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Book Review: Checkmate Like a Grand Master

I’m hoping to get Self-Published Books up here at least once a week. They may not have easily clickable purchase buttons, but I promise to search out some titles that you may never find on your own.

If you or your kids are chess players this book is like nothing else I’ve seen. Erik has taken the winning moves for over a thousand historic chess games recorded from 1938-2005 and recorded them within the pages of this book.

Part puzzle book, part logic puzzle and all chess history, you can play with a partner or use a chess clock and beat your own time.

Erik has thoughtfully included an answer key in the back and all the chess board layouts are easy to decipher. They also include the details about the game so if you have a favorite player you can look up all their games.

It’s pretty cool.

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By Jenny Naughton

JENNY NAUGHTON and her husband share their 1930's era Chicago home with four sons and a daughter. A voracious reader, Jen reviews books before their release for dozens of publishers on her page: Windy City Reader. Jen also blogs (on WordPress!) about classical, mostly secular, home education at Good Enough Homeschool.
In her spare time, she runs an online book club for teens and helps other home educating family match their kids with the perfect book for them.
You can find Jen misbehaving on social media on
Twitter: @jennynau10

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