Written by Chess Kings Non Profit Founder and Chess Expert Ben Rothschild
Featuring a new turn-the-page technique for learning!
Why is this the Real Beginner’s Guide to Chess?
– Become good at moving all the pieces.
– Recognize when an enemy piece is “hanging.”
– Learn the value of each piece.
– Know when and when not to trade pieces.
– Find check and checkmate.
Reviews of The Real Beginner’s Guide to Chess
“Creative, instructive, and quirky”
I’ve worked in a few great tactics and puzzle books for beginners… I HIGHLY recommend this book as an all-encompassing guide to starting the game from square one. I’ve showed it to all my friends who are starting out.
This is not just pictures of a chess board, pick the best move (although it has those too); the book breaks down the game to the most fundamental patterns and themes, such as piece values and trading, checkmating, and how different pieces can get around the board. The exercises are creative and they work the patterns into your brain.
Highly recommended for those who want to have a fun introduction to the game. Also, there’s rhymes 🙂 Favorite section: getting good at knight moves.
“Good for beginners”
I’m not a very good chess player but this book was very easy for me to understand. Each lesson is a picture of a chess board with pieces arranged in very particular ways. You learn to play chess by – wait for it – playing chess. I now understand a little bit more about the strategy behind moves, scoring, and some other stuff relevant to chess that I didn’t know existed. I would recommend this book to anyone who doesn’t know how to play chess but wants to learn.
“Wow! A must have!”
If you watched this author’s YouTube video and were excited, you must check out this book! What a great teacher and a gifted chess player. He is so great I bet he’d give you a personal lesson if you bought this book. Buy the book, reach out to the author, and learn!
Praise for the Morphy Rap:
“That Morphy rap was GENIUS. I mean… I’m floored. It was fantastic.” – CEO of Chess.com
“A classic. One of my favorite videos on YouTube.”
“Epic.” “100th sub” “Brilliant!” “So dank.” “Inspiring.”
“You’re like the Nas of the chess rap world.”
“As a Morphy fan, thank you. Thank you so very much.”
“The single best chess video in existence!”
“Dude you got that off board and on board talent man. 🙂 :)”
“Eminem or Vanilla Ice? You decide.”
“Awesome! I didn’t know the game and reconstructed it on a board while listening.”
“Probably my favorite chess video eva.”
“Pretty inventive rhymes.”
“Much better than I expected possible.”
Praise for Chess Rap:
“I’m not exactly a rap connoisseur, but this kinda reminds me of Beastie Boys 🙂 Nice video!”
“Really good. Never thought rap and chess would make a good mix.”
“The novelty of it is fantastic! I’m lovin this.”
“These raps are awesome dude. Consider me subscribed ;)”
“I Laughed for a good hour and a half off this joint lol! funny stuff, great analysis.”
“This rap is amazing as the game itself. should have got more than a million views.”
“Absolutely sick! I’ve watched it like 5 times this week. Same goes for the Tal and Morphy games.”
“I love it!”
“You totally PAWND that :DD”
“Lol this is my performance song XD.”
“This video made my day :-)”