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Beat Your Friends at Chess - Chess strategy and openings to dominate the home game by [Statz, Cris]
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3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7668 KB
  • Print Length: 76 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Next Level Chess (29 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009YNGTT0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #475,586 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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An interesting little piece of writing that does indeed give the novice player some quick pointers to a few of the well-known openings and for that it is quite good, however...

...when I say 'a little piece of writing' I mean 'little'. This is more of a leaflet than a book. I paid £2.02 for Kindle download and it really wasn't worth the money. I've had free novels that run to 400 pages but this runs to [an estimated] 73 pages and if I'd read that before I bought it, I wouldn't have.

If you can get this free of charge or maybe 50p then do it but at £2.02 it's a steal, but not by the buyer.
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This is a small book, so is not too overwhelming for the novice. I loved the Internet link that allowed me to the pieces inaction. Easy to read and clear to follow.
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still have won only one game, seems i will have to look more deeply into chessmate finishes in the future.
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Only glanced so far but happy with purchase and am sure will give me a few good advantages Many Thanks
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x945e4c24) out of 5 stars 19 reviews
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HASH(0x94607774) out of 5 stars Good guide for getting a jump on your game and your opponents 7 Nov. 2012
By Ernie Knapik - Published on Amazon.com
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I know all the moves for chess, but couldn't really put them together in a kick butt strategy. Oh, I am sure I could have if I had spent the time, but just never did. This book does that for you. It shows you some simple strategies to use, explaining both what to do with certain pieces, and some good opening sets of moves. This really gave a jumpstart to my game.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x946079c0) out of 5 stars Finally won against my 12 year old! 1 Nov. 2012
By Lance Heitmann - Published on Amazon.com
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Before reading this book, chess was a total mystery to me. I'd make moves without knowing what the real strategical consequences were (and usually lose because of it). Well written and articulate, Beat your Friends at Chess is a fantastic guide for beginners. I tried out my new skills on my usually uncontested 12 year old after reading only about half the book and could not be more impressed. The strategies are easy to follow and use during any game. Some of the information in this book can be found online, but I've never seen it explained as fluently as it is here.

Highly recommended for anyone interested in strategy. The basic premise of the book (find your advantage and build upon it) is useful in more than just chess. On top of everything, the book is the prefect length. Short enough to read in a few quick sittings, but detailed enough to give readers exactly what they want. I love the variety of different openings explored in the book. Not too many to become confusing, but enough to deal with any opponent. After reading this book, you'll be trying hard to convince your friends and family to read it, if only to have a worthy opponent. More than worth the cost. A+
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x94607984) out of 5 stars Win With Style 3 Nov. 2012
By Darryl Oommen - Published on Amazon.com
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This book completely changed my opinion on chess. Before I thought it was all about who was smarter, and wasn't shocked when my nerdier pals would beat me in no time at all. But this book has convinced me that anyone can learn how to win at chess. By explaining the major factors that win a game - center control, how to keep your king safe, the use of minor pieces, ect... Beat Your Friends at Chess has given me the confidence to take on anyone. It seems so simple after thinking about it, but without these lessons I would still be a total chess noob. What surprised me most was how badly my friends actually are. Now it takes no time at all to figure out their strategy and crush it. Most importantly, this book knows how to add on that little extra flair. With some good discussion on moves called "pins" and "forks" any reader will be winning with style points to spare.
HASH(0x94607c78) out of 5 stars Not what I expected. 9 Aug. 2013
By SamR - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a good book to take on novice players with very little playtime. Intermediate level players will crush anyone coming
in with only this book. For a book that is designed for beginners it lacks many topics such as pieces names and placement. On the plus side, the price is acceptable.
HASH(0x94607cd8) out of 5 stars It got me from absolute beginner status ( FIDE ) ... 12 Sept. 2014
By D. S. Copley-mackie - Published on Amazon.com
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It got me from absolute beginner status ( FIDE ) to "novice" in two weeks. It also caught the imagination of my ten-year old daughter, who is now a chess addict.
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