Chess Thinking: The Visual Dictionary of Chess Moves, Rules, Strategies and Concepts

Chess Thinking: The Visual Dictionary of Chess Moves, Rules, Strategies and Concepts

by Bruce Pandolfini
     
 

For every chess player's library, Bruce Pandolfini has created the ultimate reference - a visual dictionary of over 1,000 moves, rules, strategies, and concepts from algebraic notation to zugzwang. For the new player needing clarification on a certain position to the expert boning up on more obscure strategies, Chess Thinking covers the ABC's of chess as…  See more details below

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For every chess player's library, Bruce Pandolfini has created the ultimate reference - a visual dictionary of over 1,000 moves, rules, strategies, and concepts from algebraic notation to zugzwang. For the new player needing clarification on a certain position to the expert boning up on more obscure strategies, Chess Thinking covers the ABC's of chess as they've never been covered before.

  • A - Active Defense, Aligned Bishops, Anastasia's Mate, Annihilation...
  • B - Back Rook, Balanced Pawn Structure, Biffing the Bishop, Blind Swine Mate...
  • C - Caissa, Capablanca's Rule, Checking Distance, Crippled Majority...
Comprehensive, illustrated with 140 detailed drawings, and written with exceptional clarity, Chess Thinking will be indispensable to any player ready to make a move.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Pandolfini is the author of numerous chess instruction and strategy books such as Chessersizes: New Winning Techniques for Players of All Levels (S. & S., 1991). Here, he also aims to instruct, but his approach is rather unconventional; he offers a dictionary of chess terms with related questions and answers attached to selected descriptions. The entry for Blind Swine Mate, for example, is followed by a brief explanation, a related problem illustrated by a chessboard and pieces, an analysis of the situation, and finally the answer, which also features recommended moves. David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld's more comprehensive Oxford Companion to Chess (Oxford Univ. Pr., 1984) is preferable for library reference collections, but this handy resource with over 100 questions and solutions is a good choice for circulating collections.-Will Hepfer, Buffalo Univ. Libs., N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671795023
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
04/18/1995
Series:
Fireside Chess Library
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
837,539
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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