'Children and Chess':
"The organization of the book is stellar, the layout is cheerful (with cartoon-style characters) and the material is important for chess improvement."

Marshtower Chess Reviews:
"Cartoon characters and a very lively writing style make this an appealing book for young juniors. Chess teachers and coaches will be able to put the material to good use, too."

Neha Batt, Outlook India:
"Recommended reading for young chess players to sharpen tactics and strategy."

Marcia Duran, chess parent:
"Charles Hertan is the perfect chess teacher for kids. He has a great grasp of the material and, even more importantly, he makes learning chess fun, and understandable for kids of all ages."

Acclaim for Forcing Chess Moves by Charles Hertan:

Elisabeth Vicary, US Chess Federation Online:
“I love this book.” 

ChessCafe 2008 Book of the Year


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Publication date:
January 01, 2011
Number of pages:
New In Chess
306 gram

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