The Complete Idiot's Guide To Chess

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Chess

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Paperback, Alpha Books, 2005, ISBN# 1592573169
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THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO CHESS

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THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO CHESS

Written by a U.S. Chess Champion, International Chess Grandmaster, and longtime instructor, this book includes information for both novice and expert, including over 400 illustrated chessboards and photos; over 20 pages of detailed answer key notes; a completely new chapter on new evidence about chess and its impact on brain power; a guide to the art of chess collectibles; and more. Foreword by Larry Evans, former International Grandmaster and author of 20 highly acclaimed chess books and a popular monthly advice column in "Chess Life." For the beginner or the champ, and for young and old.

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Number of Pages: 428
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Wolff, Patrick
Series Title: Idiot's Guides
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Alpha Books
ISBN-13: 9781592573165
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.50 x 9.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1592573169
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I an very happy with this book. Since I have retired, I seem to want to spend time learning new stuff, hence this purchase. I am on Chapter 6 and have learned a LOT so far. All I knew previously were the names of the pieces and how they moved. I attempted to play simple easy chess games online. My only plan was to guess at ways to check the opponent's king before my king was put in checkmate and hope to capture some pieces as I went. Which was basically no plan at all. The online games moved way too quickly for me, even though I was playing at beginner level. I almost didn't buy this book because of some negative comments I had seen. But I have found this to be a very interesting and very informative book. I love the quizzes at the end of each chapter. The writer seems to have put a tremendous amount of effort into helping folks learn and enjoy chess. I read reviews of so many other chess books before deciding on this one. The only negatives I can see with this book would be if a learner had not studied the names of the pieces and how they move before buying this book. Because although that information is in the book, the beginning chapters are much more useful if you don't have to stop and think about the names of the pieces and how they move as you digest the other information that is presented. And no reflection on the book itself, but I was disappointed that Mr. Wolff's website,wolffchess.com which he mentions in his book, is no longer on the internet. I would like to have been able to access it. Not sure why it isn't available at this time. Regardless of that, in my opinion, this book is a WINNER. By the way, apparently this 3rd edition has more than one cover page. Mine arrived with a different cover (two knights, one silver and one gold, instead of the kings shown in the ad. But it is the same book, same amount of pages, and same edition.

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