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Chess For Dummies

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Your quick and easy guide to chess Kings, queens, knights—does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? Taking the intimidation out of this age–old pastime, Chess For Dummies, 4th Edition is here to help beginners wrap their minds around the rules of the game, make sense of those puzzling pieces, and start playing chess like a champ. From using the correct chess terminology to engaging in the art of the attack, you′ll get easy–to–follow, step–by–step explanations that demystify the game—and give you an extra edge.
Chess isn′t a game you can master—it′s an activity that requires patience, strategy, and constant learning. But that′s all part of the fun and challenge! Whether you′re playing chess online, in a tournament, or with a family member or friend, this hands–on guide gets you familiar with the game and its components, giving you the know–how to put the principles of play into action from the opening to the endgame.
  • Grasp the principles of play and the nuances of each phase of the game
  • Familiarize yourself with the pieces and the board
  • Pick the perfect chess board and set
  • Know each of the pieces and their powers
If you find yourself in a stalemate before you even begin a game, this friendly book helps you put your chess foot forward!
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781119280019
ISBN-10: 111928001X
Pagini: 408
Dimensiuni: 188 x 234 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.48 kg
Ediția: 4th Edition
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

Public țintă

For those developing an interest or looking for an extra edge in chess.

Textul de pe ultima copertă

  • Grasp the principles of play during each phase of the game
  • Know the pieces and their unique powers
  • Try out tactics and combinations
Master the game of chess
Kings, queens, knights — does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? Chess For Dummies is here to help you wrap your mind around the rules of the game, make sense of those puzzling pieces, and start playing chess like a champ. Whether you′re playing for the first time, want to be a better player, or even compete in a tournament, this guide helps you make the very best moves!
Inside…
  • Chess etiquette 101
  • Go after the king
  • Build pattern recognition
  • Use mating patterns
  • Select your strategy
  • Open strong
  • Master the middlegame
  • Bring your endgame skills
  • Play online

Cuprins

Introduction 1
Part 1: Laying the Groundwork for Champion Chess 5
CHAPTER 1: Tackling Chess Basics 7
CHAPTER 2: Getting to Know the Pieces and Their Powers 21
CHAPTER 3: Exploring the Elements of Chess 39
CHAPTER 4: Going after the King: Check, Stalemate, and Checkmate 63
CHAPTER 5: Making a Few Special Moves 79
CHAPTER 6: Got Notation? Reading and Writing about Chess 85
Part 2: Gaining Chess Know–How 97
CHAPTER 7: Trying Out Tactics and Combinations in Hand–to–Hand Combat 99
CHAPTER 8: Sacrifices: Understanding When It’s Better to Give than to Receive 125
CHAPTER 9: Building Pattern Recognition 137
CHAPTER 10: Recognizing Advanced Pawn Formations 157
CHAPTER 11: Mastering Mating Patterns 171
Part 3: Game Time: Putting Your Chess Foot Forward 189
CHAPTER 12: Selecting Your Strategy: The Principles of Play 191
CHAPTER 13: Coming on Strong in the Opening 209
CHAPTER 14: Making Headway during the Middlegame 227
CHAPTER 15: Exiting with Style in the Endgame 239
Part 4: Getting into Advanced Action 263
CHAPTER 16: Playing in Competition 265
CHAPTER 17: Hitting the Net with Computer Chess 279
Part 5: The Part of Tens 289
CHAPTER 18: The Ten Most Famous Chess Games of All Time 291
CHAPTER 19: The Ten Best Players of All Time (and a Few Others) 321
CHAPTER 20: Ten (or So) Cool Facts about Kids and Chess 345
Part 6: Appendixes 349
APPENDIX A: A Glossary of Chess 351
APPENDIX B: Chess Resources 371
Index 375

Notă biografică

James Eade became a US Chess Federation Chess Master in 1981. International organizations awarded him the master title in 1990 (for correspondence) and in 1993 (for regular tournament play). Today, he writes about and teaches chess.