Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess
From America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan.One of America's best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops. In this exciting volume, he presents a complete overview of the entire game and its culture. Structured as a dialogue between a beginning student and an expert teacher, Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess takes the student step-by-step from fundamentals to advanced, highly strategic play. Combining easy-to-follow diagrams with trenchant and up-to-date analysis, Pandolfini puts a new twist on accepted chess theory, offering a seamless beginning-to-end approach, including: Â a short introductory history of the gameÂ the moves, rules, and contemporary notation formsÂ the basic principles of chessÂ how to develop an opening repertoireÂ the art of tactical playÂ pattern recognition and memory aidsÂ traps and pitfalls to be avoidedÂ middlegame play, strategy, and planningÂ defense and counterattackÂ transitions to the endgame and the endgame itselfÂ computers and the future of chessÂ the best websites for playing chess onlineWith Pandolfini's expert insight into the history and modern world of chess, as well as several appendices to enhance play and appreciation, Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess makes the perfect gift for players of all ages and will be the benchmark title for chess players for years to come.
- Electronic book text
- 30 Jun 2008
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- United States
- 356 b-w diagrams
Bruce Pandolfini, a National Master in U.S. chess competition, is the creator of the highly acclaimed Fireside Chess Library. He is a renowned instructor, a consultant on chess for the media, and a frequent commentator on the Radio.