Chess Rules of Thumb
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Chess Rules of Thumb by Lev Alburt
Book DescriptionChess Rules of Thumb gives you the winning principles of chess in clear, short statements. Three-time US Champion Lev Alburt and World Chess Hall of Fame Curator Al Lawrence have put together three centuries of insights from the masters. Fun to browse or to read from cover-to-cover, it's a book that all chess playersfrom beginners to grandmasterslwiull enjoy for a lifetime. Like life, chess has its rules. The difference that your parents probably didn't tell you about chess. *Never cross the street before looking both ways. *Never discuss portable explosives in the airport security line. *Never overthrow the cut-off man. *Never download email from someone you don't know. *Never take the queen's knight pawn. Save hours of head-scratching and uncertainty in your own games and understand why the masters make the moves they do: *The worst square for a White knight is b.2. *With rook vs. two knights, exchanging queens is worth a pawn. *Never capture the b.2 pawn with the queen. *Rooks united on the seventh are blind pigs. *The winner is the one who commits the next-to-last mistake. Backed up with diagrams and illustrations to help you remember key principles, a glossary of essential chess terms and a rundown on all major openings, Chess Rules of Thumb will improve your chess play. And it's great fun to read! *Never buy a chess book that isn't fun!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781889323107
(178mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Chess Information & Research Center
Publisher: Chess Information & Research Center
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Comprehensive Chess Course, Paperback (April 2011)» View all books by Lev Alburt
"A true chess course of the sort that would be formally offered in a school."-Harold Dondis, Boston Globe
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Author Biography - Lev Alburt
International Grandmaster Lev Alburt, three-time U.S. champion and former European champion, is one of the most sought-after chess teachers in the world. He lives in New York. New Yorker Al Lawrence is one of the most popular modern chess authors. A former high school and college teacher with advanced degrees in instructional techniques, he specializes in applying modern teaching theory to chess. He is also a recipient of the Chess Journalist of the Year award.
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