Life-Changing Magic of Chess A Beginner's Guide with Grandmaster Maurice Ashley

The Life-Changing Magic of Chess

A Beginner's Guide with Grandmaster Maurice Ashley

  • ISBN: 9798887072708
  • Publication Date: April 2, 2024


Price: $13.49

Experience The Life-Changing Magic of Chess, a beginner's guide with secrets from Grandmaster Maurice Ashley!

After making history as the chess world's first Black Grandmaster, Maurice Ashley went on to become a three-time national championship coach and commentator. Now he's sharing his passion for chess with YOU!

Discover more about Maurice's story as he recounts his journey from Jamaica to New York to the world stage where he has ranked among the best in the game. Then find your own chess magic as he shows you basic skills like how each piece moves and how to make a start.

When you're ready, follow along with Maurice's step-by-step instructions for

  • Capturing
  • Checkmates
  • Castling
  • Sacrificing
  • …and more!

Fun-filled, graphic-novel inspired illustrations from Denis Angelov bring Maurice’s tips to life. It’s the perfect beginner’s guide to chess for kids.

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"[T]his book is a superb introduction to chess. Abstract and challenging concepts are rendered with clarity... A great resource for students, parents, teachers, and anyone who needs a friendly, understandable introduction to the game of chess."
—The School Library Journal

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