Out on 16 February 2023

How to Win at Chess

Daniel King

Ages 6-8
16 February 2023
9780753447796
64 pages

Synopsis

Written by Grandmaster Daniel King, How To Win At Chess introduces each piece and its moves, explains key principles such as check and how to open a game, before exploring tricks such as forks, pins and skewers. With a fresh, contemporary new design, it’s packed with graded test positions and training exercises to help young players improve their game as they progress through the book. What’s more, readers can brush up on the fascinating history of chess, with features on legendary matches and the greatest players, including the current world champion, Magnus Carlsen.

Chess has been revolutionized in recent years – thanks to the success of Netflix’s world-beating The Queen’s Gambit, the rise of chess streaming on Twitch, the desire for self-improvement during lockdown, and the global appeal of Magnus Carlsen, the youngest player ever to top the world rankings – and its newfound popularity with young and old alike shows no sign of waning.