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

Weapons of Chess

An Omnibus of Chess Strategies

Paperback Published: 15th November 1989
ISBN: 9780671659721
Number Of Pages: 288

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With "Weapons of Chess, " National Master and highly acclaimed teacher Bruce Pandolfini brings us the most accessible and easy-to-use chess strategy book ever.

Written for beginning and intermediate players, "Weapons of Chess" is the first encyclopedia of chess strategies that doesn't rely on the usual baffling chess notation. There are no symbolic chess moves, no charts or sequences in chess notation: every move is explained in words.

Arranged alphabetically for easy use and based mainly on pawn formation, the incredibly detailed and thorough entries in this book talk a player through dozens of common strategic dilemmas, such as "doubled pawn," "bishops vs. knights," and "hanging pawn pair." Diagrams illustrate the terms, first showing the basic position and then strategically moving to more complicated versions of it. Players will learn how to formulate plans once they have reached a middlegame, enabling them to make wiser strategic decisions after the first few moves of the game.

Designed for use as a ready reference during actual practice games, and usable without a chess board, "Weapons of Chess" is a unique and invaluable resource for any developing chess player.

Introduction
A Word on Chess Notation
Related Section Index
Advantage
Analysis
Anti-Positional Move
Backward Pawn
Bad Bishop
The Bind
Bishops of Opposite Color
Blockade
Blocked Center
Breakthrough Combination
Calculating Variations: How to Do It in Your Head
Doubled Pawns
Doubled Rooks
Exchanging Pieces
Fianchetto
Fixed Pawns
Good Knight
Isolated Pawn
Isolated d-pawn
Isolated d-pawn: Advancing It
Isolated d-pawn: Drawbacks
Isolated d-pawn: Strength
Isolated Pawn Couple
Knight Corral
Minor Exchange
Minority Attack
Opening a File
Outside Passed Pawn
Oversights
Passed PawnPawn Centers
Pawn Chain
Pawn Majority
Positional Chess
Protected Passed Pawn
Two Bishops
Visualization
Weakness
Additional Concept
Glossary
Index
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ISBN: 9780671659721
ISBN-10: 0671659723
Series: Fireside Chess Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 15th November 1989
Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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