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The Chess Player's Bible: Illustrated Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Game
     

The Chess Player's Bible: Illustrated Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Game

by James Eade, Al Lawrence
 

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Here's an entertaining, informative, and completely updated manual for beginners that's filled with tips and techniques they can employ as their skill develops and they match themselves against experienced players. Features annotated illustrations and more than 300 examples of moves, strategies, and more..

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Here's an entertaining, informative, and completely updated manual for beginners that's filled with tips and techniques they can employ as their skill develops and they match themselves against experienced players. Features annotated illustrations and more than 300 examples of moves, strategies, and more..

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"For those new to chess, or for those who want to improve their game, it is often hard to find a starting point. Yet chess expert Eade's (The Chess Player's Bible) latest is a solid choice. VERDICT Overall, this is an excellent first book for the novice player or as a text for a school or library chess club."
--School Library Journal
Library Journal
06/01/2015
For those new to chess, or for those who want to improve their game, it is often hard to find a starting point. Yet chess expert Eade's (Chess for Dummies; The Chess Player's Bible) latest is a solid choice. Starting from the beginning (setting up, rules of the game, piece valuation), the book moves on to a survey of some standard openings, common checkmates, tactics, strategy, and basic endgames. It concludes with analysis of some famous classic games. Instead of the flat schematic diagrams used in older volumes, here the board positions are shown as three-dimensional projections seen from the white side of the board. While this may be off-putting for the experienced reader of chess literature, it is a view commonly used in many programs. Thus, it may be comfortable for new players today, who learn and practice playing against computers. The illustrations, which form the heart of the text, are eye-catching but can be somewhat busy looking—cluttered with arrows, side-boxes, and text tucked in around the sides and bottom of the page. VERDICT Overall, this is an excellent first book for the novice player or as a text for a school or library chess club.—Harold D. Shane, mathematics emeritus, Baruch Coll. Lib., CUNY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764167591
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2015
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
201,825
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


James Eade has written several books about chess, including the bestselling Chess for Dummies. As a player, he was awarded the title of Chess Master by the USCF in 1981 and by FIDE in 1993. He is currently President of the U.S. Chess Trust.

Al Lawrence is the Director of the Texas Tech Chess Program and former Executive Director of the USCF and World Chess Hall of Fame. Al is an award-winning author, journalist, and editor.

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