How to Beat Your Kids at Chess
An Adult Beginner's Guide to Chess

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How to Beat Your Kids at Chess
An Adult Beginner's Guide to Chess

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by David MacEnulty
304 pages, Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-936490-59-2
SRP: $19.95

Excerpt

An Adult Chess Primer!

How to Beat Your Kids at Chess is a book that truly starts at the beginning, with the most basic idea of all: the straight line. This book offers clear explanations, opportunities to practice each concept before moving on, and a systematic progression of ideas.

If you…

  • have always wanted to learn to play chess, this is the book to get you started.
  • are a chess parent who wants to understand what your child is leaning, this is the book for you.
  • are a teacher or other adult with little chess knowledge, suddenly in charge of a chess program, then this is the book that will become your bible.
  • are an adult looking for something to keep your brain active, this book will open the door to exciting and complete brain stimulation.
  • have been daunted by the complexity of chess, think you don’t have the patience for the game, or suffer some other fear that keeps you from trying, this book will allay all your anxieties.

David MacEnulty is an award winning teacher with over twenty years of experience teaching children and adults. He has won several Teacher of the Year awards, was named Chess Educator of the Year by the University of Texas at Dallas, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the US Chess Federation, and was given the Lives that Make a Difference award from A&E Television.


For eight years, David taught at a large elementary school in the Bronx, guiding his students to numerous New York City, New York State chess championships, as well as winning three national titles. His work at that school became the basis for a film, Knight of the South Bronx, starring Ted Danson. He has trained hundreds of chess players to become chess teachers and teachers to teach chess, both in America and abroad. He is currently Director of the Dalton Chess Academy at The Dalton School in NY, where his teams have continued the winning tradition of first place victories at the city, state and national level.

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