Pandolfini's Chess Complete: The Most Comprehensive Guide to the Game, from History to Strategy
The perfect, and necessary, addition to any personal chess library, Pandolfini's Chess Complete is a comprehensive, accessible reference. National Master Bruce Pandolfini has covered every aspect of the game, from chessboard and pieces to history and strategy, and has responded to virtually any possible question or situation that could arise.
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adjacent files advantage ahead algebraic notation Anatoly Karpov arrival square attacking king avoid backward pawn better bishop blockade blocked Bobby Fischer Capablanca castling center pawns checkmate chess game chess set chessboard chessplayer claim a draw color critical squares d-file d-pawn defending king departure square descriptive notation diagonal doubled pawns edge Emanuel Lasker endgame enemy king enemy pawn enemy pieces enemy rook enemy unit exchange extra queen fifty-move rule flank force friendly pawns gain Garry Kasparov grandmaster guard H ow half-open file hanging pawns isolated pawn Karpov Kasparov king-knight king-rook kingside knight light square lose match mate material middlegame minor piece occupy open file opponent opponent's passed pawn pawn advances pawn in front pawn majority pawn moves pawn's pinned unit play player position queenside rook rook-pawn sacrifice score seventh rank short-form algebraic side stalemate Staunton tactics there's threats tournament usually White White's moves world champion zugzwang