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Chess Puzzles for Kids

100 puzzles to torment your brain cells

128 Seiten, gebunden, Gambit, 1. Auflage 2012

Aus der Reihe »Chess for Kids«

14,95 €
Inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versandkosten

This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard. There are points to be won for finding the right solution, plus the entertaining format contains valuable tips on how to improve.

Each puzzle has been carefully graded to suit a wide range of chess abilities. Beginners and younger readers will enjoy the basic warm-up exercises, complete with helpful hints. More experienced players can wrestle with some classic puzzles, while at the same time learning about famous players and killer concepts.

A final chapter - Mission Impossible - is guaranteed to torment and inspire the most talented of future champions!

Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Chess Puzzles for Kids will quickly enable children to enjoy using their new-found skills to outwit friends and relatives.

Murray Chandler gained the chess grandmaster title by winning events in New York and Amsterdam. During 28 years as a professional player he has taken part in over 150 international tournaments, in 32 different countries. His previous books for young players - Chess for Children (with Helen Milligan), How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids are widely used in schools and by junior coaches.

Weitere Informationen
Gewicht 390 g
Hersteller Gambit
Breite 17 cm
Höhe 23,4 cm
Medium Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 2012
Autor Murray Chandler
Reihe Chess for Kids
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1
ISBN-13 978-1-906454-40-1
Seiten 128
Einband gebunden

Queen & Bishop Line-Up

1) Picking Off the Pieces

2) The Classic Fork with Qe4

3) The Two-Move Knockout

4) The Mega-Knockout

5) More Queen & Bishop Line-Ups

Attacks on the g6-Square (After Castling)

6) The Ng6 Trick

7) The Bxh6/Qg6+ Combo

8) The Nf6+/Qg6+ Combo

9) How to Beat a World Champion

Attacks on the e6-Square(After Castling)

10) Central Collapse

11) The Nxe6/Rxe6 Combo

12) A Backward Pawn on e6

13) Knightmare on e6

14) More Knightmares on e6

Attacks on the King

15) The Killer Qf3/Nf5 Set-Up (1)

16) The Killer Qf3/Nf5 Set-Up (2)

17) The Tricky Qg3/Ng4 Set-Up

18) The Quiet Killer: Bf6

19) Knight Sacrifice on f6

20) More Nf6+ Sacrifices

21) Open the h-File with Bg5

22) Fright Knight

23) The Belated King-Hunt

24) Tactics on the Queenside

25) Finishing Off with Rg4+

26) The Simple Bxg7 Capture

Forks, Skewers, Pins...

27) Winning the Exchange

28) Hungarian Horror Story

29) The Unwelcome Visitor

30) More Bg6 Bishop Offers

31) Winning Material with Nh6+

32) The Bh6 Exchange Win

33) The Useful Nh5+ Trick

34) Another Useful Nh5+ Trick

35) Surprise Skewers

36) Weak Queenside Dark Squares

Decoys & Deflections

37) A Delightful Decoy

38) More Delightful Decoys

39) Dazzling Deflections

40) Fun with Bishops & Knights

41) Tal’s Tallinn Trick

42) The Ba6 Trap

43) The Rook & Knight Decoy


44) Mastering the Zwischenzug

45) The Ng4 Zwischenzug

46) The Ng6 Zwischenzug

Mating Patterns

47) A Mighty Mate on g8

48) More Mighty Mates

49) You Can Mate with Two Knights

50) The Rarest Checkmate

51) Boden & Friends

52) Arabian Knights

53) Remember the Rook-Lift

54) Rook-Lift with Rf5

55) Smothered & Semi-Smothered Mate

56) A Classic Semi-Smothered Mate

57) A Queen Sacrifice on h7

58) Off to the Beach

Attack on the Uncastled King

59) Attacking the Uncastled King

60) A Rxe6 Sacrifice

61) A Rare & Deep Discovery

Discovered Attacks

62) Prising Open the a-File

63) Discovered Attack on the c-File

64) Discovered Attack with Rg4+

65) Amazing Discoveries

66) Carnage on the Chessboard

67) A Neat Way to Win a Rook

Back-Rank Combinations

68) A Susceptible Structure

69) Snooze & Lose

70) More Snoozing, More Losing

71) Back-Rank Brilliance

72) A Pawn-on-the-Seventh Trick

73) Rook & Queen Double-Act

74) The Triple-Act

75) The Classic Rook Deflection

76) More Classic Rook Deflections

77) In the Footsteps of Alekhine

More Attacks on the h7-Square

78) Learning from History

79) Pawn-Grab on the h7-Square

80) More Free Pawns

81) The Ubiquitous Greek Gift

82) The Cunning Nxd7 Trap

83) Keep Control with Qh6

84) Hort’s Nifty Sidestep

Perpetual Checks

85) Simple Perpetual with a Queen

86) The Standard Queen Perpetual

87) A Perpetual Classic

88) Knight Sacrifice Perpetual Classic

89) A Queen & Knight Perpetual

90) The Rook & Knight Perpetual

91) Something Old, Something New

Opening Traps

92) Abnormal Opening Patterns

93) The Slav Trap

94) Double Trouble

95) Balashov’s Queen Blunder

Endgame Themes

96) A Right-Royal Endgame Tactic

97) Upside-Down Chess

98) Conjuring Up a Passed Pawn

And Finally...

99) Don’t Try This at Home

100) And It’s Good Knight from Him

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