Weapons of Chess: An Omnibus of Chess Strategies by Bruce Pandolfini

By Bruce Pandolfini

With guns of Chess, nationwide grasp and hugely acclaimed instructor Bruce Pandolfini brings us the main obtainable and easy-to-use chess method publication ever.
Written for starting and intermediate avid gamers, guns of Chess is the 1st encyclopedia of chess options that doesn't depend on the standard baffling chess notation. There aren't any symbolic chess strikes, no charts or sequences in chess notation: each circulate is defined in phrases.
Arranged alphabetically for simple use and dependent frequently on pawn formation, the particularly certain and thorough entries during this ebook speak a participant via dozens of universal strategic dilemmas, reminiscent of "doubled pawn," "bishops vs. knights," and "hanging pawn pair." Diagrams illustrate the phrases, first exhibiting the fundamental place after which strategically relocating to extra advanced models of it. avid gamers will the right way to formulate plans after they have reached a middlegame, permitting them to make wiser strategic judgements after the 1st few strikes of the sport.
Designed to be used as a prepared reference in the course of genuine perform video games, and usable and not using a chess board, guns of Chess is a different and useful source for any constructing chess participant.

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