First Book of Chess

    First Book of Chess
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    Publication Date: December 2, 2011
    Notation Type: DN - Descriptive
    Page Count: 132 Pages

    Book Description

    This book holds the distinction and is famous for being the first chess book Bobby Fischer ever read. As Bobby himself tells the story, when he was 6 years old, one day his sister Joan brought home a plastic chess set she had bought in the market and they learned how to play by reading the instructions on the box. Later, when Bobby had developed an interest in the game, Joan brought home a book appropriately entitled "First Book of Chess". It was then a new book, just out. As they say, the rest is history. I will not guarantee that you will become the World Chess Champion if you read this book. I will not even double your money back if you do not become World Chess Champion. However, I will guarantee that you cannot go wrong if you start chess with this book.

    About the Author(s)

    Israel Albert Horowitz (often known as Al Horowitz or I. A. Horowitz) was born on November 15, 1907, in Brooklyn, New York. He was at one point one of the strongest players in the world. He won the prize for best score in the World Chess Olympics in Warsaw Poland. He defeated Soviet Grandmaster Salo Flohr in the 1946 USA-USSR match, one of only two Americans to win a game, and he drew a mini-match with Grandmaster Isaac Boleslavsky. He was the New York Times chess columnist for ten years. He died on January 18, 1973.

    Fred Reinfeld was born on January 27, 1910. He was a master, rated sixth in the United States in 1950. He wrote more than one hundred chess books and also wrote books on numerous other subjects such as stamp and coin collecting. He died on May 29, 1964.

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