Let's Play Chess - Bruce Pandolfini

In this updated and revised second edition of Let’s Play Chess, you will find the rules, the logic, some of the culture and history, and the basic principles of good chess play.

Chess is by far the most popular board game in the world. There are millions of players of all ages and the number keeps growing. Maybe it’s because you become a general who directs an army against your opponent in an exciting battle of wits. Whatever the reason, chess is challenging and fascinating.

“I have tried to be as direct as possible. To make your journey a smooth one, the fundamentals have been broken down into short, logical statements. Each idea is numbered, ordered, and clearly stated. For the most part, statements are linked in graded sequence with the easier ones preceding the harder. The format is unique and easy to follow. You should feel yourself learning step by step.

“You will see how chess players think about their moves. Where desirable, explanation has replaced calculation. The stress is on understanding, not memory and there are plenty of diagrams for almost every idea.” – From the Author’s Introduction

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Contents: 4 Introduction & Acknowledgments; 6 Section One: General Rules; 8 Section Two: The Board, The Forces, and Their Names; 13 Section Three: The Moves of the Pieces; 27 Section Four: The Object of the Game; 33 Section Five: Mating Patterns; 38 Section Six: Twenty Mating Patterns; 52 Section Seven: Three Special Rules; 57 Section Eight: Drawing a Chess Game; 63 Section Nine: Pawn Promotion; 66 Section Ten: En Passant; 71 Section Eleven: The Exchange Values of the Pieces; 76 Section Twelve: How to Record a Game; 80 Section Thirteen: Winning Material; 89 Section Fourteen: Principles; 91 Section Fifteen: The Opening; 95 Section Sixteen: Development; 105 Section Seventeen: Chess Thinking; 109 Section Eighteen: An Actual Game; 121 Section Nineteen: More Chess Thinking; 127 Section Twenty: Conclusion; 131 General Index.
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