Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

September 9, 2003|
Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess by Bruce Pandolfini
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From America’s foremost chess coach and game strategist for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit comes a comprehensive guide 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:

• a short introductory history of the game
• the moves, rules, and contemporary notation forms
• the basic principles of chess
• how to develop an opening repertoire
• the art of tactical play
• pattern recognition and memory aids
• traps and pitfalls to be avoided
• middlegame play, strategy, and planning
• defense and counterattack
• transitions to the endgame and the endgame itself
• computers and the future of chess
• the best websites for playing chess online

With 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.
Bruce Pandolfini is one of the world’s most sought-after chess teachers and one of the most widely read chess writers working today. His role as analyst for PBS’s coverage of the 1972 match between chess superstars Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky first launched him into the public eye. His coaching of chess prodigy Jos...
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Title:Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:400 pages, 8.44 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 8.44 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:September 9, 2003
Publisher:Touchstone
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780743226172

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