An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained
Informal intermediate introduction, quite strong in explaining reasons for moves. Covers basic material, tactics, important openings, traps, positional play in middle game, end game. Attempts to isolate patterns and recurrent configurations.
Insightful manual by noted grandmaster offers detailed, seldom-discussed insights into the real significance of the opening. Thirty games are analyzed, between such masters as Petrosian and Korchnoi, Karpov and Kasparov, Gligoric and Kaplan, and more, showing how strategic themes of the opening are carried through all applicable phases of the game.