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Table of Contents
I. Playing The Game
Overview | The board | King | Knight | Bishop | Rook | Queen | Pawn | Special moves | Initial position | Conclusion of the game | Glossary
II. Notating The Game
Algebraic notation | Designations | Coordinate Notation | ICCF numerical notation
Guarding | Batteries | The Exchange | Forks | Pinned pieces | Skewers | Discoveries | Removing the defender | Sacrifices | In between moves
Material | Tempo | Quality | Initiative | Compensation | Zugzwang | Combining attack with defense
V. Basic Openings
Aims of an opening
King''s Pawn Opening: Overview | Spanish Opening | Italian Game | Russian Game | Philidor Defence | Danish Gambit | Sicilian Defence | French Defence | Pirc Defence | Modern Defence | Alekhine''s Defence | Scandinavian Defence
Queen''s Pawn Opening
VI. The Endgame
Basic Checkmates: Overview | King and Queen vs. King | King and Rook vs. King
Pawn Endings: Overview | The Rule of the Square | The Opposition
Minor Piece endings
Overview | Random Opening Chess
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