Chess for Dummies
ISBN: 111928001X
EAN13: 9781119280019
Language: English
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Your quick and easy guide to chess Kings, queens, knights--does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? Taking the intimidation out of this age-old pastime, Chess For Dummies , 4 th 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 Whether you're playing chess online, in a tournament, or with a family member or friend, this hands-on guide gets you familiar with the game and its components, giving you the know-how to put the principles of play into action from the opening to the endgame. Grasp the principles of play and the nuances of each phase of the game Familiarize yourself with the pieces and the board Pick the perfect chess board and set Know each of the pieces and their powers If you find yourself in a stalemate before you even begin a game, this friendly book helps you put your chess foot forward
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From the Back Cover Grasp the principles of play during each phase of the game Know the pieces and their unique powers Try out tactics and combinations Master the game of chess Kings, queens, knights -- does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? Chess For Dummies is here to help you wrap your mind around the rules of the game, make sense of those puzzling pieces, and start playing chess like a champ. Whether you're playing for the first time, want to be a better player, or even compete in a tournament, this guide helps you make the very best moves! Inside... Chess etiquette 101 Go after the king Build pattern recognition Use mating patterns Select your strategy Open strong Master the middlegame Bring your endgame skills Play online

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