What is the object of the game of Chess? What is chess notation? How does the King move and Capture? These and a host of other Chess questions are answered simply and clearly in this indepensible guide for beginning players.
Chess expert Fred Wilson has distilled an enormous amount of information into an easy-to-follow question and answer format that not only explains the most basic rules and essentials of play, but also offers expert advice on openings, combinations, middle- and endgame strategies, notation, castling and other topics.
Over 100 carefully chosen diagrams and illustrations demonstrate moves, positions and strategy. Wih this inexpensive manual, would-be players can quickly and easily familiarize themselves with the fundamentals and begin enjoying the challenge and stimulation of the world's most fascinating game.
Do not let the term beginner fool you because these strategic motifs apply at all levels. Beginner chess strategy forms the foundation you build upon for the rest of your chess career.
They are the fundamental principles of chess strategy, and the ones beginners must know to make playing chess an enjoyable experience. They are what guide you to finding the right moves when there is no direct contact between the pieces.
Jose Raul Capablanca, the third World Chess Champion, said, “In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before everything else.” Because of the fifty-move rule in chess, it is essential to know how to checkmate your opponent quickly in the endgame.
You also need to know how much material you or your opponent needs to deliver checkmate. This knowledge can help you transition to a drawn endgame even if you are material down.
July 26, 2022
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