I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
I still remember going to a friend’s house when I was in middle school and for the better part of an afternoon she taught me how to play chess. I have never forgotten her teaching me the game that always seemed to allude me. Since it is the most popular board game in the world I think it is great when every single kid out there can learn how to play. In Chess: Be the King! written by Ellisiv Reppen and illustrated by Flu Hartberg kids ages 12+ can learn how to strategize moves and find weaknesses in the other person’s moves to win the game.
Chess is played on every continent and by several hundred million people. It’s the most popular board game in the world, and people of all ages love to play! In Chess: Be the King!, you?ll start by learning how the pieces move and then progress to the more complicated ideas behind the best moves for the different phases of the game. This book offers something for beginners who have never picked up a chess piece as well as more advanced instruction for experienced learners who are looking to become expert players!
Inside you?ll find exclusive tips from some of the world’s best chess players. These clever suggestions will help you to become a real king of chess. Imagine how much fun it will be to win a game against a classmate or?if you?re really good?maybe even your grandpa! If you?re up for a real challenge, you can also test yourself with puzzles taken from world championship games. Put on your thinking cap?your brain’s got some work to do!
Since I am very much an amateur of the game I read this very book for myself and wow…I learned a lot. I wish I had this book back when I was younger! With easy to understand wording and illustrations the book teaches the basics of the game as well as how to really use strategy for important moves and teaches you to find an opponent’s weakness to help win! Ellisiv Reppen is one of the top female chess players in the world! With over ten years of experience as a chess trainer, she teaches hundreds of students at all levels. She lives near Oslo, Norway. Flu Hartberg is a Norwegian cartoonist and illustrator whose work appears in school textbooks and children’s books, as well as comic books. He currently resides in Oslo, Norway. This is a really great book for kids wanting to learn how to play chess.