Back to Basics: Fundamentals - Francuski

The game of chess has challenged and delighted the world for centuries. In Back to Basics: Fundamentals, the essential building blocks of the royal game are presented simply and in an easy-to-understand format. With the expert guidance of chess master Branislav Francuski, you will learn how the chess pieces move and capture; the underlying principles of the game; how to spot and carry out simple checkmates; and understand the basic tactical ideas that are so important to playing and winning. Fundamental concepts, tactical themes and other significant points of the game are underscored by over 800 diagrams and positions. Solutions and clear explanations are supplemented by important principles, highlighted in blue. Whether used alone or with an instructor, Back to Basic: Fundamentals will put you on the road to good chess!

“In this book, I try to emphasize and clarify the chess fundamentals that young players need to know, as a strong grasp of the basics will eventually lead to the strategic thinking that is necessary for advanced play.” – From the Author’s Preface

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Contents: 6 Acknowledgments; 6 About the Author; 7 Author's Preface; 8 Introduction; 8 The Origins of Chess; 8 The Chessboard and Chess Notation; 10 How the Chessmen Move and Capture; 10 The Rook; 11 The Knight; 12 The Bishop; 13 The Queen; 14 The King; 16 Checkmate; 17 Stalemate; 18 Castling; 19 The Pawn; 20 Pawn Promotion and En Passant; 22 Decisive and Drawn Games; 23 The Touch-move Rule; 23 Basic Principles of Play; 24 Basic Tactical Motifs; 33 Recording Moves with Chess Notation; 34 Chapter One: Underlying Principles; 34 What can the king capture?; 35 What can the rook capture?; 36 What can the bishop capture?; 37 What can the queen capture?; 38 What can the knight capture?; 39 What can the pawn capture?; 40 Is it checkmate?; 51 Which is the most valuable piece that can be captured?; 54 Which rook is under attack?; 55 Which bishop is under attack?; 56 Which queen is under attack?; 57 Which knight is under attack?; 58 Which pawn is under attack?; 59 Which units are under attack?; 61 Solutions; 68 Chapter Two: Simple Checkmates in One Move; 68 Checkmate in one move with the rook; 72 Checkmate in one move with the bishop; 73 Checkmate in one move with the knight; 74 Checkmate in one move with the pawn; 75 Checkmate in one move with the queen; 78 Checkmate in one move with the rook; 79 Checkmate in one move with the knight; 80 Checkmate in one move with the bishop or knight; 81 Checkmate in one move early in the game; 82 Checkmate in one move with pawn promotion; 83 Checkmate in one move with a pin; 84 Checkmate in one move with discovered and double check; 85 Solutions; 90 Chapter Three: More Checkmates in One Move; 90 Checkmate in one move with the queen; 95 Checkmate in one move with the rook; 105 Miscellaneous checkmates; 108 Solutions; 113 Chapter Four: Even More Checkmates in One Move; 113 Checkmate in one move early in the game; 114 Checkmate in one move with the pawn; 115 Checkmate in one move with the knight; 116 Checkmate in one move with the bishop or knight; 118 Checkmate in one move with the queen; 122 Checkmate in one move with discovered check; 126 Checkmate in one move with a pin; 128 Checkmate in one move with pawn promotion; 130 Solutions; 135 Chapter Five: Miscellaneous Checkmates in One Move; 155 Solutions; 159 Chapter Six: Basic Tactical Ideas; 159 Knight fork - find the best move; 161 Double attack with the queen - find the best move; 162 Double attack - find the best move; 164 The skewer - find the best move; 166 The pin - find the best move; 170 Discovered check - find the best move; 172 Place the black king on a square where it is in checkmate; 173 Place the white king on a square where it is in checkmate; 174 Checkmates in one move for white and black; 176 Back-rank checkmate in two or more moves; 178 Removal of the guard; 179 Find the best move; 181 Solutions; 186 Chapter Seven: Puzzles from My Students; 191 Solutions.
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