Chess For Dummies

Chess For Dummies

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by James Eade
     
 

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Your quick and easy guide to the rules, strategies, and etiquette of chess

Kings, queens, knights — does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? This friendly guide helps you make the right moves. From using the correct terms to engaging in the art of attack, you'll get step-by-step explanations that demystify the game. Offering easily understood

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Your quick and easy guide to the rules, strategies, and etiquette of chess

Kings, queens, knights — does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? This friendly guide helps you make the right moves. From using the correct terms to engaging in the art of attack, you'll get step-by-step explanations that demystify the game. Offering easily understood explanations of the game and its components, Chess For Dummies is your one-stop resource for improving your chess skills.

  • Chess 101 — get an introduction to the basic elements of chess and familiarize yourself with the board
  • Greet the pieces — meet the rook, bishop, queen, king, knight, and pawn (and get to know their powers)
  • Kick it up a notch — discover the ins and outs of chess notation and different types of tactics and combinations
  • Gain chess know-how — find out how to make sacrifices, pick up on pawn formations, and use patterns for checkmating
  • Put your chess foot forward — grasp the principles of play and the nuances of each phase of the game: the opening, middlegame, and endgame

Open the book and find:

  • Rules of the game
  • Plain-English explanations of chess terminology
  • How to pick a board and set
  • Information on the desired destination — checkmate
  • When it's wise to take a hit to secure a greater advantage
  • The various chess competitions you can participate in
  • The ten greatest games and players of all time

Learn

  • The elements of the game and the pieces' powers
  • Tactics, combinations, and tips for recognizing different patterns
  • The principles of play that you can use in the opening, middlegame, and endgame

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118016954
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
141,354
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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