The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess

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Confused by esoteric chess terms like castling, forking, and making Luft? Can't tell whether you've got your opponent in check or checkmate? This book will tell you everything you need to know to become a budding Kasparov, from the names of pieces and their movements to tactics and strategies, from advanced maneuvers to setting up chess tournaments and clubs where you can test your skills. Also covered: a history of chess, from its beginnings in ancient India to how it became the world's most played game; all the basics of the board and the pieces; elementary rules and object of the game; famous openings and well-know tactics; sneak attacks and other tricky plays; exercises that explain strategies and chess-move annotations (often found in newspapers); and advice for using the Internet and computer programs to better your game and tips on starting a chess club or tournament.

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Patrick Wolff is a two-time U.S. Chess Champion (1992 and 1995) and an International Chess Grand-master. Patrick writes a chess column for the Boston Globe. In addition, he has been a chess coach and instructor and has appeared in several instructional chess videos.

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Book Description Alpha, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: You're no idiot, of course. You're intrigued by the game of chess, and you'd like to learn how to play-or play better. But chess is a challenge even to the master, and for many of us the biggest challenge is learning. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess, Second Edition, will tell you everything you need to know to become a budding Kasparov. In this newly updated and revised Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: A comprehensive explanation of all the rules, including all the basics of the board, pieces, and moves. Lots of diagrams on every page so you can easily follow the book's instruction. Famous openings and well-known tactics; sneak attacks and other tricky maneuvers. Hundreds of exercises-almost twice as many as in the first edition-to help you improve your game. Advice on how to play chess against your computer, or in clubs and tournaments via the Internet. Visit www.wolffchess.com for more chess instruction!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0028641825

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