The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess

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Penguin, 2001 - Games - 367 pages
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Yours"re no idiot, of course. Yours"re intrigued by the game of chess, and yours"d like to learn how to play-or play better. But chess is a challenge even to the master, and for many of us the biggest challenge is learning. The Complete Idiotrs"s Guidereg; to Chess, Second Edition, will tell you everything you need to know to become a budding Kasparov. In this newly updated and revised Complete Idiotrs"s Guidereg;, you get: A comprehensive explanation of all the rules, including all the basics of the board, pieces, and moves. Lots of diagrams on every page so you can easily follow the bookrs"s instruction. Famous openings and well-known tactics; sneak attacks and other tricky maneuvers. Hundreds of exercises-almost twice as many as in the first edition-to help you improve your game. Advice on how to play chess against your computer, or in clubs and tournaments via the Internet. Visit www.wolffchess.com for more chess instruction!
  

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Adam Geisler - Goodreads

Well, I mean, it's an idiot's guide. But really that just means there are some complicated strategical concepts explained with humor and clarity. It includes some engaging puzzles and tips that I like to use with my chess club players. Read full review

Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Jyotika Varmani - Goodreads

The effort put into this book is commendable. The book is progressively organized, which is vital for a beginner. The supporting diagrams enable better and easier understanding of the text. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Patrick Wolff is a two-time U.S. Chess Champion (1992 and 1995) and an International Chess Grand-master. Patrick writes a chess column for the Boston Globe. In addition, he has been a chess coach and instructor and has appeared in several instructional chess videos.

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