The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess

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Alpha Books, 1997 - Chess - 348 pages
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You're no idiot, of course. You've seen people play chess in movies and even on the computer. But when it comes to actually playing chess, you can barely distinguish the pawn from the rook. Don't throw in the towel yet! Whether you want to play chess fo pleasure or sport, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess will teach you everything you need to know! In this Complete Idiot's Guide you get:

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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 (1997)

Patrick Wolff played in his first chess tournament at the age of nine. A two-time Junior Championship winner, he eventually became an international grandmaster in 1990. Winner of many grandmaster tournaments, including the U.S. Championship in 1992 and 1995, Patrick has written articles that have appeared in chess magazines throughout the world, and is the author of "Kasparov versus Anand: The Inside Story of the 1995 World Chess Championship,

Chabris is a national master of chess, the author of two books on artificial intelligence, and the editor of American Chess Journal. He cofounded the Harvard Cup man-versus-machine tournament series.

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