It was inevitable, thank goodness, that the Dummies series would give us an introductory chess book. The light touch is perfect to offset the sober aura of mystery that surrounds the game in many people's minds. And the extras that reach beyond the well-written move explanations, strategies, and pattern-recognition make the book a real winner. It won't take much playing for readers to appreciate the section on chess etiquette, for example, or the one on uncommon moves, subtitled, "The Ones That Start the Fights." Informative tips and amusing bits of trivia add to the fun.
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From the Back Cover
Proven tactical tips to strengthen your game
Your quick and easy guide to the rules, strategies, and etiquette of chess
Kings, queens, knights does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? This friendly guide helps you make the right moves. From using the correct terms to engaging in the art of attack, you'll get step-by-step explanations that demystify the game. You'll also find updated information on tournaments and top players, as well as computer chess games and playing chess online!
Discover how to
- Set up your chessboard
- Understand the pieces and their powers
- Recognize the game's patterns
- Decipher chess notation
- Employ tactics to gain an advantage
- Find tournaments and clubs