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Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess by Bruce Pandolfini
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From America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course 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.
Touchstone; June 2008
400 pages; ISBN 9780743260985
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Title: Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess
Author: Bruce Pandolfini