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Learn to play chess interactively and win the fun way for absolute beginners. Written by a World FIDE Chess Master, it combines the best of multi-touch technology with expert chess knowledge to create a unique chess learning experience.

Don’t struggle reading lengthy explanations. Learn fundamental concepts in chess by engaging with hands-on interactives. These interactives aptly named, “Show Me”, “You Try”, and “Let’s Play” allow you to learn, practice, and play against the computer.

After using this system, you’ll have a strong understanding of essential chess concepts. How to use these interactives are shown in the next three sections.

This book is suitable for ages over 9 years old. Kids younger than nine should have some supervision in order to get the most out of this interactive book.

Playing chess allows kids to develop creative thinking. The rules of chess are pretty easy to learn. Kids as young as four can learn to play chess.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an interactive is worth a thousand pictures. Don’t waste time trying to visualize chess concepts in your head. Simply engage with this system and master chess.

At the end of part, test your knowledge with review questions.

There are fourteen chapters in the book.

1. Introduction
Introducing Chess
The Chessboard and Starting Position
Chess Notation
How to Write Chess Moves

2. Pawn
Pawn Movement
Pawn Capture
The En Passant Rule
Pawn Promotion
Pawn Capturing Strategies

3. Rook
Rook Movement and Capture

4. Bishop
Bishop Movement and Capture

5. Queen
Queen Movement and Capture

6. Knight
Knight Movement and Capture

7. King, check and checkmate
King Movement and Capture

8. Value of Pieces
Pieces - Attacking
Pieces - Defending
Pieces - Exchanging
Let’s Play with Different Pieces

9. Castling
Kingside, Queenside, Rules
10. How to Draw
Repetition of Position by Perpetual Checks
By Stalemate
Other Ways to Draw

11. Basic Tactics

12. Strategies
Checkmate Strategies
Middle Game
End Game

13. Let’s Play
Practical Rules
Let’s Play against Computer

14. What’s next?
What’s New?
Other Books by the Author

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Average Rating: 5/5 stars
  • Level: Ages 8 and above
  • Available on iPad.
  • Published: Nov. 26, 2013
  • Print Length: 329 Pages
  • Language: English

1. Music for the video on this page titled: Five Armies by Kevin MacLeod (, Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0,