Chess

Chess

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by Laszlo Polgar
     
 

  • Master the grandest board game of all through the innovative coaching of one of the highest-ranked International Masters.
  • Experience, one-on-one, world-renowned Maurice Ashley's proven method for creating tournament champions.
  • Learn to excel at every facet of the game, from basic moves to advanced strategies, with this next-generation,
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Overview

  • Master the grandest board game of all through the innovative coaching of one of the highest-ranked International Masters.
  • Experience, one-on-one, world-renowned Maurice Ashley's proven method for creating tournament champions.
  • Learn to excel at every facet of the game, from basic moves to advanced strategies, with this next-generation, multimedia teaching program.
  • Maurice's trademark use of sports and other real-life analogies brings the game of chess to a lively new level.
  • And through extensive video coaching, interactive challenges, and progressive exercises, your playing will reach a whole new level, too!

First, learn everything you need in order to think and win like a seasoned player...

  • Maurice teaches you chess in a fun and non-intimidating way -- from beginning moves to advanced strategies

  • Thousands of fast-paced, interactive challenges sharpen your game skills and board visualization

  • Interactive video coaching prepares you to play killer chess

  • Classic Master Games -- analyzed with our exclusive "video chalkboard" feature -- put you inside the minds of chess masters

  • Learn strategies you can use to slam-dunk your opponents

...Now, practice and play with these exceptional features:

  • Five 3-D-rendered sets of chess pieces and thematic boards

  • Adaptive chess engine that assesses your ability and challenges you at your skill level

  • Intuitive user interface and controls, including customizable play level, tournament clock, and expert help

  • Import and export of games in a variety of formats

Windows® 95 and Windows® 3.1 CD-ROM

  • Windows® 95 and Windows® 3.1 or higher
  • 8 MB RAM
  • 33 MHz 486 or faster
  • 256-color SVGA graphics
  • Double-speed CD-ROM drive
  • Hard drive and mouse
  • 8-bit Windows®-compatible sound card
  • Printer optional

    MACINTOSH®

    • LCIII or better
    • 8 MB RAM
    • System 7.0 or later
    • 2x CD-ROM
    • 256 colors
    • 17 MB free (only for hard drive install)

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781579121303
    Publisher:
    Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
    Publication date:
    05/15/2000
    Pages:
    1104

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    Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I've owned this book for about 8 months now, and it's great! I've purchased a lot of 'puzzle' books over the years, many with wrong board setups, or wrong solutions. I haven't run into that problem yet with this volume. I keep a board set up with this book next to it, with a problem to solve. The 2 and 3 move mate problems are good to outstanding. If you're rated around 1500, you'll have a great time with this book, and learn a lot about endgame stratagies. Most of these problems will challenge you, even if you're rated closer to 2000. The best $10.00 I've ever spent for my chessbook shelf - it's just never on the shelf!
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    If you like puzzles, THIS is the book to get. There's a small chapter about the rules and then it gets right to the point of chess - checkmating.

    Its starts off with mate in one puzzles, then progresses to two and three move checkmates. Then there are many miniature games, simple endgame situations, tournament game combinations (snippets of games) and last but not least, solutions.

    The beauty of this book is that there's SO many puzzles. If you revisit the puzzles you've solved weeks ago, it'll be like you're solving them for the first time.