In Chess 101, Everything a New Chess Player Needs to Know, author Dave Schloss sets out to make confident chess players from absolute chess beginners. This small, but powerful book covers topics such as:
- The Board, the Pieces, and How to Set Them Up
- The Value of the Pieces and How They Move
- How to Write Chess Notations
- The Three Phases of a Chess Game
- Chess Clocks
- Getting Ready to Play in Your First Chess Tournament
- Basic Rules and Etiquette
- Tips on Playing Winning Chess
- Chess Puzzles
This little gem is written for teens and adults who want to get a basic understanding of the foundation of chess. It would be a great starting point for all players of a start-up chessclub.
"Whether you want to know anything from setting up the board and moving the pieces, to the rules and etiquette of the game, to competing in your first tournament, you’ll find it all and much more in Chess 101. Dave has given us a delightful introduction to the royal game. Enjoy and learn!" Bruce Pandolfini (Chess author, teacher and coach and was portrayed by Ben Kingsleyin the film Searching for Bobby Fischer)
"The moment I opened Chess 101, I knew Dave had accomplished something great: a truly simple guide to learning and enjoying the game. Many attempt this feat, but few beginner chess manuals really succeed in keeping things simple while highlighting the best parts of the game of chess!" Daniel Rensch (International Master and Vice-President of Chess.com and ChessKid.com)
"It doesn't seem possible with all of the chess books available today, that a small brief beginner's guide could fill any unmet need, yet this little book is worth a beginner's attention - whether adult or child - either on one's own or in a beginner's class." Georgia Chess Magazine
"Chess 101 stands alone among chess books for beginners because of its clarity and organization. In Chess 101, Dave Schloss moves seamlessly from the board setup and piece description, to the moves and relative values of the pieces, to chess notation, and then on to elements of chess strategy. This work fills a void as the beginner's book of choice, for chess students grade four or older, through adult, who want authoritative information. The reader will also learn all about how to get started in chess tournaments and how to get more involved in the fascinating game of chess." Michael Rohde (Grandmaster and former U.S. High School Champion, U.S. Junior Champion and U.S. Open Champion)
The book offers everything a complete beginner would need to know to play the game, from topics as basic as the board and pieces, to the structure and rules of chess tournaments.
It also includes sections on how to study chess and tips for winning your first games.
"The moment I opened Chess 101, I knew Dave had accomplished something great: a truly simple guide to learning and enjoying the game,” said IM Daniel Rensch, who selected this book.
“Many attempt this feat, but few beginner chess manuals really succeed in keeping things simple while highlighting the best parts of the game of chess,” said Rensch.