101 Questions on How to Play Chess

101 Questions on How to Play Chess

Author: Fred Wilson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486282732

Category: Games

Page: 84

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A chess expert has distilled an enormous amount of information into an easy-to-follow, question-and-answer format that not only explains the most basic rules and essentials of play, but also offers advice on opening, combinations, middle- and end-game strategies, notation, castling, and other topics. Over 100 carefully chosen diagrams and illustrations.

How Not to Play Chess

How Not to Play Chess

Author: Eugene A. Znosko-Borovsky

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486209202

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 136

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One of the outstanding chess expositors of the 20th century presents the basis of analysis in a disarmingly simple way. Sticking to a few well-chosen examples, he shows how to avoid playing a hit-or-miss game from move to move and instead develop a general plan of action based on positional analysis. Includes 20 problems from master games.

Chess Openings for the Average Player

Chess Openings for the Average Player

Author: T. D. Harding

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486404048

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 208

View: 432

Clearly written guide covers all openings: the Benko Gambit, Bird's Opening, Centre Game, Dutch Defence, Four Knights Game, King's Gambit, others. Techniques are designed to help moderate players whose games are confined to club play or by correspondence, and aid good players who want to improve in tournament or club events.

Technique in Chess

Technique in Chess

Author: Gerald Abrahams

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048622953X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 244

View: 368

"Not what to do, but how to do it": 200 examples of end-game play, values of pieces, relative merits of different pawns, gaining the advantage, control of the center, more.

How Good Is Your Chess?

How Good Is Your Chess?

Author: Daniel King

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486427803

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 132

View: 550

Chess enthusiasts can determine their mastery by facing off against 20 of the world's top players. This instructive and amusing test-yourself guide by a grandmaster asks readers to predict their opponent's moves and helps to improve their game by studying the plans and ideas of renowned players.

The Game of Chess

The Game of Chess

Author: Siegbert Tarrasch

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048625447X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 452

View: 584

Dr. Tarrasch begins with the endgame-because itrsquo;s easier for a novice to deal with a few men than the entire 32. An important and extensive discussion of the middle game follows. Finally, the author deals with openings and offers enlightening comments on many historically important variations. Over 340 diagrams and 12 complete games.

The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

Author: Rudolf Spielmann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486143064

Category: Games

Page: 224

View: 270

A Grandmaster shares secrets from 40 years of tournament play, outlining hard-won lessons that enable players to win games by giving up pieces. Suitable for players at every level.

Positional Chess Handbook

Positional Chess Handbook

Author: Israel Gelfer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486316796

Category: Games

Page: 224

View: 708

Learn to develop a more powerful strategic game. Key squares, bad bishops, pawn structures, other examples appear in ascending difficulty, with cross-references. For players at every level. 495 black-and-white illustrations.

Better Chess for Average Players

Better Chess for Average Players

Author: Tim Harding

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486290298

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 260

View: 732

Designed for the typical amateur player who wants to improve his or her chess skills, this clear, straightforward guide provides the extra knowledge and technique that turns a losing player into a winner. The author, a well-known chess teacher and author of a dozen books on openings, coaches the reader through all the fundamentals of attacking, sacrifices, defense, positional play and choosing a move, as well as how to approach the endgame. The crucial processes of assessing the position and choosing a move are examined in depth, and there are helpful sections on how to cope with difficult positions and time-trouble. Several illustrative games, from the annals of the imaginary Midlington Chess Club, add a light touch to this expert practical guide to better chess. Tim Harding is a well-known chess author and captain of the Irish Correspondence Chess Team. He represented Ireland in the 1984 FIDE chess Olympiad in Thessaloniki.

Chess Master Vs. Chess Amateur

Chess Master Vs. Chess Amateur

Author: Max Euwe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486279472

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 370

View: 367

Twenty-five chess games chosen, arranged, and annotated to help amateurs learn how to avoid a variety of weak strategic and tactical moves. Selected, with commentary, by World Chess Champion Max Euwe and by Walter Meiden, an amateur player, the games point out graphically how the chess master exploits characteristic errors of the amateur.

The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

Author: Irving Chernev

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486273024

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 290

View: 226

Over 60 masterly demonstrations of the basic strategies of winning, featuring games by the greatest chess masters — Capablanca, Tarrasch, Fischer, Alekhine, Lasker, others. Each game offers a classic example of a fundamental problem and its best resolution, described and diagramed in the clearest possible manner for players of every level of skill. 146 illustrations.