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Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 1982
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About the Author
Bobby Fischer was an American chess grandmaster, the eleventh World Chess Champion.
Stuart Margulies is a chess master and also a recognized authority on programmed learning.
Don Mosenfelder is the author of over twenty-five books about reading, writing, and math.
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I bought the paperback which was the most expensive format but am a bit disappointed in the quality of the paper and diagrams. The book is somewhat small (9"x6") and the diagrams are dark on unglossy off-white paper. I was hoping for an 8.5"x11" on glossy paper for the price.
Then, there is another oddity. Half the book is upside down. Starting with page 25, each succeeding page is written on the right-side of the book while pages 179 thru 334 are upside down on the left side of the book. But, they too would be on the right side after flipping the book upside down. So, you read 25 thru 178 on just the right side pages then flip the book upside down to read 179 thru 334??? I wonder if the original was that way or if it is an error in rebinding? I wonder if the hardcopy is any better quality?
some complained that there is no "teaching" in this book, while others complained that they went through it in one day / one sitting. these are both valid complaints.
i liked this book. some of the puzzles were quite challenging (i got them wrong or didn't figure them out). i liked the fact that it was straightforward with no clutter and not any variations of move upon move.
my favorite teaching book is http://www.amazon.com/How-Improve-Your-Chess-Illustrated/dp/B000NECOBQ
then, if you must know everything, there is http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Chess-Course-Fred-Reinfeld/dp/0385004648
if you want to know the moves that led to the endgame positions illustrated in the book, then look them up. it is beyond the scope of this book. i'm glad the editor left that part to our imagination, because the checkmate position is what this game and this book is all about.