Frisco Del Rosario is a chess teacher and writer. He edited the California Chess Journal from 2001 to 2003, when the magazine won national awards for analysis and general excellence. He resides in San Mateo, Calif., where he writes about basketball for a local newspaper.
Most beginners don't have a clue about how to start their chess "career". In 1942, Reuben Fine published his book, Chess The Easy Way. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nimzo-Karpov
I'm still a beginner, my ELO is 1415, and I'm really enjoying this book so far. I would highly recommend this book to anybody like me looking to improve their chess vision.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
What a fun book! This is a marvelous introduction to the American "world champion" Paul Morphy's games, particularly for Late beginners and Intermediates. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Peter Hyatt
great book to have along with modern prespective and the evolution of chess theory a must have i recommeded is a great add onPublished 18 months ago by Juan H Contreras
This is a unique and worthwhile hybrid of biographical games collection and instruction manual. It is aimed at relative novices, eg, players who have maybe read a basic primer of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by R. Tobias
I'll leave it to others to review the quality of this book (which, thus far, seems very good), but I just wanted to share that the $3 (! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Cory Madigan
Buy the hard copy of this book since the kindle version has way too many notation errors. Analysis is non-bold while only some of the principal variations are in bold. Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by Paul Krauss
On the whole, I found "A First Book of Morphy" to be less than satisfying. Essentially, this book contains 30 chapters, each trying to outline one of Fine's principles of chess. Read morePublished on February 27, 2013 by Matt B.
This book is great for chess beginners of all ages, easy to read and to follow, excellent explanations without endless mind-numbing variations. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by Just Reader