The Mammoth Book of Chess

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Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2000 - Games - 512 pages
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This comprehensive, up-to-date, all-purpose guide to chess is guaranteed to improve the game of the novice and to enable players of even limited experience to advance to good club level or better. Not only does this invaluable volume illuminate the elegance and mysteries of the classic chess game, it has also been revised to bring readers up to the minute about the myriad possibilities of chess on the Internet. Among the outstanding features of this user-friendly mammoth book are a complete guide to the main chess openings, hundreds of test positions for players of all standards, courses in tactics and attacking strategy, practical advice for further study, and an exceptionally helpful glossary as well as information about international chess events. In addition to providing a history of some of the greatest games ever played, it forecasts the exciting future for chess around the world and on the Internet.

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User Review  - farbror - LibraryThing

This is the chess book I have used the most! Lots of usefull info for almost all categories of players. The thing I like the most is the short presentations of a lot of openings. Perfect stuff if you ... Read full review

Review: The Mammoth Book of Chess. Graham Burgess

User Review  - Morris Nelms - Goodreads

Recommended if you play chess. Read full review

About the author (2000)

FIDE Master Graham Burgess is a highly accomplished and versatile writer on chess, whose Mammoth Book of Chess won the British Chess Federation book of the Year Award in 1997. He holds the world record for marathon blitz chess-playing. John Nunn has been a grandmaster for 20 years and has played for the English National Team from 1974 up to the present day. At the 1984 Chess Olympiad he won three individual gold medals and in 1988-9 finished sixth overall in the World Cup. In recent years he has turned more to writing, establishing a reputation as arguably the world's foremost chess author. He has twice won the British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award. Joe Gallagher is a highly respected author of numerous best-selling chess books including being co-author of the single volume openings work "Nunn┐ s Chess Openings," John Emms is one of Britain┐ s strongest Grandmasters and is a member of the English national team. He has also carved out a reputation for being an excellent chess writer and has many works under his name. He is co-author of the very popular openings bible "Nunn┐ s Chess Openings,"

In their desire to preserve as much of the communityA[aČa[s history as possible, authors John Nunn and Judith Nunn Alley searched for people across the country with family ties to Galax. Those who have willingly made their family photo albums available share in the act of preserving the history of this beautiful little town in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.

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