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Learn how to play chess—the world’s most popular board game!
Jessica E Martin helps you improve your skills through 35 fun activities—this isn’t just a textbook about the rules! Why not have a game of Face Off, all you need are two rooks and bishops of each color, then battle it out to capture all of your opponent’s pieces, or try Rookie Cookie, where the rook can go as far as it wants and move in any direction? With Create-a-Mate you will learn the vital skill of following activity and working pieces as pairs. All the activities have clear, easy-to-follow instructions and colorful artworks so you can see exactly where pieces should be on the chessboard. There are also helpful hints and tips throughout, as well as a Starting Out section if you ever need reminding of a rule or have forgotten how a piece can move.
About the Author
JESSICA E. MARTIN has been a chess instructor for 20 years and has coached teams in three states at the State and USA National Championship levels. Jessica has achieved her MFA from Queens University in Charlotte and is the past Vice President of ScholasticChess with the North Carolina Chess Association (NCCA). She has been a weekly author for the interactive website www.chesskid.com. In 2008, Jessica created Over The Chessboard, an organization dedicated to promoting chess for everyone, and a scholarship has been created in her name at the International School of Tucson. She is also the author of How To Play Chess For Kids: Simple Strategies to Win, Rockridge Press, 2019. The author is based in Davidson, North Carolina, USA.