The Complete Idiot s Guide to Chess Openings

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Chess Openings Author William Aramil
ISBN-10 9781440651854
Release 2008-10-07
Pages 208
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It's your move... The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Chess Openings provides all readers need to know to solidify their opening game and get on the road to victory. In it, the authors provide a step-by-step walk-through of 100 of the most effective opening moves. Each opening strategy is clearly and succinctly explained, with numerous illustrations that bolster the reader's understanding. ?Step-by-step advice and strategies, as well as helpful illustrations ?Approximately 605 million people worldwide play chess; the World Chess Federation estimates that more than 285 million play chess online

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Chess 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Chess  3rd Edition Author Patrick Wolff
ISBN-10 9781465462848
Release 2005-05-03
Pages 448
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Written by a U.S. Chess Champion, International Chess Grandmaster, and longtime instructor, this book includes information for both novice and expert, including over 400 illustrated chessboards and photos; over 20 pages of detailed answer key notes; a completely new chapter on new evidence about chess and its impact on brain power; a guide to the art of chess collectibles; and more. - Foreword by Larry Evans, former International Grandmaster and author of 20 highly acclaimed chess books and a popular monthly advice column in Chess Life - For the beginner or the champ, and for young and old

Chess Openings For Dummies

Chess Openings For Dummies Author James Eade
ISBN-10 0470882395
Release 2010-07-08
Pages 388
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Improve your chess game the fast and easy way You never get a second chance to make a first impression?especially in the game of chess! Chess Openings For Dummies gives you tips and techniques for analyzing openings and strategies for winning chess games from the very first move you make! This friendly, helpful guide provides you with easy-to-follow and step-by-step instructions on the top opening chess strategies and gives you the tools you need to develop your own line of attack from the very start. Includes illustrations to help ensure victory Equips you with the tools and strategies to plan a winning strategy Also serves as a valuable resource for curriculums that use chess as a learning tool Whether you?re a veteran or novice chess player, Chess Openings For Dummies is the ultimate guide to getting a grip on the openings and variants that will ensure you have all the right moves to open and win any chess game.

Chess For Dummies

Chess For Dummies Author James Eade
ISBN-10 9781119280033
Release 2016-08-10
Pages 408
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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!

FCO Fundamental Chess Openings

FCO   Fundamental Chess Openings Author Paul van der Sterren
ISBN-10 1906454132
Release 2009
Pages 479
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* The perfect survival guide to the chess openings * All openings covered * Detailed verbal explanations of plans for both sides * Up-to-date and featuring many tips and recommendations * Insights into the 'character' of each opening * Written by one of the world's foremost opening experts The first moves of a chess game define the nature of the whole struggle, as both players stake their claim to the critical squares and start to develop their plans. It is essential to play purposefully and to avoid falling into traps or reaching a position that you don't understand. This is not a book that provides masses of variations to memorize. Paul van der Sterren instead offers a wealth of ideas and explanation, together with the basic variations of each and every opening. This knowledge will equip players to succeed in the opening up to good club level, and provide a superb grounding in opening play on which to build a more sophisticated repertoire. The strategies he explains will, unlike ever-changing chess opening theory, remain valid as long as chess is played, and so the time spent studying this book will be rewarded many times over.

Pandolfini s Ultimate Guide to Chess

Pandolfini s Ultimate Guide to Chess Author Bruce Pandolfini
ISBN-10 0743260988
Release 2008-06-30
Pages 400
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From America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan. One of America's best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops. In this exciting volume, he presents a complete overview of the entire game and its culture. Structured as a dialogue between a beginning student and an expert teacher, Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess takes the student step-by-step from fundamentals to advanced, highly strategic play. Combining easy-to-follow diagrams with trenchant and up-to-date analysis, Pandolfini puts a new twist on accepted chess theory, offering a seamless beginning-to-end approach, including: • a short introductory history of the game • the moves, rules, and contemporary notation forms • the basic principles of chess • how to develop an opening repertoire • the art of tactical play • pattern recognition and memory aids • traps and pitfalls to be avoided • middlegame play, strategy, and planning • defense and counterattack • transitions to the endgame and the endgame itself • computers and the future of chess • the best websites for playing chess online With Pandolfini's expert insight into the history and modern world of chess, as well as several appendices to enhance play and appreciation, Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess makes the perfect gift for players of all ages and will be the benchmark title for chess players for years to come.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Music Theory

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Music Theory Author Michael Miller
ISBN-10 1592574378
Release 2005
Pages 314
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The Complete Idiot s Guide To Bridge Third Edition

The Complete Idiot s Guide To Bridge  Third Edition Author H. Anthony Medley
ISBN-10 9781615642601
Release 2012-08-07
Pages 400
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Learning bridge isn't like learning poker or blackjack, where the basic rules can be explained in a few minutes. Entire books have been written on the bidding aspects alone, and learning the language of bridge can be intimidating to new players. But 60 million bridge players worldwide is evidence enough that people don't seem to be discouraged by the game's challenging rules and concepts. And why should they be when there's The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Bridge, Third Edition, to teach them the game in a fun and easy-to-understand format? This new edition includes modern bidding techniques and examples to make learning the game even easier, a pull-out reference card for beginning players to have at the table with them as they learn the game, and bonus chapters online that cover some of the more advanced aspects of the game.

Winning Chess Tactics

Winning Chess Tactics Author Yasser Seirawan
ISBN-10 1857443861
Release 2005
Pages 240
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'Winning Chess Tactics' offers a guide to the use of tactics, the watchdogs of strategy that take advantage of short-term opportunities to win games.

Square One

Square One Author Bruce Pandolfini
ISBN-10 9780671884246
Release 1994-12-01
Pages 256
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From ever-popular instructor Bruce Pandolfini comes this entertaining, interactive, and effective book for teaching young chess players and other newcomers to the game. Filled with hundreds of questions and answers, fill-in-the-blanks, and true-or-false p

Chess for Everyone

Chess for Everyone Author Robert M. Snyder
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132795720
Release 2008-11-13
Pages 220
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InChess for Everyone, national chess master and coach Robert M. Snyder introduces chess to the beginner in twenty graduated lessons. Mr. Snyder teaches the basic principles and then builds the students knowledge in a clear and consistent manner. The reader is given a solid foundation in: Basic rules(piece movements, checkmate, castling, en passant, drawn game and more). Opening principles, traps and a basic opening system. Middlegame strategy (checkmate patterns and tactics). Basic endgame strategy including basic checkmates and King and Pawn endings. Upon completingChess for Everyonestudents can continue to expand their knowledge in all areas of the game by reading the other volumes in theChess for Everyoneseries.

Alpha Teach Yourself Chess in 24 Hours

Alpha Teach Yourself Chess in 24 Hours Author Zsuzsa Polgár
ISBN-10 0028644085
Release 2002
Pages 364
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-- Co-author Paul Truong is a five-time National Chess Champion of Vietnam and is currently the reigning US Open Blitz Chess Champion. Grandmaster Susan Polgar is the Women's World Chess Champion and former #1 ranked woman in the world of chess. -- There are few books more comprehensive than Alpha Teach Yourself Chess in 24 Hours or any that will have as broad-based an appeal to both beginning, intermediate, and tournament-ready players -- The U.S. Chess Federation has 88,000 registered members at all levels of experience. There are nearly 2,000 USCF-affiliated chess clubs, and more than 100,000 chess players participate in USCF events every year. The official publication, Chess Life, is distributed nationally every month to more than 250,000 readers. The origins of chess are still a matter of much debate -- some believe the world's most popular board game originated in India; others claim it was created in China in the Sixth century, A.D. One thing is clear, however: chess is a game that transcends languages and borders and nationalities. Alpha Teach Yourself Chess in 24 Hours is a clear, concise, and fully comprehensive guide to learning this challenging but vastly enjoyable game. The book takes the beginner through the basics (rules, value of chess pieces, etc.) and takes the reader step by step until they are ready to tackle their first tournament. Along the way, the reader will learn basic chess middle games, basic chess endgames, and all the facets necessary to understand the different levels. This book will be a must for the beginner, the intermediate, or even those who know the chess but would like to brush up on their game.

Study Chess with Tal

Study Chess with Tal Author Mikhail Tal
ISBN-10 9781849941914
Release 2014-06-04
Pages 300
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Mikhail Tal is one of the all-time chess greats. In 1960 he became the youngest champion in world history at the age of 23, sweeping to victory at his first attempt. His extraordinary tactical ability has never been bettered, and his reputation goes from strength to strength. This absorbing book, first published in the early 1980s, is based on diaries kept by Tal's coach from their training sessions, and this unique perspective makes it a fascinating and effective chess instructor, written in engaging language and suitable for teenagers as well as older readers. It shows how Tal achieved greatness through hard work, application and the influence of a world-class coach, and through this book modern readers can catch a glimpse of the development of a true chess genius. The book is fully updated and converted to algebraic format.

Property Law For Dummies

Property Law For Dummies Author Alan R. Romero
ISBN-10 9781118503225
Release 2013-01-08
Pages 384
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The easy way to make sense of property law Understanding property law is vital for all aspiring lawyers and legal professionals, and property courses are foundational classes within all law schools. Property Law For Dummies tracks to a typical property law course and introduces you to property law and theory, exploring different types of property interests—particularly "real property." In approachable For Dummies fashion, this book gives you a better understanding of the important property law concepts and aids in the reading and analysis of cases, statutes, and regulations. Tracks to a typical property law course Plain-English explanations make it easier to grasp property law concepts Serves as excellent supplemental reading for anyone preparing for their state's Bar Exam The information in Property Law For Dummies benefits students enrolled in a property law course as well as non-students, landlords, small business owners, and government officials, who want to know more about the ins and outs property law.

How Life Imitates Chess

How Life Imitates Chess Author Garry Kasparov
ISBN-10 1596918276
Release 2010-08-10
Pages 240
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Garry Kasparov was the highest-rated chess player in the world for over twenty years and is widely considered the greatest player that ever lived. In How Life Imitates Chess Kasparov distills the lessons he learned over a lifetime as a Grandmaster to offer a primer on successful decision-making: how to evaluate opportunities, anticipate the future, devise winning strategies. He relates in a lively, original way all the fundamentals, from the nuts and bolts of strategy, evaluation, and preparation to the subtler, more human arts of developing a personal style and using memory, intuition, imagination and even fantasy. Kasparov takes us through the great matches of his career, including legendary duels against both man (Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov) and machine (IBM chess supercomputer Deep Blue), enhancing the lessons of his many experiences with examples from politics, literature, sports and military history. With candor, wisdom, and humor, Kasparov recounts his victories and his blunders, both from his years as a world-class competitor as well as his new life as a political leader in Russia. An inspiring book that combines unique strategic insight with personal memoir, How Life Imitates Chess is a glimpse inside the mind of one of today's greatest and most innovative thinkers.

How to Improve Your Chess

How to Improve Your Chess Author Fred Reinfeld
ISBN-10 1438270755
Release 2010-10
Pages 190
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You lose games from time to time, right? Like all chessplayers. Naturally you want to improve your play. Is there something special or unique about your problem? I don't think so. Only a few of us can become masters; yet the rest of us can achieve more than respectable playing strength with a reasonable amount of application. The first big step in improving our play is to become aware of the things we do wrong, the bad moves we make. Many of us could never reach that point without personal lessons because we could not previously find in books the kind of material that would enable us to spot our own weaknesses. That is a pity, for while chess is a lot of fun, win or lose, it's more fun when you win! In my contacts with thousands of chessplayers for over twenty years, I have often watched them grope and drift and become discouraged in their efforts to improve their game. It was from these observations that the notion of concentrating on the Eight Bad Moves took shape. Again and again I have seen, in the course of teaching and playing and discussing, that most players commit certain typical errors.I started to think about these errors and how to describe themin such a way that the reader would exclaim, "At last! That's just why my games go wrong! If only I'd realized this sooner!" This book has been "on my mind" for several years. What held me back somewhat in writing it, was the influence of the teachers and psychologists who have been insisting that a "negative" approach is all wrong. I finally concluded that my emphasis on the Eight Bad Moves was not really negative at all. Before a player can begin to improve, he must clear away the faults that have been spoiling his games and depriving him of well-earned victories. In your study of these games and ideas you will not only discover the Eight Bad Moves and how to overcome the faults that produce them, you will also encounter a wealth of new ideas and techniques which you will enjoy using in your own games.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Chess

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Chess Author Patrick Wolff
ISBN-10 1592573169
Release 2005
Pages 428
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Complemented by more than four hundred illustrated chessboards and photographs, an updated introduction to chess discusses the history of the game, tactics, strategies, chess superstars, tournament play, and computer chess, with a new section on the latest research into chess and its effects on brain power and a guide to chess collectibles. Original.