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Chess For Dummies, 4ed

James Eade

ISBN: 9788126579044

Exclusively distributed by Pan Macmillan

 

Description

Kings, queens, knights—does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? Taking the intimidation out of this age-old pastime, Chess For Dummies, 4th Edition is here to help beginners wrap their minds around the rules of the game, make sense of those puzzling pieces, and start playing chess like a champ. From using the correct chess terminology to engaging in the art of the attack, you'll get easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations that demystify the game—and give you an extra edge. Chess isn't a game you can master—it's an activity that requires patience, strategy, and constant learning. But that's all part of the fun and challenge!

Introduction  

 

Part 1: Laying the Groundwork for Champion Chess

Chapter 1: Tackling Chess Basics  

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Pieces and Their Powers

Chapter 3: Exploring the Elements of Chess

Chapter 4: Going after the King: Check, Stalemate, and Checkmate

Chapter 5: Making a Few Special Moves

Chapter 6: Got Notation? Reading and Writing about Chess

 

Part 2: Gaining Chess Know-How

Chapter 7: Trying Out Tactics and Combinations in Hand-to-Hand Combat

Chapter 8: Sacrifices: Understanding When It's Better to Give than to Receive

Chapter 9: Building Pattern Recognition

Chapter 10: Recognizing Advanced Pawn Formations

Chapter 11: Mastering Mating Patterns

 

Part 3: Game Time: Putting Your Chess Foot Forward

Chapter 12: Selecting Your Strategy: The Principles of Play

Chapter 13: Coming on Strong in the Opening

Chapter 14: Making Headway during the Middlegame

Chapter 15: Exiting with Style in the Endgame

 

Part 4: Getting into Advanced Action

Chapter 16: Playing in Competition

Chapter 17: Hitting the Net with Computer Chess

 

Part 5: The Part of Tens

Chapter 18: The Ten Most Famous Chess Games of All Time

Chapter 19: The Ten Best Players of All Time (and a Few Others)

Chapter 20: Ten (or So) Cool Facts about Kids and Chess

 

Part 6: Appendixes

Appendix A: A Glossary of Chess

Appendix B: Chess Resources

 

Index