Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess (English, Paperback, PANDOLFINI BRUCE)

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Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess  (English, Paperback, PANDOLFINI BRUCE)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Simon
    • ISBN: 9780743226172, 0743226178
    • Edition: illustrated edition, 2003
    • Pages: 384
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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.
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    Publication Year
    • 2003 September
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    • PANDOLFINI BRUCE
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    • Fireside Chess Library
    Dimensions
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    • 5.51
    Height
    • 7.99
    Depth
    • 0.98
    Weight
    • 363 g
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    5

    Best beginner's book

    This is a relatively new book in the Chess canon. Chess tutors (like Susan Polgar) often recommend Chernev's Logical Chess Move-by-move as the best book to learn chess for a beginner. Chernev is good, but it starts straightaway with annotated games. You do learn important concepts, but they are not presented in their own sections. It is assumed the reader has already played some chess, and multiple variations are given to be worked out mentally or on a practice board (a habit most beginners d...
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    Vishal Bondwal

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    Wonderful

    Nice and wondereful piece of Chess writing. A beautiful one.
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    A good book for beginners

    The way of explanation is simple and clear.It explains you as if it is your teacher.The concepts are explained with good diagrams and examples.Hope you will enjoy this book
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