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From America's leading chess authority, Weapons of Chess is the first encyclopedia of chess strategies that doesn't rely on the usual baffling chess diagrams.
Posted February 23, 2009
Posted July 25, 2005
This is a pretty good book. It focuses a lot on strategy, espically on pawns whihc can be crucial in the endgame. I'd say this book would be good for the player rated between 1000 and 1400.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 8, 2003
If you need a good book that describes all the proper term for chess moves and tactical play, Weapons of Chess is it. As far as chess play improvement is concerned it won't help your strategy. The book is more like and advice guide on what most players should do if place in certain situations. Such as attacking backward pawns and getting a rook on the 7th rank. It helps you cover your bases and is very easy to read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 22, 2002
This book contains plain English explanations of chess terms. Topics coveres include doubled pawns, the isolated pawn, and the fianchettoed bishop. Each section focusses on one idea. It conotains a schematic diagram of the position and some advice about how each side pictured should continue. The selling point is this book will not overwhelm a novice. On the down side, the book contains no chess notation. This means it contains no games. To really learn about a concept like an isolated pawn, you must learn how to play with one and how to fight against one. General principles can only take you so far. For real mastery, the reader should look at some games which feature the isolated pawn, and another source will be needed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.