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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess

367 Seiten, kartoniert, Alpha, 2. Auflage 2004.

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You're no idiot, of course. You're intrigued by the game of chess, and you'd like to learn how to play - or play better. But chess is a challenge even to the master, and for many of us the biggest challenge is learning.

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Chess, Second Edition, will tell you everything you need to know to become a budding Kasparov. In this newly updated and revised Complete Idiot's Guide®, you get:

- A comprehensive explanation of all the rules, including all the basics of the board, pieces, and moves.

- Lots of diagrams on every page so you can easily follow the book's instruction.

- Famous openings and well-known tactics; sneak attacks and other tricky maneuvers.

- Hundreds of exercises -almost twice as many as in the first edition- to help you improve your game.

- Advice on how to play chess against your computer, or in clubs and tournaments via the Internet.

You're no idiot, of course. You're intrigued by the game of chess, and you'd like to learn how to play - or play better. But chess is a challenge even to the master, and for many of us the biggest challenge is learning.

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Chess, Second Edition, will tell you everything you need to know to become a budding Kasparov. In this newly updated and revised Complete Idiot's Guide®, you get:

- A comprehensive explanation of all the rules, including all the basics of the board, pieces, and moves.

- Lots of diagrams on every page so you can easily follow the book's instruction.

- Famous openings and well-known tactics; sneak attacks and other tricky maneuvers.

- Hundreds of exercises -almost twice as many as in the first edition- to help you improve your game.

- Advice on how to play chess against your computer, or in clubs and tournaments via the Internet.

Details

Sprache Englisch
Autor Wolff, Patrick
Verlag Alpha
Auflage 2.
Medium Buch
Gewicht 650 g
Breite 18,5 cm
Höhe 23 cm
Seiten 367
ISBN-10 0028641825
Erscheinungsjahr 2004
Einband kartoniert

Inhalte

001 Part 1: Let's Play Chess

003 1 Why Play Chess?

The history of chess and its popularity today.

011 2 Drawing the Battle Lines

An introduction to the board, pieces, and rules of chess; plus how to read and write chess moves.

0313 Rules of Engagement

The rest of the rules, so you can start playing chess.

0494 How to Win with Just One Piece

Checkmating the lone king with just the queen or rook.

065 Part 2: Tactics

067 5 It's a Material World

Making sure your army is bigger than your opponent's.

0876 Tricks of the Tactical Trade

The most important tactics for capturing your opponent's pieces.

1117 Dirtier Tricks

Some more important tactics for capturing your opponent's pieces.

127 8 Hunting Down the King

Using tactics and material to attack your opponent's king.

143 Part 3: Strategy

145 9 In the Beginning

How to play the opening phase of a chess game.

161 10 Making the Most of Your Pieces

Strategies for maximizing the power of your pieces.

179 11 Pawnshop

Special strategies for using the pawns.

19912 The Final Frontier

How to control more of the board than your opponent, and what to do if you control less of it.

215 13 Weak Squares

Recognizing when certain squares are more important than others, and how to use them to your advantage.

229 14 All Good Things Must Come to an End

How to play the endgame phase of a chess game.

249 Part 4: Beyond the Basics

251 15 Training Camp

Tips for continuing your chess study beyond this book.

261 16 Hall of Fame

The chess superstars: The World Champions throughout history and today.

28317 Getting Competitive

Everything you need to know to find new opponents, and to play in chess clubs and tournaments.

293 18 Chess in Cyberspace

Everything you need to know to find chess on the Internet or to find the right computer chess product for you.

305 19 How Computers Play Chess

An explanation of the "thinking process" of the machine.

321 20 How to Beat the !?%@&?>!# Computer

Tips for using the different ways that humans and computers play chess to your advantage.

Appendixes

331 A Your Chess Rolodex

335 B Other Chess Notations

337 C Answers to Exercises

357 D Glossary

361 Index

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