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Chess for Dummies (For Dummies)


It was inevitable, thank goodness, that the Dummies series would give us an introductory chess book. The light touch is perfect to offset the sober aura of mystery that surrounds the game in many people's minds. And the extras that reach beyond the well-written move explanations, strategies, and pattern-recognition make the book a real winner. It won't take much playing for readers to appreciate the section on chess etiquette, for example, or the one on uncommon moves, subtitled, "The Ones That Start the Fights." Informative tips and amusing bits of trivia add to the fun.

Book Description
As one of the most universal and oldest games, chess gains thousands of new players and fans every day. Kind of intimidating, eh? Chess For Dummies proves that it doesn't have to be. With chess expert James Eade to guide you, you take in the rules so that they make sense, so that you can intuitively and intelligently make your moves right from the get-go. Plus, you discover how to recognize your opponents' strategies and counter them as well as how to find major chess tournaments throughout the world and even play chess online over the Internet.

Synopsis
Chess for Dummies takes the fear and intimidation out of one of the oldest board games in the world and makes the game fun and accessible! Starting with the basics of the chessboard and pieces, this book clearly outlines all of the elements of the game with an inside look at the variety of tactical situations that occur in a chess match.

 

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess (Complete Idiot's Guide)

Book Description
Patrick Wolff, the current US Chess Champion and International Grandmaster, teaches readers quick and easy strategies for learning chess basics. From essential information on basic openings and basic endgames to tips on reading your rival's moves, readers will be armed and ready to take on their next opponents.

Synopsis
Patrick Wolff, the current U.S. Chess Champion and International Grandmaster, teaches readers quick and easy strategies for learning chess basics. From essential information on openings and basic endgames to tips on reading your rival's moves, readers will be armed and ready to take on their next opponents.

 

Beginning Chess (Fireside Chess Library)

Synopsis
Now even beginners can reap the rewards of Pandolfini's acclaimed teaching system. Over 300 problems, tailored to beginning players, encompass everything a player needs to learn, from the basic rules and vocabulary to the moves of various chessmen to sophisticated strategies. 300 line drawings.

 

The ABCs of Chess : Invaluable, Detailed Lessons for Players of All Levels


Readers Review
A reader from USA , August 3, 1998

Excellent for the beginner!!
The hallmark of a good teacher is to be able to take an esoteric concept or idea and transform it into an easy to understand, and repeatable, system. Bruce Pandolfini in this book, as well as others, is most successful at this. For a beginning student, this book is a must for the library. I cannot recommend it highly enough.