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Beginner Chess Books

Year of Publication
1982 2014 1982 to 2014
Author(s)
  1. Al Lawrence (1)
  2. Bobby Fischer (2)
  3. Branislav Francuski (1)
  4. Bruce Pandolfini (3)
  5. Byron Jacobs (1)
  6. Chester Nuhmentz Jr. (1)
  7. Craig Pritchett (2)
  8. Dave Schloss (1)
  9. David MacEnulty (1)
  10. Donn Mosenfelder (1)
  11. Fred Reinfeld (3)
  12. Fred Wilson (1)
  13. Garry Kasparov (3)
  14. I.A. Horowitz (3)
  15. Igor Sukhin (8)
  16. Irving Chernev (1)
  17. Jacob Cantrell (1)
  18. Jim Eade (1)
  19. John Nunn (1)
  20. Jon Edwards (1)
  21. Josh Waitzkin (1)
  22. Judee Shipman (1)
  23. Kenneth Harkness (1)
  24. Lev Alburt (2)
  25. Maurice Ashley (1)
  26. Milton Hanauer (1)
  27. Murray Chandler (2)
  28. Paata Gaprindashvili (1)
  29. Peter Kurzdorfer (1)
  30. Reuben Fine (1)
  31. Roz Katz (1)
  32. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
  33. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
  34. Stuart Marquilies (1)
  35. Todd Bardwick (1)
  36. Yaroslav Srokovski (1)
  37. Yasser Seirawan (1)
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Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (15)
  2. AN - Algebraic (23)
  3. LAN - Long Algebraic (1)
  4. DN - Descriptive (7)
  5. NL - Notationless (3)
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Topics
  1. Strategy (1)
Popular Book Series
  1. Starting Out (1)
  2. Winning Chess (1)

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    Checkmate My First Chess Book
    Catalog Code: B0140EM

    Learn to play the great game of chess with none other than Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as your teacher. Discover all the various pieces - the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate.
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    Checkmate My First Chess Book

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    Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess
    Basic to Advanced Strategies with America's Foremost Chess Instructor
    Catalog Code: B0014SS

    From America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan.

    One of America's best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops.
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    Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

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    Everything Chess Basics Book
    The Rules, the Moves, and the Strategies - All You Need to Know to Play the Game
    Catalog Code: B0002OB

    If you're looking to learn about the game of chess and win, The Everything Chess Basics Book provides you with the perfect introduction! Endorsed by the United States Chess Federation, The Everything Chess Basics Book is an authoritative guide that appeals to chess players of all ages and skill.
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    Everything Chess Basics Book

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    Play Winning Chess
    An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess from one of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0197EM

    'When most people learn to play chess, they usually memorize the movements of the pieces and then spend years pummeling away at each other with little rhyme and even less reason. Though I will show you how each piece leaps around, what it likes to do on holidays, the real purpose of this book is to teach you to understand the four major principles of my Seirawan method: force, time, space and pawn structure. Each is easy to understand and each is a weapon that will enable you to defeat most anyone you challenge to a game' -Yasser Seirawan
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    Play Winning Chess

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    The Basics of Winning Chess
    One Quick Reading Shows You How to Be a Winner!
    Catalog Code: B0020CZ

    Nine information-packed chapters and twenty-two diagrams show beginning players how to play and win at chess in one quick and easy reading. You'll learn the moves of the pieces, the rules and principles of play, the standard openings, as well as chess notation.
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    The Basics of Winning Chess

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    Prof. Chester Nuhmentz, Jr. Chess Training Material
    Level 1
    Catalog Code: B0002US

    This is a compilation of 6 Different Chess Training Books by Professor Chester Nuhmentz, Jr.
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    Prof. Chester Nuhmentz, Jr. Chess Training Material

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    Learn Chess
    A Gold Medal Winner Explains How to Play and Win at Chess
    Catalog Code: B0130GB

    Starting with the very basics, this book tells you everything you need to know to become a successful chess-player. No prior knowledge is assumed. The reader learns step-by-step, with each new point illustrated by clear examples. By the end of the book, the reader will be fully ready to take on opponents across the board, or on the Internet, and start winning. Dr John Nunn has built up a world-wide reputation for the outstanding clarity of his writings on a wide range of chess topics. This is his first book to tackle the fundamentals of chess.
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    Learn Chess

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    Starting Out - In Chess
    Catalog Code: B0042EM

    International Master Byron Jacobs provides newcomers to the chess with a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of the game. In this book he takes the novice player to the standard at which they can enjoy a friendly or competitive game. Learn chess from scratch or brush up on the basics.
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    Starting Out - In Chess

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    How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
    Including the 50 Deadly Checkmates
    Catalog Code: B0056GB

    This is not just a book for kids - for 'Dad' read any opponent who beats you regularly! 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. Fun, instructive - and guaranteed to improve your game.
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    How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

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    101 Questions On How To Play Chess
    Catalog Code: B0010DV

    What is the object of the game of Chess? What is chess notation? How does the King move and Capture? These and a host of other Chess questions are answered simply and clearly in this indepensible guide for beginning players.
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    101 Questions On How To Play Chess

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    Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess
    Aggressive Strategies and Inside Moves from the U.S. Junior Chess Champion
    Catalog Code: B0005SS

    The subject of the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer, Josh Waitzkin has long been the top-ranked player for his age in the United States and a role model for chess-playing kids everywhere. Now, for the first time, Waitzkin reveals the aggressive tactics and psychological techniques that have propelled him to the forefront of the chess world.
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    Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess

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    Square One
    The Best Chess-Drill Book For Beginners of All Ages
    Catalog Code: B0002SS

    From ever popular instructor Bruce Pandolfini comes this entertaining, interactive and effective book for teaching young Chess players and other newcomers to the game.
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    Square One

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    Beginning Chess
    Over 300 Elementary Problems For Players New to the Game
    Catalog Code: B0001SS

    Now even beginners can reap the rewards of Pandolfini's acclaimed teaching system. Over 300 problems, tailored to beginning players, encompass everything a player needs to learn, from the basic rules and vocabulary to the moves of various chessmen to sophisticated strategies. 300 line drawings.
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    Beginning Chess

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    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
    Catalog Code: B0011RH

    Learn to think the same way Bobby Fischer did. This is the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable book on chess ever compiled. As the student, you start at the beginning and progressively develop your skills as you apply Bobby Fischer's principles and learn how to play Chess the Bobby way.
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    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

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    Beginner's Guide to Winning Chess
    Catalog Code: CB0088RB

    This is probably the best chess tutor a beginner can buy. is a new Speed-Method that is virtually guaranteed to teach the game quickly and will build great skill beyond the beginner level. Fred Reinfeld presents a simple method utilizing the algebraic system and a number and letter grid. is a simple presentation of a demanding subject. The great chess teacher Fred Reinfeld continues to command respect for his several classic books on this game of skill.
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    Beginner's Guide to Winning Chess

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    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children
    Catalog Code: B0120BT

    Chess is great for developing a child's analytical skills, fostering the competitive instinct—and having fun. Nothing beats this cute, character-based guide for teaching youngsters how to play. Jess and Jamie—two rough-and-tumble, chess-obsessed kids—explain it all: what the pieces are and how they move; the opening, middlegame, and endgame; checkmate; and sneaky tricks that win. The book's friendly, entertaining, and essential to any child's bookshelf.
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    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

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