A World Champion's Guide to Chess: Step-by-Step Instructions for Winning Chess the Polgar Way
Random House LLC, 2005 - Games - 371 pages
Learn to Win at Chess from World Champion Susan Polgar
Susan Polgar, 4-time World Chess Champion, became a living legend by following the methods taught by her father, Laszlo Polgar, the famous Hungarian chess coach. InA World Champion's Guide to Chess, Susan reveals these masterful tactics and techniques to players of all ages. With coauthor Paul Truong, an 11-time National Champion, she begins with the basics of understanding how the pieces move and leads the reader through checkmate and defense, pawn promotion, and opening and endgame patterns. Accompanying the lessons are personal glimpses into Susan's famous career, including her story of becoming the first female Grandmaster, the highest title in chess.
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How the Pieces Move and Capture
The Next Steps
Key Endgame Positions
Quick Mates in One Move
Quick Mates in Two Moves
Mates in Three Moves
Some Dos and Donts of Chess Strategy
Tips Etiquette and Helpful Advice for Players
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