Author(s): Raymond Keene
Includes everything you need to learn and play, including a board, pieces, and a book. Chess is the game of kings, an ancient competition that continues to delight and intrigue young and old alike. Mammoth tomes have been written in pursuit of the perfect game, but everyone needs to start somewhere. With the "Learn Chess Fast" gift set, you can have your kids playing chess in minutes. Starting with the very basics, young minds will learn how to set up the board, the abilities of the various pieces and how they move, and how the game is played. As they progress through the basics, they will also learn basic strategies such as the Scholar's Mate and the Legall's Mate and how to read chess notation and diagrams. With a seventy-two-page book written by experts Raymond Keene and Nancy Stewart and chock-full of lively illustrations by Roxie Munro, a game board, and thirty-two chess pieces all contained in a metal case, the "Learn Chess Fast" gift set is great for developing young players and perfect for family game night. Plus, it's a fantastic way to be introduced--or introduce someone else--to this wonderful game. Get your kids off the computer and engage their minds with this beautiful set This is the perfect introduction to chess for children age 7 and up. The tone is fun and light-hearted, but the instruction is detailed enough to help children develop their skills.
Raymond Keene is a world-famous chess grandmaster and international authority on the game of chess. He is the author of more than one hundred chess books and is the chess editor for the "International Herald Tribune," the London "Times, " and the "Spectator." Nancy Stewart is an architectural conservator and journalist. Roxie Munro is an illustrator based in New York City.