Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

    Basic to Advanced Strategies with America's Foremost Chess Instructor

    Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess
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    Publication Date: January 1, 2003
    Notation Type: AN - Algebraic
    Page Count: 367 Pages


    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Author: Bruce Pandolfini
    Year of Publication: 2003

    Pages: 367
    Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


    Book DescriptionFrom America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan.

    One of America's best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops. In this exciting volume, he presents a complete overview of the entire game and its culture. Structured as a dialogue between a beginning student and an expert teacher, Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess takes the student step-by-step from fundamentals to advanced, highly strategic play. Combining easy-to-follow diagrams with trenchant and up-to-date analysis, Pandolfini puts a new twist on accepted chess theory, offering a seamless beginning-to-end approach, including:

    * short introductory history of the game
    * the moves, rules, and contemporary notation forms
    * the basic principles of chess
    * how to develop an opening repertoire* the art of tactical play
    * pattern recognition and memory aids
    * traps and pitfalls to be avoided
    * middlegame play, strategy, and planning
    * defense and counterattack
    * transitions to the endgame and the endgame itself
    * computers and the future of chess
    * the best websites for playing chess online

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