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Chess Behind Bars

312 Seiten, gebunden, Quality, 1. Auflage 2017.

12,50 €
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At a time when prisons are in the news due to increasing violence, drug taking and low morale, it has never been more important to focus on education and rehabilitation.

Chess makes a difference because it is a fantastic metaphor for life. We must think before making our move, and accept that our decisions have consequences. It also teaches us to learn from our mistakes and to develop a more disciplined approach to problem solving. Perhaps most importantly of all, it is a constructive use of time and helps to forge friendships.

Chess Behind Bars offers a guide to chess in prisons that will instruct and entertain regardless of your situation. It covers almost every aspect of chess imaginable – from the rules to chess history, from puzzles to famous games, and even some tips for improvement. It is a smorgasbord of chess, seen from an unusual angle.

Chess can and does change lives, and Carl Portman believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn the game. After all, the prison community knows that there is a dream behind every door.

Carl Portman is the English Chess Federation’s Manager of Chess in Prisons. In 2015 he was awarded the ECF President’s award for services to chess.


Sprache Englisch
Autor Portman, Carl
Verlag Quality
Auflage 1.
Medium Buch
Gewicht 660 g
Breite 17,7 cm
Höhe 24,7 cm
Seiten 312
ISBN-13 978-1784830328
Erscheinungsjahr 2017
Einband gebunden


004 Dedications & Acknowledgements

005 Key to symbols used

006 Bibliography

007 Foreword by GM Nigel Short

009 Author Preface

013 1. What Chess Means to Me

019 2. Why Chess in Prisons?

037 3. A Prison Visit

053 4. Women and Chess

069 5. Testimony from Inmates

081 6. A Short History of Chess and the Rules of the Game

121 7. Hints and Tips to Improve Your Chess

143 8. Motivation and Studying Chess

161 9. The Future of Chess in Prisons

173 10. Beginner’s Exercises

199 11. Intermediate Exercises

227 12. Advanced Exercises

255 13. The Baker’s Dozen – A Game Collection

299 Appendix – Is Chess Art?

300 Resources and Recommendations

303 Glossary of Chess Terms

307 Name Index

311 About the Author


Chess Behind Bars