Do you know the basics but struggle to win chess games? Well, look no further!
How to Chess: 31 Instructive Strategies Every Beginner Should Know illustrates numerous strategies in an easy-to-explain manner that will be essential to your improvement. Aided with puzzles and quizzes to test what you learned, it won’t be long before you feel like a king of the game!
Ladia Jirasek is an International Master, chess coach, and avid chess player. Ladia's 11-year chess career and six years of experience teaching chess have helped him capture and understand the necessary fundamentals that all beginner players require to improve. Jirasek is a former COM student and a current UC Berkeley student!
- Borrow a copy of Jirasek's book from the COM Library!
- Watch an interview! Dave King, English professor, and Dave Patterson, librarian, interivewed Ladia Jirasek in February 2022. Jirasek offers students writing and researching tips. He discusses the process of writing his book, compares chess to writing, and shares advice about how to get the most out of College of Marin.
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