The ABC of Chess – Grishin, Ilyin

In this post, we will see the book The ABC of Chess by V. Grishin and E. llyin.

About the book

An introductory book for children to learn chess. Teaches the basics of the game. There are a lot of children between the ages of 5 – 7 who are interested in chess and want to learn to play. This book is written to help younger children take their first steps on the chessboard. As a rule the first books a child comes to know are read aloud to him by his parents and this one need be no exception. Don’t hurry when you read “The ABC of Chess” to your child, don’t cover more than one chapter a week. In your instruction pay more attention to the principle of play.

The book was translated from Russian by Vivienne Burdon was published in 1986 by Raduga Publishers.

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Foreword for Parents. 3

A War of Wood. 7

A Revealing Story. 15

The Battlefield. 23

Only Straightforward!. 29

Who Has Been Placed in the Corner?. 35

Leaping Horses. 41

“Lightweight” Bishops. 47

The Most Powerful Piece. 51

Watch Out, Your Majesty!. 57

Touch — Move. 63

Who’s Won? IPs a Stalemate!. 69

Not Numbers but Know-How. 75

The King Goes on the March. 79

All Children Should Learn. 83

Appendix. 86

Answer These Questions Without Your Parents Help.87

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