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Weapons of Chess: An Omnibus of Chess Strategies (Fireside Chess Library)

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With andlt;Iandgt;Weapons of Chess,andlt;/Iandgt; National Master and highly acclaimed teacher Bruce Pandolfini brings us the most accessible and easy-to-use chess strategy book ever. andlt;BRandgt; Written for beginning and intermediate players, andlt;Iandgt;Weapons of Chessandlt;/Iandgt; is the first encyclopedia of chess strategies that doesn't rely on the usual baffling chess notation. There are no symbolic chess moves, no charts or sequences in chess notation: every move is explained in words. andlt;BRandgt; Arranged alphabetically for easy use and based mainly on pawn formation, the incredibly detailed and thorough entries in this book talk a player through dozens of common strategic dilemmas, such as "doubled pawn," "bishops vs. knights," and "hanging pawn pair." Diagrams illustrate the terms, first showing the basic position and then strategically moving to more complicated versions of it. Players will learn how to formulate plans once they have reached a middlegame, enabling them to make wiser strategic decisions after the first few moves of the game. andlt;BRandgt; Designed for use as a ready reference during actual practice games, and usable without a chess board, andlt;Iandgt;Weapons of Chessandlt;/Iandgt; is a unique and invaluable resource for any developing chess player.

Synopsis:

Written for beginning and intermediate players, 'Weapons of Chess' is the first encyclopedia of chess strategies that doesn't rely on the usual baffling chess notation. There are no symbolic chess moves, no charts or sequences in chess notation: every move is explained in words.

Synopsis:

With Weapons of Chess, National Master and highly acclaimed teacher Bruce Pandolfini brings us the most accessible and easy-to-use chess strategy book ever.

Written for beginning and intermediate players, Weapons of Chess is the first encyclopedia of chess strategies that doesn't rely on the usual baffling chess notation. There are no symbolic chess moves, no charts or sequences in chess notation: every move is explained in words.

Arranged alphabetically for easy use and based mainly on pawn formation, the incredibly detailed and thorough entries in this book talk a player through dozens of common strategic dilemmas, such as "doubled pawn," "bishops vs. knights," and "hanging pawn pair." Diagrams illustrate the terms, first showing the basic position and then strategically moving to more complicated versions of it. Players will learn how to formulate plans once they have reached a middlegame, enabling them to make wiser strategic decisions after the first few moves of the game.

Designed for use as a ready reference during actual practice games, and usable without a chess board, Weapons of Chess is a unique and invaluable resource for any developing chess player.

About the Author

Bruce Pandolfini is the author of ten instructional chess books, including Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves, Principles of the New Chess, Pandolfini's Endgame Course, Russian Chess, The ABC's of Chess, Let's Play Chess, Kasparov's Winning Chess Tactics, One-Move Chess by the Champions, Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps, and Square One. He is also editor of the distinguished anthologies The Best of Chess Life, Volumes I and II. Perhaps the most experienced chess teacher in North America and the Executive Director of the Manhattan Chess Club, Bruce Pandolfini lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction

A Word on Chess Notation

Related Section Index

Advantage

Analysis

Anti-Positional Move

Backward Pawn

Bad Bishop

The Bind

Bishops of Opposite Color

Blockade

Blocked Center

Breakthrough Combination

Calculating Variations: How to Do It in Your Head

Doubled Pawns

Doubled Rooks

Exchanging Pieces

Fianchetto

Fixed Pawns

Good Knight

Isolated Pawn

Isolated d-pawn

Isolated d-pawn: Advancing It

Isolated d-pawn: Drawbacks

Isolated d-pawn: Strength

Isolated Pawn Couple

Knight Corral

Minor Exchange

Minority Attack

Opening a File

Outside Passed Pawn

Oversights

Passed Pawn

Pawn Centers

Pawn Chain

Pawn Majority

Positional Chess

Protected Passed Pawn

Two Bishops

Visualization

Weakness

Additional Concept Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671659721
Author:
Pandolfini, Bruce
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Pandolfini, Bruce
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Chess - Specific Strategies
Subject:
Chess
Subject:
Hobbies and games
Subject:
Chess
Subject:
GAMES / Chess
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Fireside Chess Library
Series Volume:
no. 82-02 (1983)
Publication Date:
November 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
248 Bandamp;W DIAGRAMS
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.9 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Written for beginning and intermediate players, 'Weapons of Chess' is the first encyclopedia of chess strategies that doesn't rely on the usual baffling chess notation. There are no symbolic chess moves, no charts or sequences in chess notation: every move is explained in words.
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With Weapons of Chess, National Master and highly acclaimed teacher Bruce Pandolfini brings us the most accessible and easy-to-use chess strategy book ever.

Written for beginning and intermediate players, Weapons of Chess is the first encyclopedia of chess strategies that doesn't rely on the usual baffling chess notation. There are no symbolic chess moves, no charts or sequences in chess notation: every move is explained in words.

Arranged alphabetically for easy use and based mainly on pawn formation, the incredibly detailed and thorough entries in this book talk a player through dozens of common strategic dilemmas, such as "doubled pawn," "bishops vs. knights," and "hanging pawn pair." Diagrams illustrate the terms, first showing the basic position and then strategically moving to more complicated versions of it. Players will learn how to formulate plans once they have reached a middlegame, enabling them to make wiser strategic decisions after the first few moves of the game.

Designed for use as a ready reference during actual practice games, and usable without a chess board, Weapons of Chess is a unique and invaluable resource for any developing chess player.

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