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This book covers the basic pieces of chess, before going on to some more advanced topics.Audience: Intended for everyone interested in Chess, particularly for beginners and intermediate students.FEATURES:- Fully illustrated- Search for the words or phrases Navigate from Table of Contents or read page by page - Access the guide anytime, anywhere - at home, on the train, in the subway. - Always have the guide available for a quick reference. - Add Bookmarks, text annotations and mark-ups TABLE OF CONTENTS:I. Playing The GameOverview The board King Knight Bishop Rook Queen Pawn Special moves Initial position Conclusion of the game GlossaryII. Notating The GameAlgebraic notation Designations Coordinate Notation ICCF numerical notationIII. TacticsGuarding Batteries The Exchange Forks Pinned pieces Skewers Discoveries Removing the defender Sacrifices In between movesIV. StrategyMaterial Tempo Quality Initiative Compensation Zugzwang Combining attack with defenseV. Basic OpeningsAims of an opening King's Pawn Opening: Overview Spanish Opening Italian Game Russian Game Philidor Defence Danish Gambit Sicilian Defence French Defence Pirc Defence Modern Defence Alekhine's Defence Scandinavian Defence Queen's Pawn Opening Other openingsVI. The EndgameBasic Checkmates: Overview King and Queen vs. King King and Rook vs. King Pawn Endings: Overview The Rule of the Square The Opposition Minor Piece endingsVII. VariantsOverview Random Opening Chess

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