The U.S. Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess is the only official rulebook for chess. Serious players at every level as well as chess club teachers, directors, and tournament sponsors should have it on hand during every match. This new edition features the latest rules, including guidelines for the popular game of speed chess, an updated quick rating system, and the latest conventions of governing tournaments. It also contains explanations of every legal move, a guide to calculating lifetime rankings, guidelines for sponsoring and running a tournament, and a lesson on how to read and write chess notation.
|Edition description:||Fifth Edition Large Print|
|Product dimensions:||5.04(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.82(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
THE UNITED CHESS FEDERATION (USCF) is the governing organization for chess in America. A not-for-profit corporation, its membership spans every state and territory of the U.S. There are nearly 2,000 USCF-affiliated chess clubs, and more than 100,000 chess players participate in USCF events every year. The USCF sanctions thousands of chess tournaments with a half-million rated games each year.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
You will find the complete rules of chess as authorized by the US Chess Federation which have only slight differences than the International Chess Federation (FIDE). If you are a tournament player, a tournament director or chess coach then ownership of this book is a must! It tends to be very technical and spends a lot of time on rules that the average player will likely never come across. Hence, the language is sometimes not so clear for the newcomer to chess (which is not what this book is well designed for). To suppliment this book so there is more of a focus on the rules that are practical and of most importance I suggest getting WINNING CHESS TOURNAMENTS (for the novice this book should come first). Together these books form perfect partners, even for more advanced players.
This book has complete coverage of the Official Rules of Chess. Every tournament player, tournament director and chess teachere should own a copy. It makes a great reference book as well as general guide to study every rule on the game. It does tend to be very dry and dull reading. Therefore, as a companion book I suggest getting 'Winning Chess Tournaments for Juniors' which points out the most important rules on a practical basis while making them a bit more clear and easy to understand (it also points out weak points of the rules and will show you how to use the rules to your favor). Getting these two books together will give you a complete package!