Mensa Guide to Chess: 30 Days to Great Chess

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2003 - Games & Activities - 127 pages
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You don't have to be a genius to enjoy chess. The practical instruction provided here can help anyone progress from first timer or novice to capable intermediate in 30 days, while instilling an understanding of the game's fundamentals, and providing a strong foundation for future advancement. The game's history, the basic moves for each piece, and strategies for openings, middle game and endgame positions are all covered, and you can measure your progress with the exercises that follow each section. Checkmating tips for the Queen and minor pieces are included, as is advice for salvaging a draw when you have a weakened position. Unlike many other chess books, the lessons included here are designed for "real-world" play, using positions that are most likely to occur for newer players. Also featured is a Foreword by renowned chessmaster, teacher, and columnist Bruce Pandolfini, who was the instructor played by Ben Kingsley in the film, Searching for Bobby Fisher.
 

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Contents

FOREWORD BY BRUCE PANDOLFINI
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PREFACE
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CHESS NOTATION
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CHESS IN A NUTSHELL72
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RULES AND DEFINITIONS
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How the King Moves and Captures
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Castling27
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How the Queen Moves and Captures 30
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