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Learn Chess Quick

144 pages, paperback, Batsford Chess, 1. edition 2010.

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Learn everything you need to know about chess - quick!

  • Packed with Gray Jolliffe's hilarious cartoons, this book will fast-track you smoothly from first moves to checkmate.
  • Written by two self-confessed chess fanatics, it shows you all the basics - who your pieces are and how to move and capture - and gives you an armoury of nifty tricks you can use to beat your opponents into submission. Once you've read this book, you'll be unstoppable.
  • As Nigel Short once said, 'Chess is ruthless... you've got to be prepared to kill people.' Learn Chess Quick is the perfect way to get started. Ideal for bullies, adventurers and psychopaths, and even their parents.


Brian Byfield first picked up the game when he knocked over his father's board at the age of two. Alan Orpin hangs out in obscure Hamburg coffee shops playing chess with strangers for money. Gray Jolliffe, who knew diddly-squat about chess when he started the drawings for this book, is now a ruthless and brutal opponent.

Language English
Author Byfield, Bryan
Jollifee, Gray
Orpin, Alan
Publisher Batsford Chess
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 470 g
Width 18.9 cm
Height 24.6 cm
Pages 144
ISBN-13 9781906388669
Year of Publication 2010
Binding paperback

006 Introduction

010 The Basics

048 Playing the Game

084 Tricks

112 The Whole Shooting Match from Start to Finish

144 Index

Learn Chess Quick