The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess
Written by a U.S. Chess Champion, International Chess Grandmaster, and longtime instructor, this book includes information for both novice and expert, including over 400 illustrated chessboards and photos; over 20 pages of detailed answer key notes; a completely new chapter on new evidence about chess and its impact on brain power; a guide...more
A game that I, sadly, haven't really touched since high school.
I had played the game in middle school and high school. At least, by 'played' I mean I understood how the pieces moved and the objective of the game. And I could beat anyone I knew at it, but I didn't ever get any deeper than that. No real tactics, no strategy, no real understanding of the game. I only won because everyone else sucked so much worse than I did.
I stopped playing mostly bec ...more
In the last game, however, he thoughtfully overlooked a mate in three in a better posit ...more
It turns out, this is a fantastic starters or "refresh my memory" book! Wolff does a fantastic job of describing basic techniques, and most importantly, each explanation includes diagrams. This means you can read it on the go, unlike more advanced books that require you to be in front of a board.
It's actually kind of unfortunate that this was placed under The Idiot's Line of books, because it caters to such a wide va ...more