This book teaches the 50 deadly checkmates, basic attacking patterns that occur repeatedly in games between players of all standards. Each mating motif is carefully and simply explained and several illustrative examples are given. A final test enables the reader to grade his pattern recognition abilities and the last chapter explains what to do if your Dad is Garry Kasparov. It is a fun and instructive read, guaranteed to improve your game.
Who should read this book?
This is not just a book for kids. Murray Chandler's 'How to Beat Your Dad at Chess' is a perfect introduction to tactics for the beginning and developing student, as it works from the simplest and most commonly-occurring patterns towards more complex ones built upon the earlier examples.