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Chess for Dummies

Chess for Dummies 0764584049
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Proven tactical tips to strengthen your game Your quick and easy guide to the rules, strategies, and etiquette of chess Kings, queens, knights - does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? This friendly guide helps you make the right moves. From using the correct terms to engaging in the art of attack, you'll get step-by-step explanations that demystify the game. You'll also find updated information on tournaments and top players, as well as computer chess games and playing chess online! Discover how to: Set up your chessboard Understand the pieces and their powers Recognize the game's patterns Decipher chess notation Employ tactics to gain an advantage Find tournaments and clubsThe classic introductory guide - over 250,000 copies sold - now revised with over 25 per cent new content. For novice players, the complexities of chess can sometimes seem overwhelming - but you don't have to be a genius to play competitive chess. This fun and easy guide takes the intimidation out of the game, explaining the rules and lingo, demystifying popular openings and strategies, and showing players move by move how to push an opponent toward checkmate. For this new edition, Chess Master James Eade has updated chapters on chess computer programs and online play, added new material on today's chess tournaments and top players, and revised information on Web resources and chess organizations. Copiously illustrated throughout with chessboard diagrams, it's just what people need to get started with chess or take their play to the next level. James Eade (Menlo Park, CA) became a United States Chess Federation (USCF) Master in 1981 and a Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) Master in 1993. The former president of the Chess Journalists of America, he has edited two chess journals and has served as an executive board member of the USCF and the FIDE.

Proven tactical tips to strengthen your game Your quick and easy guide to the rules, strategies, and etiquette of chess Kings, queens, knights - does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? This friendly guide helps you make the right moves. From usin
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