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: ac a short introductory history of the game ac the moves, rules, and contemporary notation forms ac the basic principles of chess ac how to develop an opening repertoire ac the art of tactical play ac pattern recognition and memory aids ac traps and pitfalls to be avoided ac middlegame play, strategy, and planning ac defense and counterattack ac transitions to the endgame and the endgame itself ac computers and the future of chess ac 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.Most introductory chess books offer lofty principles, presenting them as if theya#39;re inviolable absolutes in a grand narrative. ... Pandolfinia#39;s Ultimate Guide to Chess offers an abundance of principles, but it also devotes time to their exceptions and anbsp;...
|Title||:||Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2008-06-30|