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How to Play and Win at Chess: Moves, Rules and Strategy for Beginners - A Practical Guide to the Game Paperback – Illustrated, 13 Aug 2008


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Southwater (13 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844765377
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844765379
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 1 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,230,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Saunders was born in Loudwater, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, in 1953. He was educated at High Wycombe Royal Grammar School and Selwyn College, Cambridge, obtaining a degree in Law and Classics.

He was taught chess by his brother when aged about seven and started playing competitively at school aged 14. He has represented Wales at full international level and won a number of open chess tournaments.

From 1999 to 2010 he was the editor of British Chess Magazine (founded in 1881) and in September 2010 he became acting editor of 'Chess' Magazine. As well as writing and editing chess articles for chess magazines and websites, he has authored a number of chess books for beginners and elementary players. He has made numerous radio and TV appearances as a chess pundit, and also helps publicise major chess events such as the London Chess Classic and the Gibraltar Chess Festival.

He lives with his wife in Kingston-upon-Thames and also enjoys playing the guitar and bird-watching.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Paul Anthony on 11 July 2009
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An attractively presented and altogether excellent introduction, or refresher course, to the game of chess. With many colour illustrations, the book takes you through the history of chess, from its very beginnings to the present day, with photographs of some of the more famous contemporary chess masters at play.
It follows this up with a beginner's guide to the fundamentals of the game, and eventually progresses onto more advanced tips, tricks and classic moves and techniques on how to win. I would unreservedly recommend this book as an invaluable addition to any chess player's library.
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By O. S. Anyanwu on 11 Nov. 2014
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Very instructive 29 April 2015
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Beautiful book. Great way to introduce someone to chess.
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