Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

by Bobby Fischer, Don Mosenfelder, Stuart Margulies

Random House Publishing Group | July 1, 1982 | Mass Market Paperbound

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5.
This book is essentially a teaching machine. The way a teaching machine works is: It asks you a question. If you give the right answer, it goes on to the next question. If you give the wrong answer, it tells you why the answer is wrong and tells you to go back and try again. This is called "programmed learning". The real authors were experts and authorities in the field of programmed learning. Bobby Fischer lent his name to the project. Stuart Margulies is a chess master and also a recognized authority on programmed learning. He is a widely published author of more than 40 books, all in the field of programmed learning, especially in learning how to read. For example, one of his books is "Critical reading for proficiency 1 : introductory level". Donn Mosenfelder is not a known or recognized chess player, but he was the owner of the company that developed and designed this book. He has written more than 25 books, almost all on basic reading, writing and math.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 pages, 6.88 × 4.18 × 0.79 in

Published: July 1, 1982

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553263153

ISBN - 13: 9780553263152

Found in: Board games, Chess

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for beginner-intermediate players Easy to understand and very enjoyable. I've already read it twice since I bought it 2 weeks ago. The big question...does it actually make you a better chess player? Before i got this book, I couldn't beat the computer at the basic level (800 elo rating), now I can beat him at least 2 out of 3 games. I love this book!! You will too
Date published: 2012-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bobby Fisher Teaches Chess I have found this to be an excellent book that I have given to various people. As a result in almost all cases the games of the people have improved; or at the very least they have a better understanding of how to solve a chess problem, such as solve for mate in 2 or 3, and so forth. The book has been around for years; and would do well on the shelf of any chess enthusiast.
Date published: 2002-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good For Beginners This book employs programmed instruction and problem positions to teach the rudiments of tactics and calculation and, yes, much of the focus is on back-rank mates. I believe that it is important to understand these ideas before moving on to more complicated material. The use of problems provides the beginner with interesting challenges which allows them to learn and, at the same time, gives them instant feedback on their progress. The book can be studied by players of all ages and I believe that it is useful for those with a Canadian Chess Federation rating of up to 1100 or 1200(beginner). I first used this book at the age of ten and when I meet a beginning chess player who is trying to improve I give them this book.
Date published: 2001-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fischer Quite Helpful I'm sorry but I would have to disagree with Adam Kinsman's review of "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess". I consider myself an intermediate player (on the lower end of intermediate), and I found the unique teaching style of Fischer's book quite helpful. Kinsman is correct about the scope of the book being confined to back rank checks, but I really began to see the board in a new way while reading Fischer's book. My 14 year old daughter also loved working out some of the difficult scenarios and her game has increased dramatically because of Fischer's book.
Date published: 2000-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bobby Fischer Teaches Back-Rank Mate This book does very little to help anyone learn how to play chess or how to play better chess. The book focuses almost completely on Back-Rank Mates. And although an important part of chess, does not teach the reader how to play better chess as it claims. This book is an obvious cash-in on the Fischer name, and really wont start off a beginer, nor teach an intermediate player anything new or groundbreaking. A Disappointment.
Date published: 2000-11-12

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Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

by Bobby Fischer, Don Mosenfelder, Stuart Margulies

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 pages, 6.88 × 4.18 × 0.79 in

Published: July 1, 1982

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553263153

ISBN - 13: 9780553263152

From the Publisher

This book is essentially a teaching machine. The way a teaching machine works is: It asks you a question. If you give the right answer, it goes on to the next question. If you give the wrong answer, it tells you why the answer is wrong and tells you to go back and try again. This is called "programmed learning". The real authors were experts and authorities in the field of programmed learning. Bobby Fischer lent his name to the project. Stuart Margulies is a chess master and also a recognized authority on programmed learning. He is a widely published author of more than 40 books, all in the field of programmed learning, especially in learning how to read. For example, one of his books is "Critical reading for proficiency 1 : introductory level". Donn Mosenfelder is not a known or recognized chess player, but he was the owner of the company that developed and designed this book. He has written more than 25 books, almost all on basic reading, writing and math.

About the Author

Chess Grandmaster Bobby Fischer was born Robert James Fischer in Chicago, Illinois on March 9, 1943. He became the U. S. junior chess champion at the age of 13, the U. S. open chess champion at the age of 14, and a Chess Grandmaster at the age of 15. In 1972, he became the first American to win the World Championship title by defeating Boris Spassky. In 1975, the FIDE, the international chess federation, refused to meet his conditions for a World Championship match with Anatoly Karpov. He forfeited his title because he refused to play. In 1992, he played an exhibition rematch against Spassky in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. However, this match led to a conflict with the United States government because Yugoslavia was under a strict United Nations embargo and Fischer never returned to the United States. He died of kidney failure on January 17, 2008.

From Our Editors

Chess is obviously in Bobby Fischer`s blood. His mind is infused with an understanding of the game that extends beyond tactic and technique and into being. He doesn`t play chess, he thinks it, and now you can too with Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess, a tutorial that puts players into increasingly complex situations, leaving them to think and move with the foresight and sense of the famous check-mater. When readers come to understand Fischer`s style, it will inevitablly rub off in ways that opposing kings might not like so much.