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One of the most comprehensive chess book series ever written! Designed to provide a consistent methodology of training for children and adults from absolute beginner to expert.

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Uses clear and easy to understand language.

A consistent well-rounded learning system used to train 36 first place winners in championship sections at national scholastic championships.

Accurate and up to date analysis in every book.

 



BEGINNER TO ADVANCED-BEGINNER LEVEL BOOKS

"CHESS FOR EVERYONE: A Complete Guide for the Beginner" -Covers rules and strategy in detail in 20 stepping-stone lessons. The book that started it all! Last edition was ranked the #1 best selling chess book on amazon.com & barnesandnoble.com (over 65,000 copies sold!).

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CHESS FOR EVERYONE: A Complete Guide for the Beginner
(Paperback - June 2008)

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In "Chess for Everyone", national chess master and coach Robert M. Snyder introduces chess to the beginner in twenty graduated lessons. Mr. Snyder teaches the basic principles and then builds the student's knowledge in a clear and consistent manner. The reader is given a solid foundation in:

        
  • Basic rules (piece movements, checkmate, castling, en passant, drawn game and more).    
  • Opening principles, traps and a basic opening system.    
  • Middle game strategy (checkmate patterns and tactics).    
  • Basic endgame strategy including basic checkmates and King and Pawn endings.

Upon completing Chess for Everyone students can continue to expand their knowledge in all areas of the game by reading the other volumes in the Chess for Everyone series.

 


ADVANCED-BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE LEVEL BOOKS

WINNING CHESS TOURNAMENTS: Methods and Materials Training Guide
(Paperback - Jun 21, 2007)

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In "Winning Chess Tournaments", chess coach Robert M. Snyder takes his "Chess For Everyone" book a step further by providing a guide for students and coaches to prepare for tournament competition. The author reveals secrets of training that resulted in students winning thirty-six individual first place titles in championship sections at the national championships. Additional study materials to extend and supplement the author's most basic book, "Chess for Everyone".

  • Training and conditioning before and during tournaments.
  • Understanding how tournaments work and making the most out of tournament rules.
  • How to study and prepare openings, endgames and tactics (includes extensive materials for actual study).
  • Profiles and games of individual scholastic champions.
Written for advanced beginners and intermediate players.

 

WINNING CHESS TRAPS: Opening Tactics for the Advanced Beginner and Intermediate Player
(Paperback - Jun 19, 2007)

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In "Winning Chess Traps", nationally-renowned chess coach Robert M. Snyder takes his "Chess for Everyone" book a step further by covering sixty-four additional opening traps.

  • Traps arranged by opening to help students improve knowledge of the most important openings.
  • Traps contain important tactical themes designed to improve pattern recognition.
  • Challenges at various points to find the best move.
  • Written for the beginner to intermediate player.

 

UNBEATABLE CHESS LESSONS
(Paperback - Jun 19, 2007)

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In "Unbeatable Chess Lessons", chess coach Robert M. Snyder takes his "Chess for Everyone" book a step further by covering twenty-four games with commentary on every move in each game. Games are taken from actual lessons used by the author to educate students.

  • Games arranged by opening to help students improve their knowledge of important openings.
  • Games and analysis contain important tactical and positional themes to improve pattern recognition and planning ability.
  • Games played by the author and world famous players such as Fischer, Spassky, Alekhine and Capablanca.
  • Challenges at various points to find the best move.

Written for the beginner to intermediate player.

 


INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED LEVEL BOOKS

 

MORE UNBEATABLE CHESS LESSONS: Instruction for the Advanced Player
 (Paperback - Jun  2007)

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Twenty-four more move. Designed to add more games where "Unbeatable Chess Lessons" left off. Games are arranged by opening (with significant original opening analysis) and contain important tactical and positional themes to improve pattern recognition and in-depth planning ability. Games played by the author and world famous players such as Karpov, Kasparov, Korchnoi and Tal contain challenges to find the best move.

  • Games arranged by opening with much original analysis.
  • Detailed analysis of critical lines.
  • Important tactical and positional themes allow players to improve pattern recognition and planning ability.
  • Games played by the author as well as world famous players such a Karpov, Kasparov, Korcnoi and Tal. Challenges at various points to find the best move.
  • Written for intermediate to advanced players.

 

RECOMMENDED PROGRESSION OF SERIES

        
  • Beginning Level - Chess for Everyone.    
  • Intermediate Level - Winning Chess Tournaments, Winning Chess Traps, Unbeatable Chess Lessons (read at same time or in any order at this level), & Basic Chess Tactics.    
  • Advanced Level - More Unbeatable Chess Lessons (best read after "Unbeatable Chess Lessons").

 

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EXPECTED FUTURE RELEASES

CHESS FOR EVERYONE TEACHER'S TEXTBOOK GUIDE: Using Chess for Everyone in the Classroom
(Expected Release - 2016)

This is the ultimate guide for teachers on how to introduce chess in the classroom. Designed to be used in conjunction with "Chess for Everyone" as an optional textbook. It provides detailed lesson plans along with an insight into teaching techniques found nowhere else.

 

 

BASIC CHESS TACTICS: A Tactical Pattern Recognition Workbook for the Novice
(
Expected Release - 2015)

- A chess tactics workbook like no other. Well over 1,000 basic tactics and checkmate problems that build on each other in a progressive format! Designed to improve pattern recognition for the beginner to intermediate player.

 

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 - Robert M. Snyder, national master, is a highly regarded chess educator whose students have won thirty six individual first place titles (a national record) in championship sections at the National Scholastic Championships ten times. He has introduced chess to more than 170,000 elementary and junior high school students. Mr. Snyder became Western US Champion in 1973 and qualified for the Semi-finals of the World Correspondence Chess Championship achieving a 2405 International rating.

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