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Publisher: Alpha (1997)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess



This book will tell you everything you need to know to become a budding Kasparov, from the names of pieces and their movements to tactics and strategies, from advanced maneuvers to setting up chess tournaments and clubs where you can test your skills

For probably no one book could take you there. Chess is so profound that to properly understand it, you need the input and advice of several people and much thought and practice. The strengths of this book are: It's thoroughness. With over 400 pages, it will eventually hit on every question a beginner through to an up and coming or intermediate player would ever ask.

Chess Champion, International Chess Grandmaster, and longtime instructor, this book includes information for both novice and expert, including over 400 illustrated chessboards and photos; over 20 pages of detailed answer key notes; a completely new chapter on new evidence about chess and its impact on brain power; a guide to the art of chess collectibles; and more. Foreword by Larry Evans, former International Grandmaster and author of 20 highly acclaimed chess books and a popular monthly advice column in Chess Life.

In these notes, you will find the explanations for chess vocabulary or lingo. I would not have made it this far without his support in every facet of my life. Special thanks are extended to Mitchell Stern. Mitchell Stern began playing chess as a high school freshman in 2001. He quickly excelled at the game, becoming one of the top high school players in New Jersey. He became the 11th Grade Champion of New Jersey in 2003, and in 2005 led his high school team to a second-place.

This chess instructional book starts from the basic rules of the game and covers all the way to advanced strategies. Written by a US grandmaster. A great read for those of us who love the mental workout chess provides, boring as hell for the 9. % of everyone else. This is an excellent overall guide to the game of chess. From how to play to tactics and strategy, this is the best introductory chess book I have found. Mar 01, 2012 James rated it really liked it. A helpful and easy-to-read guide to chess. For beginners who don't know a Rook from a Bishop, to experts who are looking to fine tune their strategies. Sep 16, 2015 Anthony Commisso rated it it was amazing. IT Was the best book on chess ever. Oct 15, 2007 Kellan marked it as to-read.

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Chess Openings provides all readers need to know to solidify their opening game and get on the road to victory. In it, the authors provide a step-by-step walk-through of 100 of the most effective opening moves. Each opening strategy is clearly and succinctly explained, with numerous illustrations that bolster the reader's understanding. Step-by-step advice and strategies, as well as helpful illustrations. Approximately 605 million people worldwide play chess; the World Chess Federation estimates that more than.

I've just recently finished The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess. It was a very helpful read, and I can consistently beat family members and novice friends OTB. I would like to continue to improve, and I plan to join a club next year at school. Over the summer, I'd like to continue my study and OTB games with more capable friends, as well as online games here

Book Description: It?s your move. The Complete Idiot?s Guide® to Chess Openings provides all readers need to know to solidify their opening game and get on the road to victory. Each opening strategy is clearly and succinctly explained, with numerous illustrations that bolster the reader?s understanding. Step-by-step advice and strategies, as well as helpful illustrations ?Approximately 605 million people worldwide play chess; the World Chess Federation estimates that more than 285 million play chess online. Build Up Your Chess 2: Beyond The Basics (yusupov’s Chess School) (v. Ii) By Artur Yusupov. Build Up Your Chess 3: Mastery (yusupov’s Chess School). Chess Evolution 1: The Fundamentals. Chess Evolution 3: Mastery. Chess Evolution 2: Beyond The Basics.

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Reviews: 7
Shakar
This book, published in 2005 and never updated since then, is okay for an introduction to chess. I say okay because it doesn't really explain the basics well but gets quickly into openings, mid games and end games. For a pure beginner this book is too confusing, but if you already know the basics of chess this book can help you understand the game better. Overall though it's still a little hard to read for a beginner. It is old so the author's website no longer works. It seems he hasn't played professional chess in a long time and instead manages investments. Some of the other websites mentioned in the book also don't exist any more. Could really use an update, but I don't know if the Complete Idiot's series is still an active brand..
Forey
This e-book explains the basic rules of chess as well as some basic tactics, however the kindle version with it's below average format just kills this book. With diagrams you can't look at while reading a tactic, and diagrams so small you migth get blind trying to make sense of them. The kindle version for this book just earn a 3 star rating. The first chapters teach you about moving pieces and pieces value and later you start learnig tactics and advanced tactics. It has plenty of puzzles to start practicing. If the diagrams are not an issue for you this e-book has good material for starting chess.
Arcanescar
I find the Kindle edition of Patrick Wolff's 2nd edition to be a disappointment. After purchasing a new Kindle Fire HD 8.9, I first downloaded an academic title, and although I found the reading enjoyable, I was frustrated that whole sections with images and sketches had been omitted from the book in the Kindle edition. Then I thought that since my new Kindle was not going to work for academic reading, I'd limit myself to leisurely reading. I downloaded a copy of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess (2nd edition), but after paying $13.99 for an out-of-date edition, I found I had a text on chess filled with scores of sketches representing positions on a chess board, with perhaps 90% of them illegible. I don't know what technical problems Amazon may encounter when reproducing books, but a buyer surely deserves to receive a product that is complete and legible, or to be forewarned otherwise. This purchase on chess is worthless. The text is legible but it is meaningless, because a reader lacks easy access to images representing concepts discussed in the text. Amazon's customer service--in Asia and with an accent that requires constant repetition--recommends that I use the zoom feature, but that is awkward and still leaves the image obscure. If you want to read a book about chess on your Kindle, you should know that this copy of Patrick Wolff's 2nd edition won't do.
MrDog
The last line of the first chapter states, "Anyone can easily learn how to play chess, and this book teaches you how."
The Idiot's Guide to Chess is designed to take anyone from zero to competitive in easy steps.
On reaching 40, I realized that I could no longer compete in physically exerting sports and started looking for other interests, especially something I could share with my young son. Chess took my fascination. And so started my search for a book that can go beyond explaining the rules to demystifying the first and most important elements of tactics and strategy.
If someone was looking for a book that could take any ordinary Joe off the street and prepare them for competition, this would be the book I recommend. Or at least, it would be a good place to start. For probably no one book could take you there. Chess is so profound that to properly understand it, you need the input and advice of several people and much thought and practice.
The strengths of this book are:
* It's thoroughness. With over 400 pages, it will eventually hit on every question a beginner through to an up and coming or intermediate player would ever ask. It also contains interesting anecdotes, history, and asides.
* Well organized. 21 chapters covering the range of subjects such as rules, history, tactical motives, weak squares, computers, etc. It is a good reference book. You can skip certain sections if desired, such as the rules if you already know them, and look into your areas of interest.
* User friendly. Plenty of diagrams; plenty of chess puzzles to test you and stretch your understanding; a language that is patient and easy to follow without talking down to you.
In other words, it is everything that the legendary Capablanca's `Fundamentals' is not. So if you are already chess minded, Capa's book is more compact and might get you there quicker. But it is dry and hard work to plough through. The Idiot's guide is the book I'd recommend for mere mortals.
Some weaknesses of the book:
* More effort could have been put into putting diagrams and their explanations to which they refer on the same page.
* There are no complete games to work through.
* Some chapters might leave you wanting more (this might not be such a bad thing). I found the chapter on openings useful but not satisfying. This may be why I see that the Idiot's Guide series has come up with a book specifically for chess openings.
Porgisk
A fun read, great puzzles - I'm using for a chess course resource book.
Mala
Item as described, arrived in good condition. Thank you.
Nto
This book is definitely NOT for us idiots. This author has us studying Grandmaster moves in the first six chapters. This book is just too much data for a person of average ability. By the time you get done turning pages back and forth to study diagrams and exercises, the point is lost. After trying to tackle this book, I thought about giving up on Chess altogether.
I love the game of chess. To further my education, I bought this book. It is great, but sometimes an exercise at the end of a chapter will be inaccurate. For instance, in Chapter 7, one exercise has a knight on a square, but the corresponding diagram shows no knight.