Chess, a two-player strategy game, may appear simple to the casual observer, but its game board of 64 squares and 32 pieces can take a lifetime to master. The game itself originated in the sixth century, taking on a militaristic theme, which later evolved into the pieces of today: pawn, knight, bishop, rook, and, of course, the king and queen. The game is highly strategic and played around the world by lovers, young and old, of the genre. Each challenge is unique, and every player has his favorite move and cunning approach.
In Chess: From Beginner to Pro, author Mike Valley gives the listener everything he or she needs to know about the game: history, basic rules, and advanced strategies. Before long, even those who are new to the game will be gleefully calling "Check Mate" to their defeated foes.
A book designed to bring your game to the next level, Chess leaves no pawn untouched and no king sheltered behind his bishop. Start listening now, and begin to play like a pro today!
©2015 Mike Valley (P)2015 Mike Valley
I was unable to even listen to this audio book because of the poor quality of the narration. I felt like I was listening to a high school book report being presented aloud. Poor diction, terrible speaking rhythm, and absolutely no sense of dynamics
The text itself seemed interesting, I just wish I could get past the horrible presentation.
Whereas this book may be helpful in written form, it is completely useless for an audible book. The description of moves are stated too much in the abstract to be understood by the oral learner. Also the narration is perhaps the worst I've heard from any book on audible thus far. Poor quality. I would recommend other titles than this one for the beginner at chess.
Good for someone who never played. Not pro. Even a novice won't learn anything. The narrations sounds like someone buddy was recorded the audio reading in their living room. Not an issue, just not professionally narrated.
As a chess enthusiast, this book is too general to be of any use to an intermediate level player let alone a pro. A more suitable title would be something like: "chess for absolute beginners"
The narrator lacks any real energy or interest in the subject matter; like he was in pain.
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