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Let's Play Chess

136 pages, paperback, Russel, 2. edition 2009.

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In this updated and revised second edition of Let's Play Chess, you will find the rules, the logic, some of the culture and history, and the basic principles of good chess play.

"Chess is by far the most popular board game in the world. There are millions of players of all ages and the number keeps growing. Maybe it's because you become a general who directs an army against your opponent in an exciting battle of wits. Whatever the reason, chess is challenging and fascinating.

"I have tried to be as direct as possible. To make your journey a smooth one, the fundamentals have been broken down into short, logical statements. Each idea is numbered, ordered, and clearly stated. For the most part, statements are linked in graded sequence with the easier ones preceding the harder. The format is unique and easy to follow. You should feel yourself learning step by step.

"You will see how chess players think about their moves. Where desirable, explanation has replaced calculation. The stress is on understanding, not memory and there are plenty of diagrams for almost every idea." - From the Author's Introduction

Chess Master Bruce Pandolfini has been one of the most popular chess writers in the world for more than four decades. He has written on all aspects of the game and is also considered one of the premier chess instructors in the Unites States.

Language English
Author Pandolfini, Bruce
Publisher Russel
Edition 2.
Medium Book
Weight 200 g
Pages 136
ISBN-13 9781888690521
Year of Publication 2009
Binding paperback

004 Introduction & Acknowlegments

006 Section One: General Rules

008 Section Two: The Board, The Forces, and Their Names

013 Section Three: The Moves of the Pieces

027 Section Four: The Object of the Game

033 Section Five: Mating Patterns

038 Section Six: Twenty Mating Patterns

052 Section Seven: Three Special Rules

057 Section Eight: Drawing a Chess Game

063 Section Nine: Pawn Promotion

066 Section Ten: En Passant

071 Section Eleven: The Exchange Values of the Pieces

076 Section Twelve: How to Record a Game

080 Section Thirteen: Winning Material

089 Section Fourteen: Principles

091 Section Fifteen: The Opening

095 Section Sixteen: Development

105 Section Seventeen: Chess Thinking

109 Section Eighteen: An Actual Game

121 Section Nineteen: More Chess Thinking

127 Section Twenty: Conclusion

131 General Index

Let's Play Chess