Random House Books for Young Readers How a King Plays
Random House Books for Young Readers How a King Plays

How a King Plays

By Oliver Boydell


Publication Date: November 9, 2021

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

A brand new book of chess tips, ideas, and strategies from 11-year chess champion, Oliver Boydell. How a King Plays is perfect for all chess enthusiasts, from beginner all the way to expert, and from juvenile to adult. All written in Oliver’s charming “wise beyond his years” style, these tips will sharpen your game no matter your level.

Unlike other chess books that are dense and dull and hard to use for beginners, How a King Plays is a breath of fresh air in a dynamically growing category.

About the Author

Oliver Boydell was born in New York City to a Vietnamese mother and an English father. A National Chess Champion and a New York City Chess Champion, Oliver developed a passion for chess at the age of five. He started competing in chess tournaments during the same year and is a regular contender at New York City, New York State, and National Scholastic Chess Championships. Oliver endeavors to become a chess Grandmaster. He has been profiled in The New York Times, and has appeared on Good Morning America. Visit him online at www.oliverboydell.com

Oliver has previously published one other book: He’s Got Moves: 25 Legendary Games (As Analyzed by a Smart Kid) was published by Metabook in December 2020.

Author Residence: New York City

Author Hometown: New York City

Format: Hardcover

Length: 104 pages

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: November 9, 2021

ISBN: 9780593451267

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