Mass Market Paperbound
352 pages, 6.88 × 4.18 × 0.79 in
July 1, 1982
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.