The Chess Kid's Book of Tactics

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Random House Puzzles & Games, 2003 - Games - 165 pages
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In chess, tactics are the tricks and techniques players use to get a quick advantage over their opponents. David MacEnulty, a former director of program development in New York City's award-winning Chess-in-the-Schools program, teaches students how to develop a tactical mindset. In The Chess Kid's Book of Tactics, he instructs 6-10-year-old players in how to recognize the basic chess patterns and how to apply those patterns to understand-and win-the game.
 

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Contents

Chess Basics
1
Tactics Overview
8
En Prise 1
18
Take a More Important Piece
22
More or Better Attackers than Defenders
28
Forks
35
Pins
56
Skewers
76
Overload or Overworked Piece
96
Remove the Guard
105
Deflection
112
Decoy
120
Trapping
127
Make the Right Capture
134
Mixed Tactics
147
About the Author
166

Discovery and Discovered Check
83
Double Check
91

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About the author (2003)

DAVID MACENULTY is the Director of Program Development at New York City's Chess-in-the-Schools program. Children on his teams have won over 200 individual and team trophies a year for six straight years. MacEnulty is also author of the Chess Workout Series for the Chess Club Manager software.

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