November 9, 2021
Whether you’re new to chess or a Grandmaster, there’s something for everyone in chess phenom Oliver Boydell’s new book of 64 chess tips. At only 11-years-old, Boydell is lending his talents to the page as he shares some of his best tips that helped him become a star. Written in his signature concise and witty voice, Boydell offers players of all levels — from beginners to advanced — a different, creative tip on every page. An introduction from the author, inspirational quotes from chess greats, and a glossary of terms help round out this comprehensive and informative, fun guide. Jam-packed with wisdom and imaginative gameplay, this compact and portable reference book can easily be taken on the go to a tournament, to the park, or anywhere you’re traveling. How a King Plays is the ideal companion for anyone whose passion for chess can’t be contained.
“The pint-sized prodigy taking the chess world by storm”
GOOD MORNING AMERICA
“A chess phenom”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Like The Queen’s Gambit, makes chess exciting”
THE NEW YORK POST
In his debut book, chess prodigy Oliver Boydell breaks down 25 of the most riveting games ever played. From Adolf Anderssen’s victory over Lionel Kieseritzky in 1851 to Magnus Carlsen’s online triumph against Anish Giri in 2020, Boydell educates and entertains fellow lovers of the game with his sharp analysis. Among the legendary players included in this volume are: Mikhail Botvinnik, Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, Judit Polgar, Akiba Rubinstein, Boris Spassky, and many more.