The Chess Kid's Book of Checkmate

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Random House Puzzles & Games, 2004 - Games - 191 pages
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The latest in the McKay Chess Library for Kids

Checkmate is the ultimate goal of chess. In The Chess Kid’s Book of Checkmate, chess teacher David MacEnulty teaches the rules of checkmate to players between the ages of 6 and 10. The big idea in The Chess Kid’s Book of Checkmate is that many checkmates fall into well-known patterns. The player who remembers common checkmate patterns will have an advantage over the one who doesn’t. Step-by-step, with more than 100 diagrams, The Chess Kid’s Book of Checkmate reveals:

·How to train the brain to recognize basic checkmate patterns
·Special circumstances involving checkmate with one piece acting alone
·How to come up with your own checkmate patterns
 

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Contents

Chess Notation
1
Words and Terms to Know
6
Types of Checkmate
14
Stalemate
20
Checkmate in the Opening
27
The Corridor or Back Rank Mate
31
Queen Checkmates
38
Queen and Rook Checkmates
42
The Blind Swine Checkmate
129
Anastasias Mate
132
Morphys Mate
134
Morphys Concealed Mate
136
Pillsburys Mate
138
Lollis Mate
140
Lollis Mate II
142
Blackburnes Mate
143

Queen and King Checkmates
46
The Swallows Tail Pattern
61
Queen and Bishop Checkmates
66
Queen and Knight Checkmates
70
Kins and Rook Checkmates
75
Rook and Bishop Checkmate
89
Rook and Knight Checkmates
94
Bishop and Knight Checkmates
100
Bishop Checkmates
103
Knight Checkmates
105
Pawn Checkmates
109
Mixed Mate in One
115
Anderssens Mate
147
Grecos Mate
149
Damianos Mate
151
Damianos Mate II
154
Damianos Mate III
156
Mate with a Queen and Knight
160
Smothered Mate
163
Bodens Mate or the CrissCross Mate
168
Legals Mate
173
Mate in TwoMate in Three
174
Mating Attacks
179
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About the author (2004)

David MacEnulty is the chess teacher at The Dalton School and the former director of program development at Chess-in-the-Schools in New York. His teams have won three National Champion titles and came in second four times. David and his chess teams have been featured nationally on CBS, CNN, in Chess Life magazine, and in many local television and print news stories.

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