Synopses & Reviews
In concise language and with clear pictures, Al Horowitz provides all the information the beginner needs to know to play an intelligent chess game. Chess for Beginners is ideal for everyone who wants to learn the game of chess quickly and with as little difficulty as possible.
Chess for Beginners covers the fundamentals of chess from setting up the board and the movements of the pieces to playing your first game, including plenty of tips for strategy and tactics and hints on opening and closing games. Horowitz also discusses the rules for formal play and chess notation and discusses the comparative values of the chessmen.
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.