• Title: Opening Moves: The Making Of A Young Chess Champion
  • Author: Barry Berg
  • ISBN: 9780316913393
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Opening Moves The Making Of A Young Chess Champion Michael Thaler always loved puzzles so his mother gave him a chess set before he entered kindergarten and hired a teacher to show him how to play the game After the first lesson the teacher told Mic
    Michael Thaler always loved puzzles, so his mother gave him a chess set before he entered kindergarten and hired a teacher to show him how to play the game After the first lesson, the teacher told Michael s parents, I ve never seen anyone learn chess so quickly Your son will be a master before he is ten years old The teacher s words have proven to be prophetic MichMichael Thaler always loved puzzles, so his mother gave him a chess set before he entered kindergarten and hired a teacher to show him how to play the game After the first lesson, the teacher told Michael s parents, I ve never seen anyone learn chess so quickly Your son will be a master before he is ten years old The teacher s words have proven to be prophetic Michael has won the national championship for his age group twice Opening Moves is a glimpse of a young boy discovering his talent, finding the keys to success in chess, as well as dealing with defeat, and all the time learning important life lessons Complete descriptions of key matches and an afterword by Michael s father, who addresses other parents who have placed or are considering placing children competitive chess situations, make this is a book that young chess players and their families will want to own.

    One Reply to “Opening Moves: The Making Of A Young Chess Champion”

    1. Six-year-old Michael Thaler became the National Kindergarten Chess Champion in 1999. The book follows his brief career to date and imparts the life lessons Michael has learned through chess: prepare, focus, win some, lose some, have patience, etc. These are difficult to learn lessons for most adults, let alone children. Still, the author very clearly demonstrates Michael's passion and talent for the game.The book takes a turn for the worse when the narrative details three games Michael has lost [...]

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