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.
"As instructive as it is enjoyable ... the many examples and
exercises will sharpen the skills of players of any age" -
Grandmaster Michael Adams, Daily Telegraph
"Grandmaster Murray Chandler writes excellent books for kids who already know how to play. I like his latest work ... it expands on his two previous books How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids. In all these works Chandler presents the mating and tactical patterns in such a clear and entertaining way that it is a joy to read it. And as I said before, it is not only for kids." - Grandmaster Lubosh Kavalek, Huffington Post
"Teachers, mums and dads, children who are beginners, and beginners who don't want to stay beginners, should stop and browse here. Most of the games are recent and at the back, as if you haven't suffered enough, are thirty test positions ... an excellent Christmas present." - James Pratt, British Chess Magazine