Chess for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 1118016955
ISBN-13: 9781118016954
Edition: 3rd 2011
Authors: James Eade
List price: $27.99
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Description: For all levels of chess players, Chess For Dummies, 3rd Edition, brings readers an updated guide to the wide world of chess. Offering easily-understood explanations of the game and its components, this book is a must have for those developing an  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 10/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

For all levels of chess players, Chess For Dummies, 3rd Edition, brings readers an updated guide to the wide world of chess. Offering easily-understood explanations of the game and its components, this book is a must have for those developing an interest or looking for an extra edge in chess. Chess For Dummies, 3rd Edition: Offers easily-understood explanations of the game and its components Provides introductory chapters and then introduces readers to different perspectives on chess from strategy and etiquette, to winning defensive and offensive secrets Contains approximately 25% new material, including updated chapters on computer chess games, playing chess online, new tournament rules and much more

Introduction
Laying the Groundwork for Champion Chess
Tackling Chess Basics
Getting to Know the Pieces and Their Powers
Exploring the Elements of Chess
Going after the King: Check, Stalemate, and Checkmate
Making a Few Special Moves
Got Notation? Reading and Writing about Chess
Gaining Chess Know-How
Trying Out Tactics and Combinations in Hand-to-Hand Combat
Sacrifi ces: Understanding When It's Better to Give than to Receive
Building Pattern Recognition
Recognizing Advanced Pawn Formations
Mastering Mating Patterns
Game Time: Putting Your Chess Foot Forward
Selecting Your Strategy: The Principles of Play
Coming on Strong in the Opening
Making Headway during the Middlegame
Exiting with Style in the Endgame
Getting into Advanced Action
Playing in Competition
Hitting the Net with Computer Chess
The Part of Tens
The Ten Most Famous Chess Games of All Time
The Ten Best Players of All Time (and a Few Others)
Appendixes
A Glossary of Chess
Chess Resources
Index

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