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Chess for Beginners (Fireside Chess Library)

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Publisher Comments:

In this book, I. A. Horowitz, Chess Editor of the New York Times and former U.S. Open Champion, applies some of the ideas and convictions acquired from thirty-five years of playing, teaching and analyzing the royal game. He emphasizes the tactical aspects of the game: how to recognize the big chance and hit hard when it occurs. He also stresses the ideas and methods in opening play, rather than the routine memorizing of variations that takes the joy out of chess for so many beginners.

When you have completed this book, you will be able to play chess with pleasure and some ability.

Synopsis:

In this book, I. A. Horowitz, Chess Editor of the New York Times and former U.S. Open Champion, applies some of the ideas and convictions acquired from thirty-five years of playing, teaching and analyzing the royal game. He emphasizes the tactical aspects of the game: how to recognize the big chance and hit hard when it occurs. He also stresses the ideas and methods in opening play, rather than the routine memorizing of variations that takes the joy out of chess for so many beginners.

When you have completed this book, you will be able to play chess with pleasure and some ability.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

1. Basic Rules

The King

The Rook

The Bishop

The Queen

The Knight

The Pawn

2. Long Live The King!

Check

Special kinds of Checks

Checkmate

Comparative Values

When Checkmate is Impossible

Pawn Promotion

3. Two More Important Rules

Castling

Capturing En Passant

4. How To Record Games

Why Record Games?

Chess Notation

5. Drawn Games

Insufficient Mating Material

Draw by Agreement

The 50-move Rule

Threefold Repetition

Perpetual Check

Stalemate

6. The Chessmen In Action

The Queen

The Rook

The Bishop

The Knight

The Pawn

7. How To Spot Combinations and Sacrifices

Simple Attacks

Combinations with Sacrifices

8. Traps In The Opening

The Vulnerable King at K1

Attack Against KR7

Trapping Bishops

Breaking out of a Pin

Unexpected Replies

9. Pointers On Opening Play

Begin with 1 P-K4

Avoid Moving the Same Piece or Pawn Twice

Develop Knights Before Bishops

Avoid Early Queen Development

Castle Early!

Control the Center

Avoid Excessive Pawn Advances

Black's Opening Policy

Model Opening Play

"Irregular" Defenses

Review

10. Fundamental Endgame Positions

King and Pawn Endings

Rook and Pawn Endings

Other Types of Endings

11. Illustrative Games

12. Chess Etiquette

"Touch-Move"

The Gentle Art of Annoying

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671211844
Author:
Horwotiz, Israel A.
Author:
Horowitz, Sol
Author:
Horowitz, I. A.
Author:
Horwotiz, Israel A.
Author:
Horowitz, Israel A.
Publisher:
Touchstone
Location:
New York
Subject:
Chess
Subject:
Games, magic and puzzles
Subject:
Hobbies and games
Subject:
Chess - General
Subject:
Chess
Subject:
GAMES / Chess
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Fireside Chess Library
Series Volume:
7H.
Publication Date:
September 1971
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 6.125 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In this book, I. A. Horowitz, Chess Editor of the New York Times and former U.S. Open Champion, applies some of the ideas and convictions acquired from thirty-five years of playing, teaching and analyzing the royal game. He emphasizes the tactical aspects of the game: how to recognize the big chance and hit hard when it occurs. He also stresses the ideas and methods in opening play, rather than the routine memorizing of variations that takes the joy out of chess for so many beginners.

When you have completed this book, you will be able to play chess with pleasure and some ability.

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