Knack Chess for Everyone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Rules, Moves & Winning Strategies by Al LawrenceKnack Chess for Everyone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Rules, Moves & Winning Strategies by Al Lawrence

Knack Chess for Everyone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Rules, Moves & Winning Strategies

byAl Lawrence

Paperback | September 19, 2013

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Chess is a refreshing pastime for most players, and an all-encompassing obsession for a few. And yet much of chess literature-heavy on notation, low on useful illustrations, frustrating for the beginner-is directed at those already in the know. Knack Chess for Everyone provides an alternative: a clear, understandable, and fun entry into chess that doesn't ignore the complexities and challenges. Photographs of actual game boards, often paired with a diagram, represent the perspective of the player looking at the pieces. The book clearly explains the rules of play and movement of pieces, and then gradually introduces various tactics and strategies.
Al Lawrence is the author of more than a dozen books on chess, science and writing. He is a regular contributor to Chess Life magazine as well as to the World Book Yearbook encyclopedia. Executive director of the United States Chess Federation during a decade of innovation and record-breaking growth, he went on to serve as the first ex...
Title:Knack Chess for Everyone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Rules, Moves & Winning StrategiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 19, 2013Publisher:KnackLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1599215101

ISBN - 13:9781599215105

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Table of Contents

Table of ContentsIntroductionChapter 1 - History/OverviewChapter 2 - How Pieces MoveChapter 3 - Chess Notation; Piece Values Chapter 4 - Check, Checkmate, Special MovesChapter 5 - Alternative GamesChapter 6 - Tactics: Forks, Skewers, PinsChapter 7- Strategy: Offense & DefenseChapter 8 - OpeningsChapter 9 - More OpeningsChapter 10 - Middle GameChapter 11 - Tactical ProblemsChapter 12- End gameChapter 13 - Chess ProblemsChapter 14 - Common Mistakes to AvoidChapter 15 - Instructive Sample GamesChapter 16 - Chess ThinkingChapter 17 - Advanced Chess ProblemsChapter 18 - Computer, Online, and Distance ChessChapter 19 - Chess Opportunities: Clubs, Teams, Tournaments, Chapter 20 - ResourcesGlossary

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"Whether you want to quickly learn the basics or to become a tough tournament player, popular chess writer Al Lawrence employs his usual wit and clarity to give you an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide."--Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion