Beginners and even fairly advanced players agree on one thing: analysing the strength or weakness of a position (material being equal) is the hardest part of chess to learn. It is also one of the hardest elements to teach, and there are some who claim it is unteachable. But this wonderfully lucid book, written by one of the outstanding chess expositors of the twentieth century, presents the basis of analysis in such a disarmingly simple way that even the most casual player will be able to improve his game immensely.Sticking to a few well-chosen examples and explaining every step along the way, the author shows you how to avoid playing a hit-or-miss game, from move to move, and instead develop general plans of action based on positional analysis: weak and strong squares, the notion of controlling a square, how to seize control of open lines, weak points in the pawn structure, and other aspects of analysis.He includes as well a number of tips (not often found in books for beginners and average players) that the reader would do well to commit to memory: such hints as ""Never omit to blockade an enemy passed pawn,"" and ""Do not be content with attacking an existing weakness; always seek to create others."" Throughout the book he defines and illustrates typical chess mistakes, and anyone reading his book carefully will learn in a few hours what he might otherwise have spent years to attain. For this revised edition, the author added 20 problems from master games on which the reader can test his understanding of the principles found in the text.
To become a Chess master takes years. But to beat your friends? All you need is 8 easy principles. Join the Chess book revolution! No notation. No complex terminology.
Your dad taught you how to play Chess, but he didn't teach you much. You already know how to checkmate and move the pieces, but let's face it, your friends and family still beat you more than you'd like. You DON'T just want to play. You want to win and possibly CONQUER ALL YOUR FRIENDS!
You sly dog! I know the feeling and I'm here to help.
My name is Maxen R. Tarafa and I'm a Skill Artist. In a few short months, I went from a struggling post-beginner to an adept intermediate player and doubled my Chess ability by teaching myself. In this book, I show you how you can double, even triple, your Chess ability like I did, but faster.
But I'm going to tell you right now. My method is rather controversial.
You see, most chess "experts" bombard you with complex Chess notation (QxB6?) and expect you to read complex Chess terminology. I don't do that. I'll give you a cheat sheet of what you NEED to remember, and you'll be off to the Chess boards and killing Queens like it's nobody's business.
In this book, you learn:
-How to play your first 10 moves so YOU control the game (Chess Openings)
-How to use 3 techniques (or Chess tactics) like bringing light sabers to a knife fight
-How to identify one weakness, if you simply recognize it, you can win in one move
-How to cut your training time in Â½. Know what to study and apply brainhacking techniques.
-How to avoid common beginner mistakes with time-tested Chess strategy
-Where to find FREE Chess websites, apps, videos, and technology to double your skills
-How to use the one principle I taught to Eduardo that took him from losing miserably to unbeatable
-How to "bend" the Chess rules with little-known special moves (it's not cheating!)
I taught a 9-year-old these principles and a week later he was beating 17-year-olds. Anyone, even you, can learn how to double your Chess ability by learning a few easy principles. You'll even learn how to speed your decision-making and play speed chess.
If you're looking for quick and easy Chess instruction to double your skills, but don't want to learn complex terminology and notation, this book is for you!
Don't let your friend, brother, dad, or roommate beat you again!
Join the Casual Chess revolution! Plain-English Chess Instruction for Casual Players, Post-Beginners, and People who Want to Learn Fast!
There are many stressful factors in modern society affecting young people. Violence, war, divorce, drugs, and media pressures make up the everyday reality for many people growing up towards the end of the millennium. Young people today have to make complex decisions, such as which parent to live with and how to deal with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, contraception, and unplanned pregnancy. Much has been written about adult coping strategies, but relatively little has been written about the developmental aspects and issues surrounding the topic. Learning to Cope aims to redress this situation, bringing together an international group of authorities to discuss the ways in which young people learn to cope in the three main contexts of their lives: family, school, and community. It provides a much-needed theoretical framework and evaluates practical applications and programs as well as signposts to what does and does not work. In addition to developmental psychologists, social scientists, educators, and those involved in child welfare will benefit from this book.
The cultural milieu in the 'Age of Goethe' of eighteenth-century Germany is given fresh context in this art historical study of the noted writer's patroness: Anna Amalia, Duchess of Weimar-Sachsen-Eisenach. An important noblewoman and patron of the arts, Anna Amalia transformed her court into one of the most intellectually and culturally brilliant in Europe; this book reveals the full scope of her impact on the history of art of this time and place. More than just biography or a patronage study, this book closely examines the art produced by German-speaking artists and the figure of Anna Amalia herself. Her portraits demonstrate the importance of social networks that enabled her to construct scholarly, intellectual identities not only for herself, but for the region she represented. By investigating ways in which the duchess navigated within male dominated institutions as a means of advancing her own self-cultivation - or Bildung - this book demonstrates the role accorded to women in the public sphere, cultural politics, and historical memory. Cumulatively, Christina Lindeman traces how Anna Amalia, a woman from a small German principality, was represented as an active participant in enlightened discourses. The author presents a novel and original argument concerned with how a powerful woman used art to shape her identity, how that identity changed over time, and how people around her shaped it - an approach that elucidates the power of portraiture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe.
OZ Chess Articles
OZ Chess Books