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This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard. There are points to be won for finding the right solution, plus the entertaining format contains valuable tips on how to improve.
Each puzzle has been carefully graded to suit a wide range of chess abilities. Beginners and younger readers will enjoy the basic warm-up exercises, complete with helpful hints. More experienced players can wrestle with some classic puzzles, while at the same time learning about famous players and killer concepts.
A final chapter - Mission Impossible - is guaranteed to torment and inspire the most talented of future champions!
Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Chess Puzzles for Kids will quickly enable children to enjoy using their new-found skills to outwit friends and relatives.
Murray Chandler gained the chess Grandmaster title by winning events in New York and Amsterdam. During 28 years as a professional player he has taken part in over 150 international tournaments, in 32 different countries. His previous books for young players - Chess for Children (with Helen Milligan), How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids - are widely used in schools and by junior coaches.
Publication due October 2012, hardback, 128 pages.