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Learn How To Play Chess-The Strategy Behind The Scenes [NOOK Book]


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Learn How To Play Chess-The Strategy Behind The Scenes

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This e-text contains the 167 chess and checkers board game
diagrams appearing in the original book, all in the form of
ASCII line drawings. The following is a key to the diagrams:
For chess pieces,
R = Rook
Kt = Knight
B = Bishop
Q = Queen
K = King
P = Pawn
Black pieces have a # symbol to the left of them, while
white pieces have a ^ symbol to the left of them. For example,
#B is the Black bishop, while ^B is the white bishop. #Kt is
the black knight, while ^Kt is the white knight. This will
let the reader instantly tell by sight which pieces in the
ASCII chess diagrams are black and which are white. Those
who find these diagrams hard to read should feel free
to set up them up on a game board using the actual pieces.
I. Rules of the Game
II. Notation
Elementary Combinations
Simple Calculation
Balance of Attack and Defence
Development of the Pieces
On Losing Moves
Examples of Practical Play
Pawn Play
Pawn Skeleton
The Center
A. King's Pawn Games
B. Queen's Pawn Games
C. Irregular Openings
End-games with Pieces
Pawn Endings
Mixed Endings
General Remarks
Evolution of the Pawn Skeleton
Objects of Attack
"Backward" Pawns
On Fixing a Weakness
Weaknesses in a Pawn Position
Breaking up the King's Side
Doubled Pawns
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013587144
  • Publisher: unique5stardeals
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 787,098
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    !! Bad format of book !!

    Better check out format from the sample book before you buy this book...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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