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Author: William Roland Hartston
Publisher: London : Teach Yourself, 2010.
Series: Teach yourself
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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Learn the moves, rules and top strategies which will take you from chess beginner to master.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Roland Hartston
ISBN: 9781444103083 1444103083
OCLC Number: 465367820
Notes: Includes index.
At head of title: Teach yourself.
"Previously published as Teach yourself better chess"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 166 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: introduction basic 1 thinking 2 calculation 3 the centre 4 exchanging pieces 5 good bishops and bad bishops 6 bishops and knights 7 pawn to rook three 8 bishop to knight's five 9 castling (1) 10 knights before bishops 11 developing your pieces 12 the fianchetto(1): bishops 13 planning 14 gentlemen, the queen! 15 pawn takes pawn 16 pushing pawns 17 when you find a good move ... 18 isolated pawns 19 backward pawns 20 doubled pawns 21 weak squares 22 rook on the seventh 23 sacrifices 24 hierarchies of thought 25 i go here, he goes there ... advanced 26 the good 'bad bishop' 27 opposite coloured bishops 28 the fianchetto (2): the pawn move 29 the wrong rook 30 the centre of gravity 31 critical movements 32 improving your position 33 defending 34 playing in blinkers 35 one move at a time 36 ... with a small advantage to white 37 timing 38 patience 39 castling (2) 40 how to study openings 41 endgame strategy 42 gambits 43 positional sacrifices 44 time to relax 45 playing for a win 45 playing for a win 46 pawn moves 47 learning from losses 48 the art of distraction 49 if in doubt, change sides 50 winning and losing mastery 51 the grand plan 52 subgoals 53 judgement or calculation? 54 flexibilty 55 minority attack 56 dialetical materialism 57 material and time 58 planning for the endgame 59 bishops and knights (2) 60 positional dynamics 61 preserving the balance 62 crime and punishment 63 writing and editing 64 throwing salt 65 creativity 66 chaos 67 the bad 'good' bishop 68 luck 69 practicality (1) 70 practicality (2) 71 hedgehogs playing tennis 72 the grammar of chess 73 analysing and playing 74 the meta-rules of strategy 75 offering a draw
Series Title: Teach yourself
Responsibility: William Hartston.

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