Unbeatable Chess Lessons (Chess for Everyone Series)

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In Unbeatable Chess Lessons, chess coach Robert Snyder takes his Chess for Everyone book a step further by covering twenty-four games with commentary on every move in each game.
  • Games arranged by opening to help students improve their knowledge of important openings.
  • Games and analysis contain important tactical and positional themes to ...
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Overview

In Unbeatable Chess Lessons, chess coach Robert Snyder takes his Chess for Everyone book a step further by covering twenty-four games with commentary on every move in each game.
  • Games arranged by opening to help students improve their knowledge of important openings.
  • Games and analysis contain important tactical and positional themes to improve pattern recognition and planning ability.
  • Games played by the author and world famous players such as Fischer, Spassky, Alekhine and Capablanca.
  • Challenges at various points to find the best move.
  • Written for the beginner to intermediate player.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595453443
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: Chess for Everyone Series
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 351,362
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2008

    Lessons based on instructive games

    There are some half dozen chess books in print that provide move by move commentary. This is a wonderful teaching format and whereas, there isn't a single 'bad' bood that does this, UNBEATABLE CHESS LESSONS leads the pack. The author has a very unique understanding of the mind of the player who is just beyond being a beginner through being an intermediate player. This makes it so that the material is focus on just what you need to know and answers the questions that would most naturally be asked. The games themselves are from master level on up to world champion level. There is a good balance in the selection of games to cover all phases of the game and cover important concepts. Some examples of games I really like are: a. Hamppe vs. Meitner showing both the art of attack and defense against an exposed King b. Snyder vs. Schmeleff where a combination in the opening is used to setup a won endgame 'the advanced planning and transition from opening to endgame is wonderful', and, c. Capablanca vs. Steiner covers how to remove a Pawn shield in front of a castled King, open a critcal f file and then a sacrifice to expose the King further. All 24 games range from very good to most excellent for instructional purposes.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    Just behond a beginner? This book is your best bet!

    Twenty-four games have been selected each that constitute an individual lesson based on the important concepts carefully selected for each game. This is actually the best seller under the prevous title of, 'Unbeatable Chess Lessons for Juniors' and for the most part the reviews found under that title should still apply. Just one thing mentioned this is not just a book for a young audience, it is perfectly designed, at an appropriate reading level, for any 10 year old on up. Just like the basic book in the series ('Chess for Everyone') it has many of the fine attributes: Clear and easy to understand, accurate in every aspect (I follow books using my Fritz chess program and must admitt that this author's books moves agree 99%+ of the time with the analysis provided). I have not found this to be so true with others books of this nature and have not found any mistakes in the analysis. The games selected for their instructive value and secondary for their beauty provide an interesting read along with most importantly instruction that helps improve your game. Using a format in the original foundation of Mr. Chernev's 'Logical Chess' this book is my favorite using the 'comment on every move' approach. The author's games add an extra spice to the other games. Certainly an author who has used the games in actual instruction as in this book adds a special insight into knowing what the typical questions students have. I found that the author is usually, 'right on' when it comes to knowing what questions the reader has and then answering them. This can only come from experience. A nice little touch is that when you finish this book (as part of a series of 5 books that are now in print) 'More Unbeatable Chess Lessons' gives you another 24 game in the same format. It is more advanced, a little more focus on the openings, but a perfect follow-up book. There isn't a focus too much on any specific part of the game. But due to its very nature, obviously, since many games don't end in the endgame, there is less coverage of endgames than the opening or middlegame. This is not a weakness, but an obvious point. In fact the several endgame covered are exceptional - I liked the 'bishop of opposite colour' endgame in particular in the Snyder-Schmeleff game. Wow! What a treat with the opening moves that set up a combination to lead to a won endgame. A Masterpiece of advanced planning. Once again I should state the level of this book is actually well suited for ages ten plus. Enjoy!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2008

    Instructive Games/Excellent Lessons for the Novice or Intermediate Skilled Player

    Take it from the title, 'Unbeatable Chess Lessons' provides games used by the author for many years in formal lessons. This experience has paid off in a great book that provides an explanation of the ideas behind each move. As part of an excellent series, this book has a follow-up, 'More Unbeatable Chess Lessons', so you aren't left hanging and saying 'what next?' The style of the author provides a very understandable methodology that is suitable for upper grade elementary school children right on up to and including the adult reader.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2007

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    This book surpasses the basics and presents topics that will help you improve your game. I love this series, 'Chess for Everyone', because it is so easy to understand and really helps your game. Very entertaining as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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