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Publisher: ALPHA Books Author: Patrick WolffYear of Publication: 2005
Pages: 428 Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)
You're no idiot, of course. You know that chess is perhaps the most enjoyable - and challenging - game in the world. For those who play, chess provides a lifetime of fun. But how do you make the first move to learn the rules--or improve beyond feeling like a pawn?
Don't cry checkmate just yet. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess, Third Edition, will guide your every move across the board.
Features: An introduction to chess pieces - Pawn, Knight, Bishop, Rook, Queen, and King - and a complete, easy-to-follow explanation of all the rules. Hundreds of diagrams throughout so you can easily follow the book's instructions. Comprehensive instruction on the same winning tactics and strategies used by Grandmasters. Up-to-date information about computer chess - on your PC or in the palm of your hand.
Learn from a Grandmaster how to: Castle your King as soon as possible. Get the jump on your opponent in the first 10 moves. Protect your pieces from capture - and capture your opponent's pieces. Recognize when it's time to attack and when it's crucial to defend. Find the hidden winning possibilities when your opponent thinks the game is a draw. Recognize your opponent's weaknesses - and your own. Play chess online or via e-mail.
Patrick Wolff played is first chess tournament at the age of nine. He won the U.S. Junior (under 20) Championship twice. He became an International Grandmaster, the highest title one can earn, in 1990, and has gone on to win many tournaments, including the U.S. Championship twice. Patrick co-writes the chess column for the Boston Globe. He is also the author of Kasparov versus Anand: The inside Sory of the 1995 World Chess Tournament, the book based on his coaching of Viswanathan Anand, the Indian superstar currently ranked #2 in the world.
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