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Chess for the Gifted & Busy

303 pages, paperback, CIRC, 1. edition 2012.

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Chess for the Gifted and Busy provides you the fastest way to learn to play chess. Its innovative and succinct approach is tailored to those who want to learn quickly, without missing out on important ideas.

Want to learn chess yourself or teach it to your child, but are busy with lots of other activities? This right-to-the-point book by one of the game's foremost teacher-writer teams uses a breakthrough approach to make the most of your time.

Best of all, you select your goal from one of three possible levels. Want to go from absolute beginner to neighbourhood champ? Complete level I in only one afternoon, play some practice games - and you'll quickly be saying ''checkmate''!

When you're ready to become a tough tournament-level competitor, Level II cuts through the mysteries of strategy and tactics to show you precisely what you need to know.

And, if you decide that you won't settle for anything less than being an Expert, near the top levels of tournament chess, Level III puts you on the path to being a tournament champion!

Chess for the Gifted and Busy also provides the most time-efficient review of important techniques for chess veterans, even master-level players.

Chess for the Gifted and Busy is a condensed but comprehensive summary of the entire Comprehensive Chess Course series.

Three-time U.S. and European Champion Grandmaster Lev Alburt is one of the world's most sought-after teachers. Fellow New Yorker Al Lawrence is an award-winning educator and writer, a recipient of the Chess Journalist of the Year Award.

Language English
Author Alburt, Lev
Lawrence, Al
Publisher CIRC
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 400 g
Width 15.2 cm
Height 22.8 cm
Pages 303
ISBN-13 978-1-889323-24-4
Year of Publication 2012
Binding paperback

004 Important Note to Readers

010 Level I

011 Lesson One: Rules of Play

029 Lesson Two: How to Win Chess Games

050 Level II

051 Lesson Three: When a King Is Home Alone

063 Lesson Four: The Chessmen at Work

077 Lesson Five: Tools of the Trade

091 Lesson Six: Bishop Sacrifices

099 Lesson Seven: Attacking the King

111 Lesson Eight: Strategy - Minor Pieces

125 Lesson Nine: Strategy - Major Pieces

139 Lesson Ten: Strategy - Significance of the Center

151 Lesson Eleven: Strategy - Weak & Strong Squares

157 Lesson Twelve: Strategy - Pawn Weaknesses

165 Lesson Thirteen: Introduction to the Endgame

189 Lesson Fourteen: Pawns Against Pieces

201 Lesson Fifteen: Rook Endings

215 Lesson Sixteen: Knight Endgames

223 Lesson Seventeen: Bishop Endgames

235 Lesson Eighteen: Endgames - The Rest

243 Lesson Nineteen: - Openings Reviewed

260 Level III

261 Lesson Twenty: The Bishop Pair

269 Lesson Twenty-One: The Struggle Between Differently Composed Forces

279 Lesson Twenty-Two: Compensation for Sacrificed Material

287 Lesson Twenty-Three: The Isolani

293 Lesson Twenty-Four: Choose Your (Opening) Weapons!

299 Afterword: Moving On to Expert and Master

302 Glossary

Chess for the Gifted & Busy