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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. andlt;BRandgt; One of America's best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops. In this exciting volume, he presents a complete overview of the entire game and its culture. Structured as a dialogue between a beginning student and an expert teacher, andlt;Iandgt;Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chessandlt;/Iandgt; takes the student step-by-step from fundamentals to advanced, highly strategic play. Combining easy-to-follow diagrams with trenchant and up-to-date analysis, Pandolfini puts a new twist on accepted chess theory, offering a seamless beginning-to-end approach, including: andlt;BRandgt; and#149; a short introductory history of the gameandlt;BRandgt; and#149; the moves, rules, and contemporary notation formsandlt;BRandgt; and#149; the basic principles of chessandlt;BRandgt; and#149; how to develop an opening repertoireandlt;BRandgt; and#149; the art of tactical playandlt;BRandgt; and#149; pattern recognition and memory aidsandlt;BRandgt; and#149; traps and pitfalls to be avoidedandlt;BRandgt; and#149; middlegame play, strategy, and planningandlt;BRandgt; and#149; defense and counterattackandlt;BRandgt; and#149; transitions to the endgame and the endgame itselfandlt;BRandgt; and#149; computers and the future of chessandlt;BRandgt; and#149; the best websites for playing chess online andlt;BRandgt; With Pandolfini's expert insight into the history and modern world of chess, as well as several appendices to enhance play and appreciation, andlt;Iandgt;Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chessandlt;/Iandgt; makes the perfect gift for players of all ages and will be the benchmark title for chess players for years to come.

Synopsis:

Featuring more than 300 diagrams, this comprehensive tutorial in the art of chess covers all aspects of the game including: moves, rules, and notation; fundamental principles of chess; the opening repertoire; tactics, mating, and non-mating; traps and pitfalls to avoid; middlegame play and much more.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]) and index.

Synopsis:

With interesting, insightful notes on famous players and positions, as well as Pandolfini's personal thoughts on computer chess and the future of chess, this book may become the benchmark title for chess players for years to come.

About the Author

Bruce Pandolfini, a National Master in United States chess competition, is the creator of the highly acclaimed Fireside Chess Library. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue: Chess, The Universal Game

Lesson 1: In the Beginning

The Moves and Rules

Lesson 2: Arming for Attack

Non-mating Tactics

Lesson 3: Defining the Goal

Mating Patterns

Lesson 4: Terms of Engagement

The Elements

Lesson 5: Staking out Territory

Opening Principles and the First Move

Lesson 6: Establishing the Neutral Zone

Black's Response

Lesson 7: Determining Priorities

Development and the Center

Lesson 8: Starting the Campaign

Comparing Minor Pieces

Lesson 9: Digging the Trenches

Trades, Pins, and More on Minor Pieces

Lesson 10: Accumulating Advantages

Pawn Play and Weaknesses

Lesson 11: Forming Plans

Doubled Pawns, Castling, and Open Lines

Lesson 12: Evaluating and Calculating

The Middlegame, Exchange Values, How to Analyze

Lesson 13: Breaking Through

Strategy and Tactics, the Importance of Material, Avoiding Errors

Lesson 14: The Beginning of the End

Endgame Principles, Centralization, the Active King, and Pawn Promotion

Lesson 15: Approaching the Goal

The Passed Pawn and Pawn Majorities

Lesson 16: All Good Things Come to an End

The Seventh Rank, Invasion, and Simplification

Epilogue: Chess = mc2

Appendix 1: Glossary

Appendix 2: Opening Moves

Appendix 3: Chess on the Web

Appendix 4: World Champions

Appendix 5: Significant Dates in Chess History

Appendix 6: Quotes

Appendix 7: Chess in Movies and Books

Appendix 8: The Most Famous Chess Game of All Time

Bibliography

Index

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743226172
Author:
Pandolfini, Bruce
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Pandolfini, Bruce
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Chess
Subject:
Chess - General
Subject:
General Games
Subject:
GAMES / Chess
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
v. 4A, 4B
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
356 b/w diagrams
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.9 oz

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Product details 400 pages Fireside Books - English 9780743226172 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Featuring more than 300 diagrams, this comprehensive tutorial in the art of chess covers all aspects of the game including: moves, rules, and notation; fundamental principles of chess; the opening repertoire; tactics, mating, and non-mating; traps and pitfalls to avoid; middlegame play and much more.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]) and index.
"Synopsis" by , With interesting, insightful notes on famous players and positions, as well as Pandolfini's personal thoughts on computer chess and the future of chess, this book may become the benchmark title for chess players for years to come.
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