Chess For Beginners

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 15, 1971 - Games & Activities - 144 pages
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In this book, I. A. Horowitz, Chess Editor of the New York Times and former U.S. Open Champion, applies some of the ideas and convictions acquired from thirty-five years of playing, teaching and analyzing the royal game. He emphasizes the tactical aspects of the game: how to recognize the big chance and hit hard when it occurs. He also stresses the ideas and methods in opening play, rather than the routine memorizing of variations that takes the joy out of chess for so many beginners.
When you have completed this book, you will be able to play chess with pleasure and some ability.

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A Starter of Chess

User Review  - seahorsepink5 -

This is a good little starter book for beginners of the chess game. It was well written not boring full of examples and lets one go at their own pace. This book is for all ages of those wanting to learn the game of chess. Enjoy! Read full review

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User Review  - endersreads - LibraryThing

Horowitz's wit shines through all the notation making this a really enjoyable read. It is fairly basic, covering some of the same stuff as my last review, "Chess In a Nutshell", i.e. basic rules ... Read full review


Long Live The King
Two More Important Rules
How To Record Games
The Chessmen In Action
How To Spot Combinations
Traps In The Opening
Pointers On Opening Play

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Horowitz was the chess editor of The New York Times and three times United States Open Chess Champion.

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