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Complete Chess Course

Penguin Putnam Inc. / 1959 / Hardcover

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Originally published as eight separate volumes, and now conveniently collected in one edition, The Complete Chess Course offers a summarized review of the basic principles of chess as well as the fine points of the world's most challenging game. For beginners and experts alike.
  • Book One- Summary of chess fundamentals, providing your first springboard into this "royal" game.
  • Book Two- The nine most common mistakes, from neglecting development of your pieces and underestimating your opponent's threats to getting pinned and making too many Queen moves in the opening.
  • Book Three- Planning the opening, from the White point of view, so as to get a promising middle game.
  • Book Four- From Black's point of view, discussion of counterattack and defense.
  • Book Five- How to win when you're ahead, with discussion and examples of endings.
  • Book Six- How to fight back, and making the best of an apparently lost game.
  • Book Seven- How to play the King Pawn openings, with presentations of Danish Gambit, Sicilian Defense, and others.
  • Book Eight- How to play the Queen Pawn openings, with examples of Queen's Indian Defense and Queen's Gambit Accepted, as well as others.

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc.
Publication Date: 1959
Dimensions: 9.54 X 6.49 X 2.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0385004648
ISBN-13: 9780385004640
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Combining eight volumes into one, the mostacomprehensive book on chess ever published. Fromaopening gambit to endgame, this home-study chess courseais the classic in theafield.

Illustrated throughout

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